By Jason Wojciechowski on January 13, 2008 at 3:54 PM
The A's managed to get Joey Devine back from the Braves in the Mark Kotsay sweepstakes, which is exciting (he's Sickels' fifth-best Braves prospect, a B grade) given the level of prospect I thought was coming back. The A's are saving $2 on the deal (about $1.5M of which is immediately eaten up by Emil Brown).
Also, great challenge trade yesterday! Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus. Granted, it's not a pure challenge trade because there are personalities and PED's and all manner of other things involved, but a straight-up, 3B for 3B trade? Awesome.