The Oakland Athletics have done absolutely nothing this offseason.
Apart from trading away Chris Bassitt, Matt Olson, and Matt Chapman, the A’s have been quiet and now look to be the team projected to finish in the cellar of the American League West division, with teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and Los Angeles Angels spending money to improve their team and their chances at contention in 2022.
Even worse for the A’s and their fans, a list of the top five and bottom five spenders this offseason was released by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, and the A’s are not only at the very bottom, but have literally not spent a single dollar this offseason.
Here the top 5 & bottom 5 spenders in free agency this offseason 👀💰 pic.twitter.com/xNSXx3zdJT
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 23, 2022
Sad Times In Oakland
This is quite depressing if you’re an Athletics fan.
In a matter of months, the team has gone from a solid postseason contender that reached October three times in a four-year period to the laughingstocks of the AL West.
Aside from starters Frankie Montas and Sean Manaea, the Athletics don’t have much, and it’s looking more and more likely that those two will both be traded at some point.
It has to be hard for A’s fans to see that their team has yet to spend a buck in free agency this offseason.
The team is openly tanking, even after a new CBA was put into place with a draft lottery that was meant to curb such a practice.
It appears that the draft lottery hasn’t dissuaded Oakland from tanking and trading away their assets.
This is clearly not a contending ballclub and with other teams having spent more money to improve their rosters, Oakland is surely headed for a last-place finish.