Billy Beane is on some kind trade mania meds or something. We have Cotillo and Passan teaming up for info:
Naturally, Beane said earlier today he was happy with the bullpen. Except he's not. On the other hand, the return looks rather juicy for a LOOGY:
Nationals send Billy Burns, their minor league player of the year, to Oakland for Jerry Blevins.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013
Billy Burns, acquired by Oakland, lives up to his name: He stole 74 bases and was caught just seven times last season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2013
Dave Cameron seems to like him:
Billy Burns is a homeless man's Billy Hamilton. Probably shouldn't give that up for a LOOGY.— David Cameron (@DCameronFG) December 11, 2013
I was jokingly hoping that somehow A.J. Cole would end back in Oakland, but that obviously didn't happen. As I mentioned earlier today, the amount of times someone of note had mentioned Blevins told me he was probably on the move. More later, but this is a whole lot better than non-tendering Blevins.