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A's could be surprising trade-deadline buyers

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08:53 AM ET 07.22 | Can you imagine the A's as trade-deadline buyers? They are looking for help on the left side of the infield, with names like Yunel Escobar, Stephen Drew and Chase Headley being mentioned, but the likes of Sean Rodriguez and Cody Ransom seem more realistic targets.

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July 22, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Ever since Yoenis came back from the DL playing like the ghost of Rickey Henderson they have been killing it!!!

July 22, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Time for Billy Beane to hit the thrift stores, see if he can find a few antiques in the discarded junk.

July 22, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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Why not ????............They look like Yankee Killers right now.......

Better for them to stay pat. If what they have is god enough to get them to the playoffs, fine. If not, build on it. They have some solid young players. They are about where the Rangers were in 2009. Build on it.

July 22, 2012  09:51 AM ET

No we want Rollins ss from Philly plus his from Oakland so he should come back home.... They might not do anything we have the 4th richest owners in baseball but he is cheap its on you lee Wolff to win instead of being that owner in major league movie who want them to lose so they can move but where winning so bust a move Wolff stop crying wolf and make some moves bring Oakland a ring

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July 22, 2012  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why not ????............They look like Yankee Killers right now.......

and lets not forget to mentioned those pesky A's are more patch team than the rays or the halos, i love those rookies putting a show in the A's rotation!!!

July 22, 2012  12:46 PM ET
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Ever since Yoenis came back from the DL playing like the ghost of Rickey Henderson they have been killing it!!!

Cespedes has been a key player but just about every player has contribute towards the whole team!!!

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July 22, 2012  03:03 PM ET

They are playing Great Baseball!!!

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July 22, 2012  05:04 PM ET

I think everyone has forgotten, conveniently perhaps, that the A's were the pre-season favorites to win the AL West in 2010, primarily because of their pitching. Then, along came the Rangers.

The A's are a light-hitting team but pitching and defense are a well-known cure for batting woes. They won't make the post-season but the arrow is definitely pointing up for them.

July 22, 2012  10:03 PM ET

A's are starting to come together. Now if they can just pick up offense at short or 3rd they can make a run at this thing !! Go A's !!

July 22, 2012  10:07 PM ET
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Ever since Yoenis came back from the DL playing like the ghost of Rickey Henderson they have been killing it!!!

More like the Ghost of Roberto Clemente

 
July 24, 2012  08:45 AM ET

It would be foolish to try to make any big moves. This team is winning with team chemistry and a never-say-die attitude, which allows timely scoring to overcome an overall lack of offensive production. Bringing in, or getting rid of, the wrong player(s) could ruin this chemistry, and then it's back to a team that doesn't have enough offense to compete. And the worst thing Beane could do right now is offload more of our young pitchers to get marginally better on offense, probably at the cost of great defense (3rd base or shortstop).

Just leave it alone, Billy, and see what this team can do. Who knows, there may be a sequel here...

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