Lawr was surprised at acquisition of Loaiza, but Billy Beane says it gives depth
they didn't have last year. Shows maybe more money & slight shift in philosophy. Jeff &
Lawr say Blanton has best upside in the group. Milton Bradley usually has 'honeymoon'
period with a new team; the team and the area they deem to be more "cerebral," which
may be better for Bradley. Moves this off season enable them to put good lineup against
both righties & lefties. They don't see Frank Thomas going to the A's. On the Farm System, good prospects coming up: Mellillo & Pennington; 2 catching prospects Suzuki &
Brown. Looking for 2 more good years for Kendall. Lawr is with CreativeSports.com, &
Jeff is with Rotowire.com.Re Rafael Furcal's reported surgery, Jeff's not changing his
fantasy status at this time.