Oakland Athletics Rumors: Five Players Who Should Be Shopped

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Jun 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir (26) prepares to deliver a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Oakland Athletics have been more successful lately, their first two months of the 2015 season really hurt them. They are currently 11 games back from the American League West leaders the Houston Astros, they are nine games under .500, and there are still some lingering problems that the Athletics have yet to resolve. Even if Oakland tries to battle back, the possibility of them making the post season is slim.

With the trade deadline approaching, Oakland should start shopping their players in order to rebuild and add depth to their farm system in the hope of making a World Series push in the next couple of year. They have a handful of talented players on the roster that are highly desired by numerous teams. This month, the A’s have the opportunity to make some major trades and better the team for the years to come.

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