Athletics For Life

Let me remind you that in the past two weeks, the A’s haven’ t traded a single hitter. Sure, they’ve traded away three pitchers, but all the position players that were on those “contending” Oakland A’s of April and May 2008 are still in green and gold. OK, so some of them are on the […]

Well, that was fast…

July 18th, 2008

So Joe Blanton doesn’t get the chance to remain the A’s #1 starter going into the second half, as he’s now a Philadelphia Phillie. I’m a lot more OK with this one right off the bat than I was with the Rich Harden trade. I mean really, the A’s do not get worse by handing […]

After the Break… Almost

July 17th, 2008

Well today is the A’s much-needed day off after three days off. I mean, those guys are tired from all that resting. They need a day off from it. It certainly wouldn’t have been better served in August when they have a twenty-day stretch with nary a day off. They really need it today. Well […]

…you’ve got a friend in Dave Cameron. Well, at least he likes the Harden trade for the A’s. Fifteen runs, or roughly 1.5 wins – that’s the entirety of downgrading from Rich Harden to Sean Gallagher, based on the assumptions I made above. If you don’t like the numbers I used, feel free to plug […]


July 8th, 2008

Well, so much for my blowing off the Harden-to-the-Cubs rumors yesterday, because today, it happened. And the A’s threw in Chad Gaudin as well, getting four players in return. I tend to like trades made by William Lamar Beane. Blindly? Maybe a little, but usally, I can see the upside in them. And in this […]

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