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OAKLAND ATHLETICS 2012 SEASON THREAD
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Spring Training is right around the corner.
 
Key Arrivals (via Bleacher Report)
Yoenis Cespedes
Josh Reddick
Jarrod Parker
Ryan Cook
Collin Cowgil
Cedric Hunter
Evan Scribner
Brad Peacock
Tom Milone
Merkin Valdez
Bartolo Colon
Seth Smith
Jonny Gomez
Manny Ramirez
 
Key Departures
Andrew Bailey
Ryan Sweeney
Trevor Cahill
Craig Breslow
David DeJesus
Trystan Magnuson
Josh Willingham
Gio Gonzalez
Guillermo Moscoso
Josh Outman
 
Projected Lineup (via rotochamp.com)
Jemile Weeks
Coco Crisp
Josh Reddick
Seth Smith
Kurt Suzuki
Yoenis Cespedes
Daric Barton
Scott Sizemore
Cliff Pennington
 
Projected Starting Rotation
Brandon McCarthy
Dallas Braden
Brett Anderson 
Bartolo Colon
Brad Peacock
 
Projected Bullpen
Brian Fuentes
Grant Balfour
Fautino De Los Santos
Joey Devine
Tyson Ross
Jerry Blevins
Tom Milone 
Jarrod Parker
 

Edited by urbano wears nikes - 10/3/12 at 4:27pm
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Not an A's fan I'm rooting for y'all pimp.gif
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Originally Posted by JumpmanFromDaBay

Not an A's fan I'm rooting for y'all pimp.gif

Thanks bro!!

Manny Ramirez arrived at the A's spring training facility today looking really old. smiley: laugh
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pimp.gif Man Ram is back

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McNasty on the cover of ESPN magazine.
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Good looking out, John. I was wondering if we'd have a season thread laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Th3RealF0lkBlu3s

Good looking out, John. I was wondering if we'd have a season thread laugh.gif

Haha no problem bro! smiley: pimp

smiley: laughsmiley: laugh at Brett Anderson's tweet.

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Third season thread asking where is Inoa
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This is Inoa's make or break year, as far as I'm concerned. I expect him to be pitching in minor league ball soon after he's recovered from Tommy John surgery and to be well on the way to making a start in the Major Leagues, or to have his career finished.
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Feels good to be back. I thought about making a thread after the Cespedes signing, but I've just been busy.

Quick thoughts:

ManRam for 500k is a steal imo. I can guarantee he'll outplay Matt Carson or all the other bums we've played the last couple of years. If anything, it'll be worth 500k just for Manny being Manny.

Cespedes was a quality pickup if you ask me. Again, who else were we going to put out there? He'll do better than Reddick or Smith IMO, and I like both of those guys.

This is going to be a fun team to watch whether they lose 100 games or only 80.smiley: laugh

My boy B Mac as the ace this year should be fun to watch. His wife is too smiley: pimp, +1 for the nerds.


So glad baseball is back.
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Don't really have a mlb squad but I follow the A's the most. Hope they can make he playoffs this season
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30t6p3b at seeing Bailey, Cahill and Gio go
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^all for a hopeful move in 2015/6

lol @ brett
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It was tough seeing Gio go, but hopefully Braden and Anderson can get completely healthy. smiley: pimp I'm excited for Reddick and Jemile's first full season.
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Scott Sizemore sprained his knee while working out  smiley: frown Source

Dallas Braden "Strong Progress" from surgery. Source

Some photos:
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I bet the reporters can't name five other Athletics. smiley: laugh

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What's wrong with this picture? Why is Manny holding a glove? smiley: laugh

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Jemile & Mannysmiley: pimp
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Anyone heading to spring training? I'll be there St. Patty's day weekend. pimp.gif

Anyways, not expecting much this year but either way, I'm still exited baseball is back. This Manny signing has grown on me a lot recently. Curious to see what happens in the OF because it feels like we got 20 guys competing out there. laugh.gif I like Coco but that signing was just horrible. I hope Sizemore is ok also because we don't have anything else at 3rd. sick.gif
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I wish there was a 3rd base candidate to get excited about.smiley: frown
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^

cardenas...oh wait..offed for nothing (sigh, blanton trade nets nada)

yordy should be at short (well, has to be unless weeks aint there)
nunez is 17 (18 in april), so he's a way away
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Cardenas cannot play a lick of 3rd. laugh.gif I didn't want to lose him but he really had no position with us.
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Good luck to y'all. Not a fan of the team but need to watch cheap baseball game. See y'all at the net
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yea, cardenas was a dude w/o a position

looks like donaldson is gonna be the 3b

just saw manny interview by dennis odonnel (CBS)
good to see him get his life in order
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smiley: laugh I had a fitted cap I bought for $5 on the bart ramp that said "The Net" on it. Oh man.
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Stephen Parker got brought up to play some third while sizemore is hurt. I'd love to see him put on a show in spring training and make a real push to make the club.
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I just hope we play the young guys this season.

Go A's! smiley: pimp
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Sizemore done for the year. Torn ACL. 30t6p3b.gif
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My dad says there are rumors that we've been in talks with some guy named "Miguel Tejada"' ever since Sizemore went down.


I'm so down.smiley: pimp #Moneyball2
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Tejada is done
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Why would we bring back Tejada? He's not going to contribute laugh.gif
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