Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 9/22/14
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. The knock on Billy Beane and his Oakland Athletics has always been "his crap doesn't work in the playoffs". Since Beane rolled into down, the A's had won just one playoff series despite making the playoffs six times in 13 seasons. But that all changed in 2013, when the A's crap *worked* in the playoffs, and the team won not just one playoff series, but three, and a World Championship. Throughout Beane's tenure as A's GM, pitching has always been the team's strong point. That trait held true in 2013, as Oakland's pitching staff was one of the best in baseball. The staff was led by Brett Anderson, who finally had a full, healthy season in the majors, logging 183 innings of 2.70 ERA ball while striking out 135 hitters. Oakland's rotation past A...
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