1. 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 3 days ago 4,279 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 10 days ago 5,822 reads 9 comments

  3. 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...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 14 days ago 2,514 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 22 days ago 6,028 reads 17 comments

  5. 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 30 days ago 3,080 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 2,588 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 5,316 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 4,394 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 1,564 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 5,743 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 3,147 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 4,357 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 1,512 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 989 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 6,651 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 1,051 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 44 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 1,028 reads 2 comments

  19. Oakland A's: An Early Free Agency and Offseason Primer

    The Oakland A's are all-in for 2014, but what happens this offseason if they lose? Heck, what decisions will the team be facing if it wins the World Series? The team opened the 2014 ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 3,159 reads 3 comments

  20. 3 Prospects the Oakland A's Will Promote in September

    Rosters expand September 1, and although any minor leaguer who gets called up to the Oakland A's likely won't see too much playing time, certain guys may still have an impact. Typically, rebuilding teams use September to see what the kids can do...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 4,294 reads 3 comments

  21. Oakland A's: Bob Melvin's Smartest Moves of the 2014 Season

    Serious question: Would the Oakland A's have the best record in baseball—the first and only team with over 70 wins so far—without manager Bob Melvin? Perhaps...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,122 reads 4 comments

  22. 5 Post-Deadline Moves the Oakland Athletics Could Still Make

    The July 31 trade deadline may have passed, but the Oakland Athletics can still add to the roster to bolster their playoff chances. Before July's deadline, Oakland acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija , Jason Hammel and Jon Lester...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 4,175 reads 5 comments

  23. Grading the Oakland A's Trade Deadline Performance

    The trade deadline is officially over, and Oakland A's fans can finally go take the shower they've been avoiding while hovering over Twitter...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 1,389 reads 1 comments

  24. Will the Oakland A's Continue Their Historical Second-Half Dominance in 2014?

    It's a common thought: "The Oakland A's are a second-half team." But is the notion baseless, one simply created by fans, or are the A's truly better in the final 81 games? And ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 1,368 reads 0 comments

  25. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top 10 Prospects for Week 12

    Three months into the 2014 season, it's time once again to check in on the top 10 Oakland A's prospects. As a refresher, here's how each player looked after one week. The format will stay the same here...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 2,095 reads 6 comments