The Winter Meetings start today. Beane and Forst are still hunting outfielders.
Slusser posits that Lowrie is the A’s most likely trade chip.
Eno Sarris thinks the A’s should sign Jay Bruce, who he says is not Billy Butler.
In stadium non-news, Matier and Ross have Dave Kaval blowing off Scott McKibben regarding restarting Coliseum talks:
McKibben doesn’t necessarily buy the A’s pessimism about the Coliseum, saying any development there will get done far faster and cheaper than one downtown.
However, he isn’t getting a warm reception from the team.
Kaval has been silent publicly since the Laney College site collapsed, a development that the team said left it “shocked.” McKibben sent him a text, inviting him to sit down and talk “once the dust settles.”
“The dust has settled,” Kaval texted back. “There is no reason to meet.”
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