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Losing Russell...the sky may not fall

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• MLB's Prospects Webpage shows six SSs in the top 30.

• There are 14 prospects listed as SSs on the International Prospects' top 30 list.

• Not all 20 of these prospects will pan out or stick at SS.

• But some will -- they will add to an existing pool of quality SSs.

• Some quality SSs, with experience, are going to become available because of this.

• News flash: supply & demand affect relative costs

• Russell was one SS prospect that some scouts worried would not stick at the position.

• The sky is not nearly falling as fast as the 2014 post season aspirations are rising.

• Cheer up if you're only looking for reasons to be down.

Does this worry anyone else?

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Looks like the A's could be out of Oakland, but not to San Jose...

Trade for a SP? (McCarthy?)

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As well as the team has done, I think I'm far from alone in thinking we'd do well to add a starting pitcher; at the right price, of course. Meanwhile Dave Cameron recently posted a list of players likely to be moved at the deadline. Anybody stand out? I kind of get a suspicion we may trade for McCarthy. Others' thoughts?

A's/Giants soccer scrimmage. Who starts?

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A's/Giants soccer scrimmage. Who starts?

Pitching Theory favors shorter pitchers

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Release points below 5.5 ft seen as desirable in order to promote identical planes between pitches ( so called tunneling). Wonder if that has to do with what the A's are doing... also makes me hopeful Straily may become effective again.

The origins of "I believe that we will win/Stephen Vogt"

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Interesting article about the "new" chant that's sweeping the RF Bleachers. Not a soccer chant like some believe.

SP at the dollar store

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A starting pitcher acquired for $1 only!

Derek Norris is 'Norris Gump'

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Derek Norris of the A's stars in a re-imagining of the classic film "Forrest Gump"

Billy Beane Doing Live Q&A at 11 am PDT

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Join or watch Billy Beane take live questions from the GooglePlex, starting at 11 a.m. Pacific.

Do we bring back Scott Sizemore??

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We all love him, and he appears to be healthy. Could he be out 2nd baseman that we are all looking for? I say why not take a flyer on him!

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