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Beane has really screwed this team up


Hindsight  can be unfair, but when evaluating Beane's many TRADES  the past couple years it's hard to ignore the roster mis-management.  Let's erase his trades going back to Eithier for Bradley.  I might miss a couple. 

Outfield/dh could include: Eithier, Swisher, Buck, Cust, Kotsay

Pitching staff would include: Haren, Harden, Blanton, Cahill, Mazzarro, Braden, Street, Duscher.  Plenty of pitching talent to fill holes as needed in infield with good trades for major league-ready players.

Problem I have is A's not trying to win now and making poor choices (Weeks over Wallace?). Trading 24-year-olds for 20-year-olds for that Fremont Park? Oops. I'd rather have Haren, Harden, Swisher, Eithier, Street than Sweeney, Gio, 1 year of Holliday, all those minor leaguers that may or may not make it. 

Welcome to Pittsburg Pirates of the West -- only with worse talent evaluation.

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