Dec 10, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
Reported yesterday that he was being viewed by more teams as a “Plan B” trade target, the A’s are reportedly now thinking of not shopping Brett Anderson. Jeff Passan:
Sources: Teams believe A’s have cooled on idea of trading Brett Anderson this week. May still go eventually. Just not close to a guarantee.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2013
Like anyone else, if they get a good offer they’ll trade him. And by signaling to the world that they may not want to trade him, the A’s are simultaneously hoping that the offers get better. No one not named Trout or Harper is above being traded.
Anderson has been hurt a good deal, and thus has only made 43 starts and 11 relief appearances at the major league level over the past three seasons. But he’s only 25 and has nice stuff. He’s owed $8 million next season and the A’s have a $12 million option for 2015.
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