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Transitioning A’s Complete Strong Homestand Against Contenders

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s are rebuilding for the future again because they’re not in contention. But still, the Athletics are an exciting ballclub because of their young talent with rookies like Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto. While he’s rumored to be on the trading block, Yonder Alonso for the …

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A’s end first half home schedule with signs of promise

BY RYAN LEONG With the A’s record at the bottom of the American League standings as proof that the team isn’t going to the playoffs this year, the best course of action is to look towards the future. And the Athletics have done exactly that the past month by waiving …

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Blue Jays Donaldson haunts A’s again in home stand finale

BY RYAN LEONG The 2017 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. If you like home runs, they’ll provide plenty of offense. Unfortunately they don’t offer much in the way of pitching and are terrible defensively. Wednesday’s homestand finale provided a sample of what the team offers. They got a …

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A’s blast Red Sox three times before dropping finale

BY RYAN LEONG As well as the A’s played against Boston in this four game series, Sunday’s game was forgettable unless you’re a Red Sox fan. After outscoring the Sox 19-8 in the first three games, the A’s were routed in the finale 12-3, eliminating any hope for the first …

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A’s make walking off against Tigers a habit

BY RYAN LEONG In the classic movie Bull Durham, catcher Crash Davis implores rookie phenom “Nuke” Laloosh to relax and have some fun out there because baseball is a fun game… Fun g-dammit! Well the young A’s have certainly gotten back to their magical fun ways of winning games in …

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A’s arms and bats propel promising homestand

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s always seem to get off to slow starts. Granted, they’ve been a rebuilding franchise and haven’t made the playoffs since 2013. A never ending list of trades always tests the patience of the small but loyal fan base. And those die-hards have to be content …

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A’s show promise in season opening split with Angels

BY RYAN LEONG For any baseball team, it’s impossible to win or lose all of your games. So for the upstart Oakland Athletics, it was ideal that they split their opening four game series against the rival Los Angeles Angels. Before the first pitch of the season was thrown, there …

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Oakland A’s looking to the future in 2017

BY RICK PORCARO & DANIEL GLUSKOTER As the Oakland A’s prepare to return home from spring training in Arizona, many questions remain about what to expect from them in the 2017 season. While the prospects are strong for a noticeable improvement over last season’s 69-93 last place finish, the American …

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