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2 Oakland Athletics
Chris Ballard
March 26, 2007
MANAGER BOB GEREN first season with A's THERE WAS a justified air of excitement at A's camp this spring. On the part of the players, regarding new manager (and former bench coach) Bob Geren, who was as approachable as former manager Ken Macha was aloof. On the part of A's management, regarding the health of shortstop Bobby Crosby, who missed 63 games last season because of various injuries but was swinging pain-free. On the part of Geren, regarding the professionalism of outfielder Shannon Stewart, a one-year, $1 million insurance policy that was immediately cashed in when centerfielder Mark Kotsay underwent back surgery in early March. And on the part of most everyone regarding the performances of new DH Mike Piazza and new ace Rich Harden, the keys to the 2007 season.
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