Oakland A’s podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Since Elvis left the building with Piscotty and Lowrie rookies and top drafts left to pick up the pieces

Former Oakland Athletic right fielder Stephen Piscotty makes a dive in vain for a ball that was hit by the Los Angeles Phil Gosselin knocked in a run but was thrown out by Piscotty at second trying to stretch the hit for a double on Aug 2, 2022. Piscotty was not picked up after being released on Tue Aug 16, 2022. (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 The A’s releasing Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie, and Andrus was a cost saving move that saved the team $20 million. Is the move more of a benefit for the A’s or they wanted to get on with saving the money and seeing what the prospects can do?

#2 Jeremiah, Piscotty came to the A’s in 2018 and had a banner year with 78 runs, 27 home runs, 88 RBIs for a .267 clip. This year he was hitting .190, 12 runs, 24 hits, and 15 RBIs. Piscotty was not putting up the numbers and the A’s wanted to get out of paying him.

#3 Lowrie who also was released this week and finished his third stint with the A’s just dreaded leaving the club and organization that he loved but again his numbers were not enough to keep him with the club hitting 14 runs, 30 hits, 3 home runs, and batted .180.

#4 Andrus said that he is glad to be with the Chicago White Sox (61-58) third in the AL Central and just 2.5 games behind first place. Elvis could help the Sox at shortstop and is hitting .237, with 84 hits, 8 home runs, and 30 RBIs.

#5 The A’s will continue their current three game series with the Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum. Starting for the M’s on Saturday night Logan Garrett (10-5, 3.51) and for the A’s James Kaprielian (3-7, 4.33) a 4:15 pm PDT first pitch.

Join Jeremiah for the Oakland A’s podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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