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Elephant Rumblings: A’s add Japanese RHP Shohei Tomioka

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  • 1978 — Commissioner Bowie Kuhn cancels the recent trade that sent pitcher Vida Blue from the Oakland Athletics to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash. Believing that the Athletics did not receive adequate compensation, Kuhn recommends that the trade be restructured. On February 25th, Oakland will acquire Revering in a different trade, this time for pitcher Doug Bair. On March 15th, the Athletics will once again trade Blue, this time to the San Francisco Giants for seven players and $400,000. Blue will win 18 games for the Giants this season.

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  • There isn’t much info out there on Tomioka, but I’m interested to find out what the A’s see here...
  • This is fascinating stuff - I highly recommend clicking through to both threads for some really interesting analysis...
  • This could be something, more likely nothing. But it’s worth keeping an eye on...