Sunday, December 14, 2003

Bad Weekend for the A's

...But it could have been worse.

Keith Foulke signed with the Red Sox for 4 years/$26M and Miguel Tejada signed with the Orioles for 6 years and $72M.

There are two positive aspects of these deals:

1) Neither of our two free agent defectors went to an AL West rival.
2) Because we offered them arbitration, we're going to get draft picks - four of them I think in the first two rounds.

That's small consolation, but it certainly could have been worse.

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