Editor's note: Over the next two weeks, we will examine 10 A's players who may or may not return to Oakland next season. For each player, we will provide reasons why the A's should bring him back and reasons why they should not, followed by a final determination.
Tanner Roark, RHP
Contract: Free agent (earned $10 million this season)
Reasons to bring him back
Roark got off to a terrific start with the A's, but staggered to a disappointing finish. The 33-year-old went 3-1 with a 2.