the perpetually insurgent OAKLAND A's (2019 edition)

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Winners of 10 straight

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:44 (four months ago) link

one of my favorite AL teams, may they prosper

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 15:25 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics are set to offer a special broadcast to fans who appreciate the game's analytics side.

On Thursday, the A's will feature simultaneous audio broadcasts for a game against Texas: their traditional broadcast as well as a "data-driven" version on A's Cast. The team announced the plan Monday, saying that A's general manager David Forst and scouting assistant Ben Lowry would be special guests on the streaming broadcast.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 14:32 (two months ago) link

khris davis is gonna have to rally these last 2 months to get to his .247

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:14 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Too expensive, unfortunately.

http://phildellio.tripod.com/247.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:18 (one month ago) link

(Unless you're American--sells for $24.70!)

clemenza, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:17 (one month ago) link

doesn't look like he's going to make it to .247 this season unfortunately. he's having a pretty bad year.

na (NA), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:23 (one month ago) link

If his playing time stays about the same, he'd have to hit almost .350 the rest of the way. The funny thing is, if he were having a great season, hitting .300 say, he'd have the same problem in reverse.

clemenza, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:45 (one month ago) link

in virtual tie with Rays for WC2

i'm hoping Cleveland falls by the wayside

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:49 (one month ago) link

Homer Bailey 4 ER in 18.2 IP last three starts.

timellison, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 18:35 (one month ago) link

Won five games for them already!

timellison, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 18:36 (one month ago) link

when is montas allowed back from ped suspension & wonder what if any role hed have

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 23:05 (one month ago) link

KD to the PL (paternity leave)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:15 (one month ago) link

mike fiers has had a weird career

Mike Fiers has gone 21 starts in a row without a loss (started with his no-hitter). He's 11-0 with a 2.59 ERA in that stretch. A's are 16-4 (and lead a suspended game).

— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) September 4, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 15:29 (one month ago) link

Somebody in our (ILB) fantasy league dropped him right at the start of that stretch, thank you again whomever that was.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 15:38 (one month ago) link

Here is yesterday's story, with comments from Luzardo about his first ML callup: A's to call up top prospect Jesús Luzardo; Matt Harvey won't join team https://t.co/fXoMYAKXHE

— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 9, 2019

"I'M CALM NOW
I'VE CALMED DOWN
BUT I'M SHAKING"

Andy K, Monday, 9 September 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

i jinxed mike fiers

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:32 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I was on the fence about starting him in our fantasy league (RB had him at 49% start) but holy fuck was that a meltdown.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:40 (one month ago) link

i don’t even know what’s happening

so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mike Fiers? pic.twitter.com/poWwpYSW2A

— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 15, 2019

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 September 2019 05:54 (one month ago) link

^offseason magician gig upcoming

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 September 2019 16:50 (four weeks ago) link

Oaktoon

People sleeping on A's? 13-2 last two weeks. 10-4 v HOU/NYY home and home last month. 71-35 since May 16-- best record in MLB. Manaea 18IP 6 H 1 R. Laureano healthy again. Puk and Luzardo up. Why can't they win the AL?

Jay Jaffe
12:40
In a short series, anything can happen, and it's not out of the question that they win the AL, but the odds suggest they have to beat both the Astros and Yankees to get to the World Series, which is a very tall order.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 September 2019 16:51 (four weeks ago) link

Exciting to see Luzardo up there

brimstead, Monday, 16 September 2019 20:02 (four weeks ago) link

these guys hit a ton of HRs too, they just don't have the same name recognition. 5th in MLB behind the Twins, Yanks, Astros, and Dodgers.

omar little, Monday, 16 September 2019 21:29 (four weeks ago) link

They beat their single season home run record yesterday. (maybe not a big deal in 2019 lol)

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:15 (four weeks ago) link

every team's HR totals this year are going to need an asterisk

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:40 (four weeks ago) link

They beat their single season home run record yesterday. (maybe not a big deal in 2019 lol)

― brimstead, Monday, September 16, 2019 5:15 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago)

It is absolutely a big deal when you consider their history:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Al7tG5fLThk/hqdefault.jpg
http://www.themoviemind.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/giambi-juiced.jpg

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:16 (four weeks ago) link

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earlnash, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:53 (four weeks ago) link

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This one was too awesome.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:55 (four weeks ago) link

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Carlos Santana undercover.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:56 (four weeks ago) link

Lead the AL in HRs twice (once was in Boston and the other a strike year).

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:57 (four weeks ago) link

we don’t disagree, Albert, I was just bad-jokingly referring to the high number of home runs/“asterisk” narrative alluded to by The Cursed

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 03:31 (four weeks ago) link

Somebody in our (ILB) fantasy league dropped him right at the start of that stretch, thank you again whomever that was.

You're welcome! His first start of the season was good, but by the end of April he had something like a 6.50 ERA and was unplayable.

Jay Jaffe
12:40
In a short series, anything can happen, and it's not out of the question that they win the AL, but the odds suggest they have to beat both the Astros and Yankees to get to the World Series, which is a very tall order.

It is unlikely, but then again, it happened just last year.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:30 (four weeks ago) link

Homer Bailey. Again.

timellison, Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:59 (three weeks ago) link

Lots of "Marcus Semien for MVP" press. He's a hair behind Bregman for 2nd in AL bWAR.

I'd prefer WS MVP.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 11:43 (three weeks ago) link

That Mike Trout might not get MVP is absolutely crazy to me.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

Who do we think they start in the wild card? Bassit?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:38 (three weeks ago) link

Loving seeing Homer having a comeback and finally just being healthy again. If Bailey is getting movement on his fastball, he is pretty hard to hit. He still throws hard. I'd love to see him have one really great year where he puts it all together and top it off with a third no no. That would be classic.

earlnash, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 21:25 (three weeks ago) link


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