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Oakland Athletics Still a Phoenix Rising in the Playoffs

One way to look at things is that the Oakland As are down 0-2 in the ALDS. Another point of view is that they are picking up steam and will overtake the Detroit Tigers.

I (a Moneyball fan), prefer the latter. The Athletics are almost always a stronger team than they look on paper.

OK, rookie Jarrod Parker wasn't quite a match for the Detroit ace, Justin Verlander, in the opener, at least in Comerica Park. But the As had good reason to expect to win the second game there.


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