OAKLAND, Calif. - You have to give A's management - Billy Beane and David Forst - a lot of credit for having the knack of putting together a more-than-competitive team every time they have to "rebuild."
"Our pitching has been excellent," said Beane. "Our bullpen has really come through for us. We're hanging in there. If we can keep some of our guys healthy all year, we can compete."