Frank Thomas: A's "cautiously optimistic"
A's general manager Billy Beane spoke to Thomas' agent, Arn Tellem, on Thursday and Tellem said he believes the sides are making strides and that he expected to soon talk again with Beane.
"We continue to talk," Beane said Thursday. "I am cautiously optimistic that both sides have a desire to get something done. We're certainly not there yet, but we've got time. I remain positive."
Hopefully they can get something done, I would hate for Thomas to go somewhere else. Of course, I don't want to give up the farm for him either, if his asking price is too high then let him go - let's not get too excited and forget he will be 39 next year and is one base slide away from injury.