1. 5 Oakland A's Players Who Will Determine If They're a 2015 Contender

    With five All-Stars now missing and a sixth on the shelf to start the season, the Oakland A's will need five guys in particular to step up and carry the team...

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  2. Oakland Athletics: Why Barry Zito Is the Player to Watch at Spring Training

    No Oakland Athletics player will be more exciting to watch and have more potential impact on the roster this year at spring training than Barry Zito...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 11 days ago 1,067 reads 0 comments

  3. Complete Oakland Athletics 2015 Spring Training Preview

    Oakland Athletics ' FanFest is in the books, which means the next big event is the beginning of spring training...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 16 days ago 3,320 reads 10 comments

  4. Projecting the Oakland A's 2015 Opening Day Roster

    Once spring training is all said and done, the Oakland A's will roll out a 25-man roster nearly 40 percent different than the 2014 version. Of course, it's hard to know exactly how an Opening Day roster in April will look two full months ahead...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 4,916 reads 10 comments

  5. Predictions for Each Top Offseason Acquisition's Career with Oakland A's

    After a crazy offseason, the Oakland A's have a completely new infield, designated hitter and much more. But how effective will the new pieces be? How long will they keep Oakland competitive? ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 1,813 reads 0 comments

  6. Oakland Athletics: Biggest Winners and Losers from the Offseason

    The Oakland Athletics ' offseason has been...busy, to say the least. After a myriad of moves, fans and analysts continue to debate whether the A's will remain contenders or fail to finish above ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 1,710 reads 0 comments

  7. New Year's Resolutions for the Oakland A's in 2015

    You can bet, like most people, the players on the Oakland A's have New Year's resolutions for 2015. During the week of Christmas, I asked A's fans what would be on their wish list ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 4,997 reads 9 comments

  8. A Fan's Christmas Wish List for Athletics in 2015

    Dear Santa, I don't want too much for Christmas. There are just a few things I would love to see. I don't even care about the presents underneath my Christmas tree. I just want you to do a few things for the Oakland Athletics ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 2 months ago 6,185 reads 13 comments

  9. Reassessing Oakland A's Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Next

    The Oakland A's went into the winter meetings looking like they might contend again in 2015. They came out of the meetings three All-Stars lighter...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 6,089 reads 10 comments

  10. Grading the Oakland Athletics' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    The Oakland Athletics have had an interesting offseason to say the least—one extremely difficult to grade...

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  11. The Deals Billy Beane Needs to Be Pitching at the Winter Meetings

    It's the Christmas season for normal people, but baseball fans get more excited this time of year for the winter meetings. We put our general manager hats on, pretend we're Billy Beane and make a wish...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 6,057 reads 17 comments

  12. Chances for Oakland A's to Sign 6 Top Free-Agent Targets

    There are some fantastic free agents on the market this offseason, but the chances of the Oakland A's being major players for any of them are pretty slim. The signing of Billy Butler may be the biggest signing for Oakland over the winter...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 3,122 reads 0 comments

  13. Final Report-Card Grades for Oakland A's Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    The Oakland A's sent seven prospects to participate in the Arizona Fall League—which just wrapped up—and one of them nearly missed finishing with the AFL batting title...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 2,686 reads 1 comments

  14. Bargain Free Agents the Oakland A's Should Keep on Their Radar

    Year after year, the Oakland Athletics organization plucks players out of the bargain bin only to see them outperform expectations and contribute more than most expected. It's that funny concept called "moneyball...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 5,321 reads 1 comments

  15. 3 Unexpected Trades the Oakland A's Could Pull off This Offseason

    Most expect the Oakland A's to either trade multiple marquee players and restock the minor league system or make a simple trade here and there for depth...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 4,545 reads 14 comments

  16. Oakland A's: 10 Most Tradeable Assets for the 2014-15 Offseason

    If the Oakland A's decide to be sellers this offseason, they have quite a few assets who can help reload the farm. There's an asset or two who can help reel in a big name if they decide to be buyers, too...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 1,583 reads 1 comments

  17. How the Oakland A's Should Handle Each of Their Big-Name Free Agents

    The Oakland A's have a decision to make about nine major free agents this offseason. Well, one of those names has decided to retire, but that could always change...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 5,750 reads 7 comments

  18. The 8 Biggest Decisions the Oakland A's Have to Make This Offseason

    Trades, upgrades, platoons, starters, personnel—it's decisions, decisions, decisions for the Oakland A's this offseason. The team has one or two—or eight—to make in what will certainly be a crucial offseason...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 3,163 reads 0 comments

  19. Oakland A's: State of the Franchise at the Start of the 2014-15 Offseason

    My fellow Oakland A's fans: This week, we have seen two sweeps in the ALDS . Two World Series favorites were knocked out. One game ended in a walk-off. Another went 18 innings...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 4,365 reads 13 comments

  20. Oakland A's Stinging Playoff Exit Wraps Up Most Painful Season in Recent History

    Arguably the most painful season in Oakland A's history—at least for a fan—has come to an end, with a walk-off loss serving as the proverbial cherry on top. Oakland has seen its fair share of losing in the playoffs...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 1,522 reads 8 comments

  21. Oakland Athletics' Ideal Postseason Rotation and Reliever Roles

    Celebrate A's fans: Oakland is in the playoffs for the third consecutive year. But wait. First, there's that pesky one-game, win-and-your-in AL Wild Card Game to get through...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 995 reads 2 comments

  22. Potential New Starters for the Oakland A's in 2015

    The Oakland A's could look a bit different in 2015, dependent on how the postseason plays out. If the team doesn't make the playoffs at all, general manager Billy Beane could put everyone in cleats on the trade block...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 7,851 reads 11 comments

  23. Oakland A's 2014 Minor League Awards

    As the Oakland A's big league team fights for its postseason life, the organization's minor league squads did well this year. The Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A) came within one win of returning to playoffs...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 1,064 reads 3 comments

  24. Breaking Down How the A's Remaining Schedule Compares to Wild-Card Competition

    After losing five of their last six games, the Oakland A's have fans wondering if it's still possible to turn things around and retake the AL West lead...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 47 reads 0 comments

  25. Oakland A's: Full Scouting Report on Each September Call-Up

    The Oakland A's have called up three players since the Sept. 1 roster expansion. The team has been scuffling as of late, but don't expect any of the recent call-ups to be the spark that rights the ship...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 1,036 reads 2 comments