(note: will be edited for details as they come to light)
BREAKING 6:55PM PST: Apparently the A's are about to sign the #1 Dominican Republic prospect, potential superstar Vicmal De La Cruz!!!
Right off the bat: this solves a HUGE problem with our pathetic OF. Dejesus had the most trade value at last years deadline and then promptly tore his thumb ligament crashing into a wall. He was headed for a 4.5+ WAR year when he went down, and this isnt a long term injury, it was a freak one, so its not a risk. Mazzaro was totally unnecessary and I dont think we could have gotten a better player than DeJesus for him. Looks like Billy woke up this year.
Hello David DeJesus:
Goodbye Vin Mazzaro:
Goodbye Justin Marks:
31 in 2011. Makes $6MM. In the final year of his contract. Was having a career year in 2010 until a freak injury
First official post: http://twitter.com/OaklandAs/status/2503506128801792
Up to the second thoughts: hhttp://twitter.com/#search?q=dejesus
There's a good chance he will regain his type A status too, here's an article about it: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/david-dejesus-and-type-a-status/