A Look At The Remarkable Oakland A’s Purge

While much has been made of the Dodgers remaking their 94-win team, it pales in comparison to what Billy Beane has done with the 88-win Oakland Athletics.

Nine of the players who appeared in the playoff game against the Royals are no longer with the team – including five players who started the game. Nor is pitcher Jeff Samardzija (who did not appear in the game).

Here is the list:

  • Coco Crisp, CF
  • Johnny Gomes, LF
  • Sam Fuld, LF-CF
  • Josh Donaldson, 3B
  • Brandon Moss, DH
  • Josh Reddick, RF
  • Jed Lowrie, SS
  • Stephen Vogt, 1B
  • Nate Freiman, PH-1B
  • Alberto Callaspo, PH-1B
  • Geovany Soto, C
  • Derek Norris, C
  • Eric Sogard, 2B
  • Nick Punto, PH-2B
  • Jon Lester, P
  • Luke Gregerson, P
  • Sean Doolittle, P
  • Dan Otero, P
  • Fernando Abad, P
  • Jason Hammel, P

And here is another way to look at it:



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