I know the season is still months away but I can't help but wonder about the '07 rotation, especially after the rumor Joe Kennedy may be our numero cinco.
I mean, can Rich Harden a) stay healthy and b) live up to the expectations (right handed Johan Santana) I've placed on him?
Can Dan Haren stop being Barry Zito, after Cy Young (you know, the just better than .500 pitcher) and become the Barry Zito, Cy Young (how in the hell did he go 23-5, 2.75)?
Will Loaiza be good for a whole season, or just a half as his career seems to show?
Can Mighty Joe Blanton pitch against Seattle every game? Hell, can we play against Seattle every game?
And just who in God's Name is going to be our number five? Joe Kennedy, who let's face it, has never had a "career year" as a starter? Shane Komine, who kinda reminds me of a skinny, Hawaiian Joe Blanton for some odd reason. Jason Windsor, who honestly just looked too nervous last year or Jermone Williams, who I only remember because he beat the A's a couple years ago after I joked "Jermone Who?" Oh, oh, and what ever happened to Dan Meyer? Dan Meyer, Charles Thomas and Juan Cruz (who became Brad Halsey) for Tim Hudson!!!! Can we now say this is was the worst trade on Billy's short list of bad trades? Can I, after years of not being able to get over this trade, finally get a "you were right" (and you know who I'm talking to Ms. I-want-to-have-Billy-Beane's-kids)
And does anyone know why we haven't shown more interest in Mulder? I somehow have a brand new "I heart Mulder" women's shirt at home I'd love to give my girlfriend for Christmas.