A’s Interested In Multiyear Deal For Trevor Cahill

The A's have expressed interest in signing Trevor Cahill to a multiyear deal, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). Cahill, 23, will be arbitration eligible for the first time after the season.

Last year, the right-hander posted a 2.97 ERA in 196 2/3 innings with 5.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in his second full season. He won 18 games, made the All-Star team and finished 9th in Cy Young Award voting, so his agent, John Boggs, would have plenty of positives to point out in a potential arbitration hearing with Oakland.

The A's have a history of locking up their young starters. They have signed Brett Anderson, Dan Haren, Rich Harden, Barry Zito and Tim Hudson to extensions since 2000. As MLBTR's Transaction Tracker shows, the deals have all been for four years and $9-13MM.

MLBTR's Luke Adams previewed a possible extension for Cahill last fall.

11 Responses to A’s Interested In Multiyear Deal For Trevor Cahill Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 4 years ago

    I’m not knocking Crasnick or Nicholson-Smith. But how is this breaking news? It’s pretty much been a given for about 8 months now that Cahill would the next A’s player in line to be offered an extension.

    • pastlives 4 years ago

      we live in a world where rebecca black is news. so yes, this is news

  2. tiduss 4 years ago

    Trevor is a keeper.

  3. Guest 4 years ago

    It’s a shame they didn’t get aggressive in trying to extend him this time last year. They probably could have signed him for roughly the same amount as Brett Anderson signed for (4/$12.5M w/ 2 option years). But at this point, he’s probably in line for something closer to the 5/$30.1M deals that Yovani Gallardo and Ricky Romero got.

    Hopefully Gio Gonzalez will also be offered an extension very soon. He’s the most talented A’s starting pitcher, in my opinion.

    • He was hurt this time last year and vying for a 5th starter spot. I would not have extended him then.

      • Guest 4 years ago

        I should have clarified. I wish they would have been aggressive in trying to extend him early last *season*. Not necessarily in late-March or early-April. But closer to July, which is when they extended Suzuki.

        Also, I’m pretty sure the only reason he went on the DL is because they could afford to be extra cautious with him. If he had been needed on the Opening Day roster, I seriously doubt they would have shut him down. But they were pretty set with Sheets, Braden, Duchscherer, Anderson and Gonzalez.

  4. Threat_Level_RedSox 4 years ago

    Go for it, nothing gets Billy Beane better propsects then cost controled pitchers.

  5. Billy has to sign him. Young, good potential, low cost, perfect.

  6. Mdey 4 years ago

    Ben, you forgot the most valuable of the early signings, Mark Mulder. He pitched well for a few years, then brought us Dan Haren, and Daric Barton, then Haren brought us Brett Anderson, Chris Carter, and Carlos Gonzalez.

  7. Guest 4 years ago

    Even if they waited until late in the year, the A’s could afford to offer fair-priced extensions to Cahill, Gonzalez, Bailey, Barton and Ellis, and they’d still have $30M, or so, to spend next winter.

    I wouldn’t worry about much of that money going to free agent pitchers, though. They’ll mostly be after offense again. So if the Rangers are targeting Darvish, I’d be far more worried about trying to outbid the Yankees, than anyone else.

  8. Guest 4 years ago

    Yeah. It’s all conjecture, at this point. But if the bidding does come down to NYY and TX, I’ll actually be rooting for the Rangers to get him, believe it or not. I was pulling for them to get Cliff Lee, too, when I thought it was just between the NYY and TX.

    I’m an A’s fan. But the Rangers are slowly becoming my second favorite team. I love the state of Texas. And have a lot of admiration for Nolan Ryan and Ron Washington.

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