• The 2012 Oakland A’s

    Posted by on December 29th, 2011 · Comments (8)

    Can they be as bad as any of these teams?

    Rk Tm Year #Matching L  
    1 NYM 1962 120 120 Ind. Games
    2 DET 2003 119 119 Ind. Games
    3 BSN 1935 115 115 Ind. Games
    4 PIT 1952 112 112 Ind. Games
    5 NYM 1965 112 112 Ind. Games
    6 SLB 1939 111 111 Ind. Games
    7 PHI 1941 111 111 Ind. Games
    8 NYM 1963 111 111 Ind. Games
    9 BOS 1932 111 111 Ind. Games
    10 ARI 2004 111 111 Ind. Games
    11 SDP 1969 110 110 Ind. Games
    12 MON 1969 110 110 Ind. Games
    13 TOR 1979 109 109 Ind. Games
    14 PHI 1942 109 109 Ind. Games
    15 PHI 1928 109 109 Ind. Games
    16 NYM 1964 109 109 Ind. Games
    17 DET 1996 109 109 Ind. Games
    18 SLB 1937 108 108 Ind. Games
    19 PHI 1945 108 108 Ind. Games
    20 OAK 1979 108 108 Ind. Games
    21 FLA 1998 108 108 Ind. Games
    22 TOR 1977 107 107 Ind. Games
    23 PHI 1961 107 107 Ind. Games
    24 MON 1976 107 107 Ind. Games
    25 BOS 1926 107 107 Ind. Games
    26 BAL 1988 107 107 Ind. Games
    27 WSA 1963 106 106 Ind. Games
    28 TBD 2002 106 106 Ind. Games
    29 PHI 1939 106 106 Ind. Games
    30 PHA 1920 106 106 Ind. Games
    31 MIL 2002 106 106 Ind. Games
    32 KCR 2005 106 106 Ind. Games
    33 HOU 2011 106 106 Ind. Games
    34 DET 2002 106 106 Ind. Games
    35 CHW 1970 106 106 Ind. Games
    36 ATL 1988 106 106 Ind. Games
    37 TEX 1973 105 105 Ind. Games
    38 PIT 2010 105 105 Ind. Games
    39 PHI 1938 105 105 Ind. Games
    40 PHA 1946 105 105 Ind. Games
    41 PHA 1943 105 105 Ind. Games
    42 KCA 1964 105 105 Ind. Games
    43 CLE 1991 105 105 Ind. Games
    44 BOS 1925 105 105 Ind. Games
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    Comments on The 2012 Oakland A’s

    1. MJ Recanati
      December 29th, 2011 | 1:18 pm

      I don’t know about 105 losses — the minimum cutoff to make this list — but the A’s will definitely be the worst team in the AL next year, barring any surprise regression from other horrid candidates (O’s, Royals, White Sox, Mariners).

      The Astros probably have my vote for best candidate in 2012 to stink to high heaven and lose 100+ games.

    2. December 29th, 2011 | 1:24 pm

      The A’s will have to play the Angels and Rangers 38 times. That could be 30 losses for them, right there…

    3. Evan3457
      December 30th, 2011 | 9:00 am

      And does it really matter in the short run if they finish 70-92 and 27 games out, or 50-112 and 47 games out?

      The A’s are out of contention for the next 2-3 years no matter what they do now. Might as well sell on their desirable commodities and build for 2015, hoping to be in a new Stadium in San Jose by then.

    4. December 30th, 2011 | 9:32 am
    5. Corey Italiano
      December 30th, 2011 | 9:42 am

      I don’t think what Oakland is doing is making a mockery of the game. If I were a GM and knew it’d be tough to compete the next 2-3 years, I too would completely blow up my team and rebuild with as many low level high end minor league prospects as I can get. Take that and couple it with high draft picks and you have a shot at competing in a few years.

      This is what the Mets should be doing, IMO.

    6. Corey Italiano
      December 30th, 2011 | 9:44 am

      Weeks is by default their 2012 All star right?

      Or is Tyson Ross going to have a break out year?

    7. Raf
      December 31st, 2011 | 9:33 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Here is the issue: http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_19634327

      It’s not an issue.

      There is nothing the A’s can do to get past the Angels and Rangers, as presently constructed. May as well blow up the team and rebuild. Beane is being smart here, instead of wasting the owner’s time and money, giving off the illusion that this team can contend. The Mets & Orioles organizations should take note.

    8. Raf
      December 15th, 2012 | 9:11 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Steve L. wrote:
      Here is the issue: http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_19634327
      It’s not an issue.
      There is nothing the A’s can do to get past the Angels and Rangers, as presently constructed. May as well blow up the team and rebuild. Beane is being smart here, instead of wasting the owner’s time and money, giving off the illusion that this team can contend. The Mets & Orioles organizations should take note.

      Oakland wins the AL West, Baltimore wins the wild card… Texas blows the AL West, and gets eliminated by the O’s in the wildcard play in game. You just never know with these things.

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