Five reasons A's should sign Jamie Moyer


Five reasons A's should sign Jamie Moyer

Whitey Gleason
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49 year-old Jamie Moyer was released by the Orioles Saturday, despite posting a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings at Triple A Norfolk. The Os say they like what they saw from Moyer, but that the timing wasnt right for him to join their rotation. So Moyer, as Vlad Guerrero and Manny Ramirez had already done this year, asked for and received his release.

So now what? Orioles manager Buck Showalter says he wouldnt be surprised to see Moyer, 269-209 for his career, pitching for another major league club this year. Here are five reasons why that club should be the Oakland As:

1) Moyers already won as many games with the Rockies this season 2 as Tim Lincecum has won with the Giants.

2) You want experience on a young staff? Forget Dot Racing. When Moyer was a rookie, they had actual chariot racing between innings.

3) His average fastball makes MLBs handling of the San Jose territorial rights dispute seem speedy by comparison.

4) Having him around would be a great ego boost for Manager Bob Melvin, since BoMel hit .400 against Jamie Moyer, with 4 hits in 10 at bats much better than Bruce Bochys .143 (1 for 7) Moyer mark.

5) In his honor, you could change the spelling of the upper deck seat covers to tAARPs.

Whitey Gleason is the host of "The Rise Guys" on 95.7 The Game

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles


A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017


A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.

Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.

Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.

During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.

The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.

Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.

Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.