Oakland Athletics' Top Storylines at the Start of Spring Training

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Oakland Athletics' Top Storylines at the Start of Spring Training
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The Oakland Athletics won't have some ho-hum spring training in 2013. Nay, this year begins with plenty of action and excitement in the form of players earning roster spots and position battles.

Why shouldn't enthusiasm carry over from last year?

During the offseason, the A's swapped Cliff Pennington for Chris Young, let several free-agent veterans walk, signed Hiroyuki Nakajima and traded for Jed Lowrie. The incoming faces are slated to serve as depth, but on any other club could very well start.

Beyond the much-talked about platooning, there's plenty to look for in A's camp.

A few young guys will try to make the 25-man roster, a starter last year will try to hold on to his job and several men will vie for one position. A few more players are in the midst of a transition in their careers and will need to utilize spring training.

There's a lot on the line.

Here's what to watch for during Oakland's spring camp.

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