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2012 MLB Predictions


The A's and Mariners played games that counted last week in Japan, and the Marlins debuted that home run thing in their new ballpark last night. But today is "Real Opening Day," and with it comes...

Third Base Choices


They mean very little, but here are the spring training numbers for the three candidates for the third base job (Eric Sogard, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales): Player G AB 2B 3B HR BB SO BA O...

What Will the Division Look Like in 2014?


The Indians have been in some form of rebuilding since 2008; last year, most everyone was surprised that the Indians were able to field a competitive team. Chasing a division title into late August...

Open Thread: Spring Training Game 14 - A's vs. Rangers


The A's won a split-squad thriller (well, as thrilling as March baseball can get) on Tuesday, and with just two more weeks until BASEBALL GAMES THAT MATTER, Melvin and Beane have some decisions to...

This Time Last Year


Quite a difference a year makes. Last March, A's fans were bracing themselves for a pennant race with the Rangers and Angels. We were giddy after an offseason of acquisitions that saw the A's add...

What Will the Division Look Like in 2014?


I'm hoping like everyone else that A's baseball will be fun to watch this year, and it definitely should be interesting in 2013. But even competing then would be ahead of schedule, so to say I'm...

Impact Bats and The Need For Them Now


The A's can find young pitching. You may have noticed this over the last dozen years. First, there was Hudson, Zito, and Mulder. They were complemented by Ted Lilly and Cory Lidle for a couple...

Oakland A's, Yoenis Cespedes Reportedly Agree to Deal


I first saw it on Twitter as a "trending topic," so I have no idea who to credit for the news, but I've seen it several places from excellent sources. The A's have agreed to a four year, $36...

Projecting Jemile Weeks


Last year, in the 59th game of the season, Mark Ellis strained his right hamstring and was sent to the 15-day disabled list. At that point, Ellis had played 1,053 games for the A's, of which he...

Can He Do It Again?


Let me present to you two pitchers: Pitcher A: 372.2 IP, 4.56 ERA, 4.92 FIP, 4.89 xFIP, 6.1 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 1.3 HR/9, 36.5% GB% Pitcher B: 170.2 IP, 3.32 ERA, 2.86 FIP, 3.30 xFIP, 6.5 K/9, 1.3 BB/9,...

Why Didn't Tampa Want Canzler?


Why didn't Tampa want Canzler?

FanFest 2012


The A's FanFest returns on Sunday and will be held at Oracle Arena between 10 am and 2 pm. The A's are presenting FanFest for the first time since 2009; tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for...

Seth Smith Part II: We're Going to Kill This Topic


Yesterday, danmerqury had an excellent piece about Seth Smith's platoon splits, which is well worth your time because a) Dan's a good writer, and b) I'm going to reference it a whole bunch. I...


Seriously Go Get Carlos Peña Now

Yesterday I tweeted the following upon hearing about Victor Martinez's demise for 2012 (by the way, Sorry Victor. That sucks): Hey Indians, go get Carlos Pena now. RT @jaysonst: it appears...

Salary Floors and You: How Much Do We Need to Spend?


With the A's prepping for the future, how much money do they need to spend on player salaries to satisfy the MLBPA?

Goodbye Andrew! Was It Enough? Who Might Be Next?


A summary of the Andrew Bailey trade and what it means for the future.

Chasing the Big Boys


With the Angels and Rangers making big moves this offseason and A's looking to move established players, I look at just how far Oakland might be behind when they're "ready" to contend again.

Something for Everyone


To the AN community: Along with our regular rotation of "starting pitchers" (front page writers), I'm aiming to create a wider list of "super-subs" who can step in to take some of the...

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