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The A's dealt one of their young starting pitchers, just not the one rumored throughout the winter meetings. Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow have been dealt for Jarrod Parker, Collin Cowgill and Ryan Cook. This is a deal where all fantasy relevant pieces could benefit. Signed through all of his arbitration years, and possibly his first year of free agent eligibility, it is a bit surprising to see the A's move a 23 year old starter. Cahill has been a reliable innings horse the last two years, coming up just short of 200 innings in 2010 and eclipsing that mark in 2011. What he hasn't been is a star, in spite of what his 2.97 ERA in 2010 would suggest. In fact, advanced metrics suggest Cahill was a better pitcher in 2011, even if he posted a 4.16 ERA. The difference in ERA between 2010 and 2011 can largely be attributed to a 66 point gap in BABIP, and a 3.7 percent decrease in his strand rate. Part of the reason for the BABIP jump was natural correction from an ...
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