Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A’s acquire Stephen Drew

The #Athletics have acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the #Diamondbacks, the club announced this evening.

sardonic Posted: August 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: arizona, oakland, trades

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. shoewizard Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4213396)
For Sean Jamieson a 23 yr old in the Midwest League hitting .234 Former 17th round pick.

pro rated Drew is owed roughly 2 million the rest of the season. He has a mutual option for 10 million with a 1.35 million buyout.

So almost certainly money is exchanging hands here, as I can't see the A's absorbing 3.35 million bucks for a guy coming off a serious injury and hitting .193/.290/.311 since he's come back (40 games, 155 PA's)
   2. Al Kaline Trio Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:20 AM (#4213401)
The final piece!
   3. Al Kaline Trio Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM (#4213402)
From BB-ref

A's shortstops so far this season.
.187/.253 /.292 OPS.545

Drew's line is an improvement. How are the A's in contention?
   4. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:30 AM (#4213403)
Drew's line is an improvement. How are the A's in contention?

Their chief weapon is surprise.
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 21, 2012 at 03:58 AM (#4213431)
Kevin Towers has a plan ... to keep his job by being an outstanding budget cutter...
   6. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:25 AM (#4213522)
Seems like a good idea. I was a little surprised they didn't make this move at the deadline. Drew could bounceback, and he can't be any worse.
   7. ColonelTom Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:53 AM (#4213555)
Their chief weapon is surprise.


And ruthless market inefficiencies!
   8. Dale Sams Posted: August 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM (#4213582)
So that's how Aviles cleared waivers. The A's didn't need him.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM (#4213585)
So that's how Aviles cleared waivers. The A's didn't need him.

He cleared waivers? Never mind the A's, about 20 other teams could use him, too.
   10. Danny Posted: August 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4213910)
Yeah, why didn't they claim Aviles? At the least, he's certainly better than Sogard/Rosales.
   11. Al Kaline Trio Posted: August 21, 2012 at 02:41 PM (#4213945)
I think that Melvin might have had something to do with the decision to land Drew since he played for him and was successful. Is Aviles better than Pennington?
   12. Amit Posted: August 21, 2012 at 02:52 PM (#4213960)
So almost certainly money is exchanging hands here, as I can't see the A's absorbing 3.35 million bucks for a guy coming off a serious injury and hitting .193/.290/.311 since he's come back (40 games, 155 PA's)
According to Ken Rosenthal, the A's are paying all of the $3.3M for Drew's salary and next year's option.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/237940802276433920
   13. Cowboy Popup Posted: August 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM (#4213966)
Zips projects drew at .256/.320/.422. If all it costs is money, I think it's worth figuring out if Drew can actually hit like that. As Willie Mayspedes points out, they are getting nothing from the position at the moment.

Aviles, who has really sucked since a very hot start, is projected at .255/.301/.422. Rolling the dice on Drew seems to have a bit more upside, even if it is more expensive.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: August 21, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4213979)
The option is described as "mutual," can drew exercise it?
   15. JJ1986 Posted: August 21, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4213983)
The option is described as "mutual," can drew exercise it?


Probably Drew decides first to exercise it then Oakland gets the option of the buyout or paying him.
   16. Danny Posted: August 21, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4214251)
The A's optioned Jemile Weeks and DFA'd Graham Godfrey to make room for Drew.
   17. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 21, 2012 at 07:11 PM (#4214271)
About time. Weeks has been pathetic most of the year.
   18. Walt Davis Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:12 PM (#4214346)
Their chief weapon is surprise.

The A's offense is the pointed cushion.

(That joke would have worked better last year or the year before, curse you Josh Reddick and Yeonis Cespedes!)
   19. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4214361)
Sogard's .181 BABIP is an absurdity. How has he managed that? He seems to be popping up at an extremely high rate.
   20. Justin T is going to crush some tacos Thursday Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4214366)
I'm sure others have said it before, but Joe Morgan on ESPN always used to mention after saying someone was a good fastball hitter, that everyone is a good fastball hitter.

Jemile Weeks is the exception. That guy can not get around on anyone's fastball. I've never seen anything quite like it. And fastballs became just about all he would see, and he still couldn't do it!
   21. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 21, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4214373)
Jemile Weeks is the exception. That guy can not get around on anyone's fastball. I've never seen anything quite like it. And fastballs became just about all he would see, and he still couldn't do it!

Weeks getting optioned out is disappointing. He's a lot of fun as a player, and I hope he gets it turned around. FOR OAKLAND, and not somebody else.
   22. Walt Davis Posted: August 22, 2012 at 03:32 AM (#4214499)
Well, the guys who can't hit fastballs usually don't make the majors and those that do get shipped out early. Weeks' career was kinda going nowhere until that hot 200 PA at AAA in 2011. 267/335/403 as a 23-year-old in AA can't possibly project well. ZiPS however was not fooled and projected him to 267/318/374, 88 OPS+. He's been even worse of course.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Infinite Joost (Voxter)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(4833 - 12:24pm, Oct 31)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogJoe Maddon is to become Cubs manager, sources say
(122 - 12:21pm, Oct 31)
Last: zonk

NewsblogAngell: The Best
(24 - 12:18pm, Oct 31)
Last: AROM, Instagram Gangsta

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(643 - 12:17pm, Oct 31)
Last: chris p

NewsblogNo, Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored an inside the park home run
(153 - 12:15pm, Oct 31)
Last: AROM, Instagram Gangsta

NewsblogDeadline: World Series Ratings: Game 7 Scores Home Run For Fox
(19 - 12:09pm, Oct 31)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogNY Times: In Rare Film, White Sox Before They Were Black Sox
(3 - 12:08pm, Oct 31)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogMLB -- It's time to back off on manager bashing - ESPN
(9 - 12:05pm, Oct 31)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogStatcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7
(1 - 12:03pm, Oct 31)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-31-2014
(16 - 11:59am, Oct 31)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogSend Alex Gordon! | FiveThirtyEight
(95 - 11:57am, Oct 31)
Last: Zach

NewsblogFull Count ยป Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to 2-year contract
(25 - 11:54am, Oct 31)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogBoston.com: Youk Retires
(11 - 11:19am, Oct 31)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogA Visit to Madison Bumgarner Country, and a Proud Father's Home - NYTimes.com
(3 - 11:06am, Oct 31)
Last: Hal Chase School of Professionalism

NewsblogNewest Hall of Fame Candidates Announced
(65 - 10:46am, Oct 31)
Last: Ron J2

Page rendered in 0.1232 seconds
52 querie(s) executed