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July 31, 2014

Transaction Analysis

A's hire A's

by R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley



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MINNESOTA TWINS
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Acquired LHP Tommy Milone from the A's in exchange for OF-L Sam Fuld. [7/31]

There are plenty of heralded ways to rebuild an organization, but the Twins, in the way they've handled Sam Fuld, have just completed one of the most overlooked. On April 20th, the Twins claimed Fuld off waivers from the Athletics and carried him on the active roster because they could. The Twins weren't blocking anyone with his presence, nor were they concerned with getting every last tenth of a win out of their roster. They held onto him long enough for the playoff teams to come hunting (as good speed/defense guys are usually sought after by contenders), and this is what happens. Sure, it's not as sexy as trading an established player for prospects, but it all works toward the same goal.

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boatman44

Pow !!Angels and the rest of the A.L

Jul 31, 2014 13:01 PM
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DavidHNix

Not so fast, buster!

-- D. Dombrowski

Jul 31, 2014 14:36 PM
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4min33

Burns to AAA.

Jul 31, 2014 15:57 PM
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apilgrim

Is Kyle Blanks done for the season?

Jul 31, 2014 17:40 PM
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mikebuetow

"Note: The Red Sox portion of this transaction will run separately on the site today."

Welll??? We're waaaaiitttinng!*




*With apologies to Ted Knight

Jul 31, 2014 18:28 PM
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sldetckl16

And......still waiting??

Jul 31, 2014 18:43 PM
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BP staff member Sam Miller
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Idiot editor assigned it to himself, failing to anticipate that the next 12 hours of his life would be spent editing TAs and doing other TA-editing business. What an idiot.

It's coming, I swear!

Jul 31, 2014 22:02 PM
 
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