Jemile is the one bright spot of this franchise. If they had traded him I would have turned in my A's fan membership card.
I haven't bought an A's jersey in quite sometime because of all the player changes, I have a Hudson, and a Harden, but I think it's time for a gold Weeks jersey to make its way into my closet.
I am also extremely pleased with the Warriors moves over the past few days. Shows some very conversations and decisions were made internally about this teams future. FINALLY they realize they need to start fresh and build from the ground up, and when healthy Curry, Lee and Bogut are three great pieces to build around. Klay Thompson is actually looking pretty decent offensively, and is not a high volume shooter which I love. If he can pick up his defensive game I think he could be the starting 2 for quite some time. Wright is nice at the #3 for now, but with the draft picks the Warriors picked up I'm sure they can find plenty of guys to fill in the holes.
For the first time in a damn long time I'm actually optimistic about the Warriors. I can't imagine what it could be like around here with that team winning consistently. Fun times are ahead.
I'd like the Niners to get Manningham, but he apparently wants #1 WR money. I don't know if SF will go for that. Hopefully they can meet in the middle.
Moss, Manningham (possibly), VD, Crabs, Gore, Hunter... Also heard a potential return of Brandon Lloyd in the rumor mills...
If we can re-sign Smith as QB, this offense can take off if everything goes right. I trust in Harbaugh, as long as he continues to open up the offense. It baffled me at times at how it was conservative, but, we have to grow as a team and Year 2 of Harbaugh could be epic.
Technically yes because he is taking an "indefinite leave" because of his injuries, but he still has to get paid this season I believe and it's only really 1.1 mil on the cap. The addition of a veteran presence in Jefferson and a 1st round pick in a VERY deep draft is well worth it.
The early word on Yoenis Cespedes is in. "He's the real deal," says a scout who has seen him this spring. "Very mature approach. Very professional. And he can hit. He's the best hitter on the A's right now. Oakland made a great gamble."
Says an executive on a rival American League team, "Impressive. We liked him, too. It's early, the jury's still out, but it's pretty clear he has the tools to be an impact guy -- with the bat and with the glove."