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A New Era Begins

August 3rd, 2012

When the A’s did nothing at the trade deadline, I knew there was still a chance that some waiver trades could be made in August, but one man I thought was staying put at least for the rest of this season was Kurt Suzuki, the team’s longest-tenured player. It seemed that they picked up George […]

Three Down

December 30th, 2011

And now Andrew Bailey is gone. (And so is Sweeney, but I don’t really count him, just like I didn’t really count Craig Breslow.) After dealing both Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, the next expected A out the door was Bailey, and the A’s sent him and Sweeney to Boston for three players this week. […]

There Goes Gio

December 23rd, 2011

After the A’s traded away Trevor Cahill two weeks ago, it was pretty obvious who was next, and that was All-Star lefty Gio Gonzalez. The A’s made it official yesterday, sending Gio to the Washington Nationals in exchange for four prospects. As much as I like Gio, I understand the need to trade guys who […]

And So it Begins

December 9th, 2011

Well the first two A’s of the offseason has been traded, and I don’t expect them to be the last. Now that the target date for trying to be good is 2015, the A’s are looking at moving some guys and being crappy for awhile. Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow are Arizona-bound. In return, the […]

Aren’t Trade Rumors Fun?

November 21st, 2011

Oh sure, most of them don’t turn into anything. But it’s fun to jump on one nugget of information and think about how a move could affect your team, especially in the offseason when there is nothing else baseball-wise to pay attention to. The Reds are not a team I have paid much attention to […]

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