I agree. This upgrades the platoon at catcher. Jaso is a lefty, replacing Kottaras who was apparently DFA'd to make room on the 40 man roster.
It's poor timing since they just signed Kottaras and his DFA means that the depth problem hasn't been addressed, but 100+ games with Jaso makes the team better than it was.
Edit: they gave up Cole, another minor leaguer I'd never heard of, and a player to be named. I really doubt that the latter will be a major leaguer, but the trade can't be properly judged until we know who it is.
Jaso Awesome!!!! A great trade, Billy.... Kotty signing turned into a HR...
Wonder, if that Kotty signing was a ploy in the negotiations... You little stinker, Billy... HAHAHAHA
Jaso will sit Norris down a bunch... Jaso is a good hitting catcher and an adaquate backstop... Not a great arm...
This is a guy, I was jealous the M's had picked up last year....
Doing back flips
Wow!!!... He is a super upgrade over Kotty IMO
Followed him in TB... He got shafted down there...
And he may wind up being cheaper too than Kotty
Still bouncing up and down in my chair... WOWY -ZOWY!!!!
The M's did OK.... They picked back up Morse ( whom, I thought was one of the worst trade aways for the M's in a awhile Langerhans - a one year wonder - bust - may be out of MLB)
Morse who had a horrible injury was given up on - following a breakup season before his injury.. Took off for the Nats... But, he still is brittle... The M's now have added some wieght to their lineup... Ibanez, Morales and now Morses.... Montero their big Yankee pickup... Is back behind the plate and healthy again... They have a tough lineup, they can throw out there out there now... Good trade for them..
They have Justin Smoak, Casper Wells and Mike Carp to back up the lineup as well if not dealt... Still think Smoak winds up in Baltimore for a pitcher... They need pitching... But they have power
I had misread the deal, I was so excited that I thought they got Treinen (RP - MLB hanger on???) and Cole ( is well thought of by the prospect touts) at first...
Now, I see they went to the Nats... Thought Smoak had been sent... There may still be something there in Smoak...
Wonder if Kotty trys to land a job in Seattle as their backup (hope he gets a break).. Jesus Sucre the MiLB catcher as a backup may not be ready...
1 2B Dustin Ackley (Breakout???)2 CF Franklin Gutierrez3 3B Kyle Seager (interet year last)4 DH Michael Morse 5 1B Kendrys Morales6 C Jesus Montero 7 LF Raul Ibanez / Jason Bay 8 RF Michael Saunders ( big break out year in 2013 is my take on him)9 SS Brendan Ryan
Andino from the O's is a good backup MI That is a strong lineup with much AAA hitting available too
But, the A's did what they had to do in a vacume and came away a stronger team...
Happy man here .... XOXO Billy!!!!
LOL! I just looked up his stats! Not bad. 10 bombs, .276 average.
He will compliment Norris very well.
Billy is really impressing me this offseason.
He might not be done just yet!
I'm still giddy about this deal.... WOW!!!! I want to have your baby, Billy!!!..
Again, I like Jaso for the A's - perfect and the price is right.... WOW!!!!!
Got to start going into birthing mode and nesting for Billy's lovechild... Shopping, painting the babies room, getting the shower lists together and such..
I'm happy - for once...
"IN BILLY WE TRUST" IS BACK!!
I need to dig out my old shirt!
Someone should make new ones!
Wow! You have a shirt like that for Billy Martin?Cool!!!
My shirt is for Billy Beane!
Rush: That T shirt was first thing I bought for son after he was born...
Loved that BillyBall time with the A's
YEEPEE I"M HAP HAP HAPPY!!!!
Only thing we have not gotten is a new thrird baseman... I can live with that...
We had a great Winter for this team...
We can go in with higher hopes now...2 out of 3 BIG O issues have been addressed IMO.. And Young in the bargin WOW!!! Lost nobody off the staff too Even got our team druggie back too... (McCarthy was a gonner to me all along)
Cesar Ituris was sign on a MiLB contract the other day with the Red... Thought we could have used him in AAA
Very good trade by the A's I hate to admit
Jaso is a strong catcher who can hit.
Now the A's look even tougher and fixed their only true weakness.