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Sunday update: A’s-Jays

Not much news coming out of A’s headquarters leading up to this afternoon’s game. Same lineup as last night’s, with another lefty, Ricky Romero, on the hill for Toronto.

–Check out this item from espn.com’s Keith Law, who says A’s minor league third baseman Brett Wallace was the best prospect dealt at the trade deadline. Reading it should make you feel better as you watch highlights of Matt Holliday bashing the ball for the Cardinals.

–There’s still no information being offered on Justin Duchscherer after he was scratched from Friday’s start for Triple-A Sacramento.

–It’s going to be interesting to see what the A’s do Tuesday when Jason Giambi is eligible to come off the DL. Manager Bob Geren said this morning that it wasn’t a done deal Giambi would be activated Tuesday, nor was he sure if Giambi (strained right quad) would be physically ready to play. Ask Giambi, however, and he definitely thinks he’ll be ready to roll by Tuesday. The A’s current M.O. is to play their young guys and get a good evaluation of them against major league competition. Will they send Tommy Everidge back to Sacramento to make room for Giambi? Does Daric Barton (strained left hamstring) continue getting regular time when he comes off the DL?

I just don’t see Giambi playing much the rest of the season, given what the A’s are trying to accomplish. …

Today’s lineups:
A’s
Kennedy 3B
Davis CF
Suzuki C
Hairston LF
Cust RF
Everidge DH
Crosby 1B
Ellis 2B
Pennington SS

Mazzaro RHP

Jays
Bautista LF
Hill 2B
Lind DH
Overbay 1B
Wells CF
Rios RF
Encarnacion 3B
Barajas C
McDonald SS

Romero LHP

Joe Stiglich

  • Bob

    Fire Beane NOW! He has completely lost it! He has overused, used too soon, and ruined all these yoiung pitchers who he threw in all at the same time. Mazzero looked like a new Rich Hardin in his first start, this fool been has ground him into what you see each game now and early each game! The others are getting worse too. Where they should have been lightly used and brought along slowly one or two at most at a time, Beane as desperate as he is because he emptied his pitching staff was forced to save himself by using them way too early and if it worked he would have himself hailed a genius.

    This team is done like dinner and for years as long as Beane is still the GM- you can stick a fork in the A’s belly now – they’re well done!

  • A’sGirl

    Can we just get rid of the whole trinity–Lew, Beane and Geren? All three have failed in my opinion.

  • Son of Hendu

    This is what Rebuilding looks like. Think 97-98 A’s, in 1999 those young players came around. It will happen again.

    We have 4 young good pitchers making 400G a year. We have a stud in waiting at 3B, a rookie closer with nasty stuff. I have faith.

  • Bob

    A’sGirl Says:
    Can we just get rid of the whole trinity–Lew, Beane and Geren? All three have failed in my opinion.

    EXACTLY!!

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    Son of Hendu Says:
    This is what Rebuilding looks like.

    No, this is spinning their wheels in the mud going nowhere just like Pirates and others “trading for future prospects”. Only to do the same next year. And then the next year. And then the next year. Before you realize Beane as a complete incompetant has been paid for a half dozen more years of failure.

  • Son of Hendu

    Beane traded a guy who was picked up as free agent and the other was NEVER going to resign with the A’s. Where exactly do you see the A’s trading their young prospects?

    Beane owns a piece of the club, do you think he is doing this on purpose? Spinning his wheels? No. Setting us up for the future, I think so.

    The only thing the need to change is the manager. Geren is not the right right guy for a young team.

  • Bob

    Son of Hendu Says:
    #1-Beane traded a guy who was picked up as free agent and the other was NEVER going to resign with the A’s. Where exactly do you see the A’s trading their young prospects?

    I am not just talking about last month, what A’s should have done when they acquired Halladay sign him long term but that would cost money to have a quality player. Same with Cabrera who even said he wanted to come back next year. Gonzalez the OF, Harden, Haren, Smith, Gallagher and many others were young when traded away for younger. In most cases for inferior players.

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    #2-Beane owns a piece of the club, do you think he is doing this on purpose? Spinning his wheels? No. Setting us up for the future, I think so.

    He owns what? They give him a small interest instead of paying him more? Yes, he is following orders to keep expenses down as they try to finagle taxpayers somewhere to build them a new stadium. But don’t fall for it, they did the same to the people in Pittsburgh, got their stadium and keep doing the same thing.

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    #3-The only thing the need to change is the manager. Geren is not the right right guy for a young team.

    Macha skippered A’s to the AL West pennant just 3 years ago, and took A’s to ALCS against Detroit that year. BILLY BEANE FIRED HIM AND HIRED HIS BEST FRIEND – GEREN!

    Don’t be praising Beane and bashing Geren in the same breath.