Dallas Braden’s days with the A’s are over:
Dallas Braden is a free agent. #Athletics outright him and Joey Devine. Both elected to be free agents.
— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) October 30, 2012
Devine is a Tommy John disaster — he’s had two TJ surgeries in three years. Braden’s issue has been his shoulder, which has limited him to three starts since the beginning of 2011, none last year. The one thing the A’s have shown a lot of in recent years is the ability to crank out new pitchers every few years, so he was clearly expendable.