Friday Podcast: Searching for an ace

Thearon W. Henderson

If the A's want to win the World Series, then someone needs to start Game 1 of a playoff series. Who is that guy, and is he on the team yet?

Good morning Athletics Nation! Oakland's roster looks more or less complete, but I'm personally still worried about the top of the rotation. Who goes up against Verlander or Lester in Game 1 (and Game 5) of a playoff series? Will Sonny Gray emerge as that guy? Will Billy Beane go out and sign a free agent like Ubaldo Jimenez or make a trade for a quality arm like Homer Bailey?

On today's Phil Naessens Show, we discuss Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, and the other top-of-the-rotation options which are currently available. My segment leads off and goes for about 15 minutes, so just press play and enjoy. As an extra bonus, keep listening after my segment to hear Brandon Kraeling of Red Reporter talk about the market for Homer Bailey!

Give it a listen and leave your feedback in the comments.

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