Thursday, June 19, 2014

Report: Brewers trade pitcher to Oakland A's for $1

How much is a left-handed starting pitcher worth to the money savvy Oakland Athletics? Apparently, the going rate for such players is just $1.

Yes, you read that correctly. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the A's acquired southpaw Brad Mills from the Milwaukee Brewers for a thrifty price of one George Washington bill earlier this week.

The A's were reportedly in need of a starting pitcher after Drew Pomeranz hit the disabled list. And Mills was sought after as the perfect solution.

For what's worth, the 29-year-old Mills hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2012. So it's not exactly like he is a hot commodity right now. With that being said, it's still fair to assume his pitching talent is worth more than one dollar though. I mean, what a bargain.

Ah, Moneyball at its finest. Isn't that right, A's?

Via Bleacher Report

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