MLB Playoff Preview 2012: 3 Reasons Why the Oakland Athletics Are Contenders

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MLB Playoff Preview 2012: 3 Reasons Why the Oakland Athletics Are Contenders
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At the beginning of the season, the Oakland Athletics were among the teams people left out of playoff conversations.

Now, nobody can stop talking about the Swingin' A's.

Oakland is just 5.5 games out of first place in the AL West, and, if the season ended today, they would earn a wild-card spot in the playoffs. The A's have a very well-rounded team and lots of players who know how to come up with big hits.

Even though the A's have been on fire, lots of people think they're pretenders and that they'll fall behind the Tigers and Angels in the wild-card race. And I'm here to say they won't. Here are three reasons why the A's are playoff and maybe even World Series contenders.

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