Five Oakland Athletics Who Will Not Reach Expectations

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Sep 26, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) watches his team take on the Oakland Athletics during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Athletics defeated the Rangers 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Just as all A’s fans are getting excited for spring training, I’m here to crush everybody’s hopes and dreams.

That’s a little extreme, but I’m still going to give everyone a heavy dose of realism. These are five players who I believe will disappoint A’s fans and not produce as hoped.

Dont’ get me wrong, I absolutely want these players to succeed. I love being right, but I love it even more when the A’s do well, and as you’ll see these players are supposed to make serious impacts this year.

So here’s hoping that all of these picks and predictions are completely wrong. Remember, I’m the same guy who thought the Jim Johnson trade was an excellent pickup. Oops.

Without further ado, my five picks.

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