This really pops my balloon. I had visions of the A's getting on a roll, climbing back up the standings, and winning this very weak, very winnable division. I have a hard time seeing that happening now. And if Esteban Loaiza looks bad today against Cleveland, I'll be really depressed.
Rich Harden is turning into the next Mark Prior, and the A's are turning into the Chicago Cubs right before our eyes. You think you're going to have a great rotation for years to come, and then poof!, it all turns to ashes. Next thing you know, all you have is Carlos Zambrano/Dan Haren and a bunch of band-aids.