Monday, December 19, 2005
Why does Oakland consider Barry Zito so expendable? Consider this: when Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder were all still together they were asked who is the best pitcher on the team. They responded unanimously that it would be Rich Harden. With Harden as the new ace, the staff would still be formidable with Dan Haren, Joe Blanton, Joe Kennedy and Kirk Saarloos in the rotation and Huston Street closing. Add Esteban Loaiza to the embarassment of riches.