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The S an Francisco Giants may have taken home the World Series title, but they weren’t the only team in the Bay Area to grab our collective attention last year. The Oakland A’s, of Catfish Hunter Bash Brothers Moneyball regular baseball fame, had a great year and, in combination with a Texas collapse, rallied to actually win the AL West in 2012.
Let’s take a closer look at the A’s.
Major Off-Season Moves:
Acquired John Jaso in 3 way from Seattle. Jaso is good young player and will be a sneaky great addition for the A’s
Acquired IF Jed Lowrie from the Houston after he made a temporary home their. Lowrie made like $20/hour, so he was way too much for the Astros.
Signed Hiroyuki Nakajima from half across the world in Japan. They hope he is better than Kaz Matsui.
I think the Jaso and Lowire trades were great deals for the A’s but, in typical fashion, they weren’t flashy this offseason. If Brad Pitt knows anything, it’s how to acquire players below market value. Side note: we
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Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick received a memorable birthday present Tuesday when someone lent him the World Wrestling Entertainment Championship belt to take pictures with.
No word yet as to how he got the WWE belt, but he's certainly making the most of it, and who wouldn't?
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