Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/4/14
Over the weekend, professional rumor starters, a.k.a. reporters, said that the A’s had emerged as the front runners in a field that includes other postseason hopefuls, the Red Sox, Orioles, Dodgers and Cardinals, to land Jake Peavy, one of the top starting pitchers on this year’s trade market. It makes sense for the A’s—adding a veteran pitcher to the rotation, that is. The A’s are at or near the top in almost every major pitching category among AL teams, but they still have a very young rotation. Pretty much every pitcher not named Bartolo Colon has been prone to ugly hiccups now and then (see: Jarrod Parker’s start on Sunday, for one). It’s also not a bad thing to have all the arms you can when you’re hoping to make a run at the pennant. Right. About all that… #Athletics off Peavy, moving onto other pursuits – bullpen, middle IFer. Will dangle some of players they would have traded for Peavy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 29, 2013 So, what changed? Who knows exactly. May...
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