Oakland A's: Most Productive Lineups for 2013

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Oakland A's: Most Productive Lineups for 2013
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The Cuban Missile will be an integral part of the 2013 A's

In the span of a month the Oakland Athletics made moves to shore up their two weakest positions.

On December 18th the A's signed star Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. And on January 16th the A's acquired catcher John Jaso from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade. Suddenly, Oakland appears to have upgraded their lineup from 1-9 and are definitely showing a win-now attitude many have claimed Billy Beane and upper management did not have.

So assuming the A's avoid any disaster in Spring Training injury wise (ala Scott Sizemore in 2012), the lineup seems to be improved for 2013. But what will it look like?

Here is my theory for how the A's could maximize their talent to score more runs in what will be a fiercely competitive American League West.

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