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Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA?

I do not advocate sending anyone down just yet, but if the A's did decide that they want a change based on poor performance, who do you think it should be?

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A.L.West Preview: How the A's Secret Weapon Will Win the West

The Athletics are the MLB poster child for effectively leveraging obscure numbers into wins. But what you may not know is one particular platoon advantage will be leveraged by the Athletics like...

The Athletics' First 30 Days

The first month of 2014 is set up to be the best month on the the Oakland Athletics' 2014 schedule. By 2013 winning percentage, the teams faced in April will be the weakest. Multiple Texas and Seattle injuries will also help.

How the A's Secret Weapon Will Win The West

The Athletics are the MLB poster child for effectively leveraging obscure numbers into wins. But what you may not know is one particular platoon advantage will be leveraged by the Athletics like never before in 2014.

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Extremely Early Extension: Sonny Douglas Gray

Why did I choose Gray over Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin, Dan Straily or Tommy Milone? I like new things, and I thought Gray showed something special in his 77IP in 2014. IMO, he may end up the best of the bunch.

How valuable is Josh Reddick

Shows ten times Reddick throws out a runner.

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Notourious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Was it a Mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball"? A look at Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane, and the rest of the American League West. ...

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Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Was it a Mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball"? A look at Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane, and the rest of the American League West. The O...

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Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Was it a Mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball". An Old West look at Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane. The Oakland Athletics have been...

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Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Was it a Mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball". An Old West look at Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane. The Oakland Athletics have been...

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Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Was it a Mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball". A look at Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane and the rest of the American League West. The...

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Notorious Outlaw: Billy the Beane

Wild West Poker and Baseball General Managers. Was it a mistake for the Oakland Athletics to allow access to Michael Lewis for the book "Moneyball". An Old West look at the notorious outlaw "Billy the Beane."

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Is there any reason we can't have Off+, Def+, BsR+ and WAR+ stats?

Fangraphs (wRC+) used to include SB/CS but does not now. (Off) next to WAR is now the total offensive contribution but it is hard to easily compare players to the average. (Off+) with 100 as...

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The A's Secret Is Out: New Moneyball Is Revealed

Andrew Koo has just exposed what the Oakland A's have been up to the last few years. It's behind Baseball Prospectus pay wall. If you ever are going to pay for just one great article, now is...

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Trade Target: Homer Bailey

I am going to take a little different tack from the normal trade chatter around these parts at the moment and instead of targeting a hitter, I want to target a possible ace pitcher....

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Cuba says its baseball players can go abroad.

Cubahttp://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/28/247537163/after-50-years-cuba-says-its-baseball-players-can-go-abroad Looks like they can sign contracts with everyone BUT the U.S. but it...

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What is this team's last greatest need?

Editor's Note: "Interesting conversation" alert! Thoughtful Fanposts deserve "cover" attention -- enjoy and chime in... -Nico Billy Beane has said he is done. So, no more trades. No more free...

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Should the A's move in the fences and/or make other hitter friendly adjustments?

First, why should the A's move in the fences and why now? I will get to the A's specifically in a bit, but let's look at some other teams that have or will move the fences in and see what was...

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Should the A's sign Cuban International Free agent Aledmis Diaz or should it be Dariel Alvarez?

Two Cuban defectors – now 23-year-old shortstop Aledmis (sometimes “Aledmys”) Diaz, and 24-year-old outfielder Dariel Alvarez – were suppose to hold a workout in Mexico last weekend.It was...

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A's best team on base paths in 2012

I saw a brief tweet from Susan Slusser a few days ago about this but I can't find it or anything about it now. It's Bill James ranking of all the teams. The 2013 edition of "The Bill James...

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How the pitching is set up for the playoffs, and how it should be.

Right now the rotation is set up as Straily, Milone, Parker, Blackley, Griffin and will look like this to end the season assuming we are a WC team with no ties. (big assumption, but the most likely...

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8/10 Friday a.m. WC standings

Oakland 60 51 .541 - 34-26 26-25 449 418 +31 Won 2 5-5 Baltimore 60 52 .536 - 28-27 32-25 466 519 -53 Lost 1 7-3 Detroit 60 52 .536 - 33-23 27-29 520 495 +25 Lost 2 6-4 Tampa Bay 59 52 .532 .5 3...

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