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Jim Johnson avoids arbitration for $10mm. Only $4m less than David Price! :oldunsure:

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I saw a guy today wearing a Rich Harden A's jersey

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Is there any rhyme of reason to the C rotation in Oakland?

L/R platoon

OAK SP = who's catching?

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Is there any rhyme of reason to the C rotation in Oakland?

L/R platoon

OAK SP = who's catching?

L/R platoon.

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Is there any rhyme of reason to the C rotation in Oakland?

L/R platoon

OAK SP = who's catching?

L/R platoon.

Yep. For the most part, Jaso will go against righties and Norris against lefties. That could definitely change for various reasons as the season progresses, but that's pretty much how it goes for now.

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Anyone worried about Josh Donaldson's slow start at the plate?

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Anyone worried about Josh Donaldson's slow start at the plate?

Buy low

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Anyone worried about Josh Donaldson's slow start at the plate?

Buy low

Thanks. I haven't seen any of the games, I can just go by the box scores.

It's still very early, but some of the early draft pundits had warnings that his breakout last year was not sustainable.

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Anyone worried about Josh Donaldson's slow start at the plate?

Buy low

Thanks. I haven't seen any of the games, I can just go by the box scores.

It's still very early, but some of the early draft pundits had warnings that his breakout last year was not sustainable.

His 2013 BABIP isn't sustainable. I don't expect a repeat of a MVP caliber year but his performance so far in 2014 is within bounds of the small sample size.

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Derek Norris with the 3-run homer in the 11th. Hope this gets him more at bats against righties.

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Jim Johnson strikes again.

Proven closer

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Jim Johnson strikes again.

Proven closer

To be fair, the guy did save 101 games over the last two seasons.

(As I typed that, I began to wonder why I wasn't buying Tommy Hunter in any leagues this season)

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Anyone worried about Josh Donaldson's slow start at the plate?

Buy low

Thanks. I haven't seen any of the games, I can just go by the box scores.

It's still very early, but some of the early draft pundits had warnings that his breakout last year was not sustainable.

His 2013 BABIP isn't sustainable. I don't expect a repeat of a MVP caliber year but his performance so far in 2014 is within bounds of the small sample size.

Donaldson has been killing the ball lately.

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Lew Wolff, co-owner of the Oakland Athletics, said Wednesday that the team is "close" to signing a 10-year lease to play at O.co Coliseum. Wolff's comments came during an interview with a business TV channel in New York.

"We're close enough on the deal points that I think soon we'll come to a mutual accommodation," he said on Bloomberg's "Market Markers" show.

When asked when the deal would be final, Wolff said, "Next couple weeks, I hope. ... The people we're dealing with now are very intelligent and working with us."

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We're dropping the ball in here.

EAT a #### MANNY MACHADO!

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Machado is a complete and total scumbag.

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Guys, I'm just your run-of-the-mill average Orioles fan, but that whole turn of events was such a disgrace that I feel the need to pop in here an apologize.

I sincerely hope MLB takes the appropriate action and suspends him multiple games. The Orioles really are a class organization and I will be stunned and disappointed if anyone comes to Machado's defense.

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Oakland A's. Come for our catcher hitting lead-off, stay for said catcher being replaced by a mountainous first basemen hitting lead off.

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O'Flaherty coming back this weekend, possibly. Jim Johnson a goner? Francis?

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10 more years.

Still lots of outs in that contract. They can bail before.

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10 more years.

Still lots of outs in that contract. They can bail before.

They've had to bail a lot of sewage already

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So the A's give up Russell for Hammell and Samardzija. Going for the title this year.

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So the A's give up Russell for Hammell and Samardzija. Going for the title this year.

And next.

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Donaldson, Kazmir, Doolittle, Norris, Moss, and Cespedes make the All-Star team. Samardzija made the NL team but is ineligible.

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The jump Donaldson has made from AAA to the bigs the last few years has been awesome.

Watching him in the minors I didnt think he would make this big of jump this fast.

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A's offense struggling lately but should get a boost in the second half.

@Buster_ESPN: Twenty-two of Oakland's final 67 games are against the Rangers and Astros

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This A's team is nuts. Gotta love em. I'd be happier if the Angels weren't so damn close.

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A's get Lester and Gomes. Lose Cespedes.

Then dump Milone for Fuld.

Beane on the rampage.

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A's get Lester and Gomes. Lose Cespedes.

Then dump Milone for Fuld.

Beane on the rampage.

Wow

What is Cespedes contract ?

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A's get Lester and Gomes. Lose Cespedes.

Then dump Milone for Fuld.

Beane on the rampage.

Wow

What is Cespedes contract ?

Free agent after 2015.

Must of not planned to keep after that.

What a move. Pushing all in. I hope it works out.

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Wow, the A's are all in, they put the rest of the American League on notice

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Cespedes' contract stipulates he's non-tendered when he becomes a FA, so draft pick compensation can't be attached.

Him being traded was a question of when, not if.

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Cespedes' contract stipulates he's non-tendered when he becomes a FA, so draft pick compensation can't be attached.

Him being traded was a question of when, not if.

John Hickey ‏@JHickey3

Talked to baseball insider who said #Athletics Billy Beane has been exploring big trades for Yoenis Cespedes since the end of last year.

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Cespedes' contract stipulates he's non-tendered when he becomes a FA, so draft pick compensation can't be attached.

Him being traded was a question of when, not if.

John Hickey ‏@JHickey3

Talked to baseball insider who said #Athletics Billy Beane has been exploring big trades for Yoenis Cespedes since the end of last year.

Yep. There was a proposal of him for Pollock this spring that would've made a lot of sense for Oakland.

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Who is announcing the game tonight? Could be the worst baseball announcer I have ever heard. Holy Cow.

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Lester made a case to throw his name in the ring for the cy young, after pitching 9 innings, 3 hit shut out ball last night

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