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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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Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (4 years ago)

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Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (4 years ago)

As we get closer toward September and baseball's pennant races, it's time to examine how teams are faring in Major League Baseball. Let's start off with a breakdown of teams who normally make the postseason, who won't be making it t... Read Post

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Sports : Total Pro Sports (2 years ago)

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