Chris Young a shrewd pickup for A's 

October, 22, 2012

Chris YoungAP Photo/Ross D. FranklinInjuries limited Young in 2012, but he still has a couple of plus tools.
I did think we'd see a major deal involving an Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder this offseason, but I certainly didn't think it'd be Chris Young, and I was surprised to see him headed to Oakland and to see Heath Bell headed to any team without a similarly bad contract headed back to Miami's Boondoggle Park.

The A's look like the winners here in this three-team deal, at least on paper, as they sent infielders Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Young, with the D-backs subsequently sending Cabrera to Miami for Bell.