Mark Mulder to the Cardinals

Saturday, December 18 2004 @ 08:08 AM EST

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

Peter Gammons of ESPN has reported that Mark Mulder has been sent to the Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Danny Haren and Kiko Calero, and catching prospect Daric Barton. (BBRRS: Treacle) So over the last two days the A's have:

SP Mark Mulder
SP Tim Hudson

SP Danny Haren
SP Dan Meyer
RP Kiko Calero
RP Juan Cruz
OF Charles Thomas
C Daric Barton (minors)

That's a lot of depth, but without Mulder and Hudson, can the A's compete in 2005?