November 05, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) between plays against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors 94-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 10/26: Warriors Needed to Sign Bogut, Carradine Will Add Fuel, A’s Should Rebuild Bullpen


Warriors Needed to Sign Bogut

Really, this is what the Warriors had to do–they couldn’t let Bogut hit the free-agent market next summer (or else that number could get CRAZY) and the best and perhaps only time to get it done before then was right now.
So they did it, with a base of $12M per, and gee, I think that number was mentioned by somebody.

It’s the correct number, and if Bogut plays well and often, that number should bounce up to $14M per or so. He’s worth it.

The GSWs will be protected in some form if Bogut gets hurt again, but more importantly, the Warriors know they have Bogut to plug into the middle of their defense for this year plus three more.

- Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News

Carradine Will Add Fuel to Tank

San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke echoed the thoughts of coach Jim Harbaugh, saying defensive lineman Cornellius “Tank” Carradine is on target to be activated from the physically unable to perform list. Carradine must be added to the 53-man roster or to injured reserve by Nov. 4.

Carradine has been out all season with a torn ACL he injured while at Florida State. Had Carradine not be hurt, he could have been taken in the top half of the first round. The 49ers took him in the second round with the 40th overall pick.

He is expected to immediately start working into the defensive line rotation when activated.

- Bill Williamson, ESPN

A’s Should Rebuild the Bullpen

If the Athletics want to start beefing up their bullpen, they are going to need to start spending more money on pitchers. The Oakland Athletics have many quality players in Triple A that could fill fielding positions as well as some veteran players like Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes who will still be great both defensively and offensively in 2014. In order to get to the postseason for a third time and actually win the World Series, the A’s need to choose wisely when it comes to pitching.

- Sam Riley, ISportsWeb

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