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Joe Stiglich previews the Oakland Athletics signings and season.
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Hi I'm -- upon -- the Oakland ain't got that question marks heading into the 2012 -- For a preview I'm pleased to be joined by -- they blitzed the covered the team for the San Jose Mercury news. And gel that ain't -- apparent in street Louis to helpful to their off and -- signing Manny Ramirez and Cuban defector yeah and it's best that it. What type of impact loading up on Oakland fine. What. They get a man can be spent the first two games so too wild or can we make very. Will be you know also I -- they cut -- is the one group could have been more immediate impact now. He's strong work out he got it because I don't know what and it has won a Major League ready going to be how soon he'll be ready so. I think you just how he looks when he gets an exhibition -- or not is great to contribute. -- started -- but to get envisioned him as a as an eventual middle lineup out in black and for years now. A lot of question marks surrounding the pitching staff after GM Billy Beane traded away his top two starters from last year. Phillies manager Bob Melvin counting on to step up. Well Brandon McCarthy named in the opening day starter economic card get the -- Japan a mark on -- -- get an early start this year so what -- is going to be number one. Of Bartolo -- love and excitement ups you do and Billick and -- -- -- guy and I got a lot like essential got a lot of lot of ability but. Little bit can -- it I sober look at it locations -- -- because the young players look up because -- Braden. Mean up get -- extra speed -- a back shoulder surgery so. We -- and I -- shared Parker. Looked really good -- did Erstad and Brad peacock is gone today Izturis started the Angels. Finally Oakland. Simply doesn't have enough talent to compete with the Angels whether Rangers in the west fill this will be considered a successful team in an. -- yeah it's -- -- on track that it vacancy he's going to be a middle warm up. Move forward looking toward I would say. You don't open and it went ranger college beat it into a dispute these young pitchers that opened -- can move or elements that made it rotation. Anyone what you got a big fat middle lineup I think in about that so you know -- -- -- and try to get up a battle dale let's Turk. -- -- -- -- -- -- Don't forget foxsports.com. Has you covered -- all your baseball means I'm Christina -- with the next time.