Friday, July 24, 2009

A's trade Matt Holliday for Fat Guy

Seriously. I know Brett Wallace is a coveted prospect. And I know that playing in the American League means he can slide into the DH role.

But the guy is 22 years old. He won't be 23 until August 26th.

Should he REALLY have the ole Steve Balboni build?

It's one thing when Matt Stairs physique when you are 16 year veteran over 40 years old and hanging on as a left handed pinch hitter.

This guy Wallace is going to be supposedly one of young corner stones of the offense. The scouting report says he may have to move from third base.

Really? How about he has to move from the all you can eat buffet at Sizzler?

Look this can be a good deal for Oakland if he turns into a solid slugger and doesn't have Albert Pujols blocking his way. And who knows, maybe the other two players (Clayton Mortensen and Shane Peterson) can contribute and this will be a much better haul than letting Holliday skedaddle for the draft picks.

I just think Wallace needs to meet a little fellow named "Dr. Atkins."


  1. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Read Moneyball again, Billy Beane has a thing for fat guys that get on base.

  2. Hahaha... I saw this guy play in Arizona Fall League last year and was amazed any time he actually got to the baseball... but I saw him play in the Futures Game on ESPN a few weeks ago and he didn't look nearly as big then. When is the photo in this blog from?

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  4. Would it have killed Billy Beane to wait until MONDAY to make this trade?

  5. That's a cactus on his helmet...own questioned answered...this pic is from the Arizona Fall League.

  6. Jawdoc8:04 AM

    Good athlete stuck in a lousy body! Watched him at ASU,pac10 triple crown winner two years in a row.Ball does not jump off his wooden bat as it did in college.Bat speed has looked suspect.