Oakland Athletics acquire SS Jed Lowrie from Houston Astros
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Oakland Athletics acquire SS Jed Lowrie from Houston Astros
Posted by bddwolfpack on 2/4 at 5:09 pm
Houston Cron

Athletics receive:
SS Jed Lowrie
RHP Fernando Rodriguez

Astros receive:
1B Chris Carter
RHP Brad Peacock
C Max Stassi

Two division rivals making a trade.


This post was edited on 2/4 at 5:12 pm

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Posted by CQQ on 2/4 at 5:13 pm to bddwolfpack
Looks like some decent prospects.


RHP Brad Peacock - 5th
C Max Stassi - 11th

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Posted by papz on 2/4 at 5:14 pm to CQQ
I like it... for both teams.


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Posted by bddwolfpack on 2/4 at 5:14 pm to bddwolfpack
Solid haul for the 'Stros, imo.

Carter is relatively young and has tons of power.
Peacock had a nice year in AAA last year and can be a solid 3/4.
Stassi is the A's best C prospect.

Lowrie has shown he can't stay healthy throughout his career.



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Posted by Patton on 2/4 at 5:14 pm to bddwolfpack
I miss Jed Lowrie


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Posted by bddwolfpack on 2/4 at 5:15 pm to bddwolfpack
Didn't the A's just bring in a Japanese SS?


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Posted by Tiger Ryno on 2/4 at 5:16 pm to bddwolfpack
Lowrie will beast for at least 45 games


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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 2/4 at 5:17 pm to bddwolfpack
Carter may hit 40 homers this year with those Crawford Boxes


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Posted by Roughneck on 2/4 at 5:19 pm to bddwolfpack
Damn, Carter still has some holes in his bat but a .514 SLG & a .864 OPS are some pretty nice #'s coming to an Offense in desperate need of some production.

Good stuff Stros.



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Posted by Lester Earl on 2/4 at 5:20 pm to GeauxAggie972
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There are AL teams with a better rotation, or a better 'pen, or lineup. But OAK has the best depth in the league, in OF, INF, C, pitching.



Buster Olney trollin hard



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Posted by hehateme2285 on 2/4 at 5:32 pm to bddwolfpack
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Didn't the A's just bring in a Japanese SS?


Yeah, but they weren't sure on him being everyday. They had never stopped looking for another SS after passing on Escobar and Drew. I'd guess lowrie moves all over the infield though.

And Carter reminded me of Pedro Serrano. Tons of power, but struggled a lot, and wasn't the best 1b. I like Moss a lot, nice to see him get the whole year at 1st.

With Reddick, Cespedes, Coco, and now Chris Young, Carter couldn't dh full time either.

It's a good trade for the A's


This post was edited on 2/4 at 5:41 pm

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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 2/4 at 5:38 pm to Roughneck
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Damn, Carter still has some holes in his bat but a .514 SLG & a .864 OPS are some pretty nice #'s coming to an Offense in desperate need of some production.


Not to mention doing that at that monstrosity of a ballpark. Now he is in much friendlier hitting confines and will still get to travel to that hot air in Arlington often



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Posted by Wayne Campbell on 2/4 at 5:48 pm to bddwolfpack
Man, now I'm not going to be able to get my Jed Lowrie bat signed.


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Posted by VerlanderBEAST on 2/4 at 6:12 pm to papz
Why would the A's trade Carter? Do they really trust Brandon Moss?


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Posted by volfan30 on 2/4 at 6:21 pm to bddwolfpack
A's got Peacock in the Gio trade, correct?


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Posted by hehateme2285 on 2/4 at 8:33 pm to VerlanderBEAST
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Why would the A's trade Carter? Do they really trust Brandon Moss?


Brandon moss was great the 2nd half of the year. Carter is a liability at first, and has holes in his swing. A lot of people in the organization didn't think he'd ever develop into a consistent mlb hitter



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Posted by GynoSandberg on 2/4 at 8:35 pm to VerlanderBEAST
Moss has actually hit for power at the MLB level.

Carter has actually hit nothing.



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Posted by BuckToothBilly on 2/4 at 9:17 pm to bddwolfpack
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Peacock had a nice year in AAA last year and can be a solid 3/4.


since when is a 6+ ERA in AAA "solid"?
Carter simply adds depth to an already long list of "has power but can't hit" 1B/DH contenders the Astros already have.

As an Astros fan, I'm thinking Luhnow panicked. He wasn't sure if Lowrie could hold up until July, so he traded him now. I would've gambled and held on to him. If he stays healthy, this trade would look dramatically different. If he gets hurt... no huge loss, the team is destined for the cellar for the next 2 season anyway.



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Posted by OldTigahFot on 2/4 at 9:19 pm to Roughneck
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Carter still has some holes


Struck out 83 times in 218 at bats last year.



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Posted by marchballer on 2/4 at 10:14 pm to bddwolfpack
As an A's fan I'm sad to see Carter leave. Dude was a beast. Hope he does well for you Astros fans.


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