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kimo from kauai

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complete willingness to accept mediocrity

I have a concern that the A's are looking at a very bleak future. I am basing that in part on the new CBA which restricts rule 4 and IFA spending, the never ending stadium issue, and perhaps more...

According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers...

According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers Friday. Should the A's be interested in this guy? I say yes.

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4044/adam-lind
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NYY Proposal

The recent discussions about AJ Burnett have interested me a bit. It seems that the Yanks want a left handed bat and salary relief (?) or they just want to get rid of Burnett. My proposal; trade...

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Rule 5 Draft

The rule 5 draft is coming December 8 and the deadline for adding players to the 40 roster is today.  Any discussion (after midnight) about who should be considered - if anyone - by the A's? I...

A's Have Struggled To Live Up To 'Moneyball's' Promises

The movie tells a fictionalized story of a plucky band of innovative daredevils who found a new path to victory. And while the throngs see the movie, the A's languish in the American League West, out of the race since the all-star break. Many of the concepts espoused in "Moneyball" have been abandoned. The once-heralded draft picks and trade acquisitions have floundered. This was not the way it was supposed to be.

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What to do - my two cents.

To the surprise of very few this season is lost.  Financial concerns from the McCourts doomed this season in 2010.  Depending on the speed of the various court proceedings next season may also...

Harden likely to open season on DL

surprise, surprise Harden has been sidelined for nearly the entirety of camp due to stiffness in his lat muscle. He could potentially throw off a mound on Saturday, but it's likely he'll begin the season on the disabled list. There simply isn't enough time for him to catch up with the other pitchers in camp.

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A Loney question

I recall that arbitration award contracts are not guaranteed but the player can be dropped just before the season starts (March 31?).  I recall the payment to the player is 1/6 of the contract...

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What now?

On June 21, in response to a question about the Dodgers playing better or worse going forward I posted the following: "worse I think your premise is a bit off. I doubt the Dodgers will keep...

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hypothetical question

If the Astros had offered Oswalt to the Dodgers for a similar package as Philadelphia offered what would you have done?  Assuming speedy, projection outfielder; T Robinson instead of A. Gose and...

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Manny Ramirez as Rays DH

The Dodger blogs and media suggest that Manny is now available for some pitching help.  Plus Ramirez will not be back next season in LA as he can't play defense without getting hurt.  Would it...

Werth to the Rays?

Buster Olney and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com hear that the Rays are involved in discussions for Phillies' outfielder Jayson Werth. According to Olney, the Phillies are working "very, very aggressively" to move Werth. Freeing themselves of his contract would allow the Phillies to add more payroll, possibly in the form of Astros' right-hander Roy Oswalt. There are obviously a lot of moving pieces here, but it certainly sounds like talks are going on. Whether a deal actually goes down is another matter altogether.

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Please godfather,

    Several weeks ago I commented that the Dodgers were headed toward a 78-84 season unless some major league pitching was acquired. Unfortunately, I still believe that prediction and am further...

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High ceiling IFA's; low ceiling rule 4?

I  congratulate the A's on their recent International Free Agent signings.  I think this is exactly the way they should go to try and add high ceiling talent into the system.  I believe everyone...

Jim Humdingding (Sphinx Park, CO): Would you be playing Matt Joyce over Desmond Jennings if you had...

Jim Humdingding (Sphinx Park, CO): Would you be playing Matt Joyce over Desmond Jennings if you had an offense in desperate need of a spark? What am I missing here? I know he was hurt, but a .965 OPS in June suggests that striking while the iron is hot may be in order here. Kevin Goldstein: I would take Jennings over Joyce any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=755

From Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus: Carter: "He has as much strength as any hitter I've...

From Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus: Carter: "He has as much strength as any hitter I've seen this year," said one West Coast scout. "But at the same time there are a number of exploitable holes in his swing, and I'm not sure how much he can close them." Always the type of prospect who has struck out a lot due to his power, Carter has already racked up 91 whiffs this year, but this is the first time he's failed to hit for average, and it's come at the worst time. Taylor: This year, Taylor has been hampered at times by a calf strain, but that alone can't explain away a .249/.318/.384 performance that is well below expectations. "I've never seen him before, so I never saw the guy who put up big numbers," said the same scout who chimed in on Carter. "He certainly looks the part, he's huge while still being lean and athletic, he seems to have some feel for contact, but he's not really squaring anything up. I still like him, but he can look lost at times, and I wonder if the slump is getting to him."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=11351

The A's great outfielder recycling program has done so much good in so many other venues that you...

The A's great outfielder recycling program has done so much good in so many other venues that you have to like the chances of Jackson getting turned around... just probably for whoever he plays for next. Not that Jackson's as young and talented as Carlos Gonzalez, or as positionally flexible as Scott Hairston, or as famous as Jermaine Dye or Johnny Damon, but the team's track record has been more one of never-ending churn than lasting solutions.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=11204

Burrell designated for assignment

According to MLB Trade Rumors Burrell has been designated for assignment to create 25 man roster space for Blalock.

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Florida Marlins

I have the sense that there is a continuing flaw in the overall management thought process of the A's.  I have watched the last few years of rebuild, sell off players for prospects (Harden, etc),...

Maddon considers batting Upton seventh

Great news I think. Did anyone ever calculate how many runs Uptons .313 OBP at the top of the lineup cost the Rays last season?

Payroll will drop in 2011

Sounds like big cut in next years payroll.

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Tims money

With the arbitration hearing Friday. I will guess that if there is no settlement, the player will prevail.  I don't think the Giants ever expected this to go all the way to a hearing and also...

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Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes is still unemployed and supposedly offered only a minor league contract from Cinncinnati.  An incentive laden offer from Tampa might get him back.  He performed very well with the...

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quote of the day

The quote of the day (or maybe the quote of the year).  On Baseball Prospectus today the Jay Jaffe article, discussing off season activities of several teams, including the SF Giants (and possible...

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Quote of the day

The quote of the day (or maybe the quote of the year).  On Baseball Prospectus today the Jay Jaffe article, discussing off season activities of several teams, including the SF Giants (and possible...

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Keys for 2010

This is my first post so forgive any excesses. The most influential player for Tampa Bay outcome in 2010 will be D Price.  If he steps forward into the Kazmir slot, along with Shields and Garza,...

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