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Official 2011-12 Oakland Athletics Offseason Thread

I get to see Manny down in Arizona in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it, as he won't be available until June anyway.
Originally posted by Jigga:
I get to see Manny down in Arizona in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it, as he won't be available until June anyway.

Have fun in AZ jigga. I haven't been to spring training in 2 or 3 years. I hope to change all that next spring. Let us know how Manny looks as well as Cespedes.
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Our starting rotation is so pathetic compared to last year

Brandon McCarthey
Bartolo Colon
Dallas Braden (still recovering from injury)
Tyson Ross
Graham Godfrey


Brett Anderson's still recovering from Tommy John surgery and isnt supposed to be back till late July

This is going to suck

at least it'll be great in 3 years
[ Edited by ImaMod on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM ]
Originally posted by ImaMod:
Our starting rotation is so pathetic compared to last year

Brandon McCarthey
Bartolo Colon
Dallas Braden (still recovering from injury)
Tyson Ross
Graham Godfrey


Brett Anderson's still recovering from Tommy John surgery and isnt supposed to be back till late July

This is going to suck

at least it'll be great in 3 years

It's rebuilding brah keep your head up. Hopefully when we get authorized to move to SJ things will bounce back.
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
It's rebuilding brah keep your head up. Hopefully when we get authorized to move to SJ things will bounce back.

Ya but it sucks after looking forward to watching Cahill and Gio we gotta look forward to Brandon McCarthey and Bartolo Colon

Its all good though we have some great prospects in jarrod parker, ryan cook, Peacock and Sonny Gray. Can't wait till 2015 lol
[ Edited by ImaMod on Feb 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM ]
Originally posted by ImaMod:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
It's rebuilding brah keep your head up. Hopefully when we get authorized to move to SJ things will bounce back.

Ya but it sucks after looking forward to watching Cahill and Gio we gotta look forward to Brandon McCarthey and Bartolo Colon

Its all good though we have some great prospects in jarrod cook, Peacock and Sonny Gray. Can't wait till 2015 lol

Ya it's ways away. Hopefully Cespedes mashes this year and we win 75-80 games this year. That will be a success right there with all the youth.
Manny Another on the list of past-his-prime lets get some money out of Oakland old guys that signed with the A's.

Lets see Oakland A's retreads

Frank Thomas - Wow that actually worked!!
Mike Piazza - Straight Garbage. well I don't know about straight, but definitely garbage!
Nomar Garciaparra - No More Garbage-aparra
Jason Giambi the second time around on the downside of his career. - Sh*tty garbage
Hideki Matsui - Not quite garbage but LIGHT YEARS past his prime.
Manny Ramirez - Soon to be silly, happy and roided garbage.

And lets not forget the guy who we should have never signed to a long term contract
Eric Chavez - Kept him so long he transformed into garbage and then went to the Yankees. Oh brother!!

I'm not going to spend my money to watch hot garbage. I'd rather go watch the Giants, at least they're competitive!
I've been an A's fan 30 + years but this is pathetic.
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Originally posted by gavindirishmen:
Manny Another on the list of past-his-prime lets get some money out of Oakland old guys that signed with the A's.

Lets see Oakland A's retreads

Frank Thomas - Wow that actually worked!!
Mike Piazza - Straight Garbage. well I don't know about straight, but definitely garbage!
Nomar Garciaparra - No More Garbage-aparra
Jason Giambi the second time around on the downside of his career. - Sh*tty garbage
Hideki Matsui - Not quite garbage but LIGHT YEARS past his prime.
Manny Ramirez - Soon to be silly, happy and roided garbage.

And lets not forget the guy who we should have never signed to a long term contract
Eric Chavez - Kept him so long he transformed into garbage and then went to the Yankees. Oh brother!!

I'm not going to spend my money to watch hot garbage. I'd rather go watch the Giants, at least they're competitive!
I've been an A's fan 30 + years but this is pathetic.

Its called low risk high reward. Its what you do when your owner doesn't let you spend momey

But I completely agree with your point on chavez. Should've gave that money to Miggy
Originally posted by ImaMod:
Its called low risk high reward. Its what you do when your owner doesn't let you spend momey

But I completely agree with your point on chavez. Should've gave that money to Miggy

Don't forget about Eric Karros..
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Originally posted by ImaMod:
Its called low risk high reward. Its what you do when your owner doesn't let you spend momey

But I completely agree with your point on chavez. Should've gave that money to Miggy

Don't forget about Eric Karros..

And John Jaha...but at least Jaha (roiding at the time) had a nice year LOL
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this just doesnt look right





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Sizemore tore his ACL

Susan Slusser ‏ @susanslusserOne team official tells me Sizemore news "makes me want to vomit" but thinks that Donaldson could wind up being a great story.#Athletics

Susan Slusser ‏ @susanslusserBest wishes to Scott Sizemore and @BSIZEMORE29. #Athletics felt Sizemore was poised for breakout season.

Bob Mevlin:

"I really feel badly for Scott," manager Bob Melvin said in a release. "He's worked extremely hard and was ready for a breakout season this year. We were counting on him to provide some much-needed power from the right side of the plate. Now his total focus has to be on a successful surgery and rehabilitation so he can return stronger than ever.

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oh cool im talking to myself again
[ Edited by ImaMod on Feb 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM ]
From bad to worse, bro. Unbelievable what we as A's fans go through on a yearly basis. Ridiculous.
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Originally posted by Jigga:
From bad to worse, bro. Unbelievable what we as A's fans go through on a yearly basis. Ridiculous.

It sucks..a big part of rebuilding is obviously seeing what you have in your younger guys, he showed improvement throughout last year and now he tears hs ACL the first day of spring training

Oh well