Well today is the A’s much-needed day off after three days off. I mean, those guys are tired from all that resting. They need a day off from it. It certainly wouldn’t have been better served in August when they have a twenty-day stretch with nary a day off. They really need it today.
Well it looks like Joe Blanton is still the #1 starter, as he’s starting tomorrow night’s game at Yankee Stadium against Mike Mussina. Maybe Bob Geren didn’t want to hurt his feelings by demoting him, but wouldn’t our All-Star Justin Duchscherer have been a better choice?
Or maybe he wants to make sure Kentucky Joe gets as many starts as possible before the deadline, as his name will be coming up a lot in trade rumors over the next couple weeks.
Speaking of the next couple weeks, are we going to be more interested in trade rumors than the actual play on the field, like we were last year? My guess is yes, but only because we’ve already made one big trade so we’re expecting more. If the A’s start off the second half playing well, well that will be a bonus.
I find myself mostly looking forward to Bobby Crosby and Ryan Sweeney getting back in the lineup and Sean Gallagher’s next start. We’ll see if I’m right to be looking forward to those things.