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What distinguishes the Oakland A’s from MLB’s strongest teams?

The Oakland A’s are 14-6. They sit atop the American League West with the best record in baseball.

Even if it feels we’ve just sat down and settled into the season, the A’s start can give us some hints into what we know about this team’s postseason run outlook.

Yes, the postseason is peaking above the horizon with 40 games left to play, so we have to ask: What sets this A’s team apart from the rest of Major League Baseball’s powerhouse teams?

The A’s biggest competitive advantage: defense

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