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Has Oaklands chance to win the division become a reality ?

Postby michaelp » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:42 am

One game left against the Rangers would conclude a 3 series vs. the Angels, Mariners, Rangers. They have won all three, taking 2 out of 3 from the Halos , sweeping the Mariners at home, and taking the series in the first two games vs the Rangers with a possibility of a sweep tomorrow.

Has Oakland established itself as an elite team in the American League West ?
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Postby A's » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:49 am

With a 24-13 Record against the American League West, would give you the impression of dominance. But they are 6-6 versus the Rangers. So big chunk of the 24 wins comes from the 12 game winning streak versus the Mariners. They look really sharp right now, so there is no reason Oakland couldn't win the division.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:19 pm

Oakland's run in is really soft. They should get there.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:21 pm

Why wouldn't they have a real shot? All 4 teams have had a real shot for about a month. :-?
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Postby sportsguy138 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:24 pm

it'll be a very close race..

oaklands been playing very well lately..

hopefully they can keep it up
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Re: Has Oaklands chance to win the division become a reality ?

Postby Madison » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:05 pm

michaelp wrote:Has Oakland established itself as an elite team in the American League West ?


Elite? No. Are they playing well? Yes, they are playing pretty well, but it's also a combination of everyone else playing badly. Saw on the game two days ago that the A's are dead last in batting average, and well towards the bottom of runs scored. In fact, I made a post a couple of days ago that showed their runs scored was exactly the same as their runs allowed.

So are the A's an elite team? Definitely not. Are they playing well and in a good spot to win the division? Yes. Which is not something I want to say since I'm a Ranger fan. :,-(
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Postby SlightlyStoopid » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:18 pm

After today's blow out they are 10 over .500 but have a negative run differential. A's know blowout losses. That being said, anything can still happen in the AL west.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:33 pm

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Postby bdrotoronto » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:40 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Why wouldn't they have a real shot? All 4 teams have had a real shot for about a month. :-?

When a team is in first place in mid-August, I usually consider them to have a shot.
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Re: Has Oaklands chance to win the division become a reality

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:35 pm

Madison wrote:
michaelp wrote:Has Oakland established itself as an elite team in the American League West ?


Elite? No. Are they playing well? Yes, they are playing pretty well, but it's also a combination of everyone else playing badly. Saw on the game two days ago that the A's are dead last in batting average, and well towards the bottom of runs scored. In fact, I made a post a couple of days ago that showed their runs scored was exactly the same as their runs allowed.

So are the A's an elite team? Definitely not. Are they playing well and in a good spot to win the division? Yes. Which is not something I want to say since I'm a Ranger fan. :,-(


;-D Not to mention the A's usually choke at the earliest September and in October if they're lucky to make it far. :-b But this year, all 4 teams are practically still in reach of making a run at the pennant though. Just like the NL West.
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