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    Swisher to White Sox

    Beane continues to pile up prospects:

    The A's traded outfielder Nick Swisher, a former star with the River Cats, to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday for three top minor-league prospects.

    Oakland acquired left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez, right-handed pitcher Fautino De Los Santos and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.

    Swisher becomes the second major player traded this off-season by the A's, who also dealt star pitcher Dan Haren for number of prospects to the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.

    The 27-year-old Swisher hit .262 with 22 home runs and 78 RBIs in 150 games in 2007, his third full season with the A's. He hit 80 home runs, a franchise record for a switch-hitter.

    Gonzalez, who pitched for Double-A Birmingham in 2007, was 9-7 and led all minor-league pitchers with 185 strikeouts.

    De Los Santos, the South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Major League Prospect, was a combined 10-5 with a 2.65 ERA for Single-A Kannapolis and Single-A Winston-Salem.

    Sweeney, who was named the White Sox No. 1 prospect by Baseball America entering the 2007 season, hit .270 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 105 games at Triple-A Charlotte.
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    Kenny Williams is desperately trying to hang on. I think the Sox are in huge trouble for the foreseeable future. Great trade by the A's. Ladies and Gentleman, THAT is how you rebuild. Call it a firesale if you want, but Beane is getting quality and quantity by selling when his own player's value is high. It takes guts to do it, but I think we'll see the A's reaping the rewards in 2010 and beyond.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 01-03-2008 at 02:38 PM.
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    That seems like a pretty big haul for Nick Swisher...I like Swisher but wow!
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Damn that's a nice haul of prospects.
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    I like that group of prospects better than the ones they got in the Haren deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    The White Sox are headed down a bad, bad path.

    I'm glad that's not my team!
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    Wow. Beane >>>>>>> Williams.

    GREAT deal for the A's.

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    Hey Doug: What's a good website where they rank MLB teams in terms of minor league talent?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Hey Doug: What's a good website where they rank MLB teams in terms of minor league talent?
    There really isn't one. Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Minorleagueball.com and Projectprospect.com are all doing team rankings right now, but I think only BA ever really does a farm system comparison and ranking and that is in their prospect handbook that comes out in February.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    This definatly boosts Deno's chances of starting for the A's once he's healthy.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    There really isn't one. Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Minorleagueball.com and Projectprospect.com are all doing team rankings right now, but I think only BA ever really does a farm system comparison and ranking and that is in their prospect handbook that comes out in February.
    Gotcha. Thx!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Big haul for Oakland, although Swisher does play well at U.S. Cellular Field (.378 BA, 568 SLG, 1.022 OPS). Like many have said perfect example of selling high, does it make some second guess the Hamilton trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This definatly boosts Deno's chances of starting for the A's once he's healthy.
    Who cares? I NEVER understood the obsession with Chris Denorfia around these parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    Big haul for Oakland, although Swisher does play well at U.S. Cellular Field (.378 BA, 568 SLG, 1.022 OPS). Like many have said perfect example of selling high, does it make some second guess the Hamilton trade.
    If this were the return we got for Hamilton, most would be crying foul that the Reds were waiving the white flag for 2008. I don't think anybody would have been happy trading a ML contributor for a fourth OF and two guys that had yet to play above AA. 3 years ago maybe, now not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This definatly boosts Deno's chances of starting for the A's once he's healthy.
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