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Happy Holidays!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been a fun year here on AN despite the A's having their worst season since the site launched. And despite the fact that Billy Beane traded my favorite A's pitcher, I'm really looking forward to 2008. I'm looking forward to seeing if Barton and Buck can stay healthy for an entire season and what kind of numbers they're going to put up. I'm looking forward to seeing if Gonzalez might make the team out of camp. I'm looking forward to seeing if Eveland can make an impact.

I'm also excited to see a catcher who can actually hit the ball out of the park for a full season and watching him mature in handling a pitching staff. And I think I'm hoping to see if the Canadian pitcher can get on the field for more than a couple of starts in 2008. Finally, I'm excited to see what the A's do with their earliest pick in the draft in many years.

So while it's pretty easy to be down on the A's in 2008, I'm still excited about watching this team grow together. Then again, I have had quite a bit of egg nog today.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.