PHOENIX – On a day that was labeled as crucial in the competition for the fifth starter spot, Kirk Saarloos was a man who stood out. Saarloos tossed five shut-out innings against the "A" line-up for the Anaheim Angels, strengthening his case for the fifth starter spot in the A's rotation. The Oakland A's defeated the Angels, 6-2, in Tempe.
March 26, 2005
It isn't often that you can trade two All-Star starting pitchers in one off-season and still come out ahead, but that's exactly what General Manager Billy Beane accomplished during this year's trading season according to The Chattering Fool.
February 7, 2005
The Oakland A's completed an anticipated transaction on Wednesday, when they announced the signing of Japanese right-handed pitcher Keiichi Yabu. Yabu will be introduced officially in a press conference on Thursday. Yabu's acquisition may not be the only change on the A's horizon, however. Current owner Steve Schott has announced that team Vice President Lewis Wolff will have the option of purchasing 100% of the team from the Schott and Ken Hoffman partnership.
January 12, 2005