Athletics & Tigers




Athletics & Tigers

July 31, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Goodrum 28 Majors 2B High 3.3 34.7 17.0 17.7 14.1 16.1 18.1
Nova 33 Majors SP Medium 0.3 1.5 0.5 1 0.8 1 1.2
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Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Buelvas Minors OF 4.6 3.7 4.6 5.5
Diaz Minors 3B 1.8 1.4 1.8 2.2
Puason Minors SS Low 11.9 9.5 11.9 14.3
  1. Anon Anon

    OAK gains a boring innings eater in Nova to help stem the loss of Puk (shoulder).

    DET covers the balance of Nova’s salary, which is pro-rated to $556,000 and expires after 2020 season. DET does this to help enhance the prospect return.

    The real get for OAK would be Goodrum. Semien’s deal is up at the end of this season and he will likely to be too expensive for OAK to retain. Like Semien, Goodrum was something of a late-bloomer – former MIN 2nd rounder who was released and has stuck with DET – and as such still carries three (3) years of team control, and will not be a UFA until 2024. His pre-adjusted 2020 salary is $698,200. He is still young at 28, and is the ultimate Swiss-Army knife, with 2019 games played at every position except C and P. He’s a switch hitter, whose splits favor BA vs LHP, and power vs RHP, and has some in-game pop (162 game average: 18 HR), and can steal a bag (162 ave: 15 SB). 2020 is the first year in which he’s been given an everyday starting job (SS), so there is still some untapped upside. He’s young, affordable, controllable, and brings position flexibility, which seems to make him an ideal fit for OAK as they explore options to backfill Semien.


    DET nets a trio of high-upside int’l teenage bats, with Puason as the obvious headliner.

    Puason is still at least four years away, so OAK may be willing to part with the 17 y/o in exchange for ML talent that allows them to contend in what at present is a relatively weak AL West. Puason carries a lot of risk since he is so young and has yet to come stateside, but he would infuse the DET system with a high-upside bat, which it desperately needs.

    Buelvas is an 18 y/o CF with a hit tool and an advanced approach.

    Diaz is a 19 y/o 3B with defensive questions but an advanced hit tool.


    OAK says no if they don’t want to deplete their farm system of most of its best, young talent; OAK’s farm skews older as it is.

    DET says no if they view Goodrum as their present solution at shortstop, or or more highly values his controllability.

    • Chad Lynn

      A’s have no need for a mid-or-lower rotation SP with bad FIP, and they’re not going to trade Marcus Semien during the best chance at a long post-season in years.

      Also, if the A’s were going to trade for *yet another* 2B (they’ve got options – Pinder/Kemp/Barreto/Machin), they’d have done it by now.

      • Anon Anon

        I definitely don’t think OAK will trade Semien – contending this year. Figured they may look for an outside option to backfill Semien, but they definitely have some internal options with Barreto, etc.

        And agreed on Nova – not an exciting option at all. A guy like Norris is probably more desirable, but he’s not pitching well. Tough to read the market this year

      • Anon Anon

        Too late to edit:

        @JQ, do you think OAK makes a run at resigning Semien? Genuinely curious what the buzz around that is, in the OAK fanbase.

        Would be great to see OAK hang onto more talent, especially a Bay Area guy like Semien.

        I’ve seen AAV estimates of just below $20mm, but this weird market and a new CBA could change the FA climate for a bit

        • Chad Lynn

          They’ll certainly try, Semien having grown up within 15 miles of the ballpark, but whether the FO can convince Fisher to pony up is the question.

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