The Oakland A’s deal Coco Crisp to the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 August 2016 at 5:26 pm

The Oakland A’s have dealt 36-year old switch-hitting Coco Crisp and cash to the Cleveland Indians for 31-year old lefty reliever Colt Hynes.  Crisp played in 102 games for the A’s this year and he was 92 of 393 (.234 avg, .698 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 11 homers, 47 RBI and 7 stolen bases.  Crisp played in 734 games in his seven years with the A’s and he was 701 of 2,771 (.253 avg, .718 OPS) with 405 runs scored, 69 homers, 304 RBI and 169 stolen bases.  Crisp also played in 11 games in the playoffs for the A’s in which he was 13 of 46 (,283 avg) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 5 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Crisp is #10 in Oakland A’s history with his 169 stolen bases.  He is also #45 in runs scored (405), #46 in doubles (139), #43 in triples (26), tied for #45 in homers (69) and he is also #42 in walks (293) in A’s history!

Hynes pitched in 38 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Blue Jays and Indians this year and he was 3-1 with 2 saves, a 3.99 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  He has given up 53 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 52 batters in his first 47 1/3 innings in the minors so far this year.  Hynes last pitched in the majors in 2015 for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Hynes has pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 0-0 with a 8.55 ERA and a 2.20 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s have dealt Marc Rzepczynski to the Washington Nationals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 25 August 2016 at 3:33 pm

The Oakland A’s have dealt 30-year old lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski and cash considerations to the Washington Nationals for 21-year old lefty swinging SS/2B Max Schrock.  Rzepczynski pitched in 56 games (0 starts) for the A’s this year and he was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP.  He gave up 38 hits and 24 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his 36 innings for the A’s this year.  Schrock played in 121 games in A-ball for the Nationals this year and he was 167 of 502 (.333 avg, .834 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 9 homers, 68 RBI and 22 stolen bases.  Shrock has now played in 167 games in his first two years in the minors and he is 220 of 674 (.326 avg, .826 OPS) with 107 runs scored, 11 homers, 82 RBI and 24 stolen bases.  This was a great deal for the rebuilding A’s, as Schrock is a legit prospect.

The Oakland A’s deal Josh Reddick and Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 1 August 2016 at 11:49 am

The Oakland A’s have dealt 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Reddick and 36-year old lefty starting pitcher Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 24-year old starting pitcher Jharel Cotton, 23-year old righty starter/reliever Frankie Montas and 20-year old righty starting pitcher Grant Holmes.

Reddick played in 68 games for the A’s this year and he was 72 of 243 (.296 avg, .816 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 8 homers, 28 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  He played in 596 games in his five years with the A’s and he is 546 of 2,128 (.257 avg, .761 OPS) with 292 runs scored, 84 homers, 300 RBIs and 36 stolen bases.  Reddick won a Gold Glove for the A’s in 2012.  He is tied for #33 in homers (84) and he is #34 in SLG (.440) in A’s history.  Reddick was a fan favorite and he is going to be missed.  Hill is currently on the D.L. due to a blister problem.  Hill pitched in 14 games (all starts) for the A’s this year and he was 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  He gave up 55 hits and 28 walks while whiffing 90 batters in his 76 innings for the A’s this year.  He was far and away the best pitcher on the A’s pitching staff this year.

Cotton came into this season as the Dodgers’ #9 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cotton has pitched in 22 games (16 starts) in AAA-ball this year for the Dodgers and he is 8-5 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  Cotton has given up 80 hits and 32 walks while whiffing 119 batters in his first 97 1/3 innings in the minors so far this year.  Cotton has now pitched in 94 games (59 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 23-24 with a 3..77 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  Montas came into 2016 as the Chicago White Sox’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America before he was dealt to the Dodgers last winter.  Montas pitched in 7 games (4 starts) in AA+AAA-ball this year for the Dodgers and he was 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.  He has given up 14 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 22 batters in 16 innings in the minors so far this year.  Montas pitched in 7 games (2 starts) for the White Sox last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  Montas has now pitched in 99 games (84 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 16-25 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Holmes came into this season as the Dodgers’ #6 prospect according to Baseball America.  Holmes pitched in 20 games (18 starts) in A-ball this year and he is 8-4 with 1 save, a 4.02 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He gave up 103 hits and 43 walks while whiffing 100 batters in his 105 1/3 innings in the minors this year for the Dodgers.  Holmes has now pitched in 55 games (52 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 16-11 with 1 save, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.

I know that A’s fans’ don’t want to hear this, but this was a deal that they just couldn’t refuse making!

The Oakland A’s have acquired Brett Eibner from the Royals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Sunday 31 July 2016 at 6:24 am

The Oakland A’s have acquired 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Brett Eibner from the Royals for 26-year old switch-hitting outfielder Billy Burns.  Eibner came into this season as the Royals’ #17 prospect according to Baseball America.  Eibner got his first taste of the show for the Royals this year, when he played in 26 games in which he was 18 of 78 (.231 avg, .709 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs.  He did whiff 23 times against only 6 walks for the Royals, so he isn’t the most selective hitter.  Burns struggled in 2016 for the A’s.  He played in 73 games for the A’s this year and he was 64 of 274 (.234 avg, .573 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 0 homers, 12 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  Burns played in 211 games in his three years with the A’s and he was 218 of 800 (.273 avg, .671 OPS) with 106 runs scored, 5 homers, 54 RBIs and 43 stolen bases.  Burns was #5 in the voting for the Rookie of the Year Award in 2015.  Eibner probably has a higher upside than Burns does, so I like this deal for the A’s.

The Oakland A’s acquire Ross Detwiler from the Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 July 2016 at 10:37 am

The Oakland A’s have acquired 30-year old lefty reliever/starter Ross Detwiler from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.  Detwiler pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Indians this year and he was 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Detwiler has now pitched in 180 games (76 starts) in his first 9 years in the show and he is 21-37 with 1 save, a 4.21 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This move just proves that if you throw with your left arm, teams will take a chance on you.

The Oakland A’s deal Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 5:15 pm

The Oakland A’s have dealt 30-year old lefty swinging OF/2B/3B Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs for 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara.  Coghlan played in 51 games for the A’s this year and he was 23 of 158 (.146 avg, .487 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Alcantara has played in 53 games for the Cubs in AAA-ball this year and he was 52 of 197 (.264 avg, .751 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers, 21 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  He has played in 81 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 59 of 304 (.194 avg, .594 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 10 homers, 30 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  He has also whiffed 104 times so far in the majors, so he swings a lot.  That being said, I like this deal for the A’s, as Coghlan had been struggling for them this year.  Alcantara will start out in AAA-ball for the A’s, but he could be called up in the near future.

The Oakland A’s have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 23 August 2013 at 12:56 pm

The A’s have acquired 29-year old righty swinging catcher Kurt Suzuki and cash from the Washington Nationals for 22-year old righty starter/reliever Dakota Bacus.  Suzuki played in 79 games for the Nationals this year and he was 56 of 252 (.222 avg, .593 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 3 homers, 25 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Suzuki has now played in 825 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 738 of 2,928 (.252 avg, .682 OPS) with 319 runs scored, 65 homers, 352 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.  Suzuki played his first 5 1/2 years in the majors with the A’s.  Suzuki has played in 703 games in his career with the A’s so far and he is 643 of 2,530 (.254 avg, .689 OPS) with 283 runs scored, 57 homers, 302 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  Bacus pitched in 26 games (16 starts) in A-ball for the A’s this year and he was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  Bacus pitched in 44 games (17 starts) in his two years in the minors for the A’s and he was 12-5 with 7 saves, a 3.09 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  With the recent injuries to John Jaso and Derek Norris, getting Suzuki from the Nationals makes perfect sense.

The Oakland A’s have acquired Alberto Callaspo from the Angels

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 6:24 am

The A’s have acquired 30-year old switch-hitting 3B/2B Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for 25-year old righty swinging 2B/OF Grant Green.  Callaspo played in 85 games for the Angels this year and he is 74 of 293 (.253 avg, .671 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers and 36 RBIs.  Callaspo has now played in 818 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 754 of 2,762 (.273 avg, .714 OPS) with 314 runs scored, 42 homers, 293 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.  Green came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  He played in 87 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 123 of 378 (.325 avg, .879 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 11 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Green also played in 5 games for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 15 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 RBI.  Callaspo will probably play 2B for the A’s and bump Eric Sogard to the bench.  I like this pickup for the A’s, as Callaspo is a solid player, but he didn’t come cheaply as Green is a nice prospect.

The Oakland A’s deal infielder Josh Horton to the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 3:01 pm

The A’s have dealt 27-year old lefty swinging infielder Josh Horton to the Orioles for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Horton played in 16 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 15 for 67 (.224 avg, .620 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs.  Horton has now played in 578 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 612 of 2,233 (.274 avg, .719 OPS) with 309 runs scored, 25 homers, 260 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the A’s moving forward.

The Oakland A’s have acquired outfielder Casper Wells from the Blue Jays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 22 April 2013 at 12:01 pm

The A’s have acquired 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Casper Wells from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.  Wells played in 93 games for the Mariners last year and he was 65 for 285 (.228 avg, .698 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 10 homers, 36 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  He has now played in 224 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 146 of 593 (.246 avg, .752 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 25 homers, 80 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  This was a good pickup for the A’s as Wells should be able to help them at some point off the bench in 2013.

UPDATE:  (4/28/2013) – The A’s have designated Casper Wells for assignment.  Wells played in 3 games for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 5 (.000 avg, .000 OPS).

UPDATE II:  (4/30/2013) – The A’s have dealt Casper Wells to the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations.

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