Welcome to the 12th of 30 "2008 Team Previews
", where I'm - you guessed it! - offering up a little preview of the 2008 season for each of the teams. Nothing super fancy, (I'm not writing books here munecas), just a few notes on what major moves the teams made over the winter and a thought or two on their upcoming season. I'm going in reverse order of 2007 standings, so next up is....Oakland A’s
2007 Record: .469 (76-86), 3rd place in AL West
2006 Record: .574 (93-69), 1st place in AL West
Who’s Out: Nick Swisher (OF), Emil Brown (OF), Jeremy Brown (C), Mike-a Piazza (C), Shannon Stewart (OF), Dan Haren (P)
Who’s In: Wes Bankston (1B), Ryan Sweeney (OF)
Notes: Pretty much taking "rebuilding phase" to the next level.
Fans: Where'd all our players go?
Billy Beane: Fuck it! We're just gonna suck for a few years, then we're gonna get a new stadium and be good! Let's rebuild!
Fans: Well alright... we can accept that rebuilding is important. Can we at least keep Houston Street or maybe Rich Harden?
BB: No. They shall be traded away come July.
Fans: Blah... alright... can we please NOT get Bonds?
BB: We'll see.
Next up: St. Louis Cardinals
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