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The Oakland Athletics: The Worst Offense in the American League

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Oakland Athletics are off to a dreadful start offensively, and their last place American League West record reflects it. Along with being last in their division, they also rank last in the American League in nearly every single offensive team statistic.

They rank last in the AL in on-base percentage, batting average, home runs, runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage, hits, stolen bases, stolen base percentage, and total bases. Though, it's not for a lack of trying by the cost-efficient General Manager Billy Beane.

In the off season the Athletics acquired three-time All-Star left fielder Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for closer Huston Street and two others.

In an effort to live...

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