Trade Rumors: A’s want a Haren-Type Package for Gonzalez

When the Oakland Athletics traded Dan Haren after the 2007 season they landed a package of six-players that included Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, and Chris Carter. Now, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, they are looking for a similar return for Gio Gonzalez.

To put those players in context, one was ranked as high as No. 7 on Baseball America’s Prospect Ratings, one reached the No. 18 slot, another reached No. 28, and finally another reached the No. 55 spot. The only two players in the deal that didn’t reach BA’s top 100 at some point in their careers were a pair of left handed pitchers.

Two things jump into my head when looking at that deal. The first is, what were the Diamondbacks thinking? And the other is that if the Yankees are expected to match that for Gonzalez, there is no way he is ever coming to the Bronx.

That would be the very rough equivalent of trading Jesus Montero, Dellin Betances, Manny Banuelos, Austin Romine, plus two other left handed pitchers that will reach the major leagues. Brian Cashman would be wary of dealing any one of those players, let alone two or even three. All four and then some is completely out of the question.

At this point, unless something happens that gets Billy Beane out of Oakland, it doesn’t appear that there is much of a chance for the Yankees to get Gonzalez.

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5 Responses to Trade Rumors: A’s want a Haren-Type Package for Gonzalez

  1. ATLNYYfan says:

    If this is REALLY what Beane expects, he needs to check himself into rehab.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    Maybe the most overrated GM in baseball. He is the Scott Boras of GMs, expecting to be overwhelmed for any player he wants to trade. For that kind of price, he can shove Gonzalez.

  3. YankezFan says:

    Id rather Gonzalez and Haren and Cahill kept pitching for the A's or any other AL opponent. We hammer all those guys really hard every time we play them, and if any of them were on the Yankees, i would be missing out on a good 11-2 laugher….. PASS SSSSSSSSS

    • Gonzalo says:

      Hahaha yeah, I don't want those A's pitchers here. All those guys and Jurrjens aren't worth it.
      Of course that I would like to have Haren here, YankezFan I think you're confusing Haren with Harden.

  4. uyf1950 says:

    Beane can expect all he wants. Getting is a completely different story.

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