Oakland Athletics Trade Rumors: 5 'Moneyball' Players They Should Pursue ASAP

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Oakland Athletics Trade Rumors: 5 'Moneyball' Players They Should Pursue ASAP
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As expected, the Oakland Athletics went into the season with a few glaring holes, primarily at the corner infield positions.  Unfortunately for the A's, these issues aren't any closer to being resolved as they were when the year began.

They recently signed Brandon Inge to a contract, but he hasn't hit over .250 in a season since 2006.  If anything, that looks to just be a stopgap until a better player or situation comes along.  Unless they get very lucky with Inge and his production dramatically increases, the A's will probably keep all options open regarding third base.

Come July, expect the A's to be out of contention for the playoffs and in full selling mode.  This is when you can expect to see guys like Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour moved and replaced with more bargain, lesser known guys.

Here are some players the A's may look at as they try to remain relevant in the AL West.

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