Hey Guys and Gals-
I stumbled across this article on Yahoo Sports about 2008 Season Predictions. Get this, 2 of the 3 sportswriters on the site picked the A's to win LESS THAN 70 GAMES. Are they serious? Or am I blind in my fandom?
Y! experts peer into a crystal baseball
I know we are a young team, but I think it would be a stretch to say that we would lose more than 90 games and finish in last in the division. We had terrible stretches of health last year and still managed to win 76 games. I realize we are sans Swisher and Haren, but Harden should be able to at least contribute more than last year, Carlos Gonzales can be added to the mix as a good replacement for Kotsay, and we have a better bullpen than last year. Add in a healthy and decent Bobby Crosby and a good season from Suzuki behind the dish and we're looking at around we were last year, if not better.
Is anyone else shocked by the fact people are picking us to lose so many games in a weak division?