I could see the A's trading Redman, in order to make room for Blanton in the rotation. The A's got Redman very cheap and although they were the last team that needed a quality starter, he was cheap and why not? Redman is signed for the next 3 years and with
Hudson, Zito, Mulder locking up the 1-3
Redman at 4
Harden in in at #5, with Duke and Blanton looking in.
I personally think trading Redman in the offseason for a bat would be a good move, then moving Blanton into the rotation w/ the Duke closing........I agree witjh ZIG somewhat, Harden would be great out of the pen, but unless he implodes as a starter he isnt going anywhere. Many scouts say Harden will be better then Hudson, Mulder, or Zito