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Eric Chavez Shuts It Down: A’s Need to Look Towards Future

2009 was supposed to be different. The A's, coming into the 2009, season were supposed to be much more dangerous offensively. So far, nothing has changed.

Injuries continue to hurt the team, and with the news of Eric Chavez opting for another surgery, the A's are left in a familiar place. Mark Ellis is out with a calf injury, Nomar Garciaparra is battling with his own calf injury, and Eric Chavez is out for the season with back issues.

Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, signed key veterans like Jason Giambi, Orlando Cabrera, and Nomar Garciaparra in the hopes that they'd help solidify the offense. Matt Holliday, who was acquired in the off-season via trade, was also supposed to help create a potent middle-of-the-order attack.

The A's were hoping that ...

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