NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Brett Anderson #49 of The Oakland Athletics pitches against The New York Yankees during their game on April 22, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
It seems like forever since we can say the Rangers are a legit crew and they have an incredible wealth of talent in their minor league system.
But wait, the A's
are coming with some really good pitchers. They have a young rotation and I got to see a few of them at the end of June and they are gaining on the Rangers and all of baseball.
Now, I'm not saying the A's are going to challenge the Rangers this year, but they have a group of starters you better start to look at: Brett Anderson
, Dallas Braden
, Trevor Cahill, Vin Mazzaro, and Josh Outman could end up being the next great A's rotation.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, whose team lost three of four games against the A's rookies, was sufficiently impressed.
"Quote me on this," he told reporters, "the Oakland A's are going to have a tremendous pitching staff the next two or three years."