Coco Crisp said he had “several” multi-year contract offers from teams over the winter, including the St.Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays. He was impressed with Rays manager Joe Maddon thought he was headed there until the A’s presented a two year $14 million offer that swayed him. It was the best financial offer he got, and he liked the idea of staying in California. He’s from Los Angeles.
RANDOM BLOG NOTES ON THE A’S:
- The A’s will play an intrasquad game next Thursday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. So, if you’re in town, you may want to check out the game. The A’s play their Cactus League opener the next day against Seattle at Muni.
- Manager Bob Melvin expects right-hander Fautino De Los Santos to play a key role one way or another. De Los Santos went 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 34 games as a rookie last season, notching 43 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.
- If Dallas Braden were to start the season the disabled list, Tom Millone is the only left handed starting candidate in camp.
Thomas Brunt is the Oakland A’s beat-writer for MLB franchise podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @BHS_SPORTSGUY, and you can follow the MLB franchise podcast on Twitter: @MLBFranchsie.