The Angels added top prospects Brandon Marsh and Chris Rodriguez to their 40-man roster to protect them from being taken in the Rule 5 draft.
But the A’s have a superstar at the hot corner already in Matt Chapman, hopefully for at least a couple more years, so if Neuse stays at that position then it might have to be in another organization. But if he can shift to second base? That would be a different story, and it could open up some interesting possibilities for the green and gold.
Michael Brantley: A thorn in the A’s side over the last two years with the Houston Astros, Brantley has finally stayed healthy for a prolonged stretch and continued to hit to all fields, posting a . average over two years in Houston. The biggest concerns surrounding Brantley will likely be contract length, as the 33-year-old may be searching for a long-term deal for his last major payday.