The A’s landed a player they had been targeting Wednesday, but he came at a costly price.
The A’s remain one of the busier teams on the trade market, sending left-hander Drew Pomeranz and minor league pitcher Jose Torres to San Diego for first baseman Yonder Alonso and reliever Marc Rz
Time will tell what kind of big league pitcher Sean Manaea ultimately develops into.
It was the winter of 2012, and the question for the A’s was whether they should take the risk of re-signing right-hander Bartolo Colon at age 39.
Expect Jed Lowrie to be in the A’s lineup on a regular basis in 2016.