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Postby A's » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:43 pm

Who would Oakland get for Zito, I was hearing rumors that possibly Julio Lugo from the Rays.

Oakland's needs are SS and 2B
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Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:47 pm

Considering Zito's a FA this offseason and no GM in his right mind is going to pay through the nose in a trade only to have him test the market....I'd say nothing.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:48 pm

The A's aren't going to tradie Zito while they are still in the playoff hunt unless they get an offer they can't refuse. And I'm pretty sure Lugo is a FA next year.
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Postby SlightlyStoopid » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:36 pm

He recently signed with Scott Boras also. That's just going to make him more expensive to keep/aquire next year. I don't think he gets traded.
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Postby TonyCee » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:40 pm

SlightlyStoopid wrote:He recently signed with Scott Boras also. That's just going to make him more expensive to keep/aquire next year. I don't think he gets traded.


Word. Boras loves testing the Free Agent Market so there is no way he gets traded. (and Oakland is known to keep there free agent players and not trade them, they use them for the playoff push and run)
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Postby dc928 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:43 pm

SlightlyStoopid wrote:He recently signed with Scott Boras also. That's just going to make him more expensive to keep/aquire next year. I don't think he gets traded.


I am with you there, I don't think any GM wants to trade for him now and Oakland is not going to give him away. So I think they'd like to take the 2 draft picks from whoever sign him in the offseason. Probably Dodgers, Angels, or the Yanks....
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Postby flowbee » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:47 pm

Smells like a future Yankee in 07
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Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:09 pm

flowbee wrote:Smells like a future Yankee in 07


Actually I see Dodger written all over him.

I've read that he's from LA and loves being on the west coast. As long as LA comes even close to what he wants (which I fully expect them to anyway) I think he signs with them.

I happen to like Zito so the thought of him being a Yankee repulses me. Zito's a laidback, free-spirit type whom I don't think would thrive in NY. They took the wild-haired, goateed (albeit drug-ingesting) Jason Giambi I liked and turned him into the clean-cut Yankee he is now. It'd be a shame to see that happen to Zito, personally.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:15 pm

nsulham wrote:
flowbee wrote:Smells like a future Yankee in 07


Actually I see Dodger written all over him.

I've read that he's from LA and loves being on the west coast. As long as LA comes even close to what he wants (which I fully expect them to anyway) I think he signs with them.

I happen to like Zito so the thought of him being a Yankee repulses me. Zito's a laidback, free-spirit type whom I don't think would thrive in NY. They took the wild-haired, goateed (albeit drug-ingesting) Jason Giambi I liked and turned him into the clean-cut Yankee he is now. It'd be a shame to see that happen to Zito, personally.


Supposedly Giambi and Damon are lobbying for him to come to the Yanks next year.
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Postby chinst » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:58 pm

Everyone seems to be leaving out the Mets. Supposedly, Zito said he would love to play in NY -- be it the Bronx or Queens. The Mets will have the money to sign him and Rick Peterson to lobby for Zito in Flushing in 2007.
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