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May 19th, 2009

Yikes! This 2009 version of the Oakland Athletics is in a nosedive right now, and I’m not sure the pilot or co-pilot know what to do to straighten things out and get us flying again. Game after game, it’s miserable pounding after miserable pounding. Where can we get some help? Send Sean Gallagher down and […]

A’s 12, Royals 3

May 13th, 2009

It was nice of Orlando Cabrera to hold a hitters-only meeting before last night’s game against the Royals to rally what has been a dreadful offense. And it was nice of the A’s to put eight runs on the board by the end of the second inning, not only for Trevor Cahill’s sake, but for […]

VORP Report

May 10th, 2009

Every now and then, I like to check out the A’s page on Baseball Prospectus to see who are the top three position players and top three pitchers by VORP. And even more interesting, sometimes, is the number of players who have positive VORP and negative VORP. So let’s check it out as it stands […]

A’s fans were really excited when Billy Beane traded for Matt Holliday in the offseason. He was supposed to carry this horrid offense to the top of American League. But now, he’s not worth his weight in white cleats to the A’s fans. 1. He’s not putting up big numbers. When they A’s traded for […]


May 3rd, 2009

What a weekend we just had, huh? Not only did the A’s lose a 15-inning see-saw battle today, but Friday they blew a five-run lead en route to a loss, and Saturday, they got a lucky win because Bobby Crosby got lucky blowing through a stop sign at third base – an offense for which […]

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