Trevor’s success has also helped the Athletics to a 19 – 17 record in the American League West just one game behind the Los Angles Angels. With an offense ranked 12 out of 14 in the American League, clearly it’s their #1 ranked pitching that has carried the team through their success, despite injuries to starter Dallas Braden and closer Andrew Bailey. No doubt the Athletics have continued to build on the momentum of last year, where unexpectedly they finished the year 81 – 81 finishing second in the division. With the major additions this offseason, Hideki Matsui, Josh Willingham and David DeJesus, all hitting just below their career averages, we should expect they will only improve as the weather starts to warm up. With dominating pitching, an improved offense, and teams in the AL West struggling, this could be the year the Athletics make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
While it’s early in the season, Cahill’s and the Athletics success is a much appreciated distraction while we await a decision from Commissioner Selig on the territorial issue. Keep updated on the Athletics by visiting their website, listening to them on Sports Radio 95.7 FM or watching games on Comcast California. To view their full schedule click here.
Go A’s! Hopefully, soon we’ll be celebrating your successes in a Downtown San Jose stadium.