Rumored to make a large move at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Oakland A's only made a minor tweak to their roster, adding infielder Alberto Callaspo for Grant Green.
But just because the A's did not make a major move does not mean one is still not possible in August.
Oakland's 2012 season found its final piece when the team acquired shortstop Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 20 of last season after the non-waiver trade deadline. Though Drew signed with the Boston Red Sox in the offseason, his acquisition was proof that quality players can still be had in the waiver trade period.
That said, who could the A's land to help down the home stretch this season?
There are some interesting names still being floated about, but I have three in particular that Billy Beane could target to help the A's get to the tape in defense of its American League West title.
Here they are.