Why the A’s poor start in Japan was so concerning

first_imgThe A’s won 97 games last year, but instead of thoughts of World Series contention, there was a precarious feeling around the team heading into this season.After all, last year was a surprise — while some thought the A’s would be good, no one saw 97 wins coming.Alas, they arrived — perhaps a year or two ahead of schedule — and now the 2019 A’s aren’t sneaking up on anyone.But Oakland’s starting rotation doesn’t put a scare in anyone, either. And that’s a big problem, even in his era of …last_img

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