5 Reasons to Not Give Up on the Oakland Athletics

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May 15, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics right fielder

Josh Reddick

(22) safe a third base on a three run RBI triple against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

3. Josh Reddick Back to His Old Ways

The latter part of 2014 and start of this season has shown that Reddick wasn’t a one season wonder. The naysayers, which even Reddick himself acknowledges there are many of, claimed his 2012 stats wouldn’t be repeated. He won the Gold Glove for his wonders in right field that year with the offensive production to match, pounding 32 home runs and knocking in 85. But the Reddick of late hasn’t been swinging so much for the fences and has proven to be much more effective hitting for average, topping the A’s with .328. If he can keep doing what he’s doing he’ll be exactly the reinforcement in the middle of the lineup that Oakland needs to possibly contend.