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Kurt Suzuki traded to the A's

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So who made out better on Suzuki's round trip from Oakland to Washington and back? Last year it was Suzuki to the Nats for David Freitas, a catcher now in AAA at age 24. Now Suzuki goes back to Oakland for Dakota Bacus, a 22-year old pitcher with Oakland's high A club. I think Oakland got the better of this exchange because they made the playoffs last year without Suzuki, may make the playoffs again, and in the interim they avoided about $6 mm in salary obligations to a player who has been worth a total of 0.2 rWAR in the last two seasons combined. The Nats would have been in the playoffs last year with or without Suzuki, he's stunk this year, and they've had to pay about $6 mm.

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