Now that Liam Hendriks is gone, who will close for the A’s?

Oakland A’s fans got to watch Liam Hendriks’ spectacular rise. The Australian went from being designated for assignment in 2018 to baseball’s best reliever, an Oakland hero through the truncated 2020 season. Now, he’s leaving Oakland for a lucrative, three-year deal to play for the Chicago White Sox. Yes, he’ll be joining the same team that he squelched to secure the A’s first postseason series victory since 2006. It’s a career arc the A’s are familiar with, watching a talent grow far out of their team’s restrictive budget. They’re also familiar with what comes next: trying to find the next un…

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