With days left until playoff rosters are set, the A's are desperately trying to pull of a trade involving Mike Piazza or Esteban Loazia. It is unclear whether or not anyone is interested, especially at the asking price of the A's, or if any deal can get done on time. Piazza is batting .278 with 5 HR and 33 RBI, but can only DH or play first base now, so only AL teams would be interested. Not only that, but the A's are currently ten games out of first and to trade away some of these veterans for garbage players, would just be a waste right now. I say showcase them for the rest of the season and then actually try and get a little something from a team looking at one of them as a fallback player.