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  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Sep 19, 2008
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Things Become Clear

The A's are rebuilding so they go against logic and sign vets Foulke and Sweeney.  Both are recovering from injury problems and when healthy have been good players.  Beane is looking for the kind...

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Odds and Ends

In a little over a week from now pitchers and catchers report.  So what will the 2008 A's look like?  Who will bat third?  Where will the power come from?

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Has Billy Found the new Moneyball Niche?

For the last few years we have seen the A's trade off potential major league prospects for sonetimes marginal major league prospects to remain competitive.  This has helped as players like Kielty'...

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Canseco's New book may expose Popular A's

Unnamed sources have stated that Jose Canseco will identify many promenant members of the A's family as well as parties in other organizations.  These unnamed sources quoting other unnamed resouces...

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Why Did Fox and Comcast Sell part of FANBA to the Giants and What Does it Mean for the A's?

The Giants purchased 25-30% of FSNBA giving them ownership of the cable network that broadcasts the bulk of A's, Warriors, and Sharks games.  This could have far reaching consequences depending on...

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LOAIZA TO DL, GAUDIN TO BE 5TH STARTER?untitled diary

AP is reporting that Bob Garen thinks Esteban Loaize will be on the Dl to start the season due to a stiff right shoulder.  This will move Kennedy into the 4th. position and Chad Gaudin would be the...

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A's Changing Radio Stations

According to Bay Area Radio Digest the A's are changing their flagship radion station to FreeFM 106.9 (KIFR).  KIFR is an 80,000 watt station. I apologize if this has been reported before.  If so,...

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Disturbing Facts

Financially are the A's better off by closing the third deck? Has the lost revenue fron the lower attendance greater or less than the added costs of running the third deck? The A's have announce a...

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How to Counter the Rally Monkey

Accourding to the website Apes, you should . . . . . . Discourage monkeys from coming into your home by placing rubber snakes, bright yellow or orange balls with painted big, black eyes or face...

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What gives?

For the first time in recent memory, the A's have failed to sign six of their first eighteen draft picks. This includes their first pick (in the second round), Trevor Cahill, a top high school...

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a Song in Your Heart

There has been quite a bit if interest in the themes songs of closers. Slate has an interesting article.     http;/www/slate.com/id/2139937 Houston Street's choice, "Don't Hate Me"  doesn't sound...

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The San Jose A's of Fremont?

Mark Purty of the Mercury News has some interesting observations.  If the A's moved to Fremount they could call themselves the San Jose A's.  The is no league rule to prevent the A's frim using the...

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Washington Positive, Giambi Has a Heart

Ron Washinton rebuilds after Katrina.  Jason Giambi makes him cry.      http://ap.peninsulaclarion.com/pstories/sports/20060113/3559368.shtml Great action by Jason Giambi and many of the A's....

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It's Hard Being an A's Fan

The loss of Eric Byrnes is just another event in losing a player we have learned to love and and admire.  Jason, Miggy, Tim, and Mark and now Byrnsie, gone to toil for another team.  It is the...

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What this win means

What does this win mean?  It means we A's fans can put on clean underwear.  It also means the A's are no longer in last place.  It means Chevy's average is over .200.  It means Dotel is driving us...

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No Dirrerent for Hudson

Hudson pitched about eight innings for Atlanta yesterday leaving with a 3-1 lead.  The  Braves reliever blew in the 9th and Atlanta lost 4-3.  Hudson was not a happy camper in Oakland because of...

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It's Pitching

I examined the AL West Standings as posted on AN and what stood out was the Runs Allowed compared to the other three teams.  That's an unbelievable difference considering the A's were on the road...

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Run, Runs, Runs . . .

It looks like the A's pitching is rounding into good shape this spring.  The A's may not have a significant drop off that many predicted.  So what is the A's real problem from last year? Of the 14...

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The Development of Moneyball

An article in the Denver Post gives an insite into the development of Billy Beane's moneyball philosophy.  He relays a 1992 cab ride discussion with Sandy Alderson in which emotional attachment...

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Durazo a Hero for Mexico

Yhe Winter League World Series concluded this weekend with a 4-3 win for Mexico.  The A's lone player in the series, Eubiel Durazo, was a batting hero for Mexico, with a critical walk in the first...

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"Computer Geek Day"

Mark Purdy of the Mercury News has a few suggestions of how the A's can cultivate the South Bay.  You can read his article at http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/10772404htm for his...

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Will Lewis Wolf Open His Wallet?

It won't happen unless there is more REVENUE. The days of the Haas family is over.  The Oakland A's are not a charity.  One cannot expect a business owner to lose money let along get a return on...

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Carl Steward Praises AN

In today's Oakland Tribune colunist Carl Steward recognized AN by quoting Blez and giving recognition to his writing. Referring to Billy Beane's contact with Lewis Wolff, Steward wrote "The A's GM...

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Michael Urban still...

......thinks that Byrnes will be traded. He stated his thoughts at http://www.foxsports.com/ on the A's team site.   His reasons:  Byrnes age, cost, and trade value.  Did Byrnes peak last year?...

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Yabu for Bradford?

It seems to me that Yabu could end up replacing Bradford in the A's relief corp.  Bradord has been used to get one or two outs in tight suitations.  He seemed to have lost confidence last year....

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Who Plays in 2005

Rob Neyer's comments suggesting the A's will be a 90 game team in 2005 creates some difficult decisions for the A's.  With so many young kids expected to be a major part of their lineup, will they...

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2005: Who Should Lead Off?

It's 2005 and time to turn our attention to the new season.  The A's have a number of new players and a number of questions to answer. One of these relate to the lead off position.  For the first...

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Johnson to the Yankees. Finally?

In an article in the NY Times today it was stated that a deal to send Randy Johnson to the Yankees was almost completed.  The Times suggested that the Yankees were the only team in baseball to...

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Holy Santa...

I looked in my stocking this Christmas morning and found two tickets to an A's World Series in October of 2005...Hmmmmmmm...

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Merry Christmas to All A's Fans

As I was looking at other web sites to find out information of prospective A's trades, I quickly came to realize how fortunate we are to have such a fine web site as AN.  Blez has done a masterful...

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