I think we all see the Oakland A’s heading down the rebuild path. Typically once their young players start hitting their late arbitration years, earning more money, the A’s will start trading them off for prospects looking for the next regime.
This article looks over all of the Oakland A’s main trade assets that look likely to be moved once the offseason resumes.
Each player will have five different teams that I think would best use their services. Some names not included in the list of trade assets are Tony Kemp, Ramon Laureano, and Sean Murphy.
Tony Kemp had a great season in 2021, but I feel he overperformed and teams will not want to take the risk on him unless it is just as a utility player.
With Ramon Laureano’s lower service time than some of the ones on the list, it gives the A’s more control of him and a lower salary. He was also suspended for PEDs in August of last season which could keep teams away despite his statements saying he never took any substances knowingly. He still has 30 games left of his suspension to serve this upcoming season.
Sean Murphy is in a similar boat to Laureano in regards to service time as he has 4 more years under team control and is still in the lowest salary level where they can pay around the league minimum. So the Oakland A’s do not have as much incentive to trade him just yet.
Now on to the list!