Two Truths, One Lie – Athletics Edition

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Truth #1: The projections were right

The Athletics were always destined for the cellar of a competitive AL West. Every other team made moves to augment their rosters, but the A's stood pat. The standings reflect this, with Oakland at 5-18 about a month into the season. There are some interesting storylines, such as a roster including eight rookies gobbling up playing time and some players, like Jesus Aguliar (.274/.324/.824) and Brent Rooker (.333/.441/.1.170), trying to gain stream on their stalled careers.

Regardless, the talent gap between the A's and the rest of the division is massive and will continue to be that way until the Vegas money comes into the A's bank account.