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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:20 pm

Inukchuk wrote:
Element wrote:I'll take this moment to add Brad Peacock to my 2012 draft list.


Curious as to why you like Peacock now more than before he was dealt...


Also curious why you think that. Gut reaction is that if anything, it's a little worse for him - yes, moving to Oakland's stadium helps, but the Nats stadium isn't hitter friendly, is it? And also, having to face the Angels/Rangers a bunch.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby ensanimal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:51 pm

I'd like to see the Nats go out and sign Fielder now. With that top 3 and Fiedler I think they really can contend this year for the playoffs.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:11 pm

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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:59 pm

What a haul by the A's. But if this leads to a Fielder signing in Washington, look out for the Nats.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:32 pm

A's are gonna have a ton of players to flip for prospects in a few years...by 2020 they may actually be able to contend
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby Saltydog » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:36 pm

He's been a viable trade ship for the White Sox twice, Phillies and now the A's.

Some notable talent has gone back to teams on the other side of the Gio deals as well.

Jim Thome to the CWS. (Gio was the PTBNL with Aaron Rowand)
Freddy Garcia to the PHI. (WIth Gavin Floyd)
Nick Swisher to the CWS. (Packaged Fautino De Los Santos and Ryan Sweeney)

Beane's made out like a bandit. WIth the Rangers window likely to be 2-3 years before getting old (see PHI offense), they're set up nicely for a run in 2014.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:46 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
nsulham wrote:Reportedly came down to the Nats and Red Sox. Glad the Sox weren't the ones getting fleeced :-°

The Sox fans are cracking me up on this one. I saw this on mlbtraderumors:

Some BoSox fan wrote:I actually broke down and tebowed it wouldn't happen



The farm is weak enough as is. I would prefer not to buy high on Gio.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby A man in a box » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:33 am

Great haul by them but they are going to sell those guys "high" too in about 2 off seasons. Cole and Norris should be keys to the deal Long Term. That said Oakland(could say same about San Diego but they have a better roster at this point) is really throwing in the towel as a franchise. I understand them trying to sell high on their young pitchers, but this is not meant as a rebuild. Sell off your talent every year to fleece the taxpayers for a new stadium. Then after a year or two repeat the pattern and continue to be sub mediocre while getting revenue sharing checks. Lew Wolff is so stinking cheap what he is doing is not even suitable for a "small market team" If the Mariners get Prince Oakland may as well forfeit the season.
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Re: Gio to Nats for Cole, Norris, Peacock, and Milone

Postby kab21 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:09 am

Oakland has already thrown in the towel on the season. It's disappointing but they did get a nice haul for both (yes, for Cahill also). I think Oakland acted one year to soon with Cahill and Gio but an honest assessment of their offense said .500 at best this year.
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