Category Archives: Player Analysis

Willinghammered

A’s fans have become quite accustomed to watching our former players find a good deal of success, and money, with another organization once they’re traded away or hit free agency. Whether it’s a homegrown star or a keen trade acquisition, … Continue reading

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Is Cespedes Back on Track?

About four weeks ago I posted an entry in which I detailed the myriad of struggles Yoenis Cespedes has dealt with this season. At the time, Cespedes was batting .225 and piling up strikeouts at a dizzying rate that made Mark Reynolds look like Ty Cobb. Whatever … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Balfour

Yesterday was an unfamiliar sight for A’s fans with Grant Balfour blowing only his second save this season in a 7-6 walk-off loss to Detroit. However, as soon as Torii Hunter’s homer landed in the seats, a litany of people flooded social media and absolutely trashed Balfour as if he … Continue reading

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The Long, Strange Saga of Daric Barton

With the exception of Jack Cust, there has been no A’s player in recent history more polarizing than the embattled Daric Barton. Those who believe in him defend him tirelessly and argue that he’s still young enough to realize his potential … Continue reading

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The Sophomore Slump: An Oakland Tradition

There seems to be a strange tradition going on in recent years. A’s players who burst onto the scene as rookies come back in their second season and lose all semblance of the player that captured the hearts and minds of the fans. … Continue reading

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