5 Reasons to Not Give Up on the Oakland Athletics

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May 12, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher

Stephen Vogt

(21) hits a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

2. Stephen Vogt Gives us Something to Believe in

Never has a mantra been so well deserved than the Right Field Bleacher chant for the Oakland Athletics catcher. After an injury-ridden 2014, Stephen Vogt has burst into 2015 making us not even miss the two catchers Oakland traded away in the offseason. He’s breaking out with a .327/.426/.645 slash line through the first six weeks. Some are debating if his hot start is a fluke, others are already speculating his trade value, but my only question is why isn’t Vogt playing every single game? He brings valuable defense and power to the lineup with nine home runs already. Please just forget the platoon when it comes to this guy.

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