They are young, deep, fast, and hugely talented. They have a slew of budding stars. They have hard throwers. They have speed. They have a slew of African-American and Latino players.
I hope BB is paying attention-- obviously Rome wasn't built in a day and the A's have not been and will not be in a position to draft the likes of Upton, Longoria and Price. But this is the team that will be the Beast in the East, and maybe the best team in the league for at least the next two-three years. We could do worse than to emulate their success.