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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:07 pm

Okay, Geren has announced that the A's rotation is going to be...

1. Dallas Braden
2. Trevor Cahill
3. Dana Eveland
4. Brett Anderson
5. Josh Outman

Outman made the rotation due to Duchscherer being on the DL and Gallagher is struggling to make the team. So, what are the fantasy implications of this lackluster 5 for this year? Those tagging Gallagher as their breakout sleeper just took a hit.

http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/a ... p&c_id=oak
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:21 pm

Cahill is the only righty in the bunch. There are going to be some major bumps in the road for that rotation. As and A's fan I'm getting heartburn just looking at it. No Duke, no Gio, no Gallagher? Didn't see that one coming at the beginning of spring training.
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby bazzy_51 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:22 pm

haha Braden #1, you know your in trouble when Braden is your 'ace' and you have a rookie are your #2... wow...
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby TexasStampede » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:27 pm

Well, Ive been on the verge of flipping Zimmerman for Anderson but I just looked at the schedule and early on Cahill has some decent matchups...Ana, Sea and Tor as opposed to Anderson who draws Ana, Bos and NY.
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:30 pm

bazzy_51 wrote:haha Braden #1, you know your in trouble when Braden is your 'ace' and you have a rookie are your #2... wow...
Not just a rookie but one that only has 37 innings pitched in AA ball. Anderson went as high as AA with 31 ip. Ages 25, 21, 25, 21 and 24. That is a lot of inexperience. If Gallagher doesn't get sent to AAA he will get plenty of work out of the pen.
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:46 pm

SlightlyStoopid wrote:
bazzy_51 wrote: If Gallagher doesn't get sent to AAA he will get plenty of work out of the pen.

and Springer...and Bailey...and Wuertz. This could be ugly.
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby cnote23 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:47 pm

bazzy_51 wrote:haha Braden #1, you know your in trouble when Braden is your 'ace' and you have a rookie are your #2... wow...
yeah for sure well let's see what the rookies got this year. :-o
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby RAmst23 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:34 pm

Look I like giving young guys a shot as much as the next guy, but this just seems crazy to me.

Where is this team going to get innings from? Dallas threw about 140 IP 2 years ago, and 130 last year. Anderson 105, Cahill 124, Outman 120ish. Eveland at least has thrown some innings, but I would worry about these kids getting tired (along with the bullpen) as the season goes on.

It's possible these young guys start off well, but I would have concerns about holding onto an A's pitcher all year.
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:47 pm

Well... If the rotation works the A's are sitting pretty for the next 10 years. ;-7
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Re: Oakland A's Rotation

Postby bazzy_51 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:52 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:Well... If the rotation works the A's are sitting pretty for the next 10 years. ;-7


yeah but how long are these arms really gonna hold up? with no real seasoned tests on them yet no one knows how a full year will effect them... i just had a dumb thought but could this possibly be someone that Oakland is doing to throw people for a loop and then trade to land a couple big arms a month or 2 after the season starts? or is that comment just off in left field, no pun intended... ;-D
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