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Elephant Rumblings: Brett Anderson rumors, former A’s find new homes

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Is there room for two Andersons in the rotation?
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Happy New Year, Athletics Nation! Unfortunately I have some bittersweet news to begin 2019, but it’s for the best possible reason so really it’s happy news. Our friend Frederic_Henry will be stepping back from the daily Elephant Rumblings, because his family has recently developed a new rookie from their farm system and so his time and energy are needed at home. Thank you Frederic (Jack) for doing such great, consistent, reliable work over the last two years, and the whole community wishes you the best!

Fear not, though, because AN won’t be missing a beat. Next week, a familiar face will return to the front-page lineup to ensure that we get our serving of fresh, hot links every morning, or at least three days a week until spring starts. For now, here’s a new issue to get us caught up through the beginning of the new year (going back through our last edition on Dec 19).

A’s Coverage:

Kind of old A’s news:

Former A’s on the move:

MLB News:

Hot stove updates:

  • LHP Yusei Kikuchi to Mariners (~4/$56M)
  • LHP Zach Britton to Yankees (3/$39M)
  • LHP Andrew Miller to Cardinals (2/$25M)
  • RHP David Robertson to Phillies (2/$23M)
  • RHP Joe Kelly to Dodgers (3/$25M)
  • RHP Anibal Sanchez to Nationals (2/$19M)
  • RHP Matt Shoemaker to Blue Jays (1/$4M)
  • 2B Daniel Murphy to Rockies (2/$24M)
  • 2B Ian Kinsler to Padres (2/$8M)
  • DH Nelson Cruz to Twins (1/$14M)
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki to Yankees (1/$0.6M, no-trade)
  • Updated list of Top 20 remaining free agents
  • Kyle Farmer trade (LAD/CIN): Puig/Kemp/Wood/Farmer/cash to Reds, prospects and dead money to Dodgers
  • Daily Dipoto trade (SEA/MIL): OF Domingo Santana to Mariners, Ben Gamel and a prospect to Brewers
  • Brewers trade another OF (MIL/NYM): OF Keon Broxton to Mets, prospects to Brewers

Baseball Interest Stories:

Best of Twitter:

  • The newest Koo transit map!
  • Ken, you can announce my lunch anytime you need practice!
  • I’d been waiting for the longest time to make Billy Joel jokes about Fiers.
  • I still refuse to give attention to the Kyler Murray drama non-story, but this amazing touchdown pass at the Orange Bowl set college football records and is worth watching.
  • Monster dongs!
  • Finally, in case you missed this in December ...