While usually I just read the chronicle, I thought I would stumble over to the oakland tribune for some more A's news. Ive never heard of Dave Del Grande before but I read his article "The A's and Giants should hit for '06".
I was shocked that an Oakland paper would be so down on the A's, and so high on the crappy giants.
"It's important, though, that the A's play for'06 -- as was the game plan from the time Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder were dealt -- rather than foolishly get caught up selling out for a miracle run at this year's wild-card spot."
"If Bonds is back by Aug. 10, it says here the Giants can still catch the Padres, especially with a closing stretch -- three at Colorado, four at San Diego, three at home against Arizona -- that has "come-from-behind" written all over it."
While I didnt expect the A's to win the division this year, The A's have a far better shot at winning than the giants.
This guy has some other ridiculous comments including a Zito trade.
"Presuming the report on Bonds at the trade deadline is encouraging, I strongly suggest Sabean get Billy Beane on the phone and offer up Jesse Foppert and his choice of catcher and second baseman from the Giants' minor league system in exchange for Zito."
I just dont understand how this is the top story in an OAKLAND newspaper after the A's just swept the team with the best record in baseball.
Read the article here.