2 Oakland A's Most Likely to be Traded

The Oakland A's are hitting the reset button and have made teams aware they are interested in some blockbuster trades this winter. The team has a number of star players on the trade block and there's no doubt their fan base is going to grow frustrated this offseason with management's direction.

Oakland continues to talk to several teams about trades including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and Detroit Tigers. Let's take a look at who appears to be heading out of Oakland over the next few weeks:

Frankie Montas: The 28-year-old starter is in his second year of arbitration eligibility with two more years of team control remaining. Montas looked horrible during the pandemic shortened season and has a history of banned substance use. However in 2021, he was lights out. Montas put up a 3.37 ERA, struck out 207 batters in 187 innings and made 32 starts. There's a number of teams who have been in contact with the A's regarding Montas specifically and those teams include the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox.

Matt Chapman: One of the best third basemen in the league is likely wearing different colors next season. Chapman has been the best defensive third basemen in the AL since he arrived and has the ability to be a very streaky hitter. His average wasn't where he wanted it in 2021 at only .210 however 27 HR and 72 RBI was decent production considering. He has a history of being an elite hitter and there's certainly a chance he can get back to being a game changer at the plate and not only with his glove. Chapman is 28, has two more years of control and has a ton of interest in his services. Teams who have contacted the A's include the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. 

The A's were 86-76 in 2021 and while they have a roster full of talent under 30, it appears management wants to rebuild and collect some more young assets for the future. A's fans, sorry about your luck.

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