Oakland Athletics Report Card: Below Average Grades For June

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 30: Bob Melvin
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 30: Bob Melvin /
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OAKLAND, AZ – JUNE 04: Jed Lowrie
OAKLAND, AZ – JUNE 04: Jed Lowrie /

The grades are in. The A’s went 12-16 in June and continued to struggle collectively throughout the month. Let’s briefly recap the A’s month of June.

The Oakland Athletics entered July with a 35-45 record. But just like they did with June, the A’s flopped on the first day of the month with a 4-3 loss to the Braves.

Bob Melvin had to part ways with several of his veteran players in June due to lack of production. Things were, to be quite honest, ugly in June.

Trevor Plouffe and Stephen Vogt were both replaced by much younger options and the A’s finally embraced their youth.

Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto both made their debuts in June. They are expected to help the A’s usher in a new era of baseball for the city of Oakland. With Chapman and Barreto the A’s are hoping the two infielders are players who can carry the franchise into the future.

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Oakland Athletics /

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The A’s disappointing month of June will likely result in many more trades and transactions. Sonny Gray, Jed Lowrie, Ryan Madson and Yonder Alonso are all getting much deserved attention from scouts.

Heading into July, though, the A’s are hoping for better results. Those results will depend on whether or not Bob Melvin’s group can learn from their mistakes in June. Let’s take a look at the grades the A’s received for their June performance.

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