Happy Monday, Athletics Nation!
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving—I’m still away from home, and A’s news has not been dropping at a torrential pace, so please forgive my being somewhat brief in handing off your latest news links.
Sean Murphy continues to attract trade interest, as the Rays are now apparently checking in on the A’s star catcher according to Simon Hampton at MLB Trade Rumors.
Meanwhile, AN’s own legendary Blogfather profiled Oakland’s new mayor elect, Sheng Thao, and discussed how her victory could affect the proposed Howard Terminal development. And while I’m on the subject, I’d like to offer up a mea culpa for referring to Thao’s mayoral opponent, Loren Taylor, as a ‘she’ in my Friday rumblings—I’m sure I’d have known Taylor is a ‘he’ if I lived in Oakland. This Angeleno regrets the error.
Have a wonderful week, AN!
- Nico: Holier Than Thao: A Look At Oakland’s Surprise New Mayor
- Hampton: Rays Interested in Sean Murphy
- Polishuk: NPB’s Yokohama BayStars To Sign J.B. Wendelken
MLB News & Interest:
- Ahram: Looking For A Match For Joey Gallo
- Polishuk: Dodgers “Have Shown Interest” In Willy Adames
- Sammon: Jacob deGrom or Justin Verlander? 10 scouts/execs weigh in on who they’d prefer ($)
- Johnson: Big Hype Prospects: Miller, Nunez, Thomas, Ramos, Duran
- Ahram: Dodgers Have Interest In Xander Bogaerts, Alex Reyes
- Ahram: White Sox to Sign Mike Clevinger
- Today in Baseball History
Best of Twitter:
D.Guerra/J.Koenig/D.MacKinnon non-tendered, OF Brent Rooker claimed off waivers, LHP Hogan Harris & OF Lawrence Butler added to 40-man, D.Jefferies to LV, RHP Rico Garcia/1B Trenton Brooks & Kevin Cron/2B Pablo Reyes & Tyler Wade signed MiLB deals/to LV…https://t.co/joKXkzbDRy— Athletics Farm (@AthleticsFarm) November 26, 2022
Blue poppin in those vintage whites.
My Duck-loving dad agrees w/ Cole.
PAC-12 football sucks. There. I said it.— Cole Irvin (@Swirvin_irvin19) November 27, 2022