For the A's and their general manager Billy Beane, player flipping has become a bit of a sport. On Monday, Oakland's efforts to tweak their roster may have back fired slightly.
A player taken in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft must remain on the team's active roster the entire season, and the picks cost $50,000.
A’s Insider Casey Pratt is in Nashville at baseball’s winter meetings. Discuss where the A’s roster stands now and what moves to look for in the coming days with Casey, today at 1:30 p.m.!
Scott Boras described Billy Beane as a little bigger and stronger than himself. Maybe that is why the A's general manager prefers to discuss business while pumping iron.