Failed to mention that Alan Embree’s days with the A’s look finished. The Denver Post is reporting that the lefty reliever has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockies, which has been talked about for some time. I’d expect the A’s to pursue a lefty reliever to complement Jerry Blevins, although Billy Beane mentioned Josh Outman as a possible relief candidate for 2009. But you figure Outman will get every chance to win a back-end rotation spot as well …

Joe Stiglich

  • Oakland4ever

    If Dallas Braden doesn’t earn a rotation spot, perhaps they can slide him into the ‘pen…Still hoping we land at least one from the Big Unit/Furcal/Giambi trio

  • Bee

    From what I hear, Jason Giambi will stay with the Yankees if they make any kind of a decent offer. But he would come back to the A’s if no one makes him an offer he can’t refuse. He has said he’d play for the A’s for less money. I for one would welcome him back. Kinda fitting for him to bookend his career in the Green and Gold.