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boilerdan

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 21, 2014
  • posts 19
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A's fan since 1972 despite growing up in New York and then living in Indiana, Maine, and Texas. Now back in New York and with internet and Directv, it's (almost) like being a local.

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Can Chris Carter get an AB, please?

In the ten games before being recalled, Carter was batting .343/.442/.743, with 3 D's, 1 T, 3 HR's.  So let's take a guy who has been struggling offensively, coming off an injury, and is starting...

A's sign Larish, send to Sacramento

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Is this in anticipation of promoting Carter?

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In praise of Emil Brown

I was an "early adopter" of Bill James and have always loved the quantitative side of the game.  I remember playing APBA baseball in the early 70's and calculating out OBP for players before...

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Important question for A's season!

I see that the A's have scheduled 4 bobblehead days, but just two are named:  Buck and Suzuki.  So, who should be the next two bobbleheads for the 2008 season.  I was going to give my picks, but...

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What about Bobby?

Apparently Bobby Kielty is ready to go - what to do now? http://www.rotoworld.com/content/pla...

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What happened to Geren's plan?

Geren was going to mix things up and keep guys on the bench fresh and guys in the lineup rested.  

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Bud Selig is a liar and/or an idiot

So Bud thinks those of us who protest the exclusive deal with DirecTV are "ridiculous". http://www.tvpredictions.com/bud0304...

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Fans recognize A's defense?

Ellis and Chavez lead fan voting for Gold Gloves on ESPN. http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/ballot?event_id=2561 Not surprising about Chavez, as his reputation is well-established.  And...

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Sportswriters and broadcasters suck

Sportwriters and broadcasters are like cattle being led to slaughter - they just follow the the sound of the bell.  Once an idea catches hold - eg., "how are the A's doing it with their offense?" -...

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Playoff roster

Who would you want on the playoff roster, if the baseball gods were so kind as to allow the A's to make the playoffs?  I hope to see some moves by Aug. 31 to account for the 4-man rotation in the...

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Recall DJ NOW!

Great win last night, but this offense still needs more pop.  The answer is just a few miles away in Sacramento.  Time to recall DJ.  He continues to hit like crazy.  This is not a AAAA player.  He...

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Opening day lineup

From today's Chronicle: "Twice in the past three days -- both times Thomas has played -- Macha has used what looks like a good bet for Opening Night (Swisher and Payton in, Johnson out), though he...

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Sitting back on injuries

The A's seem to have a very conservative approach to DLing players.  That often leaves them undermanned - particularly since they are going with a 12 man pitching staff.  Kotsay really should be on...

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The Outfield

With Kotsay and Kielty hurting, is it time to bring Watson back?  Not to mention that neither one has been doing much recently.  Since the All-Star break, Kotsay's OPS has been .482 (!!) and Kielty...

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Ginter

Everyone's favorite whipping boy is ripping it up at Sacto.  Is it time to recall him and give him a chance to play every day?  Neither Ellis nor Scutaro is currently providing anything...

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Rethinking the starting pitching and trades

I know things are not going well, but take a look at the following: Pitcher A  .758 OOPS   1.45 WHIP  8/13 QS Pitcher B  .688 OOPS   1.29 WHIP  7/13 QS Pitcher C  .654 OOPS   1.34 WHIP  8/12 QS ...

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Time to re-call Swisher and Crosby...and DJ

What is the value of an extended rehab assignment when the player is playing his regular defensive position (i.e., not DHing), playing a full game, and hitting the hell out of the ball?  Both...

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Catfish Memories

I attended an ALS fundraiser this weekend where they had a silent auction.  Lots of sports memorabilia, but since it was in New York, most of the items was Yankees related.  However, one was a...

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Minor League Pitching

Granted, top major league relievers tend to come from the minor league starting ranks.  But the A's are getting some great performances by minor league relievers - especially at Midland: Sacto - ...

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