NOT SO MONEY BALL
What happened to the A’s? What happened to Billy Beane? I don’t understand what is going on there at all. They traded away Nick Swisher and Dan Haren, arguably their 2 best players. Now I read where they are thinking of dealing Joe Blanton.
It was just 2006 when the A’s won 93 games. Maybe Billy Beane is a perpetual rebuilder. Why would you trade Swisher and Haren? And now possibly Blanton?
The A’s have good young players like Travis Buck, Daric Barton and Kurt Suzuki. Had they kept Haren and Swisher and added a few bats they could have contended. Plus, Rich Harden and Justin Duchscherer will be back.
Instead Beane is piling up the prospects and signing cheap vets like Emil Brown and Mike Sweeney, and retired players like Keith Foulke.
Maybe someone can explain it to me.