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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oakland A’s Stunner: Weeks sent to Sacramento

OAKLAND—Second baseman Jemile Weeks, one year removed from a standout rookie season, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for new shortstop Stephen Drew.

Yeah not sure why anyone expected that his stunning batting average would have kept him in the Majors. Even in the Bermuda Triangle of suck that has been the A’s middle infield all year.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 21, 2012 at 07:10 PM | 36 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Squash Posted: August 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4214444)
A's just turned a triple play. That's nice.
   2. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 21, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4214446)
Weeks was the one untouchable on the roster, in the offseason. Beane built a team around him.
   3. Bruce Markusen Posted: August 21, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4214457)
Weeks has been awful, so this really shouldn't be surprising. Shooty Babitt had a better year at second for the A's back in the early eighties.
   4. bobm Posted: August 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM (#4214477)
This was weird.

OAKLAND -- A's players found out they had a new teammate during the seventh inning of their Monday game against the Minnesota Twins, when it was announced over the public address system.

Before shortstop Adam Rosales stepped to the plate, it was announced over the in-stadium speakers that another shortstop, Stephen Drew, had been acquired by Oakland from the Diamondbacks for Single-A infielder Sean Jamieson. Moments later, Rosales popped out.


http://www.csnbayarea.com/baseball-oakland-athletics/athletics-talk/As-react-to-addition-of-Stephen-Drew?blockID=760325&feedID=2797
   5. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4214484)
Amazing GF is ####### pissed about this. "Whaaaat? I liked Weeks!" (pause, glares at me) "You really are just rooting for laundry, aren't you?"
No snappy answers here.
   6. Meatwad Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:31 AM (#4214486)
Dont worry, he is just scouting new terrotiry for the morhership in case san jose fails.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: August 22, 2012 at 02:51 AM (#4214493)
Rosters expand in 10 days ... unless Sac is going to the playoffs, Weeks will be back then. And, sure, it was awkward timing but I assume Rosales becomes one of the 2B options for the rest of the season.

Also it's the A's ... Drew will now hit 100/090/110 and Rosales will look like an exciting option.
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 22, 2012 at 09:27 AM (#4214542)
Despite having a terrible season, Weeks is still leading the American League in triples.
   9. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 22, 2012 at 09:41 AM (#4214552)
whatever they served at the weeks family easter dinner please take it off future menus

yowsa
   10. Danny Posted: August 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM (#4214608)
A Pennington/Rosales platoon should be at least as good as Weeks, assuming Penny picks up 2B quickly enough (he has played some there before).

This would have been the perfect year for Wes Timmons to finally get a big league role, but he just started off the season so horribly.

Also, Anderson looked pretty awesome last night.
   11. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4214613)
It's 9 days...I'm assuming it's just a temporary middle-infield roster crunch. And I'm guessing Weeks was sent down due to Options issues with some of their other struggling players.
   12. dr. scott Posted: August 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM (#4214699)
If the A's go to the playoffs, how long back would we have to go to find an infield in the playoffs that hits that poorly. 1B, for the first time since early Hattaberg is doing really well, so that might scew the numbers.
   13. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4214700)
Weeks has been awful, so this really shouldn't be surprising. Shooty Babitt had a better year at second for the A's back in the early eighties.

Holla!

If the A's go to the playoffs, how long back would we have to go to find an infield in the playoffs that hits that poorly. 1B, for the first time since early Hattaberg is doing really well, so that might scew the numbers.

I would guess the 1981 A's, in all seriousness. They were pretty bad.
   14. Covfefe Posted: August 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM (#4214716)
whatever they served at the weeks family easter dinner please take it off future menus

yowsa


This.

Cripes, they've been about as awful as a pair of talented brothers can be.

Are all the Molinas accounted for? Are we sure that some of them haven't decided to expand their market to 2B and have cleverly hidden their transition by appearing to be too fast to be suspected as Molinas?
   15. Danny Posted: August 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM (#4214726)
And I'm guessing Weeks was sent down due to Options issues with some of their other struggling players.

They could have optioned Rosales, who has already been optioned this year. Or Pennington, to have him adjust to 2B in the minors. Not that I would have preferred the latter.
If the A's go to the playoffs, how long back would we have to go to find an infield in the playoffs that hits that poorly. 1B, for the first time since early Hattaberg is doing really well, so that might scew the numbers.

2009 Twins?
   16. dr. scott Posted: August 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4214748)
2009 Twins... yea thats pretty bad. If you include the catcher the A's are much worse though.

Wow, 81 A's are a facinating group. All the outfielders and the DH are around 130 OPS+, and all the infielders and catcher are closer to 80-90.
   17. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:05 PM (#4214780)
since the break rickie weeks has hit .264/.349/.465

pretty much his career norms. he had a horrible first half. happens
   18. Danny Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4214809)
Ugggh, good thing Anderson and McCarthy are back because now Colon is suspended 50 games for PEDs.
   19. Swedish Chef Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4214818)
I wonder if they're working through a list of testosterone cases.
   20. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4214821)
"Veteran Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon failed an MLB drug test and is subject to a 50-game suspension, CBSSports.com has learned."
I would like more info on the who/what/when/where, here.
   21. Swedish Chef Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4214822)
MLB twitter says testosterone.
   22. Danny Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4214827)
Colon banned 50 games for testosterone usage

A's pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension, which will be without pay, is effective immediately.
   23. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM (#4214835)
Now we know the other player Bartolo ate to achieve his girth was Melky. How could he have known?
   24. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4214839)
So are they just busting Latin players for PEDs?
   25. dr. scott Posted: August 22, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4214841)
Noone tests positive for testesterone, its either synthetic or elevated levels. Otherwise I would hope all male atheletes would fail this test. Which one it is says a lot about what may have been taken. I still have not read seen any intelligent concensus on what Melky had. Ive read both so far.
   26. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 22, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4214861)
Colon? The next barbell he lifts will be his first! I am baffled.
   27. Khrushin it bro Posted: August 22, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4215010)
You suck Colon!

EDIT: You suck at putting this comment in the right thread Willie!
   28. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: August 22, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4215034)
You suck Colon


Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
   29. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 22, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4215042)

Now we know the other player Bartolo ate to achieve his girth was Melky. How could he have known?

Juan Nunez is now busy setting up a fake Dominican website advertising the sale of supplements made from Melky Cabrera.
   30. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 22, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4215045)
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

This from a guy who wants me to make him into a human centipede.
   31. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 22, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4215075)
If Bartolo Colon has anal sex with someone else, it'd be like some kind of really grody turducken.
   32. Khrushin it bro Posted: August 22, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4215149)
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


Oh blow it out your Colon.
   33. Charlie O Posted: August 22, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4215172)
They DFA'd Graham Godfrey just before Colon was busted. Do they get a mulligan?
   34. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 22, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4215216)
They DFA'd Graham Godfrey just before Colon was busted.

Where are the leaked medical results when we really need them?
   35. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4215265)
This has been an exciting week for NorCal baseball.
   36. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: August 22, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4215322)
This has been an exciting week for NorCal baseball.

It's always exciting to be ahead of the Angels in the standings.

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