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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Athletics To Acquire George Kottaras From Brewers

I’m so confused!!

The Brewers and Athletics have agreed on a trade to send catcher George Kottaras to Oakland, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.  It’s not yet known what the Brewers will receive in return.

Kottaras, 29, was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on Thursday.  The catcher has a .209/.409/.360 slash line in 116 plate appearances this year for the Brewers.  In parts of five big league seasons, Kottaras owns a .221/.326/.402 batting line.  The Brewers replenished their catching depth this afternoon when they inked Humberto Quintero to a minor league deal.

The District Attorney Posted: July 28, 2012 at 05:48 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, brewers, george kottaras, transactions

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   1. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 28, 2012 at 10:11 PM (#4194884)
I guess this is good
   2. Stormy JE Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4194922)
Via MLBTR, the White Sox acquire Liriano from the Twins in exchange for infielder Eduardo Escobar and southpaw Pedro Hernandez.
   3. jobu Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4194931)
Suzuki and Norris seem basically fine, especially as Suzuki awakens from his slumber. This is not what A's fans are looking for. Get us someone for the left side of the infield.
   4. BochysFingers Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4194933)
I like #1... Kotteras seems decent, but this is pretty unexciting news.
   5. Dan Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4194935)
Billy Beane continues collecting ex-Red Sox prospects...
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4194940)
That's quite a walk total for such a crummy hitter. Is IOB (Isolated on-base percentage) a thing?

There are rumors this will lead to a Suzuki deal to Anaheim. Mike Scioscia does love catchers that can't hit. If Suzuki does get dealt to Anaheim, his nickname should be "Trojan Horse."
   7. Dan Posted: July 28, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4194946)
I've seen it referred to as Isolated Discipline, IsoD.
   8. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: July 29, 2012 at 01:10 AM (#4194996)
Norris back to aaa?
   9. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 29, 2012 at 03:33 AM (#4195024)
Fautino de los Santos to the Brewers. Seems like a good deal for Milwaukee. He could be good.
   10. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4195152)
Norris back to aaa?

Seems pointless if getting Norris to AAA for a month was the main objective. They could have just brought Donaldson.
   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 29, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4195163)
I remember back when the Red Sox acquired him from the Padres, the consensus was "This guy is pretty much what you'd expect to get for a 48-year-old David Wells, and he's too slow to move off catcher, but his walk rate makes him interesting". That was accurate.
   12. Danny Posted: July 29, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4195175)
Kottaras looks like a league average catcher against RHP, which would be a nice improvement over the stellar .204./255/.263 line A's catchers have put up against righties this year.

DLS stil has the potential to be a good reliever, but for now he just doesn't have the control to be trusted in high leverage situations.
   13. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 29, 2012 at 02:25 PM (#4195185)
georgie isn't good enough defensively to be a regular and with his batting approach he needs to play pretty regularly so he can do more than take ball four. if he sits too much he just cannot keep his timing so he strikes out or hurries his bat when he does swing and makes poor contact. good guy.
   14. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4195335)
All the handsome Brewers get traded.
   15. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4195374)
The ugly ones leave as free agents.
   16. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4195389)
DLS stil has the potential to be a good reliever, but for now he just doesn't have the control to be trusted in high leverage situations.

And yet Ryan Cook is the closer.

In any case it's a good deal if Kottaras plays at least half the time.....and hits and walks like he has been.
   17. Dan Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4195390)
The ugly ones leave as free agents.


He was traded for Jose Veras, not a FA.
   18. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4203630)
georgie just took zack deep for a 2 run homer

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