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DLD 8/23/2013: Catcher is found edition

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Fresh links, old catcher

Can Suzuki be the Milone and Griffin whisperer?
Can Suzuki be the Milone and Griffin whisperer?
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In case you missed it, the A's have a new catcher.  Same as an old catcher, actually.  He will wear #22.

The casualty is, of course, Derek Norris.  The team announced he was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to 8/21.

The pitchers seem excited on Twitter.  Here are their reactions:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Excited to throw to/shake off <a href="https://twitter.com/kurtsuzuki">@kurtsuzuki</a> when he catches me again.</p>&mdash; Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettAnderson49/statuses/370783377109946368">August 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Extremely excited that <a href="https://twitter.com/kurtsuzuki">@kurtsuzuki</a> is back with us!</p>&mdash; Tommy Milone (@TommyMilone_57) <a href="https://twitter.com/TommyMilone_57/statuses/370918383182966784">August 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Suuuuuuuzzzzzuuuuussskkiiii! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PapaSlobisBack&amp;src=hash">#PapaSlobisBack</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/kurtsuzuki">@kurtsuzuki</a></p>&mdash; Jarrod Parker (@JarrodBParker) <a href="https://twitter.com/JarrodBParker/statuses/370938824060592128">August 23, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Not sure about the Papa Slob thing, but I'll assume it's a term of endearment.

Other stuff:

How much would you pay for one year of Mike Trout?

About $40M, most likely.

Vin Scully is returning in 2014

One year ago today, the A's were shut down by Alex Cobb and the Rays.

Good thing there's no way the A's will face the Rays in the playoffs or anything.  That could be bad.

Dump away.