Trade Analysis: A's Acquire Trio Premium Story

Joe Kennedy joins the A's pitching staff.
Joe Kennedy joins the A's pitching staff.
By Melissa Lockard
Senior Editor
Date: Jul 14, 2005

The Oakland A’s and General Manager Billy Beane did little resting on their day off, as the A’s pulled off two deals. Oakland acquired pitching and defensive help, picking up outfielder Jay Payton and pitchers Joe Kennedy and Jay Witasick. In return, the A’s bid adieu to fan favorites Chad Bradford and Eric Byrnes and minor league prospect Omar Quintanilla. OaklandClubhouse.com analyzes the trades to explain what they mean for the A’s chances in 2005 and beyond.

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