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Oakland Athletics 2012: Five Keys to Making the Postseason

As August begins to move closer towards September, the plucky Oakland A's simply continue to be the Steve Urkel of Major League Baseball: Uninvited, often clumsy and awkward looking, but damn entertaining. At 60-51, they are entrenched in a three-way tie with the Detroit Tigers (not a surprise) and another surprise team, the Baltimore Orioles, for the Wild Card. No more than one and a half games out lurk the Los Angeles Angels and the team that replaced Oakland as baseball's "Little Engine That Could," the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Jim Johnson Designated for Assignment by Oakland Athletics

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (2 days ago)

For the Oakland Athletics, who currently own the best record in Major League Baseball at 62-38, it's hard to find a lot of things wrong. One of the few moves that backfired on general manager Billy Beane, however, was trading for re... Read Post

The 9 Longest Postseason Droughts in Major League Baseball

Sports : Total Pro Sports (2 years ago)

In case you hadn’t noticed, the 2012 Major League Baseball season is heading toward another exciting conclusion. Sure, it most likely won’t be as thrilling as the conclusion to the 2011 Major League Baseball season. (We’ll probably ... Read Post

Baseball's New Playoff Format Has Killed The Trade Deadline

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (23 hours ago)

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