The Oakland A's made only one move before the July 31 trade deadline. This lack of activity is a possible sign that Billy Beane and company could be content with what they have and are looking to build for the future with the current nucleus in tact.
The A's stumbled into the All-Star break going 3-10 in their final 10 games before the break. The dismal finish included getting swept in a four game series against the American League West Leading Texas Rangers.
Since then the A's seem to have their legs back, kind of. While going 10-9 since the break is not cause for celebration, it at least shows that the team still has quite a bit of fight left in them.
Something A's fans can celebrate is the emergence of the teams ability to score runs. The A's have scored six or more runs eight times during this latest stretch of 19 games.
The A's are 12.5 games out of first place as this article is being put together.
Though the A's are technically not out of contention,so considering they still play the Rangers nine more times and the Los Angeles Angels six more times, there is still hope. Even with that glimmer of hope,fans might want to be realistic at this point ans look towards that future that I talked about earlier.
Following is a list of five moves that could help the A's next year and the seasons to come.
I'm well aware that I'm not a GM, so keep this in mind when you shoot down my ideas, I am just presenting my opinion of what I think should go down.
If you disagree, lets here it.