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A's SELL-OFF SS Chapman? ...Pass!

Link: Yankees Have Reportedly Considered Matt Chapman As Part Of Shortstop Search - MLB Trade Rumors

Any way you look at this Chapman's market value just increased by his obvious abilities as a top 3B/SS pointed out nicely by NYY discussions.

A nice turn of events for the A's who can expect a greater talent return in trades based upon his consistent legendary glove work.

Top Shortstops are rightfully valued highly today and Chapman's proven abilties at both positions should elevate offers / bids nicely.

The way to increase that value is to prove it is there, put it on display!

Chapman should open the 2022 playing season as the A's SS. Whether we trade him or keep him to be determined by the offers the A's receive.

An option that I would much prefer.

The A's should now announce Chapman as our full-time starting SS for 2022 unless traded.

Andrus can wait on the sidelines or Boras can find him a new team.

Both are Boras clients so Mr Boras has a busy trading season yet again.

Thanks to the Yanks for pointing out the obvious.

UP THE MIDDLE ALL STAR DEFENSE - The Best in MLB?
WAR RC+
3.3 99 CA Murphy-r
2.7 127 2B Kemp-l
3.4 101 SS Chapman-r
2.1 111 CF Ramon-r - misses how many games?

CORNERS DEFENSE
5.0 146 1B Olson-l
0.8 101 3B Machin-l
-0.6 78 RF Piscotty-r
1.1 103 LF Brown-l

BENCH
0.4 104 IN/OF Pinder-r
0.2 137 C/DH Austin Allen-l
0.0 000 SS Nick Allen-r
Las Vegas Shuttle: (One of: -0.4 82 OF Bolt-s, 0.0 81 OF Barrera-l, or 0.0 61 OF Reed-s)

SIGNINGS
Rule 5 Prospect

PITCHING
SP: Bassitt, Montas, Irvin, Kaprielian, Jefferies...
CLRP: Trivino
SURP: Guerra, Puk
MIRP: Acevedo, Moll, Holmes, Kolarek
LR: Honeywell Jr

TRADES / SALARY DUMPS
1.1 72 SS Andrus-r
SP : Manaea traded for quality RP? Closer? Set Up?

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The A's with Chapman at SS ushers in the Wild Wild West of 2022!

UFN: All other trades are pushed to mid season deals.