Oakland A’s In 2010, Something to Look Forward to

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Joseph Lopez in MLB
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"They can't score!" That's what my friend told me one day during an Oakland A's game in August. And although for the most part that's a valid point, the A's did improve slightly in the second half of this season. Last winter, Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane went on an off-season shopping spree. Not only did he trade for NL Slugger Matt Holliday, he also signed Orlando Cabrera, Nomar Garciaparra, and brought back Jason Giambi. Prior to the start of the 2009 season many baseball analysts, including myself, thought that Oakland would be a darkhorse in the American League. For starters they had added powerful bats to their lineup, and had young talented pitching. Well, the plan Billy Beane and Co. had created in the off-season didn't pan out the way they'd hoped. Matt Holliday, for t ...

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