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    yeah definitely gonna be a good offseason cant wait for all the moves and spring training. it needs to arrive already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidersfan93 View Post
    A's exercise Balfour, Decline Drew

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...ine-drews.html

    This is strange to me, I know 10 mil is a lot for the A's, I just don't see another options there for us, at least internally.
    Didn't matter if the A's had picked up the option because Boris was going to decline it so Drew can go on the open Market.

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    I hate Scott Boras. His clients rarely sign with us
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsfanSince99 View Post
    Didn't matter if the A's had picked up the option because Boris was going to decline it so Drew can go on the open Market.
    But it would've saved money by not having to pay the buyout to the option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raidersfan93 View Post
    A's exercise Balfour, Decline Drew

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...ine-drews.html

    This is strange to me, I know 10 mil is a lot for the A's, I just don't see another options there for us, at least internally.
    I don't get the surprise about Drew. It was pretty obvious it was going to happen. The question the whole time has been will we sign him to a multi-year deal. As for the Balfour part no surprise, good to see.

    Also Braden and Devine outrighted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezombie View Post
    But it would've saved money by not having to pay the buyout to the option.
    How? if both sides agreed, we'd be on the hook for $10.5M next season.

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    A's took Braden and Devine off the 40 man roster and they both accepted there outright releases today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsfanSince99 View Post
    How? if both sides agreed, we'd be on the hook for $10.5M next season.
    Had drew rejected the option the A's wouldn't have had to pay the 1.5 buyout.

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    A's sign P, Mike Ekstrom to a minor league contract and is invited to ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezombie View Post
    Had drew rejected the option the A's wouldn't have had to pay the 1.5 buyout.
    so you're saying that we shud have accepted the option on drew just to keep from paying the $1.5M buyout? That's a risky move.

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    No, that's not really what I'm saying. In reality the A's would only be paying 8.5 million for the 1 year as the 1.5 buyout is already a sunk cost. So 8.5 million for one year of Drew? I say it's worth the risk, and it's only 1 year. If he declines, fine, we don't have to pay our "sunk cost". But that's not the way it went. Frankly, I think Drew is going elsewhere, and so we have no SS. When was the last time a FA Boras client signed with us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezombie View Post
    No, that's not really what I'm saying. In reality the A's would only be paying 8.5 million for the 1 year as the 1.5 buyout is already a sunk cost. So 8.5 million for one year of Drew? I say it's worth the risk, and it's only 1 year. If he declines, fine, we don't have to pay our "sunk cost". But that's not the way it went. Frankly, I think Drew is going elsewhere, and so we have no SS. When was the last time a FA Boras client signed with us?
    Oic, thanks for clearing that up. That's actually a very good point. I wonder why Billy and Co. didn't go that route. I think you are right that Drew signs elsewhere.

    It looks like we'll be going into 2013 at SS like we did going into 2012 at 3B (post Sizemore injury).

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    Grant Green to SS!! LOL jp. hopefully we can get drew back on 2-3 years, just in time for showtime Addison Russel to be ready to come up to the bigs
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    All we really need at SS is someone who can play D. Sure, it'd be nice to get an all around player but those guys are hard to come by at SS.

    Of course, we could go after Scutaro...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stash View Post
    All we really need at SS is someone who can play D. Sure, it'd be nice to get an all around player but those guys are hard to come by at SS.

    Of course, we could go after Scutaro...
    We had that with Pennington and we all got frustrated after a while.
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