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Bay Bridge spanned: A's, Giants make 1st trade since 1990


Added 02-15-20 05:03:01pm EST - “The first baseball trade in almost 30 years between two teams separated only by a bay and a bridge happened Saturday, when the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics completed a deal.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Bay Bridge spanned: A’s, Giants make 1st trade since 1990”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The first baseball trade in almost 30 years between two teams separated only by a bay and a bridge happened Saturday, when the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics completed a deal.

In a move to add experience to their bullpen, the A’s got right-hander Burch Smith from the Giants for cash.

The last time Oakland and San Francisco made a trade was on Dec. 4, 1990, when the Athletics acquired outfielder Ernest Riles from the Giants for outfielder Darren Lewis and minor league pitcher Pedro Pena.

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Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi worked for the A’s as their assistant general manager from 2011-14. Zaidi and Oakland general manager David Forst and executive Billy Beane figured they’d talk about deals at some point.

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