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Can't tell if he was being sarcastic, but . . .

In Rob Neyer's chat today, he ended it with this question and answer:

Kevin, Arkansas: Are the Oakland A's a legitimate contender in the American League?

 Rob Neyer: (12:57 PM ET ) Right now, on paper, the A's are the third-best team on the planet (after the U.S.A. and the D.R.).

If he was being serious, it seems like a huge compliment from a Rob, and good news for those of us at AN.  

This is my first diary post, so please be gentle, but I thought it was interesting.  Here's the link: http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=10761

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