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Oakland A's Spring Position Battles: 1B

Although none of the three players expected to be the Oakland A's regular first basemen in 2012 panned out, the A's still received a surprisingly high amount of production from the position. Can the A's get similar production from their first basemen in 2013? Who will get the majority of those at-bats? Chris Biderman examines the spring battle at first base.

A Look Back At 2012 The first base position had been somewhat of a bugaboo for the Oakland A's in recent seasons, as they have struggled to find consistent production since Daric Barton's banner 2010 season when he combined solid defense with one of the best on-base rates in baseball. But since then, Barton has struggled to stay productive while the club has seen a lot of turnover at the...

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