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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A’s slug their way into contention

The A’s are doing a lot of things well right now.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 21, 2018 at 11:31 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Khrushin it bro Posted: August 21, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5730828)
Not sure exactly how but Scott Emerson should be up for some sort of award. The only guy in the starting rotation at the beginning of the year was Manaea and they have been above average. In the last month the starters have a 3.15 ERA. Edwin Jackson has suddenly started throwing a ton of cutters and possibly resurrected his career.
   2. Zonk is a Doorknob Whisperer Posted: August 21, 2018 at 02:30 PM (#5730837)
The A's have had not one, not two, not three, but four ex-Cubs in their rotation.... Granted - two of them (Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill) were ex-A's before they became ex-Cubs.... and another - Paul Blackburn - seems unlikely to get more starts based on his putridness, but the A's are apparently banking on the idea that 2016 reversed the ex-Cub factor.

Jackson, Cahill, Anderson, and Blackburn... Oh, and Fernando Rodney in the pen.

Maybe the Cubs can loan them Darvish for the rest of the season and they can fix him, too?
   3. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 21, 2018 at 03:04 PM (#5730878)
Edwin Jackson will probably play for like 5 more teams because of his pitching this year.
   4. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: August 21, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5730896)
Just one more team, Edwin, just one more...
   5. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 21, 2018 at 03:52 PM (#5730931)
This is unreal.

I occasionally watch highlights of the A's 2012 season when I need cheering up. There are some great fan-made video tributes on YouTube.

In future years - I'll be watching highlights of this season.
   6. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 21, 2018 at 03:53 PM (#5730932)
I have completely transferred my man crush from Donaldson to Chapman. Chapman is a human highlight reel.
   7. BDC Posted: August 21, 2018 at 05:38 PM (#5731060)
Yes, Matt Chapman went from Who TF to That Guy pretty briskly in my estimation. Batting .333/.410/.630 against Texas this year will do that :)
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 21, 2018 at 05:41 PM (#5731067)
Chapman is a human highlight reel.

I've been on Chapman for a while. Tried to get him in every fantasy league.

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