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Oakland Athletics: Is It Time to Believe in the 2012 A’s?

Once the St. Louis Cardinals had completed one of the most improbable comebacks in baseball history and won the 2011 World Series, a fuse was lit in Oakland: What was to follow, in quick and stunning succession, was the roster being completely and unapologetically blown up.

Much like the dark days of December 2005 when two of Oakland’s three aces were traded within days of each other, Billy Beane dealt three former All-Star pitchers in the span of just three weeks. Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey were gone, and it appeared the A’s were heading into full-on rebuild mode once again.

But a funny thing happened on the way to last place: The Bleacher Report - Oakland Athletics
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