Trying something new looking to add some more discussions to the league . And also get people more informed about the league there in. Going to pop in when i see something league wide i feel needs to be pointed out for the masses. And in episode 1 we have the Oakland Athletics and Confucius Rex. Oakland was only a 75 win team (.463 win%) last season in what most would argue is the weakest division in all of baseball. And here they are so far at the half way point of 2024. 48-33 (.593 win%) 2023 Team stats 8th......Runs Scored 10th....Batting AVG 3rd......On Base % 15th....Hr's 1st......SB 9th......runs against 7th......team era 10th....def efficiency 2024 Team stats This is the perfect example of why defense in baseball is so huge. They are pretty much the same offensive team as last year overall. But there defensive efficiency has improved ten fold. Which in turn has dramatically improved there pitching numbers as a team. If they can improve this bullpen before the deadline I can see them with a good shot at the division. Picked you out because of the huge turn around this season Confucius Rex congrats and good luck man. And I know only a hand full of guys pay attention enough to realize what your doing so far this year.