Here’s a Thought: Oakland A’s Improve By Signing Justin Duchscherer

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Nathaniel Stoltz in MLB
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The Oakland Athletics signed Justin Duchscherer to a one-year, $5.5 million deal earlier this week. This is the sort of move I've been hoping the A's would make for weeks. It's no secret around Bleacher Report that I think Trevor Cahill and Vince Mazzaro need to start 2010 in Triple-A, and that the A's, prior to signing Duchscherer, only had three true MLB-level starters: Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, and Gio Gonzalez. They also have Josh Outman, but Tommy John surgery will keep him out for at least the first two months of 2010. If the A's are smart, they'll keep Anderson, Braden, and Gonzalez in the rotation, and I think they will. That means Duchscherer allows for either Cahill or Mazzaro to get more Triple-A time, which is particularly a necessity for Cahill, who has never pitched in T ...

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