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    With Cliff Pennington on the DL and Oakland closing in on the wild card there is speculation about trading for a shortstop. At the moment Brandon Hicks and Eric Sogard are manning shortstop. Both of them have had key clutch hits in the A's winning streak, but their stats overall don't look very good. There are no stats for clutch hits vs ordinary hits. There is talk about a trade for Yunal Escobar of Toronto and high paid Hanley Ramirez ( Yuk! That last name again! ) of the Marlins to take over shortstop. Neither of them are looking that great this year or playing better than Pennington did at his best. I'm even more worried that a trade for one of them could upset the "winning mindset" or "chemistry" of the A's as they are now!

    There is also talk about an upgrade at 3rd base.

    Chase Headley 3B with the Padres is in the trade rumor mix! He sure is good looking in my eyes so I may have to disqualify myself as being biased. The Padres have made it clear that they want some big time serious prospects in return for Headley! The Padres probably won't take oldies like Crisp and Colon. Every time I'm losing faith in Brandon Inge at 3rd he comes back with a key hit or a homer, like today, which seemed to demoralize the Toronto Blue Jays in their loss to Oakland
    ( June 24 ).

    What should the A's do?
    Last edited by anna; 07-24-2012, 09:26 PM.

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    Headley works for me - he will definitely fill a hole at 3B. We are still back to looking for a SS. It won't be Hanley Ramirez since the Dodgers got him. If we can get both Headley and Escobar, that'd be sweet - but it would cost us some pitching. I am surprised as anyone that we've done so well with a makeshift infield.
    WAR? Prove it!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
      Headley works for me - he will definitely fill a hole at 3B. We are still back to looking for a SS. It won't be Hanley Ramirez since the Dodgers got him. If we can get both Headley and Escobar, that'd be sweet - but it would cost us some pitching. I am surprised as anyone that we've done so well with a makeshift infield.
      Don't mess with the chemistry !!!! Inge is fine at 3rd..Pennington, Hicks and Sogard are also. ...Hanley is a cancer and I'm glad he went to the Dodgers...


      ps: ANNA, Inge is better looking then Headley....:hyper:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
        Headley works for me - he will definitely fill a hole at 3B. We are still back to looking for a SS. It won't be Hanley Ramirez since the Dodgers got him. If we can get both Headley and Escobar, that'd be sweet - but it would cost us some pitching. I am surprised as anyone that we've done so well with a makeshift infield.
        Hi Mlazar!

        Yeah you're right Inge is good looking and likable! I'm sure the Padres will pillage the A's prospects and take a young high quality starter before they part with Headley! They've let be known more or less that they want more for Headley than he's worth. I'm glad the Dodgers got Hanley Ramirez! I think a Cliff Pennington come back would bench Escobar, if the A's obtain him. Again Sogard and Hicks have awful looking stats, but when they hit it's often a key clutch hit and sometimes a winning hit! I won't forget Brandon Hick's walk off home run that sunk the Rangers in the botton of the 9th.
        http://www.athleticsnation.com/2012/...k-walk-off-win
        For some reason I just feel Escobar has more unproductive hits and unjustly better looking offensive stats.
        Last edited by anna; 07-25-2012, 11:59 AM.

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        • #5

          George Kotteras
          http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Milwau..._i7986008_.htm
          The only trade on the horizon appears to be a deal for the Brewers back up catcher George Kotteras.
          http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/new...s_oak&c_id=oak
          I don't know what to make of this. Suzuki is in a slump and although Derek Norris' stats don't look too impressive he's had key clutch hits, including a walk off homer that got the A's out of the funk they were in. I think Norris and Suzuki should get some credit for the good performance of A's pitchers. I hope a new catcher doesn't unsettle these pitchers.

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          • #6
            It's official! The A's obtain George Kotteras for Fautino De Los Santos!
            http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/new...s_oak&c_id=oak

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            • #7
              Originally posted by anna View Post
              It's official! The A's obtain George Kotteras for Fautino De Los Santos!
              http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/new...s_oak&c_id=oak
              You bet me to it Anna... He'll be nothing more than insurance, but better safe than sorry!!!
              WAR? Prove it!

              Trusted Traders: ttmman21, Dalkowski110, BoofBonser26, Kearns643, HudsonHarden, Extra Innings, MadHatter, Mike D., J.P., SShifflett

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                You bet me to it Anna... He'll be nothing more than insurance, but better safe than sorry!!!
                Hi Zito,
                It looks like the left handed batting Kotteras will be starting against right handed pitchers with Suzuki facing the southpaws. Derek Norris was sent to the minors for now, but I think he has a bright future.
                http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/new...k_oak&c_id=oak

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