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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Oakland Athletics on the Block in 2014

MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Oakland Athletics on the Block in 2014

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It didn't take long for the Oakland Athletics to begin their rise towards the top of the American League West in 2014. They are playing well but are in the midst of what looks to be a very tight division. There could be as many as three or four teams in the mix in the AL West. If that remains true, they will undoubtedly look to move some guys around to improve the team over the rest of the year and next year.

5 – Daric Barton – 1B

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5 – Daric Barton – 1B

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Barton is a quality player but could also bring some attention on the trade market considering he is a free agent in the coming seasons.

4 – Josh Reddick – OF

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4 – Josh Reddick – OF

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While it certainly does not seem likely that Reddick would be traded, stranger things have happened in Oakland with Billy Beane. If any of the current unsigned outfielders are to be traded, Reddick could be on that list.

3 – Yoenis Cespedes – OF

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3 – Yoenis Cespedes – OF

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Cespedes might end up being a victim of his own success this season as his free agency looms soon. Assuming another good year would leave he and his agent looking for a lot of money, Beane probably will look to move him.

2 – Luke Gregerson – RP

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2 – Luke Gregerson – RP

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Gregerson is a free agent in 2015 and with the current relief staff, he might be the most movable guy out there. Chances are some changes will happen in the bullpen before mid-season.

1 – Jed Lowrie – SS

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1 – Jed Lowrie – SS

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Lowrie has been good for sure but he is a free agent in 2015 and the A's might be looking to bring up Addison Russell for next season. Considering that, it will be possible to see the good veteran on the block this season.

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