d18Mike wrote:True. But he only has a one year contract. So he would be a rental for a couple months. If there isn't a better option available, he may be their best bet. The question is would a playoff berth offset the cost of the rental?
No and I'll tell you why. Last year the A's rented a spark from a hitter's standpoint in Jose Guillen and that is probably what they will do eventually because even though the stats wouldn'y lead you to believe it right now, the A's will need a big bat to spark off another big run come August- September. Arthur Rhodes has a history of being an excellent reliever and I think the A's may get some help at the deadline there for a better bargain, or make Harden the closer, bring up Blanton and end the discussion of who will close.