Frank Thomas to the A’s
Oakland will be on the hook only for about $337,000 — a prorated share of the $390,000 minimum — so this move was a bargain for general manager Billy Beane and a club looking to boost its power numbers.
If that’s all they gave up, this could frankly be astounding: they get his rebound year, let someone else eat the resulting FA contract, and get him back for prorated league minimum.
Prorated league minimum.
Depressed? Cheer up–