The A's have 2 guaranteed contracts for 2021 for a combined 22M. If they want to trim payroll for the 2020 season they won't do it with a player making about 580K.
They just trimmed about 11.8M by non tendering 3 players and another 5.8M with the Profar trade.Do they need to do more? They were already pretty close to last years payroll before this, if anything they can probably add a couple players now.
I don't see them trading a player who was top 10 in MVP votes 2 years in a row when he is on a minimum salary.Might be a different story for years 2 or 3 of arbitration.I think he is in Oakland for 2020 and probably 2021 too.