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Oakland Athletics 2012 Spring Training Preview: Outfielders
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Aaaah, the fresh aromas of spring: the scents of pine tar, eye black and manicured outfield grass.

It’s that time of year again: yes, spring training. Pitchers are loosening up their arms, infielders are pickling basepaths and hitters are back in the swing of things. It’s a brand-new start to baseball. Spring is a period that symbolizes the blossoming of new growth—and baseball is no different.

No team exudes the essence of springtime more than the Oakland Athletics, an organization that has almost completely re-harvested its roster this past winter. Out with last year’s crop: Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Bailey are all shipped away. In with a fresh seeds like Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes.

As the A’s cultivate their young, budding roster, there are many questions regarding the 2012 season? Which players will bear fruit? Which ones will wilt? Which produce will be re-sold this summer?

The Athletics made 12 cuts to their roster over the weekend. They are now down to 46 active players in camp, according to Here we’ll analyze the team’s outfielders who are currently on the A’s roster.

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