Monday, August 23, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, August 23, 2021 -- "Bay Ball"

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"What I took away is just how similar these two teams are in many ways. There isn’t a lot of star power here, but what there is mostly comes from homegrown players. The Giants are, famously, getting amazing late-career surges from Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, anchors of the 2012 and 2014 World Series winners. For the A’s, it’s Matt Olson and Matt Chapman, the corner infielders who have reached the postseason in each of their three full seasons together and are on their way to a fourth."