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Postby Rirruto » Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:16 am

The Athletics offense took a big blow losing Tejada in the offseason, also Giambi and Durham in past years. Looking at their lineup today, I feel kind of bad for their Big 3 in Hudson, Zito, and Mulder because I really think they won't be able to put many runs on the board this year. They have a decent core in Chavez, Dye, and Durazo but Dye and Durazo are big health risks. The rest of the lineup is not too threatening either. Looks like there will be a lot of tight games for the A's this year. We'll see if Arthur Rhodes can step up and close them.
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Postby RynMan » Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:28 am

dont feel sorry for the A's, save it for your mets! :-)
at least the A's are playoff contenders.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:57 am

They also lost Terrence Long. That's at almost as good as losing Giambi or Tejada is bad, I will never figure why they stuck with that stiff for so long.
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Postby RynMan » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:02 am

stumpak wrote:They also lost Terrence Long. That's at almost as good as losing Giambi or Tejada is bad, I will never figure why they stuck with that stiff for so long.


i agree, getting rid of him was the best move billy beane has made in the past 3 years - and thats saying somethin.
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Postby RC2007 » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:55 am

kotsay and kielty will get good OBP and dye will comeback. their pitching staff is as good as its been in years. they have a solid no 4 starter and rich harden coming up. mecir is healthy, they added chris hammond this off season, chad bradford will still be the same studly rp, and rhodes will dominate. they are hardly a team to feel sorry for. glad they got rid of long!!
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:17 am

The A's offense is why, despite their pitching, I think the A's will not make the playoffs.
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:27 am

With that offense I find it hard to believe that they can contend with Anaheim or Seattle.

Then again they do it every year somehow.
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Postby Madison » Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:55 am

I have to agree that the A's definitely should have gotten a bat or two in the offseason. Other than Chavez, it's pretty weak. I've got Zito and Mulder (different leagues) and I drafted them banking on era/whip. Didn't draft them looking for wins.
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:08 am

RC2007 wrote:kotsay and kielty will get good OBP and dye will comeback. their pitching staff is as good as its been in years. they have a solid no 4 starter and rich harden coming up. mecir is healthy, they added chris hammond this off season, chad bradford will still be the same studly rp, and rhodes will dominate. they are hardly a team to feel sorry for. glad they got rid of long!!
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Postby Rirruto » Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:21 pm

RynMan wrote:dont feel sorry for the A's, save it for your mets! :-)
at least the A's are playoff contenders.


I don't feel sorry because we weren't good to begin with ;-D At least you have a great young pitching staff for years to come. The Mets are basically playing for 4th in the division. Don't get me wrong, I love the Mets, I'm just being realistic.
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