Oakland Athletics Arbitration Estimates

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Kyle Blanks

Blanks is expected to earn $1.3 million in 2015. Blanks batted .333 in 56 plate appearances with two home runs in 2014, making him a little more than twice as good as Daric Barton and putting him on pace for a 20+ home run season (if he saw as many plate appearances as Brandon Moss). Blanks will be a free agent in 2016 but considering how low his paycheck will be going into free agency, Blanks may be a candidate for a contract extension for when the A’s inevitable rebuilding begins. That being said, there are currently 47 first basemen on the 40 man roster so it’s anybody’s guess what the plan is there.

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