May I ask why?
Backe is still pretty unexperienced, didnt have great ratios in limited duty last year, and pitches in a hitters park with the weakest offense that team has had in a while.
Blanton while pitching in a pitcher's park will recieve little run support (pains me to say that as an A's fan), doesnt have above average K/9 upside, and will be subject to rookie erractiness.
Mays while with no great K ability seems to be finally recovering from Tommy John surgery, has a solid contending team backing him to help with wins, faces the weakest divisional offenses of the three outside of Comisky Park, and has a history of success with above average ratios in ERA/WHIP - ala 2001. He has gotten lit up with hits everywhere trying to regaine his form but never got wild enough to give out alot of walks.
None of them are very viable options IMHO, but I like Mays the most to have a servicable fantasy season as a spot starter. Just trying to figure out why I might consider Backe or Blanton instead of him as a waiver option.
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