Oakland Athletics

As A’s trade Healy to Mariners, it appears they’re holding onto Khris Davis

The Oakland Athletics can keep Khris Davis or they can trade him away, he’s not going to hit free agency until 2020. Wednesday they made a move that means Davis is very likely in Oakland for – well, maybe not the long-haul – but a longer amount of time than most who play for the A’s.

The Oakland Athletics sent DH and first baseman Ryon Healy to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and infield prospect Alexander Campos.

Khris Davis would’ve been great trade bait after becoming the only member of the Oakland Athletics to have back-to-back 40-plus home run seasons and the first to reach the 40-mark since Jason Giambi hit 43 long balls in 2000.

Davis is also just the second player in the history of the Athletics franchise to do so since Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx had back-to-back-to-back 40-plus homer seasons from 1933 to 1935 for the Philadelphia Athletics

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Khris Davis. Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images.

Now, a good as Davis can be, which is pretty darn good especially given that he is hitting a very pitcher friendly ballpark where the marine layer sets in an keeps balls inside the yard, the likelihood of him ever winning three MVP Awards or The Triple crown like Foxx, is extremely slim.

However, there is no reason why he can’t complete 2018 by tying Foxx’s three-straight season record.

And you can’t forget that he has become the face of the team, despite, having only been with Oakland for two seasons. He really made his mark with the fans when he openly talked about loving the City of Oakland (and it definitely doesn’t hurt that he’s added 40-plus homers and 100-plus RBI to the A’s stats in each of the past two years).

But don’t the Oakland Athletics need the 25-year-old slugger Healy? Maybe not.

So, what exactly did the A’s get from the Mariners in return? Were they the winners of this trade? You decide, you can read the remainder of this piece on FanSided’s Call to the Pen.

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