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Oakland A’s: Young Pitching Wave Has Team Ahead of Course

The Oakland A’s enter the All-Star break coming off a nightmare first half, one in which nothing has gone as planned. And despite their win-loss record, that’s actually a good thing.

Billy Beane built these A’s with offense in mind, loading up on veteran sluggers who were supposed to take pressure off the team’s young pitchers. However, while Oakland’s hitters have failed to show up so far, their pubescent pitching corps has arrived en masse.

Until Josh Outman blew out his elbow last month, Oakland’s starting rotation featured four rookies, a strategy usually reserved for teams looking to who want to finish in dead last.

And while the A’s may currently be in last place...

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