May 03, 2007

Langerhans For Snelling

Ed Ryan at Mets Fever (Shea Nation Network), writes about the desperate A's and the Nationals making a trade:

Just under a week ago Ryan Langerhans was traded from Atlanta to Oakland for cash considerations. Langerhans is mired in a horrible slump and while Atlanta was looking to make room on their roster, Oakland hoped a change of scenery would help Langerhans regain his home run swing.

But with the injuries compiling, including Mike Piazza going on the DL with a shoulder injury and Langerhans still hit less, GM Billy Beane pulled the trigger on another trade very quickly. Langerhans was traded to Washington for Chris Snelling. Oakland is desperately trying to remain in contention despite the major injuries to multiple star players, if they fall out look for Harden/Haren rumors to start once again. The trade came on the heels on another Rosenthal article title National Crisis.

The A's, completing their third trade in six days as they deal with a new set of injuries, have acquired outfielder Chris Snelling from the Nationals for outfielder Ryan Langerhans.A's general manager Billy Beane, after losing designated hitter Mike Piazza for four to six weeks with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, told on Wednesday night that he was trying to complete a second trade, presumably for a DH type. source Ken Rosenthal

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