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Players to get: A's strategy to stay Delmon Young and bringing back an old friend of Bartolo's

Hey guys, this is athleticsperson01 here, ready to roll on Season 2 of my postseason thread, the new and improved title of Blueprint Boys! As well as talking about the trade acquisitions for your future 2014 Oakland A's. I'll also start this new segment called, Players to Get. Maybe it'll help fill the pieces the A's need to go deeper into OAKtober for next year. Nonetheless, all comments are welcome, so here we go! The first player I would like to mention is currently a free agent, has recently played for the playoff contending Tampa Bay Rays, and brother to former Tiger, Dmitri Young. Yes, it's the outfielder, Delmon Young! If the A's choose to buyout Chris Young this year, the A's could replace him with another player for the outfield. Young, who is only 28 years old, had is best season in 2010, with Minnesota, batting .298, 21 HR's and 112 RBI, in 153 games. This year with the Phillies and Rays, playing in a total of 103 games, production obviously has decreased. His numbers? .260, 11 HRs, 38 RBI, as well as a slugging percentage of .407. On the bright side, every year Young has played in the majors, he's had a minimal batting average around .260. Also, super cheap making 750,000 this year. He's consistent when it comes to batting against righties or lefties, .260 v. R, .261 v. L in 2013. Delmon could be a potential man off the bench. Finally, the last player I would like to talk about is actually one of the Molina brothers. Again, the A's do have the option to buyout Kurt. The A's might need to strike a deal with Tampa to land Jose Molina. Molina, 38, batted .233, with 2 HR's and 18 RBI, with a .304 slugging percentage, this year. While he's not the fastest guy around, he still can call a great game. Also, he was teammates with current A's SP, Bartolo Colon, from 2005 to 2007 with the Angels. So familiar battery mates, indeed. Now, Jose earned 1.5 million this year, so which players could the A's give up? Oakland could trade some prospects that wouldn't be harmful to let go. What do you guys think? Thanks again for reading, guys, and please comment below!!! Sources: espn.go.com, mlbtraderumors.com.

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