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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:53 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: http://hardballtalk....se-by-february/

Hardball Talk relays the tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:10 AM

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:31 AM

Bottomline they either need to get a new stadium in Oakland, move to San Jose, or relocate entirely. That stadium is unsuitable for baseball and puts them at a competitive disadvantage.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:19 PM

Bottomline they either need to get a new stadium in Oakland, move to San Jose, or relocate entirely. That stadium is unsuitable for baseball and puts them at a competitive disadvantage.


Agreed 100%. I completely understand, being a Rays fan and living in Tampa, what it feels like to have a crap stadium and it be in a horrible location. This is great news for the A's!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:46 AM

Beyond the Boxscore: Athletics' Top 12 Prospects
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That next waive of pitching will be something to watch.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

Just extended Beane's contract.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

I'm a fan of Billy Beane and what he's done with limited funds. But, there is something that just doesn't sit well that they just cut their already moderate costs in the hopes of a stadium. It's a business and I get that, but that's gotta be so difficult to swallow by A's fans.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

I'm a fan of Billy Beane and what he's done with limited funds. But, there is something that just doesn't sit well that they just cut their already moderate costs in the hopes of a stadium. It's a business and I get that, but that's gotta be so difficult to swallow by A's fans.


Well they just made a substantial investment in Cespedes.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:04 AM

SF Gate: Cespedes homers
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

Cespedes blasts a 460 foot shot, and stares... http://sports.yahoo....5MwBqasBm0RvLYF

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

Baseball Analytics: Cespedes: Three true outcomes star
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

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This is incredible. According to Stats, Inc., the previous record (since they began in 1988) was 30 by Tim Wakefield.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

30 by Wakefield seems even more ridiculous to me. He has no idea where that pitch is going. How the hell did he ever throw 30 in a row in the strike zone!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

Simply remarkable. Colon certainly appears to have his old form back. The procedure seems to have been partially responsible for his success, if not more so.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

30 by Wakefield seems even more ridiculous to me. He has no idea where that pitch is going. How the hell did he ever throw 30 in a row in the strike zone!


Ha that is wild, right? I would have to assume the large majority of those were swinging strikes!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

Josh Reddick is on fire. Hit his 14th homer tonight. Came into the game with his OPS at .873.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:52 AM

Oakland now 9 games over .500 (54-45), 4.5 out in the West, and currently the 2nd WC.

They have won 8 of their last 10, and 17 of 20 in July.

23rd runs
29th batting average
26th on-base %
22nd slugging %
4th era
9th quality starts
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

It's pretty insane how well the A's have played over the last month. Their pitching is no surprise, but their offense has scored 5.3 runs per game in July, which has obviously been more than enough given their competent pitching.

Josh Reddick, who has basically carried the offense, has been scorching hot in July, posting a 316/375/608/983 line. Reddick slammed hard against the out of town scoreboard in right field last night while making the final out of the game on a Markakis fly ball. Reddick was down a while, but eventually walked off on his own accord. It will be interesting to see if he misses any time, and if he does, how the offense will proceed without him in Oakland.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

It won't happen, but if the A's make the playoffs--and especially if they can take the division--Reddick will have a legitimate MVP case. He's third in the AL in rWAR and tied for third in fWAR, though Trout is running away with both types of that stat.




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