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Postby AmishRakeFight2005 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:31 pm

Half Massed wrote:I guess I'm the lucky one... I live like 20 or so minutes away from the stadium. When the season starts, I'll go for you guys. :-D


Good. Get us some good pics to use in our sigs! ;-D
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Postby Half Massed » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:32 pm

Well, even though the A's offered abritration to Rincon :-P , it looks like he's going to end up with the Cards. ;-D

Thank God for that, but that does leave a hole in the pen for a lefty specialist to fill. Should we not sign anybody, I think Kennedy could fill that role well, as he usually struggles against righties anyways, but does well against lefties. A long reliever would be easier to find than a lefty specialist, I'm sure we could bring someone from the farm up even.
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Postby RynMan » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:13 am

I think Bradley is going to be ok. I really think he got alot of bad hype with all the LA Press, and with his reputation, he was really under the microscope there. He reacted badly against fans throwing bottles at him - but i cant blame him. He had a run in with Jeff Kent, but Kent had a run in with Bonds, and I can just imagine the type of guy he is (Kent). There was a time there where everything was going fine with Bradley, especially in the beginning in LA. I think he'll be fine in Oakland, and apparently he just had a kid. I have seen irresponsible men really calm down after becoming fathers.

Anyways

How about this from AN - these are the guys who ARE on the 25 man roster:

Joe Blanton
Kiko Calero
Justin Duchscherer
Rich Harden
Danny Haren
Esteban Loaiza
Kirk Saarloos
Huston Street
Jay Witasick
Barry Zito

Jason Kendall
Adam Melhuse

Eric Chavez
Bobby Crosby
Mark Ellis
Dan Johnson
Antonio Perez

Milton Bradley
Mark Kotsay
Jay Payton
Nick Swisher

21 players

That leaves 4 spots for all of the following (and perhaps more in the running):

Marco Scutaro
Bobby Kielty
Joe Kennedy
Matt Watson
Ron Flores
Chad Gaudin
Charles Thomas
Juan Cruz
Shane Komine

Keep in mind that there is no lefty specialist in there apart from maybe Kennedy. I personally think they should use Ron Flores - he was good while in the bigs, plus had a pretty good year in AAA.

And what if Thomas is signed?

I also heard faint rumblings about Troy Glaus to Oakland as a DH. I only see this happening if D-Backs pick up alot of the cash, in which case the A's would need to pay in players going back. How bout

Jay Payton (owed 6 mil??? save some money there!)
Juan Cruz
Saarloos

Thats a solid package. AZ need a CF, and 1 big league starter and one potential starter. Swap Cruz for Meyer if need be.

Look at that list of guys fighting over 4 spots left on the team....i just cant see them getting sent back to AAA....I think another trade has to be in the works.
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Postby AmishRakeFight2005 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:06 am

I'm hearing Swisher will be at 1st all season with DJ at DH. Anyone else hearing this?
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:14 pm

I agree with you Ryn, there has to be another trade in the works. Of that list, I don't see us sending down Kennedy since we just resigned him, Scutaro doesn't deserve to be sent down especially after what he's done, but having both him and Perez?, Kielty isn't anything special but I don't see him going down either, Cruz deserves another chance, Thomas probably will be sent down, but he also deserves another chance at a bench spot, we just traded for Guadin so why would we send him down, Flores also deserves a shot, etc. etc.

Amish, from what I've heard, that's the plan unless something changes, i.e. we get or trade someone.
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Postby RynMan » Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:49 am

It's a great problem to have. We just have too much talent on this roster! ;-D
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:25 am

i would like to see you guys update this page now that milton bradley and antonio perez have been added
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:28 am

ooops never mind i see you guys have addressed this in a different thread..bbeane is head and shoulders above these other GMs
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Postby Half Massed » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:41 pm

stevethumb wrote:i would like to see you guys update this page now that milton bradley and antonio perez have been added


That's a fair point. We discussed it briefly in this thread, but I didn't edit the first post. I'll do that. ;-D
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:42 pm

We officially resigned Kennedy through arbitration to a one year deal worth 2.4 million. Nothing shocking.
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