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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Reports: Oakland A’s trade 3B Matt Chapman to Toronto Blue Jays for prospects

The Oakland Athletics have traded away another former All-Star, sending third baseman Matt Chapman to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league prospects, according to multiple reports.

Chapman, 28, is a three-time Gold Glove winner (2018, 2019 and 2021) and was an All-Star in 2019. He has spent all of his five seasons with Oakland, with a .243 career batting average.

Chapman’s average has dropped every season since a career-high .278 in 2018. Last season he batted just.210, with 27 home runs and 72 RBIs, while striking out more than 200 times.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 09:54 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 16, 2022 at 11:06 AM (#6067964)
Chapman, like Donaldson before him, was my favorite A. It really sucks to be an A's fan sometimes.
Underwhelmed on the return.
Seems like all the position players the A's are picking up are defense-first guys.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 11:15 AM (#6067965)
MLBTR:

Oakland’s rapid sell-off and the Blue Jays’ aggressive offseason both continued Wednesday, as the A’s announced that third baseman Matt Chapman has been traded to Toronto in exchange for right-hander Gunnar Hoglund, infielder Kevin Smith, left-hander Zach Logue and left-hander Kirby Snead.
   3. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 16, 2022 at 11:17 AM (#6067966)
2014-2015 offseason A's traded four all stars, only one trade netted anything back.
Josh Donaldson - huge loss
Brandon Moss - push
Jeff Samardzija - huge win
Derek Norris - push

This purge is looking like it will top that one wrt talent out the door.
Bob Melvin
Chris Bassitt
Matt Olson
Matt Chapman
???
???

So 3+ years of suck then some of these prospect hopefully show up in a Las Vegas A's uni. Great.
   4. dejarouehg Posted: March 16, 2022 at 11:35 AM (#6067968)
On the 50th anniversary of the year the A's and Reds, one powerhouse and one emerging powerhouse, met in the World Series, these 2 teams are throwing the season in the crapper. Sad.
   5. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 12:46 PM (#6067972)

On the 50th anniversary of the year the A's and Reds, one powerhouse and one emerging powerhouse, met in the World Series, these 2 teams are throwing the season in the crapper. Sad.

Also the 32nd anniversary of the year the A's and Reds met in the World Series.
   6. You can keep your massive haul Posted: March 16, 2022 at 01:02 PM (#6067974)
BOO!!!
   7. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 16, 2022 at 01:41 PM (#6067986)
On the bright side, this will give the A's opportunity to do that fun thing they do - sign a future hall of famer to play one last sh!tty season before retiring. Who is out there?
   8. You can keep your massive haul Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:00 PM (#6067990)
Trade for Miguel Cabrera and a bunch of money?
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:02 PM (#6067991)
On the bright side, this will give the A's opportunity to do that fun thing they do - sign a future hall of famer to play one last sh!tty season before retiring. Who is out there?
By the new HOF standards, Brett Gardner seems to fit.
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:03 PM (#6067992)
The Reds and A's are clear proof that the new CBA is an overwhelming victory for the players.... when those greedy players conspire such that poverty-stricken teams are only able to make insane amounts of money instead of that-ought-to-be-illegal amounts of money every year.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:17 PM (#6067995)

On the bright side, this will give the A's opportunity to do that fun thing they do - sign a future hall of famer to play one last sh!tty season before retiring. Who is out there?


Pujols?
   12. Ron J Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:16 PM (#6068007)
#7 Barry Bonds never retired.
   13. John Northey Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:35 PM (#6068010)
Heh #12 - now that would be fun. Just for the heads exploding in the media over it. Batting 4th for the A's DH Barry Bonds. Heh.

As to the insanity of how the Reds & A's have wrote off 2022 - as a Jays fan I'm happy, but as a baseball fan I'm sad. The A's got 1 prospect of note from the Jays in Gunnar Hoglund (has yet to pitch as a pro) but the rest will probably never be of note. Smith might help but I saw him as no more than a backup, Logue had a great year last year in BB-SO but has yet to impress enough to make top 100 lists at age 26. Snead is a LH reliever - big deal.

When you trade a guy who has 2 7+ WAR seasons in the past 4 years (18/19) you need to get a top 100 prospect back at the very least I'd think. This leaves the Jays with tons of ammo should they go for more players.

I wonder if the A's are the Jays farm team now? First Donaldson, then Semien, and now Chapman.
   14. Cris E Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:36 PM (#6068011)
I bet Greinke can play OF.
   15. GregD Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:55 PM (#6068013)

So 3+ years of suck

quite possibly but last time they had two awful years one pretty awful year then were great in year four.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: March 16, 2022 at 06:33 PM (#6068043)
33% K-rate for 2020-21 ... maybe Toronto has a solution. But yes, looks like underwhelming return. I suppose the lost minor-league season of 2020 messes up all these trades -- getting super-young/recent guys probably makes sense in that they weren't disrupted (or you have time to counter the effects of disrupton). The guys how might have been late bloomers (Logue maybe) went from "old for a prospect" to "too old for a prospect."
   17. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 16, 2022 at 07:22 PM (#6068051)
The A's could never afford Pujols, of course, but BONDS is the answer! Barry could go out there now and hold his own. Sign Barry to play DH/OF. Oh and Rickey too while we are at it.
   18. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 16, 2022 at 07:31 PM (#6068052)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/03/14/kurtenbach-dont-give-the-as-your-money-they-dont-know-what-to-do-with-it/

Absolutely eviscerating commentary on A's ownership - before the Chapman trade.
   19. Karl from NY Posted: March 17, 2022 at 03:04 PM (#6068182)
But here's what's wrong with this acquisition. Between Vladito, Cavan Biggio, and Bo Bichette, aren't Blue Jays infielders required to be the sons of former players?
   20. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 17, 2022 at 03:30 PM (#6068188)
aren't Blue Jays infielders required to be the sons of former players?
Or former A's.
Who will the A's trade today??
   21. Adam Starblind Posted: March 17, 2022 at 03:42 PM (#6068192)
Barry could go out there now and hold his own.


Even money he outhits Chapman.

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