AL West Notes: Gonzalez, Bailey, Oliver, Wilson

Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to death earlier today. MLBTR extends condolences to Halman's friends and loved ones. Here are some notes from the AL West…


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27 Comments on "AL West Notes: Gonzalez, Bailey, Oliver, Wilson"


Pete
3 years 8 months ago

R.I.P. Greg Halman

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 8 months ago

Can someone explain to me how a SP who put up 3 4+ fWAR seasons before being traded to the Diamondbacks is comparable to a reliever(!!!) who will generally give you 60 IP?

Steven Chuob
3 years 8 months ago

I believe they was talking more about Gio is comparable to the Dan Haren trade and not Bailey.

not_brooks
3 years 8 months ago

No.

Because no one is making that comparison.

3 years 8 months ago

A couple thoughts: The Nathan signing effectively ends the C.J. Wilson era in Texas. Second, Darren Oliver needs to retire. He should be thankful he was able to be a mediocre pitcher for so long solely because he’s left handed.

Jason_F
3 years 8 months ago

Oliver has the 15th most WAR of all relievers over the past three seasons.  6th among non-closers.  At one point, he may have been a mediocre starter, but he has been a more than capable reliever.  I doubt he will have a problem finding a job next year.

Jason_F
3 years 8 months ago

Oliver has the 15th most WAR of all relievers over the past three seasons.  6th among non-closers.  At one point, he may have been a mediocre starter, but he has been a more than capable reliever.  I doubt he will have a problem finding a job next year.

OaklandFan22
3 years 8 months ago

jeez we r gonna trade balfour too

3 years 8 months ago

It isn’t. If you read more carefully you well see that they are talking about Gio, not Bailey. 

3 years 8 months ago

I wouldn’t mind blowing up the team to get prospects that can peak when the new stadium is opening up. I would much rather go watch a great A’s team in the new stadium than the poor to average one from last year. 

Go A’s!

OaklandFan22
3 years 8 months ago

ya exactly i totally agree we should trade bailey and gio for some good prospects we can get a lot for them!

Leonard Washington
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry but just like Jurrjens doesn’t deserve a Grienke haul, Gonzalez doesn’t deserve a Haren haul. What is this now? If you come close to another good pitchers performance you just get the same haul as another team did when they traded a much better pitcher? Just because? All great pitchers but come on seriously Gonzalez nearly walked 100 batters your comparable is Dan Haren….really? Seems a bit over ambitious.

not_brooks
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t disagree with you, but think about this…

31-year-old C.J. Wilson, who led the league in walks in 2010, has just two seasons of starting under his belt. He’s expected to get five years and $80MM+.

Gio is five years younger than C.J. and Gio’s under team control for four more seasons.

Even if they don’t expect to get it, why wouldn’t the A’s ask for the moon for Gio?

Leonard Washington
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry but just like Jurrjens doesn’t deserve a Grienke haul, Gonzalez doesn’t deserve a Haren haul. What is this now? If you come close to another good pitchers performance you just get the same haul as another team did when they traded a much better pitcher? Just because? All great pitchers but come on seriously Gonzalez nearly walked 100 batters your comparable is Dan Haren….really? Seems a bit over ambitious.

3 years 8 months ago

im seeing roumors that the marlins are close to getting gio and 3 players who played alot on the marlins last year are being talked about dose anybody know if thier is any truth to this

3 years 8 months ago

Darren Oliver needs to stay in Texas. He was one of our few good relievers this season. Without the fact that he blew a 2 run lead in game 6. That would be a big loss to the bullpen.

3 years 8 months ago

Few good relievers? Adams, Gonzo, Feliz, Uhera, and Lowe were pretty good.

3 years 8 months ago

I see you said Uehara…did you watch any of our games outside of the WS? Really…

3 years 8 months ago

Well he didn’t do that great for you guys, but he had been a dominant set up man for the O’s before he arrived. During the regular season he was solid for Texas. Good stike out numbers, low walk rate, and decent ERA. I know he was homer prone, but still pitcher good enough.

Jason_F
3 years 8 months ago

Rangers stats:  23/1 K/BB;  .778 WHIP;  .191 BAA

I’ll take a few guys like him in my bullpen any day.

3 years 8 months ago

I see you said Uehara…did you watch any of our games outside of the WS? Really…

3 years 8 months ago

I agree though. Texas should do it’s best to keep Oliver.

Jim McGrath
3 years 8 months ago

Other than a salary dump why is Suzuki on the block?
Suzuki to the Red Sox for either of their two best Minor League catching prospects Ibarra or Butler.

OaklandFan22
3 years 8 months ago

I live in san jo so its all good

baybombers
3 years 8 months ago

Sacramento? That place would be a horrible move for the athletics

baybombers
3 years 8 months ago

they should just try to build in fremont, or look for open areas in oakland. Dont leave the bay area, some of the best weather in the world. Moving to the sacramento valley would be hell for them. The summers there are 95 degrees plus most of the time and even into september. And it reaches 100 plus more times than not and the area sucks. They only support a winning team anyway. The kings almost left, and will still probably leave

baybombers
3 years 8 months ago

They were talking about Fremont a couple years ago but something got in the way, just try to keep them in oakland is my view on it. There has to be some open areas in alameda or the east bay to begin construction on a ball park. I know they dont want San Jose because the giants single A team is there. And the  peninsula and south bay is considered “giants territory” for their fans.