August 1, 2016 by Shannon Michael Smith
FLASH! It looks like Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes (we covered him in Rancho, see previous post), and Jharel Cotton (we wrote about Cotton and Montas during Spring Training) will head up to Oakland in exchange for starting pitcher Rich Hill (9-3 2.23 ERA) and right fielder Josh Reddick (in the 68 games he’s played–.296 AVG, 8 HR 28 RBIs). Not too shabby for the front office so far! The rumor is that they acquired Reddick so that they can deal Puig (and others) for…Sale maybe? If Los Dogs can land Sale by the end of the day, it will be the best trade deadline swapfest we’ve seen in years…don’t screw this up, Fried-man! Maybe we’ll even back off on roasting the GMs night and day…but we doubt it.