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Dallas Braden will be pitching in a new area code next year

Oct 30, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

Dallas Braden‘s days with the A’s are over:

Devine is a Tommy John disaster — he’s had two TJ surgeries in three years. Braden’s issue has been his shoulder, which has limited him to three starts since the beginning of 2011, none last year.  The one thing the A’s have shown a lot of in recent years is the ability to crank out new pitchers every few years, so he was clearly expendable.

  1. pisano - Oct 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Stay away from the 949, 714, and any other So. Cal. area code red neck.

    • cosanostra71 - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      unless the Angels plan on moving to South County I don’t think 949 will be an issue

      But with the Angels likely moving on from Haren, I don’t see them pursuing a player with similar injury concerns and questions in Braden.

      • mgdsquiggy17 - Oct 30, 2012 at 7:33 PM

        isn’t Braden from 209 which is Stockton in Nor Cal?

  2. pinkfloydprism - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Wow, even the bloggers do not get an edit button.

  3. bigleagues - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    And Dallas Braden now moves firmly onto Ben Cherington’s Buy Low/High Upside Depth List.

  4. clydeserra - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I wouldn’t rule out a deal with the A’s. Despite what the national press thinks of him after the Rodriguez dust up, he is well regarded by the A’s and their players.

    • APBA Guy - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:32 AM

      Exactly right. Outrighting just opens the possibility of a minor league deal, likely what any team would offer him at this stage.

  5. edelmanfanclub - Oct 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Joey devine pitched amazing in 2008. He has beenn a decent reliever but is ridicously injury prone. I think he may be done. Braden is decent and left handed not too old. He should get 1 year deal. People should stay off his mound though.

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