Last season Cliff Lee was demoted, Scott Olsen was arrested and Milton Bradley tore his ACL. But now they're among the top comeback stories of 2008.
Led by Barry Zito and Alfonso Soriano, there are only a handful of top-tier free agents in this winter's class.
Will the A's trade Barry Zito? It's not likely, but landing a hitter like Frank Thomas or Mike Piazza isn't out of the question, writes Jerry Crasnick.