Dear Oakland Athletics:
Better get while the gettin’s good.
You’ve been playing out of your minds for almost a month now. It’s gotten you a half-game lead.
Over a team that’s had eight pitchers on the DL, seven of whom are still there now. Five of them are core guys.
Three starting position players, too, a pair of whom have been two of the club’s three best hitters this season and are still shut down.
Those guys a half-game back are going to get healthier.
And they’re going to add a piece or two next month.
Guess who’s not going away.