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A's trade talk!

This could be a very interesting off-season! We all now that Billy Beane probably won't commit to a super high-price veteran free agent, especially with a relatively weak group to choose from, and since the money would be better spent on extending our own guys anyway. So the solution seems to be to trade from a position of strength for a relatively affordable slugger to replace Chris Young. Bleacher Report made an interesting case of trading a package of Brett Anderson and prospects for Carlos Gomez. That's the type of deal that I think would work out great next year (although obviously you wouldn't trade Brett Anderson *right* now since his value is extremely low), since we obviously have an expendable starting pitcher. I saw we resign Colon, and try to move someone not named Gray/Parker/Anderson. So Straily, Griffin, or Milone and prospects for an impact bat. Maybe even package one of them with Choice for a superstart like Stanton???

Just for fun:

1 Crisp, cf

2 Donaldson, 3b

3 Cespedes, lf

4 Stanton, dh

5 Moss, 1b

6 Lowrie, 2b

7 Reddick, rf

8 Jaso/Norris, c

9 Russell, ss

Colon, Gray, Parker, Anderson, Griffin (move Milone and/or Griffin with Choice)?

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