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A’s make option calls on Coco Crisp, Brett Anderson, Kurt Suzuki, Chris Young

Nov 1, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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Oakland announced four decisions on players with options for 2014, exercising their contracts on Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson while declining on Kurt Suzuki and Chris Young.

Crisp will make $7.5 million and Anderson will make $8 million, but they chose to buy out Suzuki for $650,000 instead of paying him $8.5 million and bought out Young for $1.5 million instead of a $11 million option.

For the most part all four moves were relative no-brainers, although there’s been some speculation that the A’s could look to trade Anderson to a team more in need of young pitching help after building a strong rotation mostly without him this season.

  1. rickeye9 - Nov 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    8 mill for BA is crazy but hey, someone has to be on the DL.

    • aceinthehole12 - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      We’re probably going to end up trading him during the winter meetings.

  2. APBA Guy - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Yeah, Brett could easily be trade bait. But I’m not sold on a rotation that is headed up by a 41 year old. I’d definitely want some insurance. That said, Mr. Anderson doesn’t exactly qualify as insurance after the last 2 years.

  3. maikoch - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Steroids.

  4. keltictim - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Ahh coco. Liked you as a person, loved to see your “talent” leave Boston.

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