Oakland is stocked with good young starting pitching. Which makes Brett Anderson — who finished the year in the bullpen — a potential trade candidate this winter. Anderson carries an $8 million club option for 2014. Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser:

It’s possible that the A’s will pick up Anderson’s option and then deal him; there are numerous interested teams particularly Toronto which has pursued the A’s Opening Day starter for two years and which had a scout following him again at the end of this season.