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First trade domino falls: A’s trade Kazmir to Houston


Most saw this coming, many had hoped for a surprise from Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane and few thought he wouldn’t make a move when it came to A’s starter Scott Kazmir. However, Beane has done as expected, and the left-handed Kazmir is now officially a member of the Houston Astros.

After news of the Kazmir trade were made public a few things were left somewhat unclear, especially when it comes to the unpredictable and often creative Beane. Is this simply the beginning of a big A’s fire sale? Perhaps Beane has a goal in mind and this is just the beginning of a series of necessary moves to accomplish it? Or will Kazmir be the only move the A’s make?

In the past hour or so, some of these question have seemingly been answered. Beane has now addressed the media providing insight into the reasoning put into the trade and clues to what the A’s may do next. For more on this story visit FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball using the link below:

Not a firesale, but Beane is rebuilding Athletics

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