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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by captveg:
Alright - Detroit is now locked in to #3. A's need to go 2-0 and have Boston go 0-2 to get #1, so it looks like Detroit again in Game 1 at the Coliseum next Friday.


Can't wait
Bartolo vs Scherzer?
Josh Donaldson wants a long-term extension

probably wont get it lol. under team control for a while but he's very deserving
He won't be a free agent until after the 2018 season, and he's gonna be 32.

A's Josh Donaldson likes idea of long-term deal

Josh Donaldson is an MVP candidate - and he also could be a player the A's would like to sign to a long-term deal.

If Donaldson remains among the top tier ofAmerican League third basemen through next season, as expected, then he might cost the A's quite a bit in arbitration. Donaldson is on track to be a "super two" player, reaching arbitration after two years of service time rather than the more usual three years.

Donaldson said he and his agent, Hunter Bledsoe, have talked about the possibility of a multiyear deal "and we absolutely love it," Donaldson said. "But it has to be good for both sides. I have really enjoyed my time here."

Oakland has not signed a young position player within the organization to a multiyear deal sinceKurt Suzuki, then 26, signed a four-year, $16.25 million deal in 2010. Donaldson will be 28 next year.

"It's going to be interesting," he said. "I'm not getting any younger, but I feel like I've put myself in a position to be able to play every day."

Donaldson has been durable, starting 154 of Oakland's 160 games. He was robbed of an All-Star appearance, but is likely to finish in the top five in MVP voting, which could be pricey in arbitration.

"I'm a guy who's been downplayed my entire career," Donaldson said. "Even when I was a first-round draft pick (in 2007), I took 10 percent less than the guy before me. I just want something fair, something that's justified.
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Sep 28, 2013 at 1:40 PM ]
Welp, bad Parker today probably locks us in to the 2nd seed officially. Give everyone some rest tomorrow.
So with tomorrow's game totally meaningless to the post-season, does Melvin play Donaldson? After today he's sitting at .301, and while I know Josh would play if he is asked, does Melvin put him in the game?
Originally posted by captveg:
So with tomorrow's game totally meaningless to the post-season, does Melvin play Donaldson? After today he's sitting at .301, and while I know Josh would play if he is asked, does Melvin put him in the game?

I want him to be over .300!
lol
Friday is soooo far away
Can't wait
So what happened? I looked at the box score and Donaldson got a walk in his first AB then was replaced as PR by Weeks. Melvin just giving him one at bat then pulling him to preserve his average?
[ Edited by captveg on Sep 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM ]
Originally posted by captveg:
So what happened? I looked at the box score and Donaldson got a walk in his first AB then was replaced as PR by Weeks. Melvin just giving him one at bat then pulling him to preserve his average?

Exactly.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Friday is soooo far away
Can't wait

Why won't MLB figure out what time that the games will start this weekend? F**kin with my schedule
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by captveg:
So what happened? I looked at the box score and Donaldson got a walk in his first AB then was replaced as PR by Weeks. Melvin just giving him one at bat then pulling him to preserve his average?

Exactly.

Cool
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Friday is soooo far away
Can't wait

Why won't MLB figure out what time that the games will start this weekend? F**kin with my schedule

Friday 6:37pm first pitch, Saturday 6:07pm first pitch
Originally posted by gato80:
Friday 6:37pm first pitch, Saturday 6:07pm first pitch

Can't wait!
got tickets to game 1
I'll be at game 2 on Saturday night. Wanna win so bad!!!
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
I'll be at game 2 on Saturday night. Wanna win so bad!!!

hopefully we win both at home, at least!
so excited to go, crowds gonna be crazy man