Trade Rumors: Twins, Abad, Orioles, Giants, Lucroy

Interest in the Twins’ available trade pieces spiked following the club’s dismissal of general manager Terry Ryan, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Many executives from other clubs expected that he would take a fairly conservative approach at the non-waiver trade deadline, but the way in which interim GM Rob Antony (Ryan’s longtime assistant GM) will proceed is yet an unknown...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Molitor: Situation called for Abad in seventh

While the Minnesota bullpen has struggled with consistency all season, left-hander Fernando Abad has been a rock for the Twins. Abad hadn't allowed a home run all season and was particularly tough against lefties, who were 3-for-30 against the southpaw heading into Thursday's game.
June 17, 2016

Five unheralded trade chips that can impact MLB pennant races

Throughout the summer, we’ll hear a lot of talk about big names potentially being on the move. Even if no real hot rumors emerge, guys like Ryan Braun and Carlos Gonzalez will get people talking. But you don’t need to be a superstar to make a big impact. Every year, smaller acquisitions make huge impacts on the the playoff races and the actual postseason. They get our attention...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad putting up great numbers in a bad bullpen The Minnesota Twins bullpen has the 3rd worst ERA mark in the majors, the 4th worst WAR and the 2nd most blown saves. It been nothing short of a disaster so far. No lead has seemed safe. One reliever in that ‘pen hasn’t […] Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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May 26, 2016

Oakland A’s: Fernando Abad worthy candidate for closer role

After the Oakland A’s announced Jan. 24 that closer Sean Doolittle would most likely be unavailable by the start of the 2015 regular season due to a slight rotator cuff tear, rumors spread about possible candidates for the closer role. While many people mentioned Tyler Clippard, Eric O’Flaherty and Ryan Cook as viable options, few mentioned Fernando Abad. #Athletics agree to...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?This past week, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin told the press that six of the seven bullpen spots are pretty obvious. This probably means that closer Jim Johnson, setup men Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Dan Otero, and long reliever Jesse Chavez all have secured their spots in the bullpen for the upcoming...
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Acquire Fernando Abad from Nationals for Bullpen Depth

The Oakland A’s picked up left-handed relief pitcher Fernando Abad from the Washington Nationals on Monday in a deal that sent single-A outfielder John Wooten to D.C. Abad, 27, pitched in 39 games for the Nationals in 2013, posting a 3.35 ERA in 37 2/3 innings. He averaged 7.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings pitched, and should provide Bob Melvin with an additional option...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: A's acquire lefty Abad from Nationals

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the swap had not been announced. Abad is likely to bolster a talented bullpen that likely has lost closer Grant Balfour in free agency, a ninth...
Via Associated Press
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats trade Abad to A’s

The Washington Nationals have traded veteran reliever Fernando Abad to the Oakland A’s in exchange for minor league OF John Wooten. Last week Abad was designated for assignment along with pitcher Tyler Robertson  in order to clear roster space for Sammy Solis, Michael Taylor, and Aaron Barrett.  The Nats wanted to protect those three prospects from the Rule 5 Draft. Wooten...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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