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AFL Spotlight: Kurt Suzuki, C

Suzuki is hard at work in the desert.

Pressure situations and winning are nothing new to the Oakland A's. Perennially in the AL West race, the A's, and their GM Billy Beane, have been -- depending on who you are talking to -- either the envy or scorn of many in baseball because of their draft philosophy. It seems to be a simple one, take players who are ready to play. Catcher Kurt Suzuki fits the bill.

Pressure situations and winning are nothing new to Kurt Suzuki either. At Cal State-Fullerton, Suzuki went to the College World Series in 2004 and did something there the Athletics haven't managed in decades, he won the whole ball of wax. And he wasn't simply a part of the win, he was a key cog. "That time in college was great, because winning is everything in this game. The earlier you start... Recommended Stories

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