PHOENIX – Last season, Matt Watson was a forgotten man at Oakland A's spring training camp. During…
On the Bubble: Dan Meyer, Starting Pitcher
Dan Meyer might have been traded for Tim Hudson, but in a lot of ways, the A's are looking for him to "replace" Mark Mulder as the second left-hander in the rotation. As recently as 2003, the A's sported three quality lefties in their rotation (Mulder, Barry Zito and Ted Lilly). They also had strong left-handed starting prospects John Rheinecker and Bill Murphy working their way through the system. In other words, it seemed that there was no shortage of left-handed starting pitching talent in the A's organization. A funny thing happened between 2003 and the off-season of 2004/2005. Lilly was traded. Mulder was injured for the last six weeks of the 2003 season and struggled for the last two months of the 2004 season. Zito had two straight seasons of double-digit losses. As for the prospects? Well...
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