Found February 02, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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 2012 title for all 30 teams. While the Angels and Rangers were the ones in the AL West making the biggest splashes in the offseason, it was the A’s who quietly and effectively pieced together a team that, through their improbable pitching staff, beat the odds to finally win it all. The A’s, a rag-tag bunch of baseball misfits, went on to win 20 straight games…oh wait, sorry, wrong story… On paper, the A’s rotation wasn’t exactly awe-inspiring to their fans, but by early June they realized that they had something special going on. Led by Brandon McCarthy, his 3.30 ERA and 50-percent ground ball rate, the entire rotation stepped up and carried the weight of their championship run on their shoulders. Dallas Braden had a successful return from surgery to post a 3.76 ERA while effectively keeping opposing batters off...
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