A’s Season In Review

Welcome to the A’s season in review, the one time of year where Fisher spends enough money to let us interns make a article. Speaking of depressing, much like the A’s and the city of Oaklands battle for a new stadium, the 2021 season for the team did not have good results.

Placing 21st in the league, just good enough to not be bad enough to get a top draft position, these A’s have their work cut out for them heading into the future. With a Minors system ranked 18th in the league with their top 2 players in the R level (both of which should rise in the ranks next season). Although, their 3rd ranked prospect, #92 overall Marcano (2B), had rumors surrounding him that he would make a September call-up to the Major club but the team ended up deciding to save his service time. Marcano hit .309 and put up 4.1 WAR in 84 games with the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA). Marcano is expected to be called up to the Major club for a opening day roster spot

At the Major level, C Murphy and 1B Matt Olson were the highlights of the batting side, putting up 4.5 and 3.4 WAR respectively. On the pitching side, young SP’s Puk and Luzardo put up the two best SP ERA’s for the team.

Looking forward – This offseason the A’s will free up approximately $17M in salary (pre-arb), rumors are they will be pocketing the cash to be used to bribe Oakland officials for the future ballpark.

Sign offs – WS winning RP Sergio Romo will be retiring after 13 years of service. Romo is best remembered in the Bay with his strike out of triple crown winner Cabrera in the 2012 World Series with our neighbors across the bay to solidify their 2nd of 3 world series titles in the decade. We wish him the best in retirement and hope to see him on the field someday as a coach.

Until next year, this has been the A’s season in review. 

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