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Looking at the A’s, Giants, Oracle, Zito

First of all, kudos to the now two-time American League West Champion Oakland A’s, who for the second-year-in-a-row, battled the favored Texas Rangers from the season’s outset and, instead of waiting until the very end of the season to nail down the division title, they roared down the stretch run and claimed the crown going away.

I would think that after the past three seasons, the Rangers are going to avoid the Bay Area as much as they can, and who would blame them considering the San Francisco Giants rolled past them to become the 2010 World Series champions, and then the A’s left them in their dust to capture the American League West in 2011 and this year.

Speaking of the Bay Area, it’s again a major player in both the American League playoffs and World Series thanks to Oakland.

Hopefully the A’s will take over for the dethroned champion of two of the past three World Series, the Giants, and keep Major League Baseball’s biggest prize in the Bay Area.

One more comment on the Oakland A’s – the American League manager of the year is Bob Melvin, period, make it a wrap.


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