Will the A's trade Yonder Alonso? Cespedes Family BBQ investigates
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is a crazy time of year. With rumors flying and players changing teams, it can be hard to keep up with everything. The Cespedes Family BBQ boys are here to help you stay on top of it all. See also: the Red Sox third base situation, the Dodgers, the Orioles, Sonny Gray , the reliever market, the Royals, the Mets outfield and Zack Cozart .
Many baseball teams have been over Yonder. The Twins, who drafted him originally, the Reds, and then the Padres. But now that Alonso has suddenly morphed into a big power threat, the Athletics might be over Yonder for a good reason: to trade him for prospects.
Unfortunately for the A's, there aren't many teams out there starving for a first baseman. The Yankees, whose first basemen have combined for the second-lowest WAR at the position in baseball, seemed like a good fit before they went out and acquired Todd Frazier.
Will the A's find a suitor or will they remain into Yonder? We checked in with our expert on all things Trade Deadline, Peter Pachinko, to get his take on the topic.