Here's to hoping that Drew signs the one year deal with a player option for 2014!
The A's need him! He11 we need him!!!!!
If he doesn't stay then I would take Peralta from the Tigers over the Japanese fella.
Jhonny was a stud in 2011!
Hahaha! Good one!
Looks like McCarthey is a Diamondback!
I hope the A's can get another starting pitcher!
>>Jhonny was a stud in 2011!<<
Yeah, he was. And not as good in 2012. His career numbers fall between the two. And he was very "studly" in the ALCS. In my opinion he was the MVP of that series, although Delmon was pretty solid.
Hard to say what might happen if the Tigers get another SS. They might try to use Jhonny at 2B (never played there before) or they might deal him for a studly young corner outfielder.
Drew is a little light in OPS to be a true stud at the plate, but when you combine the defense and the bat, he's a real keeper. Won't be cheap, but he seems a good fit for either the A's or the Tigers.
I hear you have a hot prospect in Addison Russell that's likely to be your SS in a couple of years. Even if the salary for Drew is high, you'd only have to keep him for a year or two then trade him, when the kid is ready to take his place.
Green and Gold? Not specifically. Just a fan of good baseball anywhere.
Hey Detroit Tigger Fan! What's up?
If Drew goes to Detroit then Peralta better come to Oakland. I think Jhonny needs a change of scenery.
Drew will always be my number one hope though.I was on this forum for a month writing how much the A's needed to get Drew before the deadline.It didn't happen but Billy still pulled the trigger.
I was happier than a "Piglet" in mud! LOL!
A's Rule! Tigers drool!
Cabrera The Pooh
Addison Russell is a stud!
Hope the A's get Drew for the next two years. Then Russell will slide right in.
I hate it when Giants fans come on here and talk s h i te but you are alright in my book even though you are a Tiger fan.
I don't think I told you this. I drafted Austin Jackson last season in my Fantasy League. The dude was money except for that DL stint.
Will Austin be Awesome Jackson again?
Not into fantasy stuff.
If I had to guess, little less awesomeness from Austin at the plate, methinks. 2012 will be hard to repeat. He'll come close, though. A little stronger on defense.
Hope you picked Cespedes for your LF. He's gonna crush in 2013.
I'm very smart or very lucky. I picked Cespedes in last year's draft.Since he was a rookie I automatically get him next year!
A's will be fine next season!!
If I'm not mistaken, right now we have Andy Parrino, Adam Rosales, and Eric Sogard as shortstop candidates for the 2013 season. This does not fill me with hope, but who else might we sign or acquire by trade? Well, Drew is still available, though I understad that the Tigers are interedted in him, and they will certainly outbid us. So Peralta becomes available -not as good a shortstop as Drew in my opinion. Besides, if we wouldn't pick up Drew's option for $10 mil, why would the A's pay that amount or more now? The olnly hope of signing Drew might come from a multi year deal with $8.5 or $9 mil for the first year and $10 mil for the next year and $12 mil for the third year. No doubt Beane would trade him before we would spend that kind of money. Right now Drew is going to cost us if we want to have him as our shortstop next year. Who would the tigers want for Peralta? They certainly aren't going to give him away. Maybe, Griffin or Strailey and another prospect like Taylor or perhaps one of our relievers'
If we want a quality shortstop, there aren't many out there. Perhaps, the Phillies would unload Jimmy Rollins, but he has had a lot of wear and tear and seems to be in the twilight of his career, and how many games would he miss for injuries - remember what we have for back ups now. He isn't a realistic candidate.
The other noteworthy candidate is Asdrubal Cabrera with the Indians. The D-backs tried to work a trade for him which started with an AAA pitcher named Bauer and other prospects, but apparently the Indians wanted better quality prospects. Unless the A's are willing to give up Griffin or Strailey plus possibly Green and Carnigan, I doubt that we would be able to make the trade. We would also have to assume the two remaining years on his contract which comes to a little over $16 mil. We would have a quality shortstop for two years which may be enough time for Russell or another prospect to develop. Probably too expensive in dollars andplayers to acquire Cabrera for next year.
If we do not pick up one of these players, shortstop will be a position that will be much weaker than this year. Maybe there is someone I have overlooked or haven't read about, but I don't see the A's improving next year with a weaker shortstop.,
Jhonny Peralta vs Adam Rosales.239/.305/.384 vs .222/.297/.333 .8 WAR vs .7 WAR85 OPS+ vs 76 OPS+ (OPS adjusted for park)under control for 1 year vs under control for 3$6,000,000 vs $700,000
To make that happen..... the suggestion is we trade some prospect along with AJ Griffin. AJ is a controlable, starting pitcher until 2019 (called up June this year, 82 innings) pitched 3.06 ERA, 7-1 record, 130 ERA+, 2.1 WAR. Also, he'll make minimum wage for a while I believe.