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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:31:16 PM

If the answer is a young team with a low payroll and modest expectations, what is the question? It could be “Which club is the opposite of the Yankees?” or “Who are the Oakland Athletics?” The small-market A’s, who had one of the bleakest records in the American League last season, are astronomically different than the large-market Yankees, who won a World Series title six months ago.

Billy Beane, the general manager of the A’s, discussed the differences between the teams in a factual manner, not in a frustrated manner. The A’s have used superb pitching to hang out near the top of the American League West, but Beane stressed that the A’s need more than pitching to try and make the next five-and-a-half months as interesting as the last two