Of course, the A's have always had a shoestring budget and he was due for a raise from his $7,000,000 and the A's owners ordered Sandy Alderson to slash payroll
But the return was terrible. So Alderson moved to the MLB headquarters and his protege, Billy Beane took over.
22 innings in 15 games, a WHIP of 0.955, an ERA+ of 338.
They had a terrible September, but Andersen helped salvage the AL East.
However, he coughed it up in the ALCS against the A's Bash Brothers.