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The Oakland A’s Season Over After 47 Games: Is That Even Possible?

There was hope for the Oakland A's team coming in to 2009 to at least be competitive in the relatively weak American League West division. Yet, after 47 games that hope is all but gone.

The hope for the A's came from the acquisition of Matt Holliday in the offseason, Jason Giambi returning as a free agent signing, a somewhat "healthy" Eric Chavez, Orlando Cabrera—a solid defensive shortstop and hitter, Nomar Garciaparra—if he could remain healthy, and Russ Springer.

However, the A's have the worst manager in Major League Baseball. Under manager Bob Geren the A's record (including tonight's loss) since the 2008 All-Star break will be 42-73. That's 31 games under .500, and to make matters worse, A's General Manager Billy Beane extended his contract...

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