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Jerry Blevins Traded to Nationals

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Ben's Chili Bowl is tasty, Jerry.
Ben's Chili Bowl is tasty, Jerry.
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Billy Beane is on some kind trade mania meds or something.  We have Cotillo and Passan teaming up for info:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nationals&amp;src=hash">#Nationals</a> acquire Jerry Blevins from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&amp;src=hash">#Athletics</a></p>&mdash; Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/statuses/410845953357131776">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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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:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nationals send Billy Burns, their minor league player of the year, to Oakland for Jerry Blevins.</p>&mdash; Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/statuses/410846727567323136">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Burns, acquired by Oakland, lives up to his name: He stole 74 bases and was caught just seven times last season.</p>&mdash; Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/statuses/410847435414466560">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Dave Cameron seems to like him:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Burns is a homeless man&#39;s Billy Hamilton.  Probably shouldn&#39;t give that up for a LOOGY.</p>&mdash; David Cameron (@DCameronFG) <a href="https://twitter.com/DCameronFG/statuses/410847206460383232">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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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.