Oakland A's: 5 Moves to Ensure Success in 2013

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Oakland A's: 5 Moves to Ensure Success in 2013
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With a few moves, the A's may celebrate like this at the end of October in 2013

With a little bit of time to let the finality of the 2012 season sink in, the next obvious move for the Oakland A's is to pinpoint the team's biggest needs going into 2013. Losing a hard-fought five game series to the Detroit Tigers seems even more impressive in light of their evisceration of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

But sustaining success does not come by proxy. For Oakland, the ability to sustain the success of this amazing year comes back to the ability to keep the key components (not too difficult) while adding a couple of parts that won't take away from the chemistry that was built this year.

Even though the A's will have a target on their backs, they have the right formula to win again in 2013. That begins with their stellar pitching, but there are a couple of important things that need to happen for their offense to be more consistent next year.

Here are my five keys to 2013 success for the Oakland A's.

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