And the teardown continues
If you, like me, wondered if Beane was going to have the energy to tear down the A’s and rebuild this off-season, well… this just goes to show us, O we of little faith.
Gio Gonzalez is a top-tier pitching prospect, and they also got RHP Fautino De Los Santos and OF-L Ryan Sweeney.
They may move into the new park is ready to reel off another series of pennant runs.
Annoying fantasy story: in the recently-deceased DMB league I played in (with Dave and Jason!), I drafted Swisher as a minor leaguer and worried that he was going to be a guy who couldn’t hit enough for first or a corner outfield spot or play defense to stick in center. So I traded him for Zach Duke, which looked great, then okay and then increasingly horrible as Zach’s arm disintegrated, leaving me knowing way too much about both players’ careers. Anyway.