The Oakland A’s are taking a chance that former top prospect Trey Supak can turn his career around in their organization. Once upon a time, Trey Supak was considered one of the Milwaukee Brewers top prospects.
Former Oakland A’s first baseman Yonder Alonso has announced that, after a ten year major league career, he is retiring. Yonder Alonso had been expected to become one of the best young players in baseball.
Oakland A’s catcher Sean Murphy made an impact as a rookie, with his performance leading to his being named to the Topps All Star Rookie Team. Sean Murphy had a solid rookie season for the Oakland A’s, showing the potential to be exactly what they had hoped their young catcher would be.
This is completely unrealistic. Unless it makes total sense. The MLB offseason is still just beginning to warm up, and we’ll do plenty of reasonable, rational, realistic analysis and commentary along the way.
Oakland A’s reliever Jake Diekman is not in a forgiving mood when it comes to Robinson Cano and his latest PED suspension. Over the years, MLB players have become more vocal about their disdain for PED users.
Now that Robinson Cano has been suspended for the 2021 season, the New York Mets could throw a wrench into the Oakland A’s plans. If the Oakland A’s had their druthers, their infield situation in 2021 would look the same as it did at the end of the 2020 season.
What if the A’s 2021 second baseman is already here? 2B or not 2B? That is the question for Sheldon Neuse and the Oakland A’s. For almost the entirety of his minor league career, Neuse has played third base.
His agent's comments exude some confidence that Semien will eventually land a strong multi-year commitment, but there may not be a position player with a broader range of plausible outcomes on this year’s free-agent market.