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The A’s are cooling on the idea of trading Brett Anderson

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:


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.

  1. APBA Guy - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I think all of us A’s fans would be a little more comfortable having a healthy Mr. Anderson-something we vaguely remember-start the year for the A’s after seeing the attrition in the staff last year. If he stays healthy and pitches well to the trade deadline, the team could make an even bigger prospect haul. Or they could ride him to the playoffs. He’s got that kind of stuff.

    If he gets hurt again, well, it wasn’t meant to be. Hello, Nippon Ham.

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