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  1. I understand the PCL is a hitter friendly environment, but I’d still rather have a relatively young hitting prospect that’s actually putting up good numbers, rather than the projection guy that’s not producing at all. We have enough of those guys. I could see this guy becoming our next Harold Ramirez
  2. We should go get that Brinson guy. If not, ill settle for Monte.
  3. I think a team desperate to compete prior to a major sell off would. The A’s are going to lose a good amount of their pieces this year with guys getting expensive in arbitration...Olson, Chapman, Laureano, etc. This core likely won’t be around next year, and they desperately needed an OF piece to give them a chance. Also consider, outside of Gallo, impactful OF bats were few and far between. We now know the Rangers wanted a haul of prospects for Gallo. That paired with Gallo galloping around that spacious OF paint a good picture as to why they ponied up for Marte. Not to mention that fact that he costs them $0 this year with Miami paying the remainder of his salary One last point, Oakland traded for Elvis Andrus this offseason instead of resigning Marcus Semien. Yes, Oakland is a smart team and is pretty protective of their prospects. But no team is perfect, especially not desperate ones
  4. I don’t think you brush off his struggles, but context paints a much more optimistic picture than baseball reference. For starter, Luzardo has already had success at the big league level, not to mention in the playoffs at an extremely young age. Brinson had not prior to being sent to Miami. As I mentioned earlier, Luzardo was brought up to the show extremely early. Had he pitched in AAA his age 22 and 23 seasons (like most big prospects) he would’ve absolutely dominated that league and probably positioned himself as a top 5 prospect in baseball. The industry became infatuated with Edward Cabrera after dominating A+ and AA ball at age 21. Luzardo was dominating AAA and had a successful cup of coffee in the show at that age. Instead, Oak challenged (or rushed) him, and he responded quite well. This year has been rough for him, no doubt. But it’s also a total of about 60 IP at age 23 for a guy who wasn’t allowed proper time to develop. We basically just got an elite level pitching prospect who we’ve been able to see pitch in the majors some. All for 2 months of Marte. And the best part? We aren’t reliant on him developing into an ace. If he develops into a 2/3? Awesome. If not, totally fine. We have enough depth to fill in the spots. Even his worst case is a really intriguing reliever option
  5. I can almost guarantee you they aren’t looking at him as the CF of the future lol. We really have to start giving them more credit than this.
  6. Fun fact, Luzardo is only 6 months older than Eddy Cabrera. He’s the example for why not to rush guys to the big leagues, but also why not to give up on them when they struggle. People that point to his struggles this year also forget what he would’ve been doing to AA batters last year. Guy would’ve been one of the top prospects in baseball if he followed that trajectory
  7. I know this was meant to be a joke, but it’s absolutely accurate. I can already see the feature.... “Marlins get two intriguing youngsters and the A’s will pay the remainder of Marte’s contract”
  8. Not necessarily as the new CF would presumably have more team control (and team friendly contract) in addition to being younger.
  9. Excellent return for 2 months of Marte. Now the big decision; what impact bat are they able to get with the pitching surplus. They’ve done an A+ job acquiring the talent, who they acquire with it will determine our next 2-3 years
  10. I actually think Tuck would be a really nice addition if we aren’t able to make a move for Bart, etc. Veteran who plays great defense and calls a great game. Would really help the young staff, and contribute more offensively than Leon. Could be Cervelli-esque
  11. Here’s a list of FA CF for this offseason - Marte - JBJ - Kevin Pillar Thats about it. Which is why Marte should have value even as a rental, and why Miami is exploring trading for a controllable CF’er. To compare, here’s a list of FA C - Tucker Barnhart - Yadi - Christian Vazquez - d’Arnaud Still not great, but there’s 3/4 starter level players there.
  12. To answer your first question, no. We don’t really have that many CF prospects. Decent amount of interesting corner OF prospects; Jesus Sanchez, Bleday, Conine, Burdick, etc., but no true CF guy on the way. Burdick has been playing some CF, but he’s not exactly tearing up AA and shouldn’t be counted on next year. Neither should Monte, Connor Scott, VV Mesa, etc. CF is just as much of a need as C, if not more given the expectations of the position
  13. Not worried about losing out on a couple of later draft picks in order to sign the big 3. Get Watson, Mack and Morisette done and then figure out the rest from there
  14. I think the 2nd will follow the 1st based on the past 2 years
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