With the Midsummer Classic looming, it's time to chalk up the Oakland Athletics' winners and losers at the halfway mark of 2013.
Since the A's are already fighting the Texas Rangers for tops in the AL West, unlike last year at this point when Oakland trailed Texas by 13 games, it's easy to list the A's' winners. I'll limit those to the top two guys, even though players like Jed Lowrie and Bartolo Colon easily could be included as well.
As for the bottom-feeders, both mentioned in the following slides have had little impact on Oakland's performance—which is exactly why they're on the list.
Don't worry, Yoenis Cespedes will not be called a loser, despite battling injury and hitting well below his average from last year.
So here goes, the best two and worst two A's from a pretty successful first half of the season.