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Longer article from Passan that also mentions the A's turning down Anderson for Myers straight up.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/m...-092108961.htmlI suppose if he really is limited to a corner outfield spot it limits his value for us but still....
Posted: 12/10/2012 6:47 PM
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arly2380 wrote: this still annoys me. was it a flat out no, beane wont trade anderson under any circumstances?
Posted: 12/10/2012 7:29 PM
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Posted: 12/10/2012 8:40 PM
athleticpride wrote: Pretty sure a lot of A's fans and the A's front office back in 05 or 06 that Haren and Harden could a potential lethal 1-2 at the top of the A's rotation for years to come and we all saw how that ended. If Anderson can make 30+ starts over the next 3 seasons then yeah I wouldn't object to this deal even if Myers is an all star talent but if Anderson continues to road he's been on with his health ever since his rookie season in 2009, then it could look like a bad trade that the A's potentially didn't sell off an injury plagued Anderson for quite possibly the best positional prospect the A's would've had in their system in maybe 15 years.
Posted: 12/10/2012 8:45 PM
rob4326 wrote: This x 1000. Anderson and Parker one two punch could lead A's for years to come. Breaking up our top line pitching for hitting prospect who has done nothing in majors would be mistake. This team has a nice core that needs to stay intact for as long as possible. All we need is SS....Beane is keeping target in focus and staying the course. Smart.
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arly2380 wrote: years to come? more like 2 more for anderson, his option goes up to 12 mill in 2015. but they did waste 10 mill on sheets that 1 yr, probably the most a pitcher has made in 1 season during beane's tenure as gm.parker they'll likely be locked up through his arby yrs. but what homegrown A's pitchers since the late 90's has stayed his entire 6 yrs with A's, i only recall zito as the only one. also if everything is equal give me the position player with upside vs the sp with upside (who has an injury history) any day rob4326 wrote: This x 1000. Anderson and Parker one two punch could lead A's for years to come. Breaking up our top line pitching for hitting prospect who has done nothing in majors would be mistake. This team has a nice core that needs to stay intact for as long as possible. All we need is SS....Beane is keeping target in focus and staying the course. Smart.
Posted: 12/10/2012 9:41 PM
Posted: 12/10/2012 9:51 PM
BanditoB wrote: If Anderson's value is that high right now, imagine how high it could be after a 200 inning season? I think Billy realizes there isn't as large of a gap between those top-10 and top-50 prospects as their trade value would suggest. He'd rather take a few highly regarded prospects, so if one or two don't pan out he can still win the trade, as opposed to banking on one relative unknown to win the trade.There was of course the Holliday trade for Wallace, which didn't work out in our favor. And then there's the Swisher, Haren, Cahill trades which look like victories. We even got a good piece in that Harden deal, finding an undervalued prospect in Donaldson.As far as Myers goes. Definitely a nice prospect, but I'm glad Billy didn't pull the trigger on that trade. Just a bad move for a team coming off a division title with such a strong and young corner OF already in place. Not only would we lose Anderson, but if we planned on getting Myers in the lineup, we'd have to move Reddick or Cespedes. Could make our team a lot worse for the short term, and possibly long term.If Myers was still a catcher, or could hack it at 3b, I'd probably do the trade. But he's just another slugging corner OF. If he was a Ryan Braun or Jason Heyward type with all around tools, athleticism, and a refined plate approach, once again, I'd probably pull the trigger and move Reddick. But I don't see him as a surefire stud in that mold by any means. I'd be comfortable depending on him to become a Jay Bruce type bat, which probably isn't worth it for a guy that is better than Gio when healthy.
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