Bay Area Buzz 11/7: A’s Trade Rumors, Giants Update, San Antonio/Raiders


Bay Area Topics

A’s Trade Rumors

"Could the Oakland Athletics be willing to trade starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir as they gauge the MLB trade market this off-season?The Oakland A’s signaled loud and clear to the baseball world that they were “all in” for the 2014 season and their push to the playoffs. They traded coveted shortstop prospect Addison Russell as part of a deal that landed them Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Would that plan really change just one year later?Ken Rosenthal reports that the A’s are willing to listen on trade offers for Samardzija and starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. They might not be pushing to trade them, necessarily, but they are open to talks in a way that they are not with third baseman Josh Donaldson."

Hayden Kane, Fansided

Giants Update

"Asked about left field, Sabean said the Giants won’t “understand the landscape more until Pablo is resolved.” When asked about Jake Peavy, Sabean said “we’ve told both Peavy and (Ryan) Vogelsong that we need some time to sort things out.”“Again, it goes back to Pablo,” Sabean continued. “Pablo is the only we’ve engaged as far as an offer and moving forward in that fashion. The four other free agents know where we stand.”…Bochy said he expects Tim Lincecum to be in the rotation next spring.…here was no talk about a position change for Buster Posey. He’ll stick behind the plate next season, with Andrew Susac currently locked in as his backup. “It’s going to be up to Hector (Sanchez) to try and get that back,” Bochy said of the backup job. The Giants hope Sanchez is able to DH or play some first base in the Venezuelan Winter League to make up some of the at-bats he lost to two concussions."

Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News

San Antonio/Raiders

"Oakland Raiders officials will meet with a group of San Antonio governmental and civic leaders for a sales pitch in Oakland on Friday, according to the San Antonio Express-News.The San Antonio group will be led by former mayor Henry Cisneros and will discuss a potential Raiders relocation to the city.“We’re going to present San Antonio’s strengths and assets in the most persuasive way possible,” Cisneros said. “We have a very, very good opportunity to set it forth in a way the Raiders can digest.”Cisernos told the Express-News that he believes there is a “very clear 50-50 proposition” of the Raiders deciding to make the move."

SI Wire, Sports Illustrated