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What to Make of the 2013 A’s

February 5th, 2013

I put on an A’s shirt this morning, and as I did so I thought about how pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training in a week and that I haven’t written a single blog post this offseason. It’s not that I haven’t been paying attention to the moves that have been made, but… […]

Thank goodness. It’s time to go back to Oakland and, more importantly, go back to playing by American League rules. A few thoughts from the weekend series with St. Louis: 1. What does Matt Holliday have against Oakland? First he played like crap when he was with the A’s. And then he kicks our asses […]

Power Problems

October 22nd, 2009

Overt the last five seasons, the A’s have ranked near the bottom of the league in slugging percentage. 2009: Last in the AL, 25th in MLB with a .397 slugging percentage. 2008: Dead last in all of MLB with a .369 slugging percentage. 2007: 11th in the AL, 23rd in MLB with a .407 slugging […]

Let’s Play Rajai Ball

September 13th, 2009

It’s definitely been tale of two seasons for the A’s – the non-Rajai half, and the Rajai half. That Rajai has become the star of this team would have seemed hilarious to me on Opening Day. I mean, we had Matt Holliday and Jason Giambi! But after witnessing the struggles of the power guys, it […]

Buh-Bye, Holliday

July 24th, 2009

Well, it happened. Part of me thought it wouldn’t happen, and we’d be getting a couple of draft picks come June 2010. But then the rumors really started to pick up steam over the last couple days, so I’m not very surprised. In fact, just last night, I looked up the Baseball Prospectus scouting report […]

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