The Oakland A's have some work to do in the MLB offseason if they are to remain a playoff contender in the American League.
In 2012, the A's surprised the baseball world, and likely many of their own fans, by winning the AL West and qualifying for the postseason. Once again, the cash-strapped A's had success with the now famed "Moneyball" approach.
While they do have a young and talented core, based on some of the players that they will lose this offseason, several areas need to be addressed for them to have any chance at repeating as division champions.
Some of the most important moves will be doing everything they can to not let those free agents get away from them.