The A’s have developed into a one and done team when it comes to All Star roster spots the last few years, with 2004 being the last time they sent multiple players to the All Star game (Hudson and Mulder).
This year, the most likely All Star might be the guy who was odd man out in spring training and started the year in AAA: Trevor Cahill. Andrew Bailey remains a strong candidate with 15 saves and a 1.69 ERA, but Cahill has come on strong lately:
Cahill continued to roll along, and, as of Thursday night, he has enough innings to qualify for the league leaders. His 2.74 ERA is sixth best in the AL, and he’s allowed more than three runs only twice in 13 starts.
Cahill is 8-2 on the season and has a 1.52 ERA over his last nine starts. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is managing the AL squad this year and will get a chance to scout Cahill in person next Tuesday.