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Farhan Zaidi On Swisher Trade

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On Thursday, the Oakland A's made their second blockbuster trade of the off-season, sending OF Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox for minor league prospects Gio Gonzalez, Fautino De Los Santos and Ryan Sweeney. We caught-up with A's Baseball Operations Analyst Farhan Zaidi to find out how the A's agreed on this deal and the organization's assessment of the three players they got in return.

Less than three weeks after acquiring a package of six prospects from the Arizona Diamondbacks for number one starter Dan Haren, the Oakland A's front office pulled the trigger on another big deal on Thursday, sending outfielder and number three hitter Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Fautino De Los Santos and outfielder Ryan Sweeney. We spoke with Farhan Zaidi...

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