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| By asch on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 06:25 pm:|
can you believe it??
| By yc2578 on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 06:27 pm:|
Have they said who was sent down? I'd assume Clark who had no role and I have no idea why they called him up for Swisher in the first place. Thomas would be the only other option.
Good news: Harden's injury not thought to be serious and Crosby is back within two weeks, so he says.
Bad news: The A's are still horrible.
| By asch on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 06:28 pm:|
Harden put on DL - watson called up is what the NY tv guys said.
| By asch on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 06:30 pm:|
nevermind...they were wrong:
| By oaktownfan on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 11:13 pm:|
Not a great debut.
0-4, 1 run, and 2 LOB.
| By sactodavey on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 11:31 pm:|
just got back from the game , this team is a joke embarrased tonight in front of many yankee fans.
so many A's fans leaving by 5 th inn
the team that Beane built
a book should be written for school kids,: the rise n falll of the oakland A's by billy Beane:.
i predict attendance falling to 1.7 mill this yr next yr 1.3 million.
| By oaktownfan on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 11:43 pm:|
Again, is it Beane's fault that Chavez, Byrnes, Durazo, Hatteburg and Kendall haven't been playing well.
Who knew, not many here thought that those first 4 hitters would be struggling as bad as they are now.
Here's what I thought they would do.
Chavez:.280, 30+ hrs, 100+ RBIs.
Durazo:.300, 20-25 hrs, 80-90 RBIs.
Byrnes:.270, 25-30 hrs, 80-90 RBIs.
Hatteburg:.280, 15-20 hrs, 60-70 RBIs.
As of now if you aveage the stats and project them the rest of the year. Now I expect all of them to have better year than the project stats but I don't think anybody thought it would be this bad.
Chavez:.190, 10 hrs, 42 RBIs.
Durazo:.240, 14 hrs, 64 RBIs.
Byrnes:.240, 14 hrs, 40 RBIs
Hatteburg:.270, 10 hrs, 50 RBIs.
| By asch on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 02:59 am:|
It's true guys - let's be realistic:
If Chavez, Byrnes, Durazo, Hatteburg and Kendall hit the way they were last year or atleast CLOSE to what they are capable of, we could easily be 5 games above .500, or more. The pitching most of the time has been great. The problem is, when are the hitters gonna come around?
Watson has been fabulous in Sacramento and he's made good contact with all his at-bats since the call-up. Among his at-bats on Saturday, he lined out and had a deep flyout. How often does a guy get called up and not K? You guys should check out the Elephants in Oakland site to see a highly flattering profile of Watson.
| By cal_90 on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 10:46 am:|
Actually it is Beane's fault that Byrnes didn't start off well. Too many mind games with the trade rumors, the refusal to name him starting left-fielder, platooning him and the failure to give him consistent at-bats. Since Swish has been out and Byrnes has been getting consistent at-bats, he has started coming around. He's even hitting right-handed pitching. Of course now that Watson is here, Macha is going to pull out that old tired excuse about Byrnes not hitting right-handers and Byrnes will start losing playing time, getting platooned, and probably fall off again. More trade rumors are sure to help.
Free Byrnes--play him or trade him. No more bull, Billy Beane.
| By rocket on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 10:55 am:|
Kielty and Byrnes are the only A's hitters that
have been good in May. The biggest drop from April has been Kotsay.