Thursday, December 18, 2003

Where we're going, we don't need Rhodes

...well, yes we do.

Looks like the A's signed Arthur Rhodes on Thursday. This, combined with the trade for Chris Hammond and the re-signing of much-maligned Ricardo Rincon, should really shore up the bullpen.

And the trade for Mark Redman could potentially reinforce an already dominant starting rotation. (The A's need to work out a 2004 contract for Redman by the end of Saturday in order to keep him.)

With all of these moves the A's are making, I'd argue that they have one of the best all-around pitching staffs in the American League, if not the best.

We still have work to do on the offense, but at the same time, I think the A's have really done a lot to improve the offense already. I think Bobby Kielty and Mark Kotsay are going to be great for the A's - better than T-Long and Chris Singleton, anyway. I'm very optimistic about the A's chances in 2004, in case you hadn't noticed.

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