Let's assume this very possible scenario: Carl Crawford, Jayson Werth, Adam Dunn, and every other worthwhile A-ticket free agent signs somewhere that gets more than two minutes of coverage per month on ESPN (i.e., not Oakland). So what now?
Now, buying offensive talent is clearly the preferred route here, as we appear to have quite a bit of money sitting around with Eric Chavez and Ben Sheets coming off of the books after this season. The A's are also not really in the best position to give away talent—we're going to need all of the talent we have, and even though we have a great starting rotation, there's not a lot of depth behind it. But if the good free agents go elsewhere and a trade is the only other option to bring offensive weaponry to the East Bay, we should have a backup plan.
Who should we target in a trade, if it comes down to that?
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