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Oakland Athletics move Yonder Alonso in bizarre trade
Sunday the Oakland Athletics traded their only 2017 All-Star, Yonder Alonso, to the Seattle Mariners. There are many reasons this trade is surprising but let’s start with why it’s not. After all, the A’s do have a long history of trading away their All-Stars.  Given that the team is headed towards a third consecutive season with at least 90 losses, are in full-on rebuild mode and Alonso is having a career year on the eve of becoming a free agent, the first major waiver trade of the 2017 seasons seems that much more predictable. Given all the reasons trading Alonso […]

Oakland Athletics move Yonder Alonso in bizarre trade with Mariners

Mariners and Rays 1st significant trade 5
Who won the offseason’s first significant trade? The Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a trade on Thursday. The trade was the first significant move made in the new offseason and it became official just four days after the completion of the World Series. So, while the new World Champion Kansas City Royals were still celebrating, the executives of the Mariners and of the Rays were already preparing for 2016, with the Mariners’ execs seeming to have the upper hand. Well, at least they got the better end of the deal. Both the Mariners and Rays had underwhelming seasons […]

Mariners may have gotten the better of Rays in offseason’s ...

Daniel Robertson was once the future shortstop of the Oakland Athletics organization. He was their top prospect and heir apparent to their lacking middle infield. However, A’s general manager Billy Beane doesn’t always have the luxury of keeping all the players he’s brought up through the organization. He doesn’t even have the luxury of keepinghis best players like All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson. He needed a player like Ben Zobrist to take over at second base and be the back man for just about everyother position in case the need arises during the 2015 season. So Beane traded one of […]

Prospect Profile: Daniel Robertson, Tampa Bay Rays

Oakland A’s fans woke up today to find that they Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was correct when she told Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian on MLB Network‘s Hot Stove that general manager Billy Beane was not finished making moves. She also said that he would be going after not one bat, but two. Your browser does not support iframes. The A’s now have a brand new infield and two brand new bats. Slusser confirmed on Twitter that there is a pending trade between the A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays. The A’s will recieve super utility man […]

Oakland A’s have a brand new infield