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Trade Deadline Thread


As the rumors begin swirling, I figure it's a good time to create this thread to gather and discuss all the trade chatter leading up to the July 31st non-waiver deadline. A few things on Willingham and Bailey:

 

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Braves are not considering a trade for the A's Josh Willingham.
The Braves want a right-handed hitting outfielder, so Willingham is an obvious fit, but he's evidently not under consideration. Ryan Ludwick, Hunter Pence and B.J. Upton would seem to be options for the Braves, but it's unclear at this point who their top target is.

 

- Rotoworld, Jon Paul Morosi

 

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Pirates have contacted the A's about a possible trade for Josh Willingham.
The Bucs are seeking an upgrade in the outfield, and Willingham represents a sensible option. He's not having a very good year in Oakland, but his track record suggests he'd give the Pirates a better option for right field than the Garrett Jones/Matt Diaz platoon.

 

- Rotoworld, Buster Olney

 

The A's are semi-willing to talk about closer Andrew Bailey, but they want a massive return from the Rangers that includes first baseman Chris Davis, top prospect Martin Perez and one more good Minor League pitcher. Bailey can't be a free agent until 2014, and the Rangers have been told that the A's need three players back in any deal

- TR Sullivan

 

So what do you think, AN? Should we deal Willingham and Bailey? If so, to and for whom?

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