So, I am wondering why Kirk gets absolutely no love, I thought that he did fine filling in for Tim Hudson last season. I know it was only 5 starts, but he was 2-1, and Dotel blew one win for him. ESPN keeps on projecting the A's rotation for 2005, and not even a mention of Kirk Saarloos. And for everyone that thought that he was hurt, and was possibly having Tommy John surgey, well he's not hurt. He just had an agravated Ulna nerve in his elbow. He will be ready in Feburary for Arizona, and will have a fair shot at a spot in the rotation. Billy wouldn't just unload Hudson+Mulder without counting on some players coming up from the minors, and Kirk and Blanton will be the two.