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Staturday: Jack & Ichiro: Still Two of a Kind?

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Back in March I commented on the similarity between the way Ichiro Suzuki and Jack Cust produce very, very dissimilar results. Ichiro has confounded PECOTA for years because he is a truly unique...

Was Picking Up Frank Thomas a Mistake?

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I know, I know, people hate it when there is premature speculation (isn't there a pill for that these days?).  But I'm wondering if the A's might've made a mistake in picking up Frank Thomas.  The...

Jack Cust Named AL Player of the Week

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The send-Jack-Cust-packing Club on AN has simmered down a bit recently and that's because Spartacust has been back to his 2007 ways recently.  So much so that it earned him the AL Player of the...

Staturday: Jack & Ichiro: Two of a Kind

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  Two of a kind, for your information, we're two of a kind Two of a kind, it's my observation, we're two of a kind Like peas in a pod And birds of a feather Alone or together, you'll find ...

Open Game Thread: Game 76 - A's at Cleveland (cont.)

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Dan Haren exits and Casilla enters in the bottom of the 7th with the bases full, as the team tries to hang on to a 4-3 margin over the Cleveland Indians. Meanwhile, Mark Ellis appears to have taken...

Desperately Seeking Closure

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Moneyball theory says that the closer position is basically interchangeable. For years, whether it was Billy Taylor, Jason Isringhausen, Billy Koch or Keith Foulke, the pitcher given the task to...

Open Thread: Game 39 - A's vs. Royals (cont.)

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The A's makeshift lineup had us all worried the team could end up being part of history tonight, with Odalis Perez (of all people) posting five no-hit innings. Even more improbable than a Perez...

ANtics Episode 3.12: A Cust Above

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I think I missed the chapter in Moneyball that said "Make sure everybody gets injured and you call up career minor leaguers". Maybe it died at the editor's table, or will be a new add to the second...

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