Honestly, I'm really hoping that Beane makes Coco available to Boston. It doesn't really have anything to do with how Coco is playing right now, but rather that we don't really need him and his contract- And there are better options in AAA!In case you haven't been following the Rivercats, Michael Taylor is raking so far. It's time to give him a shot in LF. (I also am praying every day that Chris Carter will soon be called up.) I think both those guys deserve spots in the lineup, and there numbers in AAA show that they have nothing left to prove at that level.
As for Boston, I've already read a few people say that Youkilis for Crisp could be a possibility. Only problem is that Youk is set to make 12 mill this year. That's only a little above a quarter of our yearly salary.
What do you all think? Should we try to swap Crisp out now, or follow the traditional method of letting the team pan out in last place for a while first?
I agree. The only problem for Beane is he knows he can not trade the man sometime until June.Although I am not so sure they are in need of an outfielder in Coco's caliber, they could ask for either Smith or Carter for now and can include Coco as a player to be named later in return of their 3B top prospect in Middlebrook instead, not Youkilis.
Why not trade him before June? If Boston is actually interested...might as well!
Sure I could see them trading for Smith, although I doubt we'd get anything in return.
Middlebrook would without a doubt be ideal. Although I can't see the Sox parting with him...
I believe the new CBA prohibits that.
I agree that there really is no place for Coco since he's a CF. he can mask his weak arm in CF with great defense (which he has). His arm is exposed out in the corner OF position.
It doesn't appear that Cespedes is going to get bumped out of CF, no matter how many balls sail over his head before he gets used to MLB hitting and the bay area air. That's not a knock on him, but it's going to take him a little time to adjust to as we've already seen.
They can't trade Crisp without his consent, but if Boston's plan is to play him is CF then I think he would jump at the chance. I would make that deal in a heartbeat. Youkilis plays both 1B and 3B which are the two biggest holes in the A's lineup and the guy is a wet dream for OBP devotees like Beane.
Crisp will make $6M this year and $7M next year with a $1M buyout in 2014. That's a $14M obligation. Youkilis will make $12M this year and has a $1M buyout next year. That's a $13M obligation. The A's would actually save money if the options aren't picked up. I think it's pretty much a given that the A's wouldn't pick up Crisp's option in 2014. With Fuentes and Balfour coming off the books after this year (total of $10M), and with Crisp's contract in Boston, I think they could afford to pick up Youkilis' option next year ($13M).
I don't follow the rumor mills, but if Boston is indeed willing then I say jump on it before they change their minds.
Hey did you mention RUSH? LOL!
I hope the A's dump Crisp!
It really doesn't matter at all. No offense period.
A's will be in the seller for the rest of the season.
Hahaha!! So true!
Did you catch my "seller" pun instead of writing "cellar?" The A's will be both. In the cellar and sellers for the rest of the season!!
Watching the A's is like watching the "Pink Panther." They are quite the comedy of errors. LOL!
PS. Kurt "Bukkake" totally $ u c k s! Get it?
EPIC FAIL! LOL!!!
I crossed the line tonight! Too bad the A's can't cross the plate.
I'm sorry for my Kurt post. I thought it was funny when I wrote it but it is in bad taste.
Please delete my post Admin if it offends anyone.
Kurt is a good catcher. He just can't hit.