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    Frank Thomas could be headed to Oakland.

    From Rotoworld:
    Before leaving the winter meetings today, A's GM Billy Beane met with free agent Frank Thomas.
    "He looks fantastic," Beane said. "The best I've ever seen him, actually." ESPN's Peter Gammons expects that the A's could have Thomas signed soon. The Twins were supposed to be the primary competition.
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    I've heard that one too recently.IMO,Thomas would be a good fit as a DH in Oakland.If healthy,he could hit really well in that ballpark.

    But at the same time,especially with the emergence of Dan Johnson at 1B,what happens to Erubiel Durazo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I've heard that one too recently.IMO,Thomas would be a good fit as a DH in Oakland.If healthy,he could hit really well in that ballpark.

    But at the same time,especially with the emergence of Dan Johnson at 1B,what happens to Erubiel Durazo?

    Durazo is a free agent I believe. i may be wrong

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    You're right Jake,Durazo is a FA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    You're right Jake,Durazo is a FA.
    Durazo is a free agent, and he will NOT be back with the A's. I've read that Toronto and possibly Arizona are interested in him.

    I've brought up the Frank Thomas possibility before. I think it's more likely that he'll be signed than Barry Zito being traded away.

    Speaking of Zito, how would a Zito for Alfonso Soriano deal look? Of course, Soriano would have to be signed by Texas first then traded, along with some salary compensation....
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    Frank Thomas an A? It will be a strange sight to see him in green and yellow instead of the White Sox jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees rule
    Frank Thomas an A? It will be a strange sight to see him in green and yellow instead of the White Sox jersey.
    You're right about that one.

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    Question Why?

    Why did the A's not resign Durazo. He was one hell of a batter...talking to himslef during at-bats! . He's also a very good hitter. Why get rid of him AND Scott Hatteberg?
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    Durazo was Beane's "holy grail" a few years back. IMO, part of the reason why he wasn't resigned was the fact he didn't produce like Beane thought he would. I sorta think he was an underachiever, and played a bit lazy the last year and a half or so. Plus getting injured isn't a good way to lock down a new contract. It's time to cut the losses and move on. Not that signing Thomas will vastly improve things.
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    Has anyone heard any news on this? I think the rumors have all but died... I wonder where Big Frank will end up....?
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    Re-confirmation of Frank Thomas rumor to Oakland

    I was on the way to work this morning listening to ESPN radio, as usual, and they had mentioned that the Athletics have been talking to Frank Thomas more this week. Its looking very likely, but not a 100% yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito75
    Durazo was Beane's "holy grail" a few years back. IMO, part of the reason why he wasn't resigned was the fact he didn't produce like Beane thought he would. I sorta think he was an underachiever, and played a bit lazy the last year and a half or so. Plus getting injured isn't a good way to lock down a new contract. It's time to cut the losses and move on. Not that signing Thomas will vastly improve things.
    between a healthy Frank Thomas (even in decline) and a healthy Erubiel Durazo, Thomas is a far superior hitter. at the very least, Thomas has never gotten injured while sitting on the bench as Durazo seemed more than capable of doing last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otis89
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    The AP is reporting that FRANK THOMAS will be signed to a one-year deal with the A's.....

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10369813/from/RS.1/

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    If healthy,the A's will have gotten a steal wuth Frank.Even if he does get all of the incentives,$3.1 million is not bad at all.

    It will be a little wierd for me to se him wearing green and gold the first few times,but I think he'll eventually settle in nicely.

    Best of luck Big Hurt.

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    it already happened

    Thomas agreed to a $500,000, one-year deal with Oakland on Wednesday, giving the A's the big right-handed bat they've been searching for in the middle of their lineup. He will be formally introduced today
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    Anyone have a picture of Frank Thomas is Athletics gear? I just cannot picture that guy playing in anything other than Black and White.
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    congrats to the a's and their fans.
    12 homers in just over 100 at-bats last season.

    the practically risk-free acquisition came about after the white sox bought out thomas' 2006 option for $3.5M and oakland agreed to paying thomas $500,000, plus health- and plate appearance-based incentives that could reach $3.1 M
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonharden
    Anyone have a picture of Frank Thomas is Athletics gear? I just cannot picture that guy playing in anything other than Black and White.
    Ask and you shall recieve.

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    ::shivers:: wow thats hard to take.

    more power to him though, I hope him the best success. Oakland is getting THE best OBP hitter maybe of all-time.
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    Any predictions on his stats this year?

    I say .281 avg/ 27 HR/ 83 RBI.
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