1. Power Outage in Oakland

    With the first half of baseball quickly coming to a close, the Oakland A's are sitting 9.5 games out of first due to their anemic offensive attack...

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  2. Holliday Shopping? St. Louis Cardinals Showing Interest in Matt Holliday

    With the All-Star break looming, teams are beginning to make a push for the playoff races. The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly showing great interest in A's Outfielder Matt Holliday...

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  3. Looking for a Way Out: How the 2009 Oakland Raiders Can Contend in the AFC West

    After receiving some compelling comments on my last article, I've decided to re-evaluate the 2009 Oakland Raiders and their opportunity to make some noise in the AFC West...

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  4. 2009 Oakland Raiders: Three Steps to Escaping the Black Hole

    With the supposedly "problematic" and "liar" Lane Kiffin out of Oakland, the Raiders have no excuses heading into the 2009 season. The Raiders fired Kiffin, who was too outspoken for Al Davis, after a disappointing start in 2008...

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  5. The Oakland A's Big Three: Then and Now

    From 2000 to 2004 the Oakland A's featured one of the best pitching rotations of all time. Lead by Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito, the A's were a consistent playoff contender with exceptional pitching...

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  6. A's Fading Away in the West

    Remember when Billy Beane traded for Matt Holliday? Or when he signed Jason Giambi, Nomar Garciaparra and Orlando Cabrera in an attempt to boost an anemic offense? Remember when the ...

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  7. Eric Chavez Shuts It Down: A's Need to Look Towards Future

    2009 was supposed to be different. The A's, coming into the 2009, season were supposed to be much more dangerous offensively. So far, nothing has changed...

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  8. A's New Big Three: Not As Big

    Are Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill and Vin Mazzaro the next "Big Three?" Probably so, but are they as good or will they be as good as the original "Big Three" that consisted of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito? No...

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  9. Barry Zito Regains His Game

    After picking up Barry Zito in my fantasy league I was the victim of instant criticism by those in my league. People said some harsh things about Barry, especially after he struggled in his '09 debut against the Padres...

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  10. Matt Holliday Hints at Departure if Athletics Can't Deliver

    With his team trailing in the American League West standings, All-Star LF Matt Holliday has hinted that he's not playing for a losing team...

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  11. Oakland A's Need Medical Attention; Page Dr. House!

    As a fan of FOX's smash hit, House, M.D., I'm used to seeing the medical maverick, Dr. Gregory House, played by Hugh Laurie, solve seemingly unsolvable medical mysteries. Well, I've got a new medical case for you, Dr...

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  12. Oakland A's Shut Eric Chavez Down

    Eric Chavez has been shut down once again. The Oakland A's announced earlier this week (Monday) that their third-baseman has been shut down with no immediate time table for return...

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  13. Cabrera and Garciaparra In, Crosby Wants Out

    The Oakland Athletics announced Friday afternoon the signings of Orlando Cabrera and Nomar Garciaparra. The signings indicate that the A's GM, Billy Beane intends to challenge the defending AL West Champion, Los Angeles Angels...

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  14. Oakland Raiders and Terrell Owens a Perfect Match?

    I am in no way saying that T.O would want to come to Oakland, but I am saying it'd be a perfect match for him. Earlier today, the Dallas Cowboys cut Pro-Bowl WR Terrell Owens, and with the Raiders in need of some offense, adding T...

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  15. Orlando Cabrera, Nomar Garciaparra Join the Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics added two more pieces to the puzzle, and it's beginning to look like the A's are very serious about contending this year in the AL West...

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  16. Oakland A's Eye Orlando Cabrera Or Nomar Garciaparra

    The Oakland Athletics have made it known that they are trying to replace struggling shortstop, Bobby Crosby. After failing to land free agent Rafael Furcal, the A's are said to be in the running for either Orlando Cabrera or Nomar Garciaparra...

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  17. Oakland A's: Reality Check

    After many comments, thoughts and consideration, I've decided to take a closer look on the A's in 2009. Back in November when the A's added the powerful Matt Holliday, I was definitely shocked and excited...

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  18. Oakland A's: Spring Training Preview

    With spring training only a week away, fans in Oakland can be rest assured that the 2009 Athletics will pack a little more punch than their 2008 counterparts...

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  19. Arizona Cardinals: Offseason Preview

    They almost did it. The Arizona Cardinals almost pulled off a Super Bowl victory, but the boys from Pittsburgh spoiled their night...

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  20. Oakland A's: Expect a Contender In 2009

    With Spring Training just weeks away, the Oakland Athletics are beginning to look like a serious contender. The American League West is weak to begin with, so the A's come into 2009 with a serious shot at knocking off the Halos for the division crown...

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  21. Oakland A's, LA Angels: The Fight For The West

    The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox may own baseball's best rivalry, but there's something developing between two California baseball teams...

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  22. Dear Rich Gannon: The Oakland Raiders Need You

    Not since the start of the 2004 NFL season has Rich Gannon played a game for the Oakland Raiders. Gannon, known throughout the league for his accurate arm and good decision making skills, was ...

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  23. The Fate of the Arizona Cardinals: It's in Kurt Warner's Hands Now

    When the Arizona Cardinals host the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend for the NFC Championship Game, Kurt Warner will be holding the keys to success and a berth to the Super Bowl...

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  24. Oakland Athletics Preview: A's Have the Talent to Compete in AL West

    The 2009 season for the Oakland A's is looking a whole lot brighter now that they've added Matt Holliday and Jason Giambi to their lineup...

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  25. Sorry Al, Oakland Needs a New Commitment

    Sorry Al, these "Raiduhs" need a new commitment. Oh and by the way it does not include you. Since the Oakland Raiders appeared in Superbowl XXXVII they've finished with losing records in each of the past 6 seasons...

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