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    Braves And A's Discussing J. Upton And Gattis?

    John Hickey @JHickey3 10m 10 minutes ago
    #Athletics talking with #Braves about Justin Upton, Evan Gattis sources say. Jeff Samardzija may be the bait.

    This is an A's beat writer from the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News
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    A's/Braves discussing deal

    Per John Hickey the Braves and A's are discussing Justin Upton and Evan Gattis and Jeff Samardzija may be the bait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonCowboy View Post
    John Hickey @JHickey3 10m 10 minutes ago
    #Athletics talking with #Braves about Justin Upton, Evan Gattis sources say. Jeff Samardzija may be the bait.

    This is an A's beat writer from the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News
    Just posted another thread before I saw yours, didn't want you to think I was stealing your threads. Sorry about that.
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    Do the Braves really need more pitching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Just posted another thread before I saw yours, didn't want you to think I was stealing your threads. Sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Do the Braves really need more pitching?
    Just my opinion.. if this is indeed somewhat true, there would have to be an extension had from Shark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Just my opinion.. if this is indeed somewhat true, there would have to be an extension had from Shark.
    Yeah. Maybe they feel he is at a better price range then Lester.

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    Jeff Samardzija doesn't fit as he is a free agent after this season, same as Justin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Yeah. Maybe they feel he is at a better price range then Lester.
    Exactly. I would rather have Lester if the deals were comparable though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Exactly. I would rather have Lester if the deals were comparable though.
    Lester is better and you aren't moving players you could restock your minors with as well. I just don't see this happening. At least not for Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Exactly. I would rather have Lester if the deals were comparable though.
    Me too, plus Lester won't cost Justin or Gattis in a trade. That said, I still say that speculation doesn't make sense. My guess is that they're talking about other players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Lester is better and you aren't moving players you could restock your minors with as well. I just don't see this happening. At least not for Jeff.
    That was my point too, I believe it's probably true they are talking. I just don't see the noted speculation about Jeff as making sense.

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    Justin for Samardzjia is a pretty even deal. John Jaso would make a good platoon partner for Bethancourt. Not sure what else we would want from them.


    Edit - justin/Gattis for Samardzjia/Jaso/Reddick?
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    It would make more sense that we're talking to them about such a trade involving position players.

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    MLBTR speculates further: "Hickey notes that starter Jeff Samardzija could be involved in talks involving the aforementioned players. From my perspective, though, it makes little sense for Atlanta to chase after a one-year arm of that kind. Of course, a three-team scenario could be imagined that might make sense of that concept."

    I agree that a three team trade might work. I did hear that the White Sox had interest in Samardzija so maybe an Atlanta-Oakland-Chicago deal of some kind.

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    I remember earlier in the evening, Susan Slusser (if you watch MLB Network on a regular basis, you know who she is) reported the A's were talking about a deal involving Smardzija before Rosenthal reported he was not in the deal made last night. This could be what Slusser was talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Lester is better and you aren't moving players you could restock your minors with as well. I just don't see this happening. At least not for Jeff.
    Totally agree! (Finally we agree haha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braves1976 View Post
    MLBTR speculates further: "Hickey notes that starter Jeff Samardzija could be involved in talks involving the aforementioned players. From my perspective, though, it makes little sense for Atlanta to chase after a one-year arm of that kind. Of course, a three-team scenario could be imagined that might make sense of that concept."

    I agree that a three team trade might work. I did hear that the White Sox had interest in Samardzija so maybe an Atlanta-Oakland-Chicago deal of some kind.
    A third team could work, but I just don't see a match with either team from an offensive standpoint.
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    I'd like to say 0% chance this is true. Although I have 0 faith in Hart so idk. This would basically be like chopping off your right foot to have it transplanted to replace your missing left foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    A third team could work, but I just don't see a match with either team from an offensive standpoint.
    It'd be nice to have five study arms in the rotation.

    It'd be even nicer to score more than five runs a week.

    Seriously, why the **** are we talking about trading Upton for pitching?

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