The Oakland A’s have acquired 24-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Reddick, 20-year old righty swinging 3B Miles Head and 19-year old righty starting pitcher Raul Alcantara from the Boston Red Sox for 27-year old righty closer Andrew Bailey and 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Ryan Sweeney. Josh Reddick will likely take over as the A’s new starting RF in 2012. He played in 87 games for the Red Sox last year and he was 71 for 254 (.280 avg, .784 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 7 homers, 28 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Reddick has now played in 143 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 93 for 375 (.248 avg, .706 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 10 homers, 37 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Miles Head played in 129 games in A-ball for the Red Sox last year and he was 148 of 495 (.299 avg, .887 OPS) with 88 runs scored, 22 homers, 82 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Head has now played in 204 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 206 of 753 (.274 avg, .797 OPS) with 110 runs scored, 23 homers, 117 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The A’s could put him on a fast track to Oakland. Raul Alcantara pitched in 13 games (all starts) in A-ball for the Red Sox last year and he was 1-4 with a 2.20 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. He has now pitched in 26 games (26 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 6-7 with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
27-year old righty reliever Andrew Bailey is going to be missed. Bailey pitched in 42 games (0 starts) for the A’s last year and he was 0-4 with 24 saves, a 3.24 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He pitched in 157 games (0 starts) in his three years with the A’s and he was 7-10 with 75 saves, a 2.07 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Bailey is tied for 5th in A’s history with Jason Isringhausen with 75 saves. Ryan Sweeney played in 108 games for the A’s last year and he was 70 for 264 (.283 avg, .720 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 1 homer, 25 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Sweeney played in 439 games in his four years with the A’s and he was 411 of 1,435 (.286 avg, .730 OPS) with 196 runs scored, 13 homers, 159 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. This is just another salary dump move in a new epic Billy Beane firesale.