Urban brings A's news from Day 3 of the Winter Meetings.
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Well it's Wednesday day three at the winter meetings here in my point -- Vista Florida and the meetings have basically come to a close Thursday as the rule five draft. Not much going on there there hasn't been a whole lot going on. In terms of Oakland a's news here the entire week Billy being left on Tuesday morning David forced basically took over form. And there hasn't been much to report today's most significant news. Is only -- directly related to the a's Jack Cust their DH for the past Warriors signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners that's significant. As far as the days ago. Because that means the options for the -- DH candidates specifically Hideki Matsui and Vlad Guerrero there all of a sudden reduced by one obvious met with the Mets series. Representative arm talent. At some point during this week and those talks went well. Matsui says that he wants to play for a team that can give a regular playing time. And a team who's going to be competitive or at least close to contention. If the -- do get Matsu they feel like it would be close contention because they do you have. That great pitching staff and they do have very good defense Vlad Guerrero is one of the names that kind of was added late to this mix. He wants to stay in the American League west. But the Rangers who we played for last year and really had a bounce back here injected value back up the Rangers are still the front runners to retain. Vlad Guerrero now as I mentioned. They're still looking for offensive help they've been doing that's been the mission since day one and Scott Boras today the super agent he represented Adrian Beltre. You've heard this week that offer that the a's made early in the offseason to Adrian Beltre five years and 64 million dollars that offer was pulled back you were kind of exasperated about the lack of response from Boris. And Beltre -- the second year in a row that they've gone after this guy but forest held court from about thirty reporters here in the hallway. At the big time Disney World hotel at which the winter meetings are being held and he said the doors not close. Adrian Beltre so when we met with David forced and his -- -- stolen and for Billy being. Somebody asked him have you ever put off for back on the table. That you already pulled back from somebody in the -- of had a longstanding policy against speaking to free agents. He sniffed -- -- saw right through that question and he said look you're talking about a specific player. You're talking about a specific situation. And I'm just not gonna get sucked and that but. Boris is doing what agents do he's trying to keep his client alive in the name in in the minds. Of the nation's media were gonna propagate all these rumors that you're hearing by. Basically what you get out of it is that Beltre is not completely out of this if he goes back the -- and says I like this deal than to deal could probably. Get done and if he does get done. Before -- three makes his decision I think it would make -- three decision. That much easier now the meetings closed Thursday with a rule five draft forces can be in the air by the time the rule five draft and there's not going to be a lot of news whatsoever coming -- it is but as most teams say when they leave the winter meetings after having done nothing they say we learned a lot we got a lot of information in its early in December. And we have two months through improve our club. I'm Michael Irvin for serious and Bay Area dot com.
I with Jack Cust as the days fall today to the Toronto Blue Jays in game three in this series it. Have to give credit to the opposite pitcher Brett
A's 8, Seattle 4 FINAL - Ray and Glen spoke with Jack Cust following the A's victory over Seattle on Monday night.
Jack Cust three for 34 RBIs. feel like he got his stroke back after struggling a ..... ball game isn't doing enough offensively addicted to come on top so. Jack Cust thanks a lot at in time. Maybe shooting the back to you guys in the studio
career. With the Oakland a's and it's the days that I've been talking to the most about Jack 'cause they didn't offer him arbitration they're still talking about a potential return. But Jack Cust in the Giants that story very real.
they can expect to see the big man back and it really share with that he does plan on returning sometime between January and march his next step for rehab is being able to run without a brace. You know playing airing Cust Morelli Comcast sports
fifteen express scrambled for eleven. One of the times numerous third and seventeen and our own 33. And you're really kinda. Cust for range and and we didn't pick up the first down but. There was able to use his feet and and they've done that much easier
is to supply and demand of players and it's as important and who's not gonna get moved as who is available in the with the Cust may be so. It for us there's only nineteen games left and a great player and new system potentially in the conference. to
form. And there hasn't been much to report today's most significant news. Is only directly related to the a's Jack Cust their DH for the past Warriors signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners that's significant. As far as the
whatsoever. Right across the bay former a's slugger Jack Cust now officially staying in the division as. As a matter ..... about Adrian Beltre. Well at DH spot what that does with Cust leaving has been their DH for the past 34 years. It dwindles
but that's That there are paycheck joining a nice job that I to graduation. Let me know home run mile. I thank to Jack Cust a couple of hits scored a couple of runs. So on he was the hitting star but you know a lot of things If the catchers
you know run like you sit through six thing to do in the good. But they're patient enough couple walks and you know Jack Cust had a big night Had a cup will be key hits and driving in runs. And he was he was and I. Seems like we say this after
those elements to win. You know people have been critical Jack Cust this year because of the very thing I think we're talking ..... his offensive production if you so. How do you assess Jack Cust overall year this year and the fact he's had just hit
The A's slugger talks about his team's effort in a win against the division-leading Rangers.
striking out thirteen. But I'll tell you what I'll take you strike zone in time. that a strike zone swap. And that's Jack Cust got ejected because of it but those things worked out in this case tonight Cliff Lee can take that away from me pitched
Prior to their matchup with the Chicago White Sox, Jack Cust talks with Kate Longworth about his recent power surge.
A's manager Bob Geren breaks down his team's big win over the AL-Central-leading White Sox.
The red-hot Jack Cust talks after hitting two home runs in a win over the White Sox.
team like like the Red Sox teams getting hits in the past two games but had she felt it off. Olympic partner obviously Jack Cust hit ball. You know out to dead center field that's no easy task and I'd like to swing real pitch just missed it became
A'S 5, LA Angels 2 FINAL Cust homered twice in the series with LA, including a 2-run shot in the 4th on Sunday.
series the Yankees suck your mind or if it's fair that. And it's a good team over. First. You know ran across. Some pretty good pitching and obviously it's tough of those You know you don't score runs and premiums. nation wasn't good. On the scoreboard pretty to winners. But it'd with our partner
A'S 3, PITTSBURGH 2 FINAL Cust was 1 for 2 with a hit an a run scored on Sunday.
GIANTS 6, A'S 2 FINAL Jack Cust went 3 for 4 and raised his average to .309 in Sunday's loss.
gonna have to maybe use all my short guys to close out and the Suzuki. Patently and obviously it was impressive. It was Jack Cust opposite field with and no doubt homer and you know you you play here in Oakland and left handed or left field and everybody
Together and him had an for the backhand. Teammate. Williams. That situation. Excellent you know it's love and yeah. It's and you know put a lot of close game that's for sure. The it's. Even better. And play any other. Long time. It's good to be. You're working in the preakness. It's. It's it's