As the MLB season kicks off, fans are gearing up for another exciting year of baseball. And while many teams are hoping to make a run at the World Series, there’s one matchup that seems all but inevitable:
The Reds versus the A’s.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why these two teams?” After all, they aren’t exactly known for their dominant performances on the field. But the answer lies in one simple fact: they have the least expensive rosters in the MLB.
According to a recent report by Spotrac, the Reds and A’s have two of the lowest payrolls in the league, with the Reds spending just $49 million and the A’s spending a massive $30 million on their rosters. And while some may argue that spending less money on players is a smart business decision, it’s clear that it’s not doing these two teams any favors on the field.
In fact, both the Reds and A’s are coming off of disappointing seasons, with the Reds finishing in last place in the NL Central (62-100) and the A’s barely squeaking into the playoffs at (60-102). So why are we even entertaining the idea that these two teams could face off in the World Series?
Well, it’s simple: they love an underdog story. And what’s more underdog than two teams with a combined payroll that’s still less than the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw’s salary?
Ah, the Oakland A’s. The team with no interest in winning baseball games. Or do they?
It seems that the A’s have been playing the long game all along. While other teams have been shelling out big bucks for big-name players, the A’s have been quietly building a team of no-names and has-beens.
But don’t let their lack of star power fool you. The A’s have a secret weapon up their sleeve: the power of positive thinking. That’s right, folks. The A’s have been meditating, practicing gratitude, and visualizing their way to victory.
And it’s not just the players who are getting in on the action. The front office has been busy manifesting success as well. They’ve been creating vision boards, reciting affirmations, and even hiring a team of feng shui experts to optimize the energy flow in the stadium.
So while other teams are busy worrying about things like talent and strategy, the A’s are focused on the power of their own minds. And who needs talent when you have the power of positive thinking on your side?
So watch out, MLB. The A’s may not have any interest in winning baseball games, but they do have an interest in winning at life. And that’s all that really matters, right?
It’s time to dust off those old Cincinnati Reds hats and jerseys, because the Reds are back and better than ever! That’s right, the team that hasn’t won a playoff series since 1995 is poised to take the baseball world by storm in 2023.
The team has also been experimenting with some unconventional training methods. For example, they’ve been practicing their pitching by throwing bananas at each other, claiming that the odd shape and weight of the fruit helps improve their accuracy.
Just imagine the headlines if the Reds and A’s somehow managed to make it to the World Series. “Small market teams prove you don’t need to spend big to win big!” “Low payrolls, high hopes: how the Reds and A’s shocked the baseball world!”
Of course, it’s highly unlikely that either of these teams will actually make it to the World Series. They simply don’t have the talent or depth to compete with the likes of the Yankees, Dodgers, or Astros. But that’s not going to stop them from working hard
So here’s to the Reds and A’s. May you continue to defy expectations and prove that sometimes, the least expensive roster is the one that can make the biggest splash. And who knows, maybe next year we’ll be writing a similar article about the Orioles and Marlins facing off in the Fall Classic. Hey, a fan can dream, right?