1. April Report Cards for Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects

    After one month of baseball, some lower-rated Oakland Athletics prospects are making baseball look ridiculously easy while one of the top three guys might wish to remove April from his memory...

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  2. 4 Reasons the Oakland Athletics Are Headed for Best Season in Billy Beane Era

    The 2013 season has the potential to be one of the most exciting seasons in Oakland Athletics history since Billy Beane took over as general manager. Beane has led the A's since the 1998 season...

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  3. Selecting Oakland Athletics' All-Time Dream Team

    If the Oakland Athletics put together a dream team of the best player they've ever had at each position, who would start on that team? Some of the answers might surprise you. The Athletics have called Oakland home since 1968...

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  4. Oakland A's: Odds That Each 25-Man Roster Player Will Stay for 2014

    The Oakland A's have a young and talented roster built for years of success - if they stick around. A's management - specifically the one played by Brad Pitt in movies - is not one to shy away from trades...

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  5. 1 Bold Prediction for Every Player on the Oakland A's 25-Man Roster

    This time last year I boldly predicted the Oakland A's would win the AL West . This year, it's not bold enough to call for a repeat (or is it?), so let's individualize a prediction for each player on the active roster...

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  6. Predicting Oakland A's Team Awards for 2013

    What if each of Major League Baseball's awards were given out to every team—who would end 2013 as the Oakland A's Most Valuable Player? Who would be their Cy Young winner? What ...

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  7. Predicting the Oakland Athletics' Regular Season Record

    The Oakland Athletics are going to win fewer games in 2013, but fear not—they'll only miss equaling 2012's mark by a few games. Predicting a regular season record can be difficult...

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  8. Ranking the Best Possible Infield Combos for the Oakland Athletics in 2013

    With 10 infielders on the 40-man roster, the Oakland Athletics certainly have options around the horn. But which combination is the best? First base seems clear: Brandon Moss starts, and Daric Barton will compete for a spot on the 25-man roster...

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  9. Oakland Athletics' Top Storylines at the Start of Spring Training

    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...

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  10. 4 Possible Oakland Athletics Starting Lineups After the Jed Lowrie Trade

    With the additions of Jed Lowrie and Chris Young and the plug-and-play system still in effect from last year, the Oakland Athletics have a myriad of options when it comes to the lineup...

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  11. Reasons the Oakland Athletics' Defense Will Be the AL West's Best in 2013

    The Oakland Athletics aren't known as a defensively gifted team, but motivation and experience will lead to better play in the field—something they must have to repeat as AL West champions...

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  12. Reasons the Oakland Athletics Offense Will Be Better in 2013

    If you were shocked by the production the Oakland Athletics finished 2012 with, you might also be surprised when they end 2013 even better. The A's were in the top 10 in home runs, walks and stolen bases last season...

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  13. 9 Reasons Bob Melvin Is the Key to the Oakland Athletics' Success

    A repeat as AL West champions for the Oakland Athletics starts with manager Bob Melvin . Without him at the helm, it's not happening this year and it wouldn't have occurred last season either...

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  14. 4 Reasons Hiroyuki Nakajima Will Win the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Award

    Oakland A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is going to win the 2013 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Say that again? Sure. Oakland A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is going to win the 2013 A...

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  15. Super Bowl 2013: Top Storyline for Each Potential Matchup

    The Divisional Round finished and the Conference Championship Weekend is around the corner, regardless of who advances to the 2013 Super Bowl, each matchup features a proverbial "dead horse" storyline that fans and the media will beat anyway...

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  16. Comparing the Oakland Athletics' Pitching Staff to the Angels' Staff

    Though the Los Angeles Angels now have one of scariest offenses in the game, the race for the AL West may come down to pitching, which is exactly how the Oakland Athletics won the division in 2012...

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  17. Oakland Athletics: Players Who Will Be Even Better in 2013

    Given the ages of many of the Oakland Athletics players, it would be all too easy (and optimistic) to say that all of them will be better in 2013...

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  18. Oakland Athletics' Big Offseason Questions That Still Need to Be Answered

    Though the Oakland Athletics answered their biggest offseason questions—who plays shortstop and which free agents will be re-signed—there are a few that remain unanswered...

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  19. Oakland A's: 5 Gifts on Billy Beane's Christmas Wish List

    If you were Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane , what would you put on your Christmas wish list? The 50-year-old with three children will likely get a slew of ties, dress shirts, socks and tools...

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  20. Ways the Oakland Athletics Can Utilize Their Full Outfield

    The Oakland Athletics have a tricky dilemma regarding how to fit five outfielders into the everyday lineup. Luckily, the most obvious way to do it isn't half bad of an idea, and a few other alternatives could work equally as well, too...

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  21. 5 Teams That Will Enter the Coco Crisp Trade Market After Angel Pagan's Signing

    The teams that have lost the Angel Pagan sweepstakes may dial the Oakland Athletics ' number in regards to Coco Crisp 's availability. Of course, if general manager Billy Beane keeps to his word, Crisp isn't going anywhere...

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  22. WWE TLC 2012: 5 Biggest Reasons We'll Miss CM Punk

    CM Punk is out for WWE TLC 2012 due to injury , and the move will greatly impact WWE's last PPV of the year—negatively, that is. TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs has a fantastic gimmick...

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  23. Big Show: 10 Possible Future Careers for WWE's World Champion

    From where The Big Show is headed as World Heavyweight champion to examining how his career might ultimately end , it's now time to turn our attention to what he could do after life in the WWE ...

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  24. Should the Oakland Athletics Trade Jarrod Parker for Royals' Wil Myers?

    The Kansas City Royals have made it clear: No. 1 prospect Wil Myers is available for major league, top-of-the-rotation pitchers—like Oakland Athletics ace Jarrod Parker...

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  25. WWE: Analyzing How Big Show's Career Could Eventually End

    In my last article regarding where Big Show is headed as World Heavyweight champion, I speculated that one eventual path could lead to his retirement. Now it's time to look at how (when it happens) his career ends...

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