A’s In 2010: Power Upgrade Needed

Posted: 8th November 2009 by Joseph Lopez in MLB
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Last winter, A's General Manager Billy Beane actually went on a "shopping-spree" and acquired Matt Holliday via trade with the Rockies. Then he got Jason Giambi, Orlando Cabrera, and Nomar Garciaparra via free agency. Holliday and Giambi were supposed to bring power to a team that desperately needed some, but ultimately Beane's plan didn't quite pan out. After a mid-season revelation that his team was not quite ready to compete, Beane unloaded the players he acquired during the offseason, in order to give younger players a chance to strut their stuff. Over the course of the second-half, the A's became more aggressive on the basepaths. They ended up with 133 total stolen bases for the year, which was good for 4th best in the American League. They had also managed to play decent baseball wit ...

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