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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A’s - Acquired Gaudin

Oakland A’s - Acquired P Chad Gaudin from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named.

A great pickup for the A’s.  Gaudin was rocked in this year’s cup of coffee with the Jays, but he did have success at times with the Devil Rays and he doesn’t turn 23 until next March.  While Oakland’s rotation is right now pencilled in as Zito/Harden/Loaiza/Haren/Blanton, Zito could be traded, and Gaudin might find a way to get some time in over Joe Kennedy or Kirk Saarloos.  Probably not a good PTBNL going back.  I’m not at all happy with the Jays designating Gaudin.  I don’t care if they just bought John McDonald back from the Tigers; generic utility infielders are a lot easier to come by than 23-year-old starters with some success.  The Jays really need to make some moves - the 40-man roster is pretty tight right now as they have pretty much every 1B-3B in the organization there.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Chad Gaudin
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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9   7 32 22 148 152   71 20 38 106 4.32

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 06, 2005 at 05:56 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Danny Posted: December 06, 2005 at 07:27 PM (#1764021)
I've read a lot about Gaudin's slider, but does he have enough pitches to stick in the rotation? If not, he's got a lot of RH relievers ahead of him. Not that AAA depth is a bad thing...
   2. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: December 06, 2005 at 07:32 PM (#1764034)
Gaudin has a 90 mph that he does a solid job of locating and a so-so change. I think his future is in the pen.
   3. esseff Posted: December 06, 2005 at 07:36 PM (#1764043)
Jays are going to have to DFA yet another player now for Burnett.
   4. Dirty Tom Rackham Posted: December 06, 2005 at 09:22 PM (#1764319)
The other consideration with Gaudin is that, if I'm not mistaken, he's out of options so he won't be able to go to AAA without clearing waivers.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2005 at 09:26 PM (#1764331)
Is Oakland going with an 8 man rotation this year?
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: December 06, 2005 at 09:37 PM (#1764358)
Maybe a 9-man if you believe the David Wells rumors. You gotta admit, Mr. Beane keeps things interesting.
   7. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: December 06, 2005 at 09:47 PM (#1764384)
The other consideration with Gaudin is that, if I'm not mistaken, he's out of options so he won't be able to go to AAA without clearing waivers.
I thought he had one left - did the D-Rays burn one in '03?
   8. Dirty Tom Rackham Posted: December 06, 2005 at 10:10 PM (#1764422)
Chad Gaudin pitched 40 innings over 15 games for the Rays in 2003.
   9. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: December 06, 2005 at 10:43 PM (#1764456)
Beane has converted and is now a disciple of the old adage that you can never have too much pitching.
   10. Paul D(uda) Posted: December 06, 2005 at 10:54 PM (#1764468)
Beane has converted and is now a disciple of the old adage that you can never have too much pitching.

Is that different from how he felt before?
   11. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 06, 2005 at 11:02 PM (#1764474)
Is that different from how he felt before?

In the past, he just depended on being lucky with the big three.
   12. Danny Posted: December 06, 2005 at 11:07 PM (#1764485)
In the past, he just depended on being lucky with the big three.


And putting a keg out by 2B to motivate his beer league players.
   13. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: December 06, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1764515)
Chad Gaudin pitched 40 innings over 15 games for the Rays in 2003.
I could be mistaken but... you options guys down, not up. The Rays added Gaudin to the 40-man (and 25-man) in midseason. Since they didn't demote him afterward, they did not use any of his options that year.

Eagerly awaiting correction,
Der-K
   14. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 06, 2005 at 11:42 PM (#1764560)
Only players on the 40-man roster and not the 25-man roster are on "optional assignment." Gaudin was on optional assignment in 2004 and 2005, so that should be 1 optional assignment year left.

In the past, he just depended on being lucky with the big three.

He was lucky with Harden and Haren is also lucky because he traded a product of his luck for Haren. If Loaiza pitches well, it'll also be lucky because Loaiza would have been purchased with revenue generated by him being lucky with the Big Three.
   15. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 08, 2005 at 10:06 AM (#1767246)
Gaudin apparently gives up a lot of homers. I wonder if he'd cut that down as a reliever pitching mostly to righties.

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