A's don't get enough for Cahill 

December, 10, 2011

I'm a big Jarrod Parker fan, and have been ever since I first saw him pitch in high school in Kendallville, Indiana, the population of which probably dropped by half when all the scouts who came to see Parker left town. But as much as I believe he's going to be a star and pitch at the top of a big league rotation someday, I can't see him as sufficient return for an established major-league starter with plenty of remaining upside -- a starter who is under nine months Parker's senior.

Part of my thinking here is my belief that Trevor Cahill is going to be a star as well, and a lot sooner than Parker is. Cahill is just 23 years old and signed a reasonable contract that will be dirt cheap if he reaches his upside, keeping under team control through 2016 for $29 million total, with two club options beyond that.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer