Matt Chapman's remarks on A's late start made waves

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Matt Chapman's remarks on A's late start made waves
Matt Chapman's remarks on A's late start made waves

Third baseman Matt Chapman raised some eyebrows last week when he made strong comments about the A's late start to training camp. Let's break this down a bit. The team, of course, had no control over MLB's testing delays, but did set the date for players to arrive later than many other teams. Chapman's contention is that had the A's brought players in earlier, the testing delays wouldn't have mattered as much. Oakland couldn't get the OK to move into the building, though, until June 26, based on Alameda County's health department orders. That meant they couldn't send their equipment trucks up from Arizona. Until then, there would have been no place to put everything — and the truck didn't arrive

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