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Old 10-04-2012, 02:34 AM   #15
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Default Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs

Originally Posted by MMM
Amazing run

the team morphed over the season with only Reddick still in the same position as day 1;

multiple platoons, call ups from AAA contributing, mid season acquisitions contribution, rookie pitchers stepping up, etc.

I do believe they will be the first team to ever field a playoff rotation compiled of all rookies.

I think this team is less about moneyball and more about smart trades, stockpiling pitching and playing the hot bat (paying big $$ for Cespedes helped as well).

They have a few mashers (Moss, Reddick, Cespedes, Carter), some speed and the pitching depth to go deep into the playoffs.

I would LOVE to see and A's or O's versus Nats World Series.
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