Athletics Notes: Gomes, Crisp, Young

Earlier tonight, Athletics General Manager Billy Beane spoke with reporters to discuss the three-team deal that brought Chris Young to Oakland.  Beane admitted that the Young acquisition "will have an impact" on their decision to bring back free agent Jonny Gomes and seemed to infer that he won't be back in 2013, writes Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Here's more on Beane and the A's..

  • The GM doesn't intend on moving any of the club's other outfielders after acquiring Young and reiterated how important Coco Crisp is to the team, tweets Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com.  Beane believes that the club can find playing time for all of their outfielders by rotating them and utilizing the DH spot.
  • Beane said that he phoned Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers about the possibility of trading for Young the day after the Athletics were eliminated by the Tigers, tweets Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group.
  • If Beane has a change of heart about Crisp, Jim Bowden of ESPN (via Twitter) suggests that the Rays, Mets, Indians, and Mariners could all be interested in the outfielder.  Obviously, the Rays would only be a fit if they lose B.J. Upton to the open market.
  • Scott Sizemore will shift back to his original position of second base, a move that seemed possible, Stiglich tweets.


18 Responses to Athletics Notes: Gomes, Crisp, Young Leave a Reply

  1. Wade 3 years ago

    Beane, how about a deal centered around Crisp/Griffin for James Shields?

    • PWNdroia 3 years ago

      Isn’t Crisp like the centerpiece of that team right now?

      • Snoochies8 3 years ago

        Not really, he’s awesome but he isn’t the centerpiece. Reddick and Cespedes are more the centerpieces, along with Parker and (when healthy) Anderson

      • Wade 3 years ago

        There is no centerpiece on this team, that’s why they did better than expected. If they had a centerpiece, they might have finished in 3rd place in the AL West.

        • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

          +1.

          Crisp had a very slow start but really came on to help this team the rest of the year. You have to think he’s gone, though with Young and Coco’s salary.

      • melonis_rex 3 years ago

        In terms of clubhouse? I’d say him and Reddick are 1A-1B in that regard.

        Talentwise? its Cespedes hands down on the hitter side and a toss-up between Parker/Anderson on the pitcher side. Crisp is the A’s 4th best OF right now.

  2. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    Regardless of how many outfielders the A’s have, you don’t pass up acquiring Chris Young for Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera.

    You just don’t. Not in the offseason when depth can be traded.

    • qudjy1 3 years ago

      As long as you dont mind taking on 10M or so.

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      That plus there’s a lot of offseason left for other moves to be made

  3. greggofboken 3 years ago

    Crisp would seem to be out of the Mets range giving spending limitations this off-season. Gomes, however, could be an option. Strong against lefties, and could fill the role that Hairston did. Arguably a better alternative than Duda in the outfield….and the price would seem to be right.

  4. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    Reddick, cespedes, and coco in the outfield, and young at DH. I see a deal involving seth in the future happening for a catcher. Solid move by billy. I also think we should give weeks another chance, he’s got so much potential.

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      It’ll be an interesting competition for 2B next year between Green, Weeks, and Sizemore

      • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

        I think of Weeks as possibly being traded. Pennington gone, now take care of the other problem from last season. Green and Sizemore for 2nd competition. Also, on Crisp if Beane says he likes him there, he’s on the block. Should be another interesting off-season.

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          You don’t have any hope that Weeks can rebound to 2011 form? Well, he shows glimpses of it in his swing. Selling so low on him at this point is just not a smart move, the opposite of that in fact, unless we can get some really good talent in return, and he still has a lot of upside

    • $22264602 3 years ago

      What a waste at DH

    • Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

      N_RG is right Chris Young would be a waste as a DH. In my opinion he’s a plus fielder. This Billy Beane never ceases to amaze me, I would hate to play him in poker that’s for sure. As for Coco Crisp, there’s one part of me thinks he will be traded even though Beane declared how important he is. Still I think Beane is up to something. The other problem though, if Beane does trade him, he really doesn’t have a lead off man anywhere on the current 25 man roster to replace him. I mean I doubt he wants to turn into the Baltimore Orioles =p! Our lead position is way up in the air and its been that way for awhile.

      • James Attwood 3 years ago

        You don’t have a player like Chris Young in your lineup to DH. If his .239 average, 24 HR, and 21 SB are in your lineup, it’s because he’s playing the field. Defensively, Young is one of the best CFs in all of Baseball. His range is almost uparallelled and his arm, while only average, is hyper accurate, which is how, without a strong arm , he still managed 11 OF assists only 2 seasons ago.
        70% of Young’s value lies in the fact that he is an elite defensive OFer. So why would he be plugged in as a DH, especially by Melvin, who saw Young patrolling Chase Field before he left the Diamondbacks.

  5. Gomes to the Dodgers.

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