It should be noted that the Giants, as indicated yesterday, have indeed locked up Armando Benitez to a three year deal. Also, the A's recieved catcher Jason Kendall in a trade with the Pirates. While SFist is an avowed Giants fan (insert Athletics supporter joke here), it must be admitted that picking up Kendall is a pretty cool move and that the A's will be better and more interesting because of it.

Next year's shaping up to be a good one for baseball around here.