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Spring Training Optimism

February 23rd, 2015

Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp. Guys are starting to throw and everyone has great things to say. Rehabbing A.J. Griffin is “as lively as we’ve seen him in quite some time.” The ball is “screaming” out of R.J. Alvarez’s hand and Jesse Hahn threw a curveball that buckled BoMel’s knees. Barry Zito, of […]

I Can’t Even.

October 1st, 2014

Yes, apparently those are our only two options, because these are the Oakland A’s. These are the A’s who failed in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Perhaps 2014’s end was the most horrific of all. The stakes were the highest, the collapse – both during the season and in the […]

And Then That Happened.

July 31st, 2014

When I first saw the news on Twitter that the A’s had acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, I thought it was a joke. Certainly the A’s wouldn’t trade away Cespedes in the middle of a pennant race, even for an ace like Lester. But then it was […]

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