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devo

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Apr 15, 2014
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  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF California Golden Bears
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DLD -- PECOTA knows the A's

Devo's first ever link dump! It's a crappy one! Jayson Stark votes for McGwire That National Championship of College Football is tonight. Who do you think will win? Brilliant sports journalist,...

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The Best Pitcher in the Game (It is who you think)

Inspired by Low Country Joe's odd devotion to Quality Starts -- I decided to study the issue, based on the premise of Quality Starts, but using a worthwhile measure. The measure is based on the...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN. I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support. As members of the sportsblog community (it...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.As members of the sportsblog community (that...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.As members of the sportsblog community (that...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.As members of the sportsblog community (that...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.As members of the sportsblog community (that...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.As members of the sportsblog community (that...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Hey guys. I'm visiting from AN.I'm putting together a list of the greatest players of all-time and as one step in the process, I'm enlisting fan support.Seattle fans have seemed to be smarter than...

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HELP!!! -- The greatest players of all-time

Haren4prez inadvertently issued what I took as a challenge. Compiling a list of the top ten ball players that most can agree on. My previous effort, ranking the top ten athletics of all-time proved...

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My OAKLAND A's

I am first and foremost an Oakland A's fan. I'm also an A's fan and a fan of the game of baseball but those are secondary. The biggest reason that my devotion to the A's has been as absolute as it...

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I love you ... almost as much as the A's

Not long ago, last Sunday to be exact, I ventured to the hallowed grounds of our dearly beloved to expand my bobble head collection, enjoy some succulent dead carcasses cooked over an open and/or...

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A Day in History July 27, 2004

The A's scattered five runs to beat the Mariners 5-3, capping Mark Redman's unspectacular but good enough performance with an Octavio Dotel save. Crosby and Chavez homered. The A's defeated Ryan...

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Good Tix - 4/22 & Jay Payton's Ejection

First off, the business ... on Saturday, I'll be watching the Evil Empire battle the plucky little Orioles and everyone's favorite giant slayer, Miguel Tejada ... Doing so (and just generally being...

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PECOTA Predictions

Sorry if this has already been posted ... I looked, I didn't see anything, I swear ... AL West A's 91-71 Angels 81-81 Rangers 80-82 Mariners 79-83 The Yanks (92-70), the Red Sox (90-70) and the...

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All-Time A's Honorable Mentions

All-Time A's Honorable Mentions: Al Simmons Terry Steinbach Danny Murphy Dwayne Murphy Rollie Fingers Homerun Baker Chief Bender Sal Bando Jason Giambi Miguel Tejada With this diary I wrap up my...

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All-Time A's #1

All-Time A's #1: Lefty Grove Robert Moses Grove is almost unquestionably the best lefty pitcher ever and, probably among the three or five best of either hand. His 300 wins and 2,266 strikeouts are...

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All-Time A's #2

All-Time A's #2: Jimmie Foxx My apologies for the delay, with the holidays and the year-end rush at work, I haven't had a chance to get to good 'ol Double X. The Beast was recruited by Frank...

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Introducing OPS++ referred to by some as The Domination Factor

My All-time A's project brought up an interesting aspect to the eternal question, how do you compare stats across the eras? Plenty of stats, like OPS+, use league average (or current replacement...

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All-Time A's #3

All-Time A's #3: Rickey Henderson The Oakland natives go back-to-back. While Stew's greatness was short lived and largely measured in immeasurables and Jermaine Dye's failure to put up numbers...

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All-Time A's #4

All-Time A's #4: Dennis Eckersley In 1975 a young, wild haired ace, Dennis Eckersley burst onto the scene for the Cleveland Indians. Eck pitched 187 innings with a 2.60 era (146 era+) and put...

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All-Time A's #5

All-Time A's #5: Mark McGwire Fans of the A's, Cardinals and baseball in general often have trouble knowing exactly what to make of Mark McGwire. The private slugger has had one of the more public...

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All-Time A's #6

All-Time A's #6: Mickey Cochrane To many the catcher is the most important player on the Diamond. He's more involved with every aspect of the game than anybody else. He calls the pitches, he calms...

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All-Time A's #6

All-Time A's #6: Eddie Collins Though best known for his role on the infamous Chicago Black Sox - a major motion picture will do that - Eddie Collins was truly one of the all-time greats. In fact,...

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All-Time A's #8

All-Time A's #8: Reggie Jackson Reggie Jackson was one of the many superstars who talked a better game than he played. For someone with a lifetime 139 OPS+ that is quite an impressive feat. His...

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All-Time A's #9

[EDITOR'S NOTE: devo's number nine choice is guaranteed to stir up controversy, especially because the Athletics organization has so many Hall of Famers. I'm a big Chavy supporter and I'm not...

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All-Time A's #10

[EDITOR'S NOTE - This is an outstanding idea by devo, so I wanted to put it on the front page. Judging from his first entry, it will be interesting to see if Rube Waddell winds up on this list. Of...

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BBWA knows MVPs

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051115&content_id=1268475&vkey=news_mlb &fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb Albert Pujols was named NL MVP today - another feather in the collective cap of the...

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A-Rod MVP

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051114&content_id=1267994&vkey=news_mlb &fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb With practically identical lines: A-Rod - .321/.421/.610/130 RBIs Papi -...

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I'm the GM

As I see it ... we have about $8-10 mil of payroll room this year, 4 roster spots and two big decisions to make. What do we do with Zito? Who is our last starter? Looking at our payroll over the...

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