1. Oakland Athletics: Adam Rosales and Cliff Pennington Getting It Done on Offense

    If you were to ask me in mid-March who I thought would be the A's leader in RBIs through the first month of the season, I probably wouldn't have said Cliff Pennington...

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  2. Would Donovan McNabb Make the Oakland Raiders Contenders?

    Donovan McNabb is perhaps the most undervalued quarterback in NFL today. His services in Philadelphia are not appreciated, and it is sad to see such a great NFL quarterback face pointless scrutiny...

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  3. Eric Chavez and Ben Sheets Look To Rebound

    The Oakland A's would like nothing more than to see Eric Chavez make a miraculous recovery from yet another season-ending surgery...

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  4. Dear Oakland Raiders: It's Time To Label JaMarcus Russell a Bust

    Raiders fans, do you remember when Al Davis chose to take JaMarcus Russell as the top pick in the 2007 NFL Draft?  Do you as I do, remember all the hype that surrounded Russell and his cannon ...

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  5. Bold Winners: Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill to Win 25 for Oakland A's in 2010

    With weekly assignments becoming seemingly important and mandatory, here's my one bold prediction for the Oakland Athletics in 2010: Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill will combine to win at least 25 games in 2010...

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  6. Oakland A's in 2010: Spring's Eternal Hope

    To celebrate my 50th article here on Bleacher Report, here are the top three things I'd like to see from the Oakland A's in 2010. 1. A's Stay Healthy in '10 It's no secret that the A's have had bad luck when it comes to their health...

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  7. Oakland A's In 2010: Adding Some Depth

    With Spring Training right around the corner the Oakland Athletics should be eager to see how much their offseason moves will help their team grow and develop into perennial playoff contenders...

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  8. MLB in 2010: Wild, Wild AL West

    With their acquisition of Ben Sheets, the Oakland A's are now in the mix of what figures to be a completely different AL West Division...

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  9. 2010 Oakland A's: Is Ben Sheets Enough?

    The fact that the Oakland A's took a risk in signing Ben Sheets—who didn't pitch at all since the 2008 season—is one thing. But the fact that they're dishing out $10 million plus incentives is absolutely unheard of...

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  10. Holy Sheet! Oakland A's Trying To Sign Ben Sheets?

    The Oakland A's are heading into 2010 with a rotation filled with young, talented arms and an offense with some speed. And despite the potential of some of their highly-touted youngsters, the A's could still use a veteran or two...

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  11. Oakland A's in 2010: Fading Gold

    Life isn't fair. That's a pretty accurate statement, right? Well, that's certainly the case for A's third-baseman, Eric Chavez, who finds himself battling back from another surgery...

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  12. MLB in 2010: Early Power Rankings

    With 2010 in full-swing and the MLB Hot Stove burning, it's definitely time to come out with an early Power Ranking. Teams like the Yankees, Phillies, Mariners, Rangers and Red Sox have kept ...

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  13. Oakland A's In 2010: Power of Impact

    What impact does the A's resigning Jack Cust, their main source of power for the past three seasons, have on players like Jake Fox, Eric Chavez, Chris Carter and other DH-eligible players? What ...

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  14. A's Retain Power, Re-Sign Cust

    It looks like the Oakland Athletics will retain their main source of power from the past three seasons by bringing back Jack Cust for a one-year, incentive-laden deal. The deal is reportedly similar to the $2...

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  15. Oakland Raiders: Finding Bright Spots in a Black Hole

    Shortly before the 2009 NFL regular season, many Oakland Raiders fans, including myself, shared a sense of optimism about the team's future. The Raiders closed out the 2008-09 regular season on a high note and seemed to be poised for a decent 2009 season.

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  16. Oakland A's in 2010: The Power of '10

    With the new year in full swing, the A's need to stick to their New Year's resolution and continue to get younger and stronger...

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  17. Report: A's Trade For Cubs' Aaron Miles and Jake Fox

    Oakland A's GM Billy Beane made it clear that the A's have no real intention to test the free-agent market in an effort to address the organization's biggest needs...

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  18. A's In 2010: Beane Leads A's Youth Movement

    With the A's coming off their third-straight sub .500 season, General Manager Billy Beane has made it clear to the A's very small and ever thinning fan base that rebuilding is key for future success...

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  19. A's In 2010: In Billy We Trust?

    With the Oakland A's coming off a 75-87 record, and their third straight losing season, is it time to question General Manager, Billy Beane's motives? During his time as General Manager, Billy ...

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  20. A's In 2010: Power Upgrade Needed

    Last winter, A's General Manager Billy Beane actually went on a "shopping-spree" and acquired Matt Holliday via trade with the Rockies. Then he got Jason Giambi, Orlando Cabrera, and Nomar Garciaparra via free agency...

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  21. Oakland A's In 2010, Something to Look Forward to

    "They can't score!" That's what my friend told me one day during an Oakland A's game in August. And although for the most part that's a valid point, the A's did improve slightly in the second half of this season...

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  22. Oakland Raiders: Have a Seat, JaMarcus

    When I heard that the Oakland Raiders, the team I've rooted for since the fifth Grade, tried to ban my childhood hero, Rich Gannon from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, my heart stopped...

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  23. 2010: The Second Coming of Oakland's Big Three?

    Pitching wins games. Surround that pitching with offense, you win championships. Well, the A's are certainly on the right track...

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  24. Barry's Back: Zito Gaining Old Form and Support

    Welcome to the Planet Zito. Excuse me if it seems a bit crowed. The population of supporters has been growing rapidly, as Barry Zito continues his post-all star break dominance...

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  25. Geren, A's Stumble Into Tough Second Half

    Heading into the 2009 season, the Oakland A's were expected to be major contenders in the weak American League West. However, with the Angels and Rangers controlling the West, the A's are left to dwell in the cellar for the first time since '97...

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