Oakland A's Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

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Oakland A's Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments
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Sam Fuld was a nice surprise. Then it became disappointing when he got DFA'd.

The Oakland A's have the best record in the American League and the third-best record in baseball. This is not a surprise if you've been following the team for the last three years. How they're doing it, though, now that may surprise you.

Of course, with every major surprise, with it, a minor disappointment.

For instance, losing for the 10th-straight time on Opening Day. It's disappointing, sure, but not completely unexpected or all that earth-shattering. As an A's fan, it's somewhat become a bit expected, and therefore doesn't disappoint as much as it might other fans.

Besides, A's fans are much more concerned about Game 162 than Game 1. And when at least nearly half of those losses come at the hand—or arm—of one Felix Hernandez, then, well, that loss is easy to bypass.

Still, 2014 has provided a small handful of other interesting facts and tidbits in its short two-week span so far.

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