So it looks like two things will happen this year, either the A’s turn it around, which seems unlikely, or the A’s will be transformed once again with many trades coming before the deadline. The question is which one should we root for?

Personally, I love trades, but also love to watch the A’s play competitive ball, however; If the A’s have no chance of securing a playoff spot, why root for the competitive, not playoff-bound team and instead root for a better 2010? What do you guys choose and why?

One things for sure, I will always be an A’s fan and Bob Geren will be gone in the next month, hopefully.

Go Michael Ynoa!

Post info: By KFinkas on May 19th, 2009
Comments: 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “2009 or beyond?”

  1. KFinkas Says:

    A’s released often injured, but high upside, Javier Herrera. He’s only 24, hopefully it wasn’t a mistake.

  2. Kevin Says:

    getting chavez’s contract off, trading holliday and hopefully many others, and firing Geren should be the steps in the right direction.
    This should start as soon as possible…trade Braden, while he has looked good, get a lot back for him while his stock is high, because there is no doubt in my mind it will be a couple years for the A’s to compete. LETS GO SAN JOSE A’s

  3. Nick Says:

    I don’t quite yet think it’s time to trade Braden away, the guy is only 25. Besides, he’s been struggling lately, so his stock can’t be that high. However, I do agree that if the A’s drop Chavez’s contract, trade Holliday (hopefully a 3B that can stay healthy will be part of the deal), and drop Geren, then this team will be taking steps in the right direction. Regardless of whether they end up in San Jose, Sacramento, Portland or Egypt, I do hope they are able to compete soon.

  4. KFinkas Says:

    First, Chavez’ contract runs through 2010 and has a buy-out only option in 2011 for over three million. His salary unfortunately, will be with us until the buy-out.

    Eventually the A’s will half to forget the “money ball” strategy and draft players with true potential to hit, and not just to get on base. The strategy only works when you have a couple power hitters in the lineup, as they had with Giambi, Tejada etc.

  5. Nick Says:

    Is it me or did an A’s pitcher finally just get out of the first inning without giving up a run?

  6. KFinkas Says:

    How about the six? All for naught?

  7. KFinkas Says:

    Bailey’s a bad ass though…

  8. Nick Says:

    The pitching has done well through the first 8, however, the offense has not through the first 9. Hopefully, they send this to extras and win.

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