Now that the non waiver deadline has passed,
we’re taking a look back at what each team was able to accomplish
before 4 p.m. ET on July 31. Next up in our recap series, the Oakland
Oakland Athletics 50 62 , 21.5 GB in AL West, 8 GB in AL Wild Card
ACQUIRED RHP Blake Treinen from WSH , OF Dustin Fowler from NYY http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/yonder-alonso-jersey-c-15.html
SS Jorge Mateo from NYY , RHP James Kaprielian from NYY , LHP Jesus
Luzardo from WSH , 3B Sheldon Neuse from WSH , RHP Jeferson Mejia from
TRADED RHP Sonny Gray to NYY , LHP Sean Doolittle to WSH , RHP Ryan Madson to WSH , INF Adam Rosales to ARZ
Oakland entered the month of July as one of only a few defined sellers in all of baseball, joining the White Sox http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/matt-mcbride-jersey-c-13.html
Padres, Phillies and just a handful of others. The A’s had a few
valuable chips to deal away, with Sonny Gray being one of the most
sought after pieces on the entire market.
By the end of the month Stephen Vogt Jersey
four A’s had new homes— Gray was a Yankee, Sean Doolittle and Ryan
Madson were Nationals and, less notably, Adam Rosales was a Diamondback.
Gray, Doolittle and Madson had strong value on the trade market due to
the fact they weren’t rentals, giving Beane a great chance to rebuild
his club’s farm system.
Beane acquired reliever Blake Treinen and six prospects for his
quartet of players, landing five new top 15 organizational prospects—
no. 3 Dustin Fowler, no. 4 Jorge Mateo, no. 7 Jesus Luzardo, no. 11
James Kaprielian and no. 15 Sheldon Neuse— in what suddenly amounts to a
deep farm system. The haul from the Yankees, though criticized due to
Fowler and Kaprielian’s injuries, is a very impressive one when both are
Beane will continue to look to unload pieces during the August trade
period, and already made one move by shipping Yonder Alonso to the
Mariners for former A’s prospect Boog Powell. Jed Lowrie, Matt Joyce and
Santiago Casilla could all change uniforms by the end of the month if
they’re through the waiver process, as Beane is focused on http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/andrew-triggs-jersey-c-12.html
chances to younger players like Ryon Healy, Matt Chapman, Bruce Maxwell
and Franklin Barreto throughout the rest of this lost season.
The A’s experienced an organizational setback after an aggressive
deadline as buyers in 2014 and now are paying the price. Following the
paths of the Royals, Cubs and Astros before them, they’re stockpiling a
ton of young talent and should have great options moving forward.