Apparently Reggie Jackson wanted to buy the A's. Or at least be part of a group that will do so.
Had this happened, I could imagine this scenario in a couple years.
George S: Hey old Yankee, how you doing?
Reggie: Great Boss, I just wish we were not 12 games behind the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
George S: Yeah, that is unfortunate for you. What do you think it would take for us to get Danny Haren or Rich Harden.
Reggie: Haren. Harden. Heck, you can have 'em both. I always got those guys confused anyway. Maybe you could send us Jaret Wright if you pay $7.5 million of his contract, I mean you guys don't really use him since he proved he can't handle NY. And how about whatever other prospects you guys have left.
George S: [gargled noise]
Reggie: What's that George, you don't have any prospects left? That's okay. Maybe you could include a player to be named later. Or maybe just some more of that green stuff.