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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by socalfan21:
We can't complain tho. We are still beasting and this was just a hiccup. We got bartolo tomorrow. Lets salvage this series.

Agreed, but wtf is wrong with Doolittle..
thats 2 appearances in a row he blows the lead after a great outing by the SP
Dude had an ERA less than 1 less than a week ago, now it's over 3
His fastballs have zero movement - just straight as arrows. If they don't bite they're meat.
Doolittle will be fine. He's just going through a rough patch. His mechanics are probably a little off. It happens.

I doubt that after almost a year in the bigs teams have just now finally figured out how to hit him.
Thinking about buying this

name and number are stitched.. 100 bucks
It's basically free for me since it's amazon credit, wich I got from trading in text books. Should I do it? lol
I was looking at the gold replicas with no names on it, those are 80 bucks. I think I'd rather have Cespedes' name and # stitched for 20 bucks extra

Just looked at authentic Cespedes' jersey, the one I posted looks real cheap compared to them lol. Not buying it
I actually have a replica gold jersey and its not bad. I don't really wear it though unless I'm at the game lol
Originally posted by socalfan21:
I actually have a replica gold jersey and its not bad. I don't really wear it though unless I'm at the game lol

I'll probably do the same lol
I want a Cespedes jersey so bad but I know that he won't be here in a couple years
That's why I get a blank jersey.
Originally posted by socalfan21:
That's why I get a blank jersey.

Donaldson The guy is just awesome right now.

EDIT: MOSS!
[ Edited by captveg on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM ]
Josh Donaldson has been EVERYTHING this season...Everything that a 3rd baseman should be. We haven't seen #'s like this from a 3rd baseman since Chavey's best years...

.332 (8th in AL)
8 HR
37 RBI
.931 OPS (4th in AL)

With the glove, he has 5 errors in 60 games. Good. .969 Fielding %.

But...he probably won't make the All-Star game (Cabrera/Beltre/Longoria)
A's should have extra energy as compared to the White Sox in tonight's game. A;s coming from the short distance of Milwaukee, while White Sox just finished a 16-inning marathon in Seattle.
Fantastic start for Straily.....
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Josh Donaldson has been EVERYTHING this season...Everything that a 3rd baseman should be. We haven't seen #'s like this from a 3rd baseman since Chavey's best years...

.332 (8th in AL)
8 HR
37 RBI
.931 OPS (4th in AL)

With the glove, he has 5 errors in 60 games. Good. .969 Fielding %.

But...he probably won't make the All-Star game (Cabrera/Beltre/Longoria)

he's really having an amazing year
we took high school outfielder Billy McKinney with our first round pick
@JaneMLB: A's select prep OF Billy McKinney with 24th overall pick. Left-handed bat."

"@JaneMLB: McKinney says on @MLBNetwork he's been an A's fan his whole life."

"@susanslusser: McKinney hit .372 with a .585 OBP for Plano West, walking 36 times in 130 PAs and striking out only six times. #Athletics"

Originally posted by SCOUTING REPORT: McKinney has one of the sweetest swings in the 2013 draft, and he has hit his way into the first round with a strong spring. He generates excellent bat speed from the left side of the plate, and he barrels balls with ease thanks to his hand-eye coordination and disciplined approach. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has strength and should grow into solid power. The rest of McKinney's tools are fringy to average, but his arm and speed play up because he goes all-out all the time. Scouts love his makeup and are confident that he'll provide the offense required on an outfield corner. Texas Christian holds on to many of its top recruits, but the Horned Frogs will likely lose McKinney when he goes in the second half of the first round.:


Cespy's replacement?
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Jun 6, 2013 at 7:20 PM ]