Athletics ask for ‘the moon and the stars’ in exchange for their star Matt Olson

The Oakland Athletics may be willing to listen to offers by stellar first baseman Matt Olson, but the price will be high. According to MLB Network correspondent Jon Heyman, Oakland is said to be “asking for the moon” in negotiations for Olson, who is under control of the team for two seasons. more before he can become a free agent.

Olson set career records in average (.271), home runs (39), RBIs (111) and walks (88) in 2021, the season in which he posted a .911 OPS in 156 games. He also lowered his strikeout rate from 31.4% to 16.8% without sacrificing power.

However, Olson is heading into his second refereeing season and is in a position to receive a raise after accruing $ 5 million in 2021. Therefore, he is shaping up to be a trade token for a small-market team looking to reduce their payroll.

The Yankees are among the teams that have reportedly spoken to the Athletics about Olson.

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I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and am going for my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils, and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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Athletics ask for ‘the moon and the stars’ in exchange for their star Matt Olson