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CACTUS-19 222

The A’s actually have 20 Cactus League games under their belts, but a couple of those were split squad, and there was an offday, so… After a slow start to spring, the A’s are 13-7, and generally looking like a team that is ready for the season, whether the rest of us are allowed in ...

Cactus tripping. Don’t eclipse the sun! 255

A new thread as we head into the heart of Cactus League season. We have a Glen/Dallas telecast tonight and an election tomorrow to juice up the comment count. I’ll be driving down on Thursday for a few in-person games, my first in Arizona since the dawn of the Billy Butler Era in 2015. First ...

Grilled Cactus 239

Believe it or not, the A’s begin Cactus League play this evening, unless it rains, which it might. The roster kind of is what it is at this point: good. Much as I will try to get invested in Barreto vs. Mateo, Vimael Machin, and who is the eighth reliever, I’m mostly just rooting against ...

Running in Place Grill 187

This time of year I always feel like my legs are moving but I’m not getting anywhere. Spring Training will be here before we know it, though, and the scenery will finally start to change again. Meanwhile, the A’s are obviously content to run in place with a good-but-flawed roster, hoping that the arrival of ...

Waiting Room Grill 346

73 days until Opening Day 29 days until pitchers and catchers 21 days until the Iowa caucuses 12 days until Fan Fest 10 days until the new Picard show What are you waiting for? Let’s grill.

Non-tender is the day 65

Treinen and Jurkstore are still likely to be non-tendered if they are not traded before the deadline today, with Phegley and Buchter also possibilities, per Slusser. Other candidates around the league include Addison Russell, who the A’s wisely gave up as part of a brilliant plan to acquire Marcus Semien, and has had issues on ...

Forst Among Equals 121

David and his 29 counterparts start meeting today in Scottsdale. John Shea says Forst is looking for lefthanded batters. I’m kind of expecting this to be a “go for it” offseason that could feature a big trade or two, but who knows. In the meantime, feel free to talk about football.

Pre-Postseason/NL Wild Card Grill 61

A place to stress, vent, complain, rosterbate, and anticipate.

Interstitial Game Grill 87

We need a new thread for this odd period before the regular season starts again. This is that thread.

The Dog Days of Spring 217

Only 10 days until the big double-header with the Nippon Ham Fighters!