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is he injured? i know buck is playing pretty well, and swisher is in the OF a lot these days, and Braldye might be coming back soon (for how long... who knows!!?!) - but how come he's not playing more? I love what's he's done for us so far this year.
Injured foot reported on 6/17....doing better.
His right foot is hurting, the same foot that caused him a ton of trouble over the years. He got a cortozine shot a few days ago and nothing positive after that.
The same foot injury is not a good sign. I am now
Milton was reactivated today. How long until his 4th stint on the DL? I cringe every time he runs the bases.
Nice to see Stewart back in the line-up. Hope his
Did anyone hear what happened to Chavez near the end of the game? Why did Marco go in for him?
Answered my own question. He reaggravated the rib cage injury.
Well I'm posting here cause I don't want to make another thread...so....
You'd think the A's would get something solid, Stewart at worst would've given this team a pick in next year's draft and most thought Beane would have to get at least something equal to that so hopefully it's a solid prospect.
Chances are it will have to be a, no higher than AA ball, prospect as anyone on the Cubs 40-man roster will need to clear waivers.
Does this mean he's actually gone? Or do they pull him back and THEN trade him?
Starting from today at noon, the two teams will have 48 hours to make a trade, A's keep Stewart, it just lets the Cubs have him.
No word on Piazza. If he is selected, I suspect it would be by the Twins, as they are now in the thick of the central race and looking for a right handed bat. Word is they are definitely interested, but they are also aware he has a gentleman's agreement with Beane re his desire to only go to an east or west coast team. Whether he would agree to go to MN., is very questionable. The Angels could also pick him up with little cost, I guess. But if the Twins select him off waivers and a deal can't be struck, he will be with the A's the remainder of the season.
Re: Stewart, I read somewhere that it's possible he may not net us a pick in the draft because it's based on the last 2 years and because SS was injured a lot in 2006, that may hurt his chances. That could be the determining factor.
Well Thomas netted us a pick and he missed a lot of 05, played in only 34 games. Stewart in 06 played in 44 games. So Stewart if you just count in games played, appeared in more in his previous season in OAK, than Thomas did.
I'd like to keep him, not only because he's a solid player, but also to avoid further discussion of the A's losing another A-A player.
Stewart since correction, MAY, he's hitting...
Piazza already cleared waivers, no one claimed him. He's free to be traded to anyone. I think the salary left scared Minny off.
Stewart deal couldn't get done according to Olney on ESPN, so I guess Stewart stays the remainder of this season and hope we get a pick next year in the draft?
Thanks for the update.
Evidently, according to a Chicago columnist, several teams claimed Stewart. I guess (I'm assuming) the claim was awarded to the Cubs and they felt the A's were asking for too much in return. So, I guess that means that they can't try to work a deal with any of the other teams and this means his name has to be removed?
I don't understand how this works. What is to prevent a team with a bad record from claiming someone with no real intention of negotiating for a trade? It sounds like a team can do that just to prevent other teams from getting a shot.
"What is to prevent a team with a bad record from claiming someone with no real intention of negotiating for a trade?"
...That's why Piazza cleared so fast. He has the pro rated balance of 8 million left for this season and most teams out of it, did not go after him for fear of being stuck.
And several years ago the Yankees claimed Canseco in order to block him from going to the Red Sox, and exactly what Jerry alluded to happened, the Yankees had to take and pay the remaining salary of a guy they didn't even want. But, hey, they could certainly afford it.
OK - I get it. Thanks to both of you for the clarification.
And speaking of the Red Sox. Think they're hearing Yankee footsteps? And Phil Hughes pitched an excellent game for them last night, while Gagne imploded for the Red Sox.
Well after 3 straight months of an .300+ AVG from May-July..Stewart hit .210 and his OPB dropped from the high .300s to .282. Now he did have 8 extra base hits, a career high this season in a month but to me looks like he really slowed down with the bat.
Stewart has seemed tired to me recently. If Buck were still around, he would have gotten more days off.
So what does he do? He hits a HR! And then a 2-run blast from Piazza. No doubt it's too little, too late, but it's nice not to be shut out.
Yeah, Piazza just kills Angel pitcher at thier place. Nice to see the A's at least making an attempt of a comeback.
I completely agree, eyleenn. I was thinking the very same thing about Stewart, last night. These are the most games he has played in two years. I think he has worn down. Most of the season even when he would make out, nearly every ball he hit was hit hard, he's doing his best, but I think he has hit a wall, in spite of his HR last night. I wonder why they don't give Dee Brown some starts.
Again, from Urban's mailbag...he doesn't think the A's would resign Stewart who with his bounceback year may have outpriced himself.
This may have been mentioned on another thread, but from Slusser's article the other day, Beane tried desperately to sign him for more than one year or at least an option year, if I'm recalling Susan's article, correctly. He would still like to re-sign him, but thinks after Stewart's excellent season, he'll be too expensive for the A's. So, what else is new, eh?
Well Stewart is made me eat my words as he's hitting .362 in SEP.
Signing Stewart long term 2-3 years at what 5-6 million per is a risk given his history. He's playing himself right into getting us a pick recently. Plus given our stock of OF on the cusp...AKA AAAA OFs of Denorfia, Snelling, now Kevin Thompson. Add that to the mix, of Swish, Kotsay, Buck and Cust, signing Stewart isn't on the top of the list of things to do.
Also assuming the A's get a pick for Stewart that Beane doesn't do what he did with the Zito pick which was draft Doolittle and insted draft a high ceiling type player in C.Brown and or Desme with the two picks afterwards
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