With Opening Day less than three months away, I've began to wonder, " Who will be the A's starter in the Home Opener?'. A few candidates come to mind, even though the five-man rotation isn't set yet.
Dallas Braden, who pitched a perfect game last season was the Opening Game starter in '10. But with an 11-14 in 30 starts, would Geren give him the nod again? His WHIP, Opponent Batting Average, and total strikeouts are impressive; and he has the most experience on the team pitching wise.
Trevor Cahill who impressed all of Major League Baseball, posted an 18-8 record with a 2.97 in 30 starts last season. And at one point, one of the few considered for the Cy Young award. In 196 2/3 innings, Cahill has struck out a total of 118 batters and given up under 20 homeruns to the opposition.
Those are my top two picks to fight out for Opening Night Starter. And who knows, Gio could be thrown in the mix - with an outstanding curve; but more than likely fits a # 3 starter. So AN who is your ideal pick to go up again Felix Hernandez? Who will you think will be the winner of the game?
And if neither of this choices are your ideal picks, comment on who you would recommend and why.