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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    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.
    Not really.

    Billy Beane is a good GM.

    Wayne Krivsky is still trying to establish himself.

    No second guessing a man trying to establish himself. No doubting a man who's already drawn a successful blueprint for mid to small market clubs.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Who cares? I NEVER understood the obsession with Chris Denorfia around these parts.
    You mean you haven't seen his cape he wears under his uniform?
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This definatly boosts Deno's chances of starting for the A's once he's healthy.
    Wrong, this boosts Swishers chances of starting once Deno is healthy.
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Wrong, this boosts Swishers chances of starting once Deno is healthy.
    it's been a while since I've seen a good "Denorfia Fact."

    I imagine if I was a GM, I'd be afraid to even take a call from Beane anymore when you consider his track record. This looks like another great deal for him.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Who cares? I NEVER understood the obsession with Chris Denorfia around these parts.
    I'm going to pretend I didn't read this.

    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    I know what the big story is going to be on the news here tonight.
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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    I'm not terribly impressed with Sweeney, so I look at it as Swisher for two pitching prospects. The wild card here is de los Santos. He had a sick, sick year, came out of nowhere. If he's for real, then the A's have some pitching prospects to watch in the upper minors, if not they just swapped a big bat (expect Swisher to put up some big numbers in U.S. Cellular as he moves into his prime) for Gio Gonzalez (who's a fine prospect, but that's no guarantee of anything and the A's have some serious scoring issues).

    I'd say Oakland's on its way to 100 losses in 2008. Probably time to have some serious talks about Joe Blanton.
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    it's been a while since I've seen a good "Denorfia Fact."

    I imagine if I was a GM, I'd be afraid to even take a call from Beane anymore when you consider his track record. This looks like another great deal for him.
    Thank God we were on the right side of the Harang deal.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Thank God we were on the right side of the Harang deal.
    Tim Hudson says hi too.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    cool baseball trade. Billy Beane does his Larry Beinfest imitation but forgets to win the World Series first

    another funny thing-- Reds went from OF-rich/Marcus McBeth-type poor to OF-poor/Marcus McBeth-type rich in a hurry.

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    MlbTrade Rumors.com's take on the deal:

    The White Sox paid a massive price to get their man, however. Pitchers De Los Santos and Gonzalez were their two best prospects, according to Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein. De Los Santos is said to have a huge ceiling, whereas Gio is a solid lefty who's nearly big-league ready. Goldstein ranked Sweeney eighth on the team, but projects him as more of a fourth-outfielder type (he was once very highly regarded though).

    If it wasn't obvious with the Dan Haren trade, the A's are in full-fledged rebuilding mode. Joe Blanton, Huston Street, and Mark Ellis could be next to go.
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Billy Beane does his Larry Beinfest imitation but forgets to win the World Series first
    I'm starting to think Beane's going to need to go after that ring in his next job.
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'm starting to think Beane's going to need to go after that ring in his next job.

    Giants?

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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Maybe Beane just likes his young OFs better, he has depth there. The key to the A's run in the early 2000s was young pitching.
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    Re: Swisher to White Sox

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I know what the big story is going to be on the news here tonight.
    Oh yeah, Swisher is a Parkersburg native who played at Ohio State...forgot he was from Parkersburg...I love that place...You'll see it on WTAP, TAP-15, right?
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