Sure, the A’s have already traded Nick Swisher, Dan Haren, Marco Scutaro and Mark Kotsay but there’s going to be many more as the A’s have begun rebuilding. Expect teams to be calling GM Billy Beane about players like Eric Chavez, Dan Johnson, Mark Ellis, Rich Harden, Joe Blanton and Huston Street. Chavez, Street and Blanton could net the A’s the foundation that they need for a extended playoff run in the future if Beane gets a good return. If the trades turn out like the one the A’s and Cardinals made for Mark Mulder the A’s will be in great shape. But the trade of Tim Hudson was a disaster so Beane has been hit and miss in his trades. Still, the prospects for the A’s in 2008 appear to be very dim.