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Is this A’s pitching staff even old enough to shave?

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Ask any of the Oakland A’s starting pitchers about 1989 and you’re more likely to get an impromptu review of Taylor Swift’s multi-platinum album than a summary of the year that featured the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and the last time this franchise won a World Series.

That’s not saying they don’t appreciate history. It’s simply reflective of the fact that the majority of the starting five wasn’t alive when Ronald Reagan commanded Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

The A’s enter 2017 with one of the youngest pitching rotations in baseball. When the season begins on April 3, the starting five will stretch from 24-year-old Raul Alcantara all the way to old man Andrew Triggs at the ancient age of 28.

But don’t let those baby faces fool you. These pitchers would gladly harbor some inexperience for the opportunity to be in their prime during an era where people are paying close attention to the health and preservation of arms while new technologies constantly surface to increase their ability.

Just don’t ask them to cite a line from Dances With Wolves or explain the intricacies of the East Coast-West Coast rap battle.

Age is just a number

These young’ns firsts and favorites from their youth

Jharel Cotton, RHP, 25

Experience: Rookie

First CD he purchased: Black and Blue by Backstreet Boys

First pair of shoes he purchased: Nike Air Force 1 White

Favorite TV shows: Dragon Ball Z, Zoey 101, Rugrats and Hey Arnold

First big national event he remembers: September 11th terrorist attacks

 

Sean Manaea, LHP, 25

Experience: 2 years

First movie he took a date to: Quarantine

First CDs he purchased: Millennium by Backstreet Boys and No Strings Attached by N’Sync

Favorite TV shows: Franklin, Rocko’s Modern Life and Dragon Ball Z

What he begged his parents for: Dada Spinners

First big national event he remembers: September 11th terrorist attacks

 

Kendall Graveman, RHP, 26

Experience: 3 years

First CD he purchased: 8701 by Usher

Favorite athlete growing up: Chipper Jones

Favorite TV show: Rocket Power

Favorite movie: Toy Story

 

The rest of the rotation:

Andrew Triggs, RHP, 28
Experience: 1 year

Raul Alcantara, RHP, 24

Experience: 1 year

Sonny Gray, RHP, 27 ***

Experience: 4 years

***The A’s ace will open the season on the disabled list with a lat strain

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