Athletics & Rangers




Athletics & Rangers

June 20, 2019


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Englert Minors RHP 1.9 1.5 1.9 2.3
Evans Minors RHP 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.1


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Mengden 26 Majors SP Medium 4.7 16.1 9.5 6.6 3.4 6 8.6
  1. Keith Privette

    The Rangers need pitching to compete for a Wild Card spot. The A’s need to remove a few players from their 40 man in order to add Manaea, Luzardo, and Puk in the near future.

    • Joshua Iversen

      I like this a lot. Mengden is likely to go for the lower end of his value since he hasn’t been pitching well, but he’s still interesting enough that a team like the Rangers would take a flyer. Evans and Englert are likely both relievers, but they each have a slight chance of sticking in the rotation. This deal would have to wait a few weeks, though – Oakland doesn’t have enough depth right now to move Mengden.

  2. Andy Spafford

    This doesn’t make any sense for the A’s. Mengden is needed for depth right now, and there’s no way they help the Rangers, with whom they’re competing for a playoff slot. The 40-man roster slots are virtual non-issues, as Estrada and Hundley can be moved to the 60-day IL. If more space is needed, Triggs could be DFA’d, as he’s been hurt nearly all year again, and is probably no longer in the A’s plans. On top of all that, this trade under values Mengden. I agree he mostly did poorly in Oakland this year (in a very limited sample), but some of that may have been due to being put in the follower role again. Using him as a traditional starter and letting get comfortable could help.

    • Keith Privette

      If the A’s don’t trade Mengden this year, he’ll likely be DFA’d next year. The A’s should get something for him while they can. There may be a better trade partner than the Rangers. I haven’t found it yet.

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