Matt McBride back to MLB

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  • #26564
    RichH
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    ATLETICS called Matt back to majors today.

    #26571
    StablerBum
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    Anybody know what’s up with Pacchioli in the Padres organization? Is he hurt? Cut?

    No sign of him on any minor league rosters that I can find.

    #26573

    TMH
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    I believe Patch’s professional career may be over.

    Here is an enlightening article on Matt McBride though

    http://www.athleticsnation.com/2016/4/27/11519410/meet-matt-mcbride-the-oakland-as-newest-hitter

    #26596

    TMH
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    Well that didn’t last long. Matt was optioned back to Nashville today.

    http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/athletics-matt-mcbride-optioned-to-triple-a/

    #26597
    RichH
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    Dang. Tough and Matt getting a bit long in the tooth for this yo yo every year.

    #26599
    StablerBum
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    Apparently Matt was going to leave the A’s organization for a larger payday and more opportunity in Japan – however there was a clause in his contract along the lines that he couldn’t leave midseason if he was called up the bigs. So basically the A’s brought him up to scuttle the move to Japan, thereby keeping him around in case they need him later. Not knowing more of the specifics, it seems like a pretty lame move by the A’s if he isn’t actually in their plans. More info here:

    http://beaneball.org/links/20160427mcbride

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    StablerBum
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    I believe Patch’s professional career may be over.

    Is this just due to performance or another reason? He didn’t set the world on fire in rookie ball but surprised they didn’t bring him back at all.

    #26601

    TMH
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    Short A ball is sort of like a dress rehearsal. You either have to get moved up or you get moved out. As you said, Justin really didn’t light it up last season so I’ll assume it was the latter. He may try to latch on somewhere but even in A ball (Short A $1,300/mo. Low-A $1,500/mo), the pay is terrible. Hopefully, he can use his Lehigh degree somewhere.

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