Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Autumn not an Oakland Athletic

The best news that the A's got this month is that there are plans for the to get a new stadium in the near future. Yeah, it's got nothing to do with the team, it's just where they're gonna be.

This was not a great year to be an A's far. They traded away the established talent, and tried to reinvent the squad by piping in rookies and unknowns. It...sort of worked? Matts Chapman and Olsen made it to the forefront rather quickly, while Khris Davis, Jed Lowrie and Sean Manaea kept performing throughout the year. Also, the last half of the season was a chance for Marcus Semien to come back from an injury and get back to business.

The pitching staff...tried. But it was hard to keep everyone healthy and hot, when basically everyone was under-experienced and over-worked. So Jharel Cotton and Andrew Triggs sort of fell apart once the momentum was sort of placed onto their shoulders. Plus, Triggs and Paul Blackburn were doing pretty well until injuries happened, and now they're bringing up anybody they have, and not everybody's truly ready.

So...we're left with a mediocre A's team that doesn't have a lot to work with for 2018. Oh well. Go Raiders.

Coming Tomorrow- He's been hitting like hell, and his team's playing like they're in first. Maybe if they keep it up, they will be.

1 comment:

  1. A. As an A's fan, the announcement that there's a ballpark plan is HUGE news. I'm stoked!

    B. I'll be the first to admit that this has been a season to forget... but that sweep of Houston this past weekend was pretty darn impressive. They outscored the first place Astros 41-14... and had an exciting walk off win on Friday.