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  1. #1
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    An old friend (ex jays)

    Billy McKinney, he's back with the A's the team that drafted him. Always liked his bat, just can't put it all together; I really thought the Dodgers might be able to "fix" him

    https://twitter.com/NBCSAthletics/st...UgJHzSdhZsp_mg
    Last edited by hanton; 04-11-2022 at 09:55 AM.

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    I was hopeful for both Mckinney and Drury when we made the trade. Had wanted prospects but thought regular playing time woulda worked.

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    Flop. So happy atkins has improved since then. Seems like heís starting to grasp the level of talent you need in the ALE.

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    Always felt like Billy and Drury were fill ins and either they figured it out or would be easily replaced.


    The Lost Boys of PSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by statquo View Post
    Always felt like Billy and Drury were fill ins and either they figured it out or would be easily replaced.
    Yeah bounce back candidates on a losing team. It's not a bad strategy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    Yeah bounce back candidates on a losing team. It's not a bad strategy

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    Yup, former first round pick. Give them a chance. Maybe next EE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    Yeah bounce back candidates on a losing team. It's not a bad strategy

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    Wrong. You don't deal your top pitcher for rebound former first round prospects who had no track record to measure. You get high ceiling top prospects when you are going into a rebuild. If they were signed as free agents, then that's a different story. Chapman was a good buy low deal because he already has a proven track record. Atkins was the laughing stock of baseball after the Happ deal. Cashman took full advantage of him.

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    Drury had a good season in Arozona before a bad season with the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderdan22 View Post
    Wrong. You don't deal your top pitcher for rebound former first round prospects who had no track record to measure. You get high ceiling top prospects when you are going into a rebuild. If they were signed as free agents, then that's a different story. Chapman was a good buy low deal because he already has a proven track record. Atkins was the laughing stock of baseball after the Happ deal. Cashman took full advantage of him.
    Sure, that may be your opinion and you are entitled to it but it doesn't make it any more right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    Sure, that may be your opinion and you are entitled to it but it doesn't make it any more right.

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    I donít think itís really opinion that it was a bad trade. It was terrible. There is a lot people could sound off on. A lot of obviously bad moves early in atkins career.

    But none of that matters if he eventually leads us to the holy ground.

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    Happ possibly stressed at deadline time that year. Stunk for 4 starts or so before being traded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wamco View Post
    Happ possibly stressed at deadline time that year. Stunk for 4 starts or so before being traded.
    Classic Atkins. Held onto him too long. I remember watching a Steve Phillips report on TSN before those 4 games where even he suggested that the Jays not wait on trading Happ because a bad start or two would have decreased Happ's value. And I believe up until those four starts, Happ pitched some gems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    Sure, that may be your opinion and you are entitled to it but it doesn't make it any more right.

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    Well, there's you and then there are people who actually know baseball so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderdan22 View Post
    Well, there's you and then there are people who actually know baseball so...
    Which is definitely not you

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny powders View Post
    which is definitely not you

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    :íd

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