[USML Announce] Santos Brings Rips Welcome Christmas Gift

anrklein at gmail.com anrklein at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 14:11:06 EST 2011

I'll bet anyone in the league that Devine ends up on John Fruit's roster.


On , Brad Jansen <bljansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> A's assistant GM David Forst said Wednesday that
> Grant Balfour, Fautino De Los Santos and Joey Devine will compete for
> the team's opening at closer.

> Oakland traded closer Andrew Bailey to the Red Sox
> on Wednesday evening as part of a five-player swap. Balfour seems the
> likeliest candidate to win the job out of spring training given his age
> and potential value as a mid-season trade chip, but De Los Santos is a
> young arm worth monitoring. The 25-year-old may be worth a flier in
> drafts next spring.

> WINNER: Eagle-eyed Rips picked up Santos with $5 FAAB move last season,  
> aware of his blistering fastball and stunning mound poise. Expect this  
> modest investment to return huge dividends in 2012 as Balfour no match  
> for this young stud.

> LOSER: Berliners. Winick forced to find another team to mock today.

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