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Any chance we trade for big bat/arm?


With what looks like a lackluster field of potential free agents (aside from the top few we have no chance of getting), is there any possibility of the A's trading for a guy w/ 1-2 yrs left on his contract and using the extra assets (est. $25-30M according to mlbtraderumors.com) to offer an extension/field the contract?  I'm just getting a little tired of scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for new life out of old shoes.  not to say every pick up is an over-the-hill guy, but just feels that way.

 

I know we're a get em' before they get pricy team, but with Chavvy entering the last year of his contract and all that extra money why not find a name that the team can use as a cornerstone star?  Sure Beane could have soured on the idea after bad cases of Dyeitis and Loizatheria (i could go on) but we could certainly use it to give our budding young team a star that can shoulder the burden w/ the ups and downs of the younguns.

 

Any thoughts on who we should pursue and perhaps what you think it would cost.

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