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Oakland A's Spring Position Battles: SP

The Oakland A's had one of the top - and one of the youngest - starting rotations in baseball last season. Can the A's starters repeat their 2012 success? Who will be the team's fifth starter? Chris Biderman takes a look at the spring battle for Oakland's starting rotation.

A Look Back At 2012 The production from the Oakland A's starting rotation was emblematic of the team's playoff run in 2012, as an array of young arms kept the A's in a number of games and became one of the better young staffs in baseball. Brandon McCarthy was very effective when healthy. There was no shortage of obstacles, either. Three of the staff's veteran arms missed chunks of the...

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