Bay Area Update: A’s Best Rotation in American League?
March 29, 2011 Leave a comment
A few weeks ago, we covered the current group of pitchers that compromise the Oakland Athletics starting rotation. Some of that coverage was overshadowed by the young, dominant rotation sharing the Bay Area with the A’s, the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
However, in a recent article for ESPN.com, Jerry Crasnick tackles the question: do the Oakland A’s have the best rotation in the American League? (Link)
It’s a valid question, and we covered the A’s extensively here. In what is beginning to look like a very pedestrian American League West, the A’s key to winning the division relies solely in their starting rotation.
Recently, the team lost closer Andrew Bailey to an injury that will sideline him for the first couple weeks of the season. However, the team still has the likes of Grant Balfour and Brian Fuentes to anchor down the late innings. With the four-headed beast of Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez and Dallas Braden, expect the A’s to be every bit as dominant as people are saying they will be.
I fully expect the Oakland A’s to steal the West away from the Texas Rangers and Anaheim Angels.