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    A's really giving up hope...

    Nothing like trading your whole pitching staff more than two weeks before the deadline...

    ESPN - Phillies acquire starter Blanton from A's - MLB


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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    I'd like to see the Yankees acquire Greg Smith. He really has some potential.


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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    I will never second guess Beane, he is calling it a year this year, but they will be back, soon...



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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    It is soooo hard to be an A's fan sometimes!!! I know that they are building for the future, but it gets frustrating after a while to see them continually ship guys out.



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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I will never second guess Beane, he is calling it a year this year, but they will be back, soon...
    He seems to make the right call every time he ships someone out.



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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    He seems to make the right call every time he ships someone out.
    See: Mark Mulder to Cardinals for Danny Haren

    Mulder gave the Cards one 15-win season and is all but done with baseball. Haren became a Cy-Young candidate and top of the rotation pitcher.


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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    See: Mark Mulder to Cardinals for Danny Haren

    Mulder gave the Cards one 15-win season and is all but done with baseball. Haren became a Cy-Young candidate and top of the rotation pitcher.
    And you would love if Haren does indeed turn out to be injury prone for his career.



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    Re: A's really giving up hope...

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Nothing like trading your whole pitching staff more than two weeks before the deadline...

    ESPN - Phillies acquire starter Blanton from A's - MLB
    That's a great deal.

    3 top prospects for a starter who is 5-12 with a 5 ERA. They can find someone who will be as effective as Blanton has this year on their AAA team.



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