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Are The Oakland Athletics Overrated?

On Twitter today Yahoo: Sports Talk Live asked this question on Twitter about the 2013  Oakland Athletics. Are the A's actually overrated, feasting off the AL's bottom-feeders? Tweet us your thoughts and we'll debate at 5pm on @YSTL! #YSTL — Y! SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) June 17, 2013 With a 42-29 record the A's are on top of the American League West division. At home their record is 22-12 and on the road 20-17. Now
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Josh Donaldson Clutch As Athletics Take Series From The Yankees

It wasn't that long ago regardless of venue facing the New York Yankees was a difficult task for the Oakland Athletics. Yet, since the 2012 season that has changed after sweeping a four game series at home and overall a 5-5 record, the best mark since 2007 a year in which the team went 4-2. Friday night kicked off the series and A.J. Griffin pitched outstanding shutting out the Yankees for seven innings
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A’s Robbed Of Walk-Off Home Run Even With Review, End up winning 10-8 in 19 Innings

Major League Baseball has done at least one thing right in regards to replay and that's instituting reviews of home run calls.  Tonight that system failed as Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young hit a walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels. The original call on the field a triple. A's manager Bob Melvin went out to ask for a replay and after a short discussion the umpiring crew obliged him. One thing that was clear the ball
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A's Place Cespedes On 15-Day DL

Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
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A’s Place Cespedes On 15-Day DL

Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
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2013 MLB Opening Day: Pitcher's Duel Between Hernandez, Anderson

The Oakland Athletics started the 2013 with a solid pitching performance and yet the visiting Seattle Mariners was even better resulting in a tough loss to start the season for the A's. Brett Anderson who only started six games in 2012 due to recovering from Tommy John surgery and then straining an oblique got off to a great start to the season by striking out the side to open the 2013 season and started the
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2013 MLB Opening Day: Pitcher’s Duel Between Hernandez, Anderson

The Oakland Athletics started the 2013 with a solid pitching performance and yet the visiting Seattle Mariners was even better resulting in a tough loss to start the season for the A's. Brett Anderson who only started six games in 2012 due to recovering from Tommy John surgery and then straining an oblique got off to a great start to the season by striking out the side to open the 2013 season and started the
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Oakland Athletics Send Down Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks

The strength of the defending American League West champion Oakland Athletics roster is their depth and it came as no surprise today that  Shane Peterson and Jemile Weeks got sent to Triple A Sacramento. With Peterson he's an outfielder and already on the roster are Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Chris Young and Seth Smith. In the minors he also spent some time at first playing in 123 games over five seasons, yet Brandon Moss is a lock for the starting spot. Bob Melvin has difficult task of