Astros AL West Rivals: Five Reasons To Hate The Oakland A’s

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Apr 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder

Craig Gentry

(3) chases down a ball in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros are moving along to another team in the American League West division as they will play the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series which starts tomorrow. Truthfully, there isn’t much history between the two clubs as Houston is the new kid in the division and league.

In 2014, the Astros lost the season series to the A’s with a record of 8-11. Houston is getting tromped in the series all-time with a 13-31 record since 2002 when the clubs first faced each other during interleague play. With an all-time record like that, Astros fans should hate it when the home team faces the Athletics.

Thankfully, fans around the league are starting to take notice of the Astros rebuilt the roster and how it will affect their home team. In an article published back in January by The Swinging A’s, Tony Frye gave Oakland fans a good reason why they should hate the Astros: the improved club will be a stronger challenger.

"Will the Houston Astros win the division? Not in 2015. Can they land a fourth or third place finish? It’s certainly possible. Will they land over .500? If they don’t, they’ll be the closest they’ve been in six seasons but I think they may squeeze out a .500 year in 2015. Knowing that those wins will come at the expense of our beloved green and gold is exactly why we must hate them."

The Astros are clawing their way up from the basement, and the A’s are standing in their way.  Here are five reasons to hate the Oakland Athletics:

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