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  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Jun 07, 2013
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DFA's Draft Druthers: the A's Disappointing Pre-Draft Strategy

I used to love this place and then it was ruined by the TCA words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words,...

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Minor League Scouting Notes

I used to love this place and then it was ruined by TCA words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words,...

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On My Kind of Fandom

I used to love this place and then it was ruined by the TCA words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words,...

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Why I Am Wrong About Trevor Cahill

I used to love this place and then it was ruined by the TCA words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words,...

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On Being Injured, Aging, Decrepit, and Hurt

Some people around have recently taken one too many deep whiffs of ether or let their dentist leave the nitrous tap open just a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit too long and insist on sunshine pumping their...

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Breaking Down the Angels' Financials

Recently, there has been some discussion about the Angels off season activity, including their quixotic signing of Scott Downs as well as predicting what they will do next. I wanted to break down...

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Mikev Loves When Slusser Says Barton Might Move to 3rd

Mikev just had all of his dreams confirmed when Susan Slusser reported that Geren might move Barton to 3b seconds ago.  I really hope this works.  Also who would we acquire to play 1b?  Is this a...

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A Farquhar Scouting Report

Earlier this month I spent a week in Arizona and got a chance to catch some Arizona Fall League action.  For those of you who don't know what that is, that AFL is a prospect development league...

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DFA's in the Desert: AFL Game 1 Report

My girlfriend goes to ASU and Im on vacation visiting her so when she has class I took the light rail to two buses (a journey of three hours and fifteen minutes each way) to get from Tempe to the...

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Hungry? Eat Nate McLouth's Contract, It Might Be Rather Delicious

Evil Don here, on behalf of my better half. Today our guest-host is DFA, who serves up a scrumptious sampling of under-performing players A's should look into. With danmerqury taking a...

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DLD 8.23 Audit/Bankruptcy Edition

Im on leave from work this week so Im hoping to get 3 fanposts on potential offseason moves as well as my mileage for work completed in addition to everything else.  These are some important links...

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On Baseball and Humility

Recently, Nico and Flashfire have gone back to the lets take pot shots at DFA and stats across the blog modus operandi that prevailed around here circa early 2009.  In the process, Nico decided to...

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DFA's Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Part 2 Extensions

One of my main frustrations with the A's recently is the poor personnel moves that they have made and how they have repeatedly left the A's in lose lose propositions.   It has gotten to the point...

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DFA's Between a Rock and a Hard Place Part 1

AN's DFA provides insights into the A's last decade or so of personnel moves, and looks mighty stylish in doing so.

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DFA Draft Druthers: Round 1

Join resident super-Sabermetrician Designated for Assignment and the rest of AN for as-it-happens commentary on the 2010 MLB Draft.

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DFA's Draft Druthers: Dylan Covey

Dylan Covey was picked in the poll to be the next draft prospect.  Before I started to read the scouting reports about Covey I wasn't that impressed, even though I had seen reports of Billy Beane...

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DFA's Draft Druthers: Who is next

So basically work decided to not really give me a hard time between now and the draft.  Im not really sure why but  it will give me the opportunity to do many more players than if I was working my...

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DFA's Draft Druthers: Michael Choice

  I hope to do several of these before the June draft talking about some draft thoughts and preferences along with links to help those who want to get more info on the draft but don't know where...

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Minor League Action 5/9

  I know its heresy but Im bored with Perfect Game Awesomeness and no one is talking about my draft post (which you should) so here is some minor league action.

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DFA's Draft Druthers: Zack Cox

I hope to do several of these before the June draft talking about some draft thoughts and preferences along with links to help those who want to get more info on the draft but don't know where to...

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A Third Base Philosophy

The third base situation for the A's has been in flux for the last eleventy billion years. Well not really, but it sure seems like that has been the case after the dominant portion of Eric Chavez'...

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BA's Texas League Top Ten Is Released

You might find some familiar faces in this Texas League list. 1. Mat Latos, rhp, San Antonio (Padres)2. Justin Smoak, 1b, Frisco (Rangers)3. Chris Carter, 1b, Midland (Athletics)4. Jhoulys Chacin,...

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DLD 10/10 Thank Yous, Employment, and Living Poll

The last year has been a trying time for me.  After the 2008 election, life was the highest of highs, beating a two term incumbent Senator with a $5m campaign war chest and a promised DC job will...

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Josh Donaldson Is Better Than You Think

I am a big believer in Josh Donaldson. If his defense was a little better he would be the A's number 3 prospect on my list a head of Brett Wallace.  Find out why you should be too and you should...

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Ryan Sweeney Is Better Than You Think He Is

     Looking over at Fangraphs, I was surprised to see that Ryan Sweeney has reached 3.6 wins above replacement.  That places Sweeney a full win and a half above a league average player. ...

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Possible Free Agent Targets: Akinori Iwamura

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to write much lately as trying to find a job has started taking more precedence as the prospect of being unemployed for a year has become much more real as we get...

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Implications of the Scott Kazmir Trade on the AL West

Last week, the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays completed a trade sending former ace Scott Kazmir to the Angles for Alex Torres, Matt Sweeney, and a player to be named later. The player to be named later was...

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A's Preliminary AFL Roster Announced

The preliminary roster for this years' Arizona Fall League has been released.  While the A's are required by Major League Baseball to provide 6 players to the AFL, the A's AFL affiliate, the Desert...

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Why I Hate Baseball Writing or a Tale of a Big Urb Blog Entry

One of the main reasons that I come to AN is because I abhor most baseball writing.  While there are notable outliers like our own Susan Slusser or Dejan Kovacevic, but for every good writer there...

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Post Signing Deadline DFA's Top 15 Prospect List

In a post signing deadline world I thought it would be nice to take a look at whats on the farm Chris Carter RF/1b/DH In a word… Beast.  His MLEs suggest that he would be put up a .758 OPS in the...

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