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Bobby Crosby looks Pittsburgh-bound; thoughts on A’s and Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero

We had snow here in Indianapolis on Monday, then wind and rain yesterday. Today, it’s a combination of wind and snow … putting the “winter” in winter meetings.

A few thoughts as Day 3 of this four-day fiesta gets underway:

–Looks like former A’s infielder Bobby Crosby is going to ink a reported one-year, $1.5 million deal w/the Pirates. That would set him up for an Oakland homecoming June 25-27, when Pittsburgh visits the A’s for an interleague series. That will mean a lot to Crosby’s biggest fan, a young woman who sits in the second deck of the Coliseum and has yelled out “Bobby, you’re hot!!!” approximately 1,367 times per game.

–It makes sense that the A’s would at least entertain the idea of signing DH/outfielder Hideki Matsui. One school of thought says the Yankees’ acquisition of Curtis Granderson might push Matsui out of New York. But it’s also possible that Granderson’s presence makes Johnny Damon expendable, and the Yanks may view Matsui as a better (or slightly more affordable) DH option than Damon.

–With the A’s willing to consider signing veteran hitters, it opens up a lot of options. Vladimir Guerrero could be one, but he’s similar to Matsui — an aging outfielder who may be relegated strictly to DH. And Guerrero’s apparent wish for a two-year contract might keep the A’s away.

Posted by on December 9, 2009.

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  • crister

    somehow, crosby’s and the pirates suckdom seem destined for each other. of course now saying that, watch him end up with 25 home runs, 90 rbi’s and an obp of 390 making him the 2010 come back player of the year.

  • daveinsm

    Harden just signed with the Rangers, same contract as Penny. 1yr/7.5M

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John Hickey has been a Major League Baseball beat writer since the late 1980s. John is rejoining the Bay Area News Group as the A’s beat writer after spending the past 12 years covering the Seattle Mariners on a daily basis. John was the A’s beat writer for ANG Newspapers from the late 1980s until [...]more →