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The A's might be sellers, but they are not just giving their talent away. Ken Rosenthal has the latest baseball news.
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The twins aren't selling just yet. They cut five and A half games off the Indians lead in the span of nine days. New GM bill Smith tells me right now we still think we're in this race. Jason Kubel Jim Thome US in his -- cut and Joe Mauer are all are expected back soon. The twins played forty of their first 61 games on the road got all their road series against AL east opponents out of the way. And remember they've got a lot of games within the division still to play. Thirteen against the Tigers thirteen against the Indians in thirteen against the White Sox. It sure looked like sellers but they won't simply give players away. Three of them more attractive hitters Josh Willingham Coco Crisp and David DeJesus. All make six million or less so is that are not prohibitive. So the a's can keep all of them all for the arbitration at the end of the season and then collect draft picks if they depart. Right now Willingham is the only one who might project as a tight day. Chris and dejesus likely will be -- these and the labor agreement is not expected to -- draft pick compensation immediately. -- -- even while in contention. If they believe that they can build something better for the future. BJ Upton remains a difficult call. Obviously he's a guy who provides defense and power in the rays would not have nearly as much slugging potential without him. They also feel that Desmond Jennings the top prospect would not provide as much impact. At the same time up and entered Saturday's play hitting just 225. He's likely to make more than six million next year in arbitration. So the rays can wait until the off season to move him but they might get more value if they act soon. Creative they could trade one of their catchers for starting pitching help. And promote their catching prospect Kevin -- Rocco who is hitting 330. At AAA. Of course the combination of Ramon Hernandez and Ryan Hanigan is one of the team's strengths. And the reds might -- disrupt the chemistry between their pitchers and catchers. Two other prospects shortstop that close -- and left fielder Yonder Alonso. Might be getting the calls sooner than it is or Rocco. Both of those guys codes are and Alonso play positions where the reds currently are getting limited production. We started a tradition to prank to crew based on where the all star game selected Yankee Stadium we still Booth with hundreds of apples and this year with the Diamondbacks we should really haven't thought of -- of yeah. Yeah. Maybe we should have gone cactus instead. Some conditions should be missed the 2011 all star game on fox.