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Friday, December 09, 2011

Diamondbacks “close” to getting Trevor Cahill from A’s

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks are “close” to acquiring right-hander Trevor Cahill from the A’s for multiple prospects, adding that right-hander Jarrod Parker and outfielder Collin Cowgill are “in play.”

However, Bob Nightengale of USA Today says Parker “is not in a potential deal” because Arizona plans to have him in the Opening Day rotation.

Top prospect Trevor Bauer isn’t eligible to be traded yet because he was the No. 3 overall pick in June’s draft, although technically he could be a “player to be named later.”

UPDATE: Rosenthals adds that veteran reliever Craig Breslow would also be heading to Arizona in the deal.

UPDATE2: According to Susan Slusser, it is a done deal. JF

Thanks to Wes.

Repoz Posted: December 09, 2011 at 10:19 PM | 103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: December 10, 2011 at 05:47 PM (#4012533)
# 98 - You may very well be correct....but those watching appear to have seen that something has been off for a while now with him. If there is anything to that, you may have another Mark Mulder on your hands. A guy that should've gone and owned the NL, but was essentially toast shortly after arriving....of course, it could be Huddy-Deal Part II as well, I fully admit that. At that point, I will humbly eat up massive helpings of crow served by many here. ;-)
   102. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: December 10, 2011 at 06:04 PM (#4012547)
That's the gist of the anti-trade argument, right? Do you see where the argument is based in emotion, not reason? The strategy doesn't make the trade good or bad, the trade is good or bad on it's own. It was a good trade.


I wouldn't agree with this. In military terms, it's like focusing on winning battles rather than having a sound overall strategy. You can win battle after battle and still lose the war. Similarly, you can 'win' trade after trade (in terms of $/WAR, or whatever) and still end up with a mediocre team.
   103. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 10, 2011 at 06:33 PM (#4012566)
I wouldn't agree with this. In military terms, it's like focusing on winning battles rather than having a sound overall strategy. You can win battle after battle and still lose the war. Similarly, you can 'win' trade after trade (in terms of $/WAR, or whatever) and still end up with a mediocre team.

You make a valid point, but on the other hand, you can't win the war (no matter how good your strategy is) if you don't win a battle now and again.
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