I know the season is not over but i"m bored and our season is essentially over... so lets see how my preseason simulation I posted here Mid March fared over the season..... with First post reprinted and in bold
The A's will ultimately finish 75 and 87. WTF this is not improvement. They hang around 500 until about the middle of June and are neck and neck with Texas for first. Cahill goes down for a 3 week period coinciding with a 5 and 13 stretch by our beloved A's, thus rendering them out of contention by the All Star break. Beane ships Bailey, Ellis, Balfour, and Kouzmanoff, and Matsui in separate trades. Ugly. Be Wrong Mauer!!!!!!
As for our players:
Barton .299 avg 8 hr 58 rbis 389 obp Seems like a solid outcome
Pennington 232, 6, 38 Ugly
Willingham .266, 27, 82 Ill take that
Dejesus .298, 4, 27 in 235 ABs Not too shabby, hopefully no one @#$% with de jesus
Suzuki .255, 13, 54 Looks to be going from underrated to overrated
Carter: drumroll please............... 303AB 5 hr 27 RBI 208 OBP Im weeping
Cahill 9-15 3.53 Give me some of that
Anderson 12-11 3.53
Gio 7-9 3.81 125 k's
Braden 7-15 4.03 Allstar! but terrible second half (Bailey was other all star)
Harden 10-12 4.69 Healthy!
Cards with Wainright, over Rays in series
Adrian Gonzalez for the year .363 66 Hrs 182 RBI
So... here is how it went down for real.
Barton: predicted a fairly crappy year with everything except a nice obp... and True!
Penny: predicted also an ugly year... but not quite as ugly as reality..... True!
Willingham.. very accurate... True!!!
Dejesus: Got the Ab part right, take away the nice BVG. and perfect... True!
Suzuki: Scarily accurate... True!!!
Carter... had he gotten a shot like that (303 Abs) we probably would see this... True!!!
Cahill: Mostly mediocre so.... True
Gio: Not absurdly better in reality, and very similar but i will say... small false
Incomplete on other starters.
The record looks to be scarily..... True!!!!
And yes A Gon is good still