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You just knew Billy Beane and Dan O'Dowd — two of baseball busiest general managers this winter — were going to hook up eventually. They found their match on Monday — completing their fourth deal together in a little over four years — as the Oakland A's acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitchers Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso.
This deal isn't quite the blockbuster Beane and O'Dowd put together involving Matt Holliday and Carlos Gonzalez three years ago, but if used properly Smith could help Oakland replace some of the production they're losing with the departures of Josh Willingham and David DeJesus. And by used properly I mean if only used against right-handers, because the left-handed hitting Smith still hasn't figured out how to handle southpaw hurlers (his .202 lifetime average and a .588 OPS against them would indicate as much).
Consistent at-bats against lefties, which he never received under Jim Tracy's man...
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Before last season, I had touted Seth Smith as somewhat of an undervalued asset to fantasy baseball players. He was on many of my teams in which the league stretched to 14-plus teams and, for a good part of the season, he was a borderline top 100 fantasy player. He had too really bad months, July and September, which unfortunately brought his overall numbers down.
The Oakland Athletics continued to demolish their pitching staff by trading starting pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Seth Smith. Smith gives Oakland a solid outfielder and a legitimate cleanup hitter for a team lacking in offense. Smith has hit .296 in his career at Coors Field and batted .257 on the road so expect his average to...
The Colorado Rockies and outfielder Seth Smith have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Smith has spent the last three seasons with the Rockies, playing both left and right field, and has a .275 batting average with 51 homers and 181 RBIs in 487 major league games. He hit .284 with 32 doubles, nine triples, 15 homers and 59 RBIs last season.
The Oakland Athletics continued subtracting from their starting rotation Monday, but they added to what increasingly...
Eight years ago, Seth Smith was backing up Eli Manning on the Ole Miss football team. Now, he’s backing him up in the headlines. A day after Manning helped the New York Giants reach the NFC title game, Smith was traded to the A’s for Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman.
The 29-year-old Smith was rumored to be on the trade market since the start of the offseason, but general...
The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman.
A day after signing outfielder Seth Smith, the Rockies dealt him to the A's for a pair of pitchers, Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso.
Continuing their flurry of offseason moves, the A's traded pitchers Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscoso to the Colorado Rockies on Monday for outfielder Seth Smith.
Part of the Rockies’ return package for Seth Smith is right-hander Guillermo Moscoso, who made 21 starts for the Athletics in 2011. Moscoso had some cups-of-coffee with the Rangers as a reliever in 2009 and 2010, but last year was the first time we got a good look (128 innings) at what Moscoso he has to offer.
In short, he has a decent fastball and underwhelming off-speed pitches...