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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 be headed down with the move to American League. His batting average is also going to be at risk if he becomes a full-time player given his struggles against left-handed pitching in his career with a .202 career average against southpaws.
There is no change in fantasy value for the Colorado outfield since Smith figured to be the odd man out with the signing of Michael Cuddyer. The deal of Smith does free up a few more at bats for Tyler Colvin, Eric Young Jr. or Charlie Blackmon in a reserve outfield role. Moscoso figures to be the fourth starter for the Rockies, but his value takes a hit with the move to Coors Field leaving him as a NL-only play. Outman figures to be nothing more than insurance at Triple-A in case an injury strikes at the major league level.
Oakland signed Bartolo Colon to a one-year contract to fill in the gaps in their rotation making him a candidate to start on Opening Day, but there is little upside for his win total with a weak offense behind him and an unsettled bullpen. The Colon signing means that recently acquired starting pitchers Tom Milone or Brad Peacock could begin the season in the minor leagues.
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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 have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a pair of pitchers.
The Rockies received right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and lefty Josh Outman in the deal.
Smith had agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockies to avoid arbitration on Monday.
He batted .284 with 15 homers and 59 RBIs last season with the Rockies. He...
The Oakland Athletics continued subtracting from their starting rotation Monday, but they added to what increasingly...
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.
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...
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...
Smith comes over from Rockies for pitchers Moscoso, Outman
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...