Official Oakland Athletics 2012 Season Thread (94-68) AL WEST CHAMPIONS

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  1. urbano wears nikes

    urbano wears nikes

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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
     
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  2. jumpmanfromdabay

    jumpmanfromdabay

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    Not an A's fan I'm rooting for y'all [​IMG]
     
  3. urbano wears nikes

    urbano wears nikes

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    Thanks bro!!
    Manny Ramirez arrived at the A's spring training facility today looking really old. [​IMG]

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  4. jumpmanfromdabay

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    [​IMG] Man Ram is back

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  5. urbano wears nikes

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    McNasty on the cover of ESPN magazine.
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  6. Johnny_Cakes

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    Good looking out, John. I was wondering if we'd have a season thread [​IMG]
     
  7. urbano wears nikes

    urbano wears nikes

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    Haha no problem bro! [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG] at Brett Anderson's tweet.
     
  8. shaunhillftw49

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    Nametags [​IMG]
    Third season thread asking where is Inoa
     
  9. Johnny_Cakes

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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.
     
  10. wearinthefourfive

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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.[​IMG]

    My boy B Mac as the ace this year should be fun to watch. His wife is too [​IMG], +1 for the nerds.


    So glad baseball is back.
     
  11. caerus

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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
     
  12. zube42

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    [​IMG] at seeing Bailey, Cahill and Gio go
     
  13. grusumm18

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    ^all for a hopeful move in 2015/6

    lol @ brett
     
  14. urbano wears nikes

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    It was tough seeing Gio go, but hopefully Braden and Anderson can get completely healthy. [​IMG] I'm excited for Reddick and Jemile's first full season.
     
  15. urbano wears nikes

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    Scott Sizemore sprained his knee while working out  [​IMG] Source
    Dallas Braden "Strong Progress" from surgery. Source

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    I bet the reporters can't name five other Athletics. [​IMG]

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    What's wrong with this picture? Why is Manny holding a glove? [​IMG]

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    Jemile & Manny[​IMG]
     
  16. GreenNGold89

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    Anyone heading to spring training? I'll be there St. Patty's day weekend. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG] I like Coco but that signing was just horrible. I hope Sizemore is ok also because we don't have anything else at 3rd. [​IMG]
     
  17. wearinthefourfive

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    I wish there was a 3rd base candidate to get excited about.[​IMG]
     
  18. grusumm18

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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
     
  19. GreenNGold89

    GreenNGold89 formerly bbllplaya23

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    Cardenas cannot play a lick of 3rd. [​IMG] I didn't want to lose him but he really had no position with us.