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The mystery of Fernando Abad continues to deepen

The mystery of Fernando Abad continues to deepen

For the longest time, going to Fernando Abad was nothing but A-Good for the A’s. Not so much lately, though. Abad, asked to keep a 3-2 game close, instead gave up a two-run homer and a solo shot in the… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation May 11, 2015

Oakland A's bullpen: A tale of two Fernandos

One Fernando has been good, the other has been Abad. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Specifically, it was the best of times for the lineup, and the worst of times for the pitching staff. And even more specifically, it was the worst of times for the bullpen, which sports an AL-worst 5.16 ERA, an AL-Worst six blown saves, and an MLB-worst nine relief losses. The starters have actually been top-10 in MLB, but the bullpen has been an absolute mess. And with that in mind, I would like to tell you a tale of two Fernandos. Fernando Abad The A's bullpen was supposed to feature...
Abad at a loss to explain his slow start this year

Abad at a loss to explain his slow start this year

Fernando Abad came to the A’s last year full of fastballs and sinkers and, mostly, outs. He’d been a mostly average left-handed reliever when Oakland picked him up, but he’d added the sinker and was in the process of mastering… Continue Reading →

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