Posted By Jeff Fletcher on May 25, 2009 1:58 pm
I’m paraphrasing here from a conversation I had with him this morning, more details of which are published at FanHouse.
“The most important thing we had to do this year was to start to develop the youngest rotation in the big leagues. I think some of those young guys are starting to show some progress and that’s ultimately where our future lies.”
By the way, don’t look for Vin Mazzaro to make his big league debut on Friday for the doubleheader at Texas, although there has been some speculation (even by me) that he would be up for that game. The A’s view that as a one-start assignment, so they probably don’t want to bring up a guy like Mazzaro and have to send him right back down. They also don’t have an open 40-man roster spot for Mazzaro right now. Believe it or not, they don’t even have any more guys to put on the 60-day DL to make a spot.
There are still a few days to go, though.