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2013 Oakland A's thread

A's now 5-1 against Pirates, Cardinals and Reds. Yep they're good.
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Originally posted by captveg:
A's now 5-1 against Pirates, Cardinals and Reds. Yep they're good.

cant wait till October
Best record in AL if Sea beats Bos.
Originally posted by captveg:
Best record in AL if Sea beats Bos.

I can root for that

although we may have to wait awhile for the result (currently 7-7 and it's only the bottom of the 4th)
MLBTR ON COLON


Bartolo Colon is defying the odds yet again
this season with the Athletics , Tyler Kepner
of the New York Times writes. Colon
currently has a 2.69 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and
1.1 BB/9 in 120 1/3 innings despite his age
(40) and the fact that he was suspended last
season for testing positive for testosterone.
Common sense suggested that, without the
use of PEDs, Colon couldn't keep pitching
well, but the A's took a chance on Colon,
signing him for $3MM plus bonuses. " Our
organization thought he would be very
similar based on what they saw in winter
ball," says A's manager Bob Melvin . " He was
throwing with the same velocity he does right
now, the same movement. It was an easy
sign for us and we did it very quickly, based
on what everybody thought he would be like,
and certainly he's been that and more.
Originally posted by captveg:
Best record in AL if Sea beats Bos.


And they're doing it without anyone having a truly monster season with tthe bat...Donaldson has been consistent, but doesn't have the gawdy video game numbers that blow you away. Maybe in second half Cespedes can start playing half as well as Puig.
Cespedes in the HR derby, Sonny Gray and Grant Green called up, and have one of the best records in the AL. Life is good for the A's right now! just hoping we can keep it up.
[ Edited by 49erfan3252 on Jul 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM ]
Originally posted by robniner:
MLBTR ON COLON


Bartolo Colon is defying the odds yet again
this season with the Athletics , Tyler Kepner
of the New York Times writes. Colon
currently has a 2.69 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and
1.1 BB/9 in 120 1/3 innings despite his age
(40) and the fact that he was suspended last
season for testing positive for testosterone.
Common sense suggested that, without the
use of PEDs, Colon couldn't keep pitching
well, but the A's took a chance on Colon,
signing him for $3MM plus bonuses. " Our
organization thought he would be very
similar based on what they saw in winter
ball," says A's manager Bob Melvin . " He was
throwing with the same velocity he does right
now, the same movement. It was an easy
sign for us and we did it very quickly, based
on what everybody thought he would be like,
and certainly he's been that and more.

Hes probably going to be named in this upcoming crackdown. Plus that stem cell procedure he went to Germany for is the reason hes doing so well. His elbow was virtually gone, and they basically grew him a brand new one. Not sure why that kind of thing isnt against the rules.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
This has blown save written all over it

do not question the closer with the all time record for consecutive saves in our franchise

now at 42

How dare I question Balfour! Nice win tonight!
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by robniner:
MLBTR ON COLON


Bartolo Colon is defying the odds yet again
this season with the Athletics , Tyler Kepner
of the New York Times writes. Colon
currently has a 2.69 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and
1.1 BB/9 in 120 1/3 innings despite his age
(40) and the fact that he was suspended last
season for testing positive for testosterone.
Common sense suggested that, without the
use of PEDs, Colon couldn't keep pitching
well, but the A's took a chance on Colon,
signing him for $3MM plus bonuses. " Our
organization thought he would be very
similar based on what they saw in winter
ball," says A's manager Bob Melvin . " He was
throwing with the same velocity he does right
now, the same movement. It was an easy
sign for us and we did it very quickly, based
on what everybody thought he would be like,
and certainly he's been that and more.

Hes probably going to be named in this upcoming crackdown. Plus that stem cell procedure he went to Germany for is the reason hes doing so well. His elbow was virtually gone, and they basically grew him a brand new one. Not sure why that kind of thing isnt against the rules.

Which will be immediately appealed if there's nothing new beyond what he was already suspended for. Can't punish the guy for the same violation twice.
Probably going to be another rain delay. Strong thunderstorms are approaching.
A win tonight is only a bonus. We took the series so if we lose... Oh well.
Looks like bad Milone tonight. 65 pitches and 3 runs in 2.1 innings so far. Bats are gonna need to win it tonight.
come on As