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Bay Area Sports Guy – Series Preview: A's take on the evil empire

The A’s managed a split against the first place Rangers and now get to face off against the team with the best record in baseball.

Facing the best teams sure isn’t easy but it does give the A’s a chance to prove that they are real contenders. If they managed to split a series against the Yankees and went 3-3 against two of the best teams in baseball, it would go a pretty long way in showing that they are further along in the rebuilding process than they thought. A series victory would prove that the team is a serious contender for one of those wild card spots.

In case you forgot or haven’t seen the explanation, here is a quick description of how the model works: