Anderson has made only 38 starts in 3 seasons. He has been damned good when he pitches, but he is hardly reliable. I guess I would give him the nod on the upside, but Rodney is tempting. Go with Anderson, and don't follow Rodney next year
Brett Anderson was solid as a rookie in 2009 making 30 stars. In 2010, his elbow started giving him problems and all of us A's fans were fearing the dreaded Tommy John surgery. Wish he would have done it in 2010, because he decided to rest it and rehab it in the off-season. Fast forward to 2011, he ends up getting TJ surgery.
Point is, 2010, 2011, 2012 all affected by the same injury, which could have mitigated had he just gotten the TJ surgery in 2010, instead of waiting until July of 2011. He'll be solid moving forward.