It’s me again.
I just want to start off by saying thank you. The team that you and the A’s front office assembled was the most fun team I have ever watched on any level of baseball.
All of that being said, please keep the team together. I understand that moves need to be made sometimes, but please, this team is fun, and is a team that fans can get behind and be attached to.
There are fan favorites. I saw more people in A’s jerseys and player-tees than ever before. I feel like there has to be an end to the vicious cycle that has been called, “Moneyball.” Get young players that others undervalue, do the same with some older guys, compete for a bit, then trade everyone away for more new talent.
Please don’t make that happen. This is the first time in almost a decade that there has been optimism following the season. I personally am not mad that the Tigers won on Thursday night, because I’m looking forward to what could be another stellar season next year.
All of those fans that went to those playoff games will be back next year if the optimism that soared through September and October remains through the off-season. Fans are confident they have a team that they can recognize and root for. Don’t prove them wrong.
You and the Oakland A’s organization were terrific this season. Keep this team together. Let this fan base grow to have a favorite player that they’ll go to games to see. Let Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker and Tommy Milone be names that fans remember fondly, and not as “the player that could have been.” (I’m looking at Carlos Gonzalez’s Wikipedia page right now, just FYI).
In closing, I’ve never been more proud to be an A’s fan. Optimism, even following the loss in the playoffs, is sky high right now, and it will remain so through the off-season should this team stay together. Let the momentum of a magical, unexpected run carry over to both players and the fan base.
Thank you again for a tremendous year.
Let’s Go Oakland.