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DLD 9/23/13

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Monday evening links.

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It makes no sense. The A's keep winning, yet nobody knows how.

The Texas Rangers were hitting the panic button in late July.

Dave Cameron breaks down the AL Cy Young race by comparing the quality of the competition faced by pitchers. He mostly compares Max Scherzer and Chris Sale.

In the playoff roster thread, Ben Folds' Nuts quoted Baseball Prospectus, which had some great things to say about Addison Russell.

Scott Boras wants to play World Series games at a neutral site.

Raul Ibanez is receiving comparisons to Ken Griffey Jr. Based on OPS+, Ibanez is having one of the best 41-year-old seasons ever.

USA Today has a list of 17 awesome things about some baseball team that plays in Oakland.

On this day a year ago, the A's won a crucial game at Yankee Stadium by a score of 5 to 4.

Tonight's starting lineup features lots and lots of lefties. Daric Barton has the night off, as does Yoenis Cespedes. Jed Lowrie will DH.