Casey & Brodie -- A's core a dangerous force
Insider Casey Pratt recaps the A's wonder season and talks predictions for offseason activity on the part of GM Billy Beane.
You would just continue the conversation with you at what point this season. Did you kind of get that gut instinct and gut reaction that the a's will be up to something good. You know -- started June 2 in the -- started going on it there I think it was that interleague series going Coors Field when they started just. Basically coming to life offensively -- -- -- there assessment was hitting it seemed like the team really. Started clicking at that point in time they had that series in Minnesota as well we're there just. Launch and a ball all over the yard and it seemed like at that point the offense realized they can be dangerous force everything started clicking the pitching. Really was there for a lot of the time so I think that was kinda when it all turn pro than that little road series. I still want to ask you to make a prediction on what Billy -- may or may not do but if your -- right now. What is your first move going into this offseason. You know the first thing I need to do you probably start talking to Stephen Drew -- mutual option for him. I think Stephen Drew might be wise to test the waters at this point because he really did finish the season fairly strong so. That's one thing is stranger in the clubhouse kind of just wreck electing on the season with Cliff Pennington if he made a joke about. You know there's a lot of guys that should be coming back to this team but he made a -- that Billy Beane. He's the only guy that knows and who knows that and he could train everybody and I don't think that's gonna happen that he had a very very solid foundation for this squadron of the 2000. Thirteen athletics could be a very dangerous -- because they have a very low payrolls it's around 52 million dollars at this point. That guys like -- Redick you know guys like Parker Malone guys like Gil and assess that as those guys aren't going anywhere. They have a lot they can build on with the bullpen and guys like Ryan Cook Sean Doolittle. There's just so much they can start to do with this team this lineup the only major free agents his team's gonna have as Brandon McCarthy. Jonny Gomes Brandon Inge Bartolo Cologne so -- mean this this core is really intact for this season going forward. -- appreciate the -- -- you have tonight it CSN California dot com. I'm trying to put the entire season into words it's not an easy task. Actually just ran down here in the middle of riding him to go back out there and -- but. You know trying today recollect everything that happened this season's pretty special and it's gonna be really hard to put it into words exactly but a -- that's. You may need like 75000. Paragraphs to recount all the different stories and angles -- we appreciate your insides.