1. 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 10 days ago 869 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 18 days ago 1,677 reads 6 comments

  3. The Biggest Questions for the Oakland A's Ahead of the Trade Deadline

    Generally speaking, the Oakland A's are a very good baseball team—one of the best teams in baseball during the 2014 regular season. But if they want to legitimately compete for a World Series title, there are a few things they must shore up...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 26 days ago 2,755 reads 16 comments

  4. 7 Under-the-Radar Players the Oakland A's Could Nab at the Deadline

    By now it should be pretty clear that no matter how much Oakland A's fans clamor for a "big" trade, it won't happen. Instead, expect an under-the-radar player to be acquired, if any at all...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 2,286 reads 5 comments

  5. Oakland A's Mock Draft: Last-Minute Picks and Predictions

    The 2014 MLB amateur draft begins on Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Over the course of three days and 40 rounds, over 1,000 players could potentially be selected by the 30 organizations...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 874 reads 0 comments

  6. Re-Evaluating the Oakland Athletics' Top Picks from the Past Decade

    Between last week's look at disappointing prospects and the upcoming amateur draft on June 5, it seems appropriate to look back at the Oakland Athletics ' last decade's worth of first-round picks...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 2,813 reads 3 comments

  7. Oakland A's Prospects Who Never Lived Up to the Hype

    The Oakland A's designated Daric Barton for assignment on May 15, eventually shifting him back to Triple-A. This made many fans happy. Why? Because the first baseman of the future back in 2004 never lived up to that status...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 2,522 reads 4 comments

  8. 9 Potential Deals Billy Beane Should Propose at the Deadline

    The Oakland A's are off to such a fine start in this 2014 season that it seems all but clear that they should be buyers at the trade deadline. Of course they don't have to, but you can guarantee other contenders will be...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 month ago 1,925 reads 0 comments

  9. 10 Biggest Takeaways from the First Month of the Oakland Athletics' Season

    It's been an interesting first month of baseball for the Oakland Athletics . Fans and beat writers have learned about the state of pitching, the seriousness of the offense and more in that span...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 2 months ago 309 reads 0 comments

  10. Oakland A's Prospects off to the Hottest Starts This Year

    The Oakland Athletics are off to a hot start after one month of baseball. So, too, are some of their minor league prospects. But it might not be the guys you'd immediately expect to see...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 2 months ago 3,361 reads 12 comments

  11. Oakland A's Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

    The Oakland A's have the best record in the American League and the third-best record in baseball. This is not a surprise if you've been following the team for the last three years...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 781 reads 0 comments

  12. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top Prospects for Week 1

    There has only been one week of baseball—games that count anyway—but so far, so good for many of the Oakland Athletics ' top-10 minor league prospects. As per the norm, MLB ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 1,964 reads 3 comments

  13. 6 Keys for the Oakland A's to Dominate the Series vs. the Seattle Mariners

    As the weekend approaches, the Oakland A's get set to square off against a familiar AL West division foe, the Seattle Mariners . Though the Northwesterners upgraded their roster, they're still very much beatable...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 3 months ago 1,236 reads 7 comments

  14. Complete Oakland A's 2014 Season Preview

    Spring training is over and after a three-game exhibition against the San Francisco Giants , the Oakland A's officially begin the 2014 regular season. The wait is nearly over, A's fans...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 3,127 reads 10 comments

  15. Oakland A's Spring Training Report: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries

    For Oakland A's fans, the term "March Madness" reflects their team's crazy spring training. One major player is out for the season and another isn't hitting...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 2,887 reads 2 comments

  16. Oakland A's: Breakout Performances from the First 2 Weeks of Spring Training

    Whether it's Josh Reddick returning to form or Michael Taylor desperately trying to prove himself, the Oakland A's are witnessing a variety of breakout performances that are making key decisions more difficult...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 516 reads 0 comments

  17. 4 Oakland A's Players Turning Heads Early at Spring Training

    The Oakland A's may only be five games into MLB 's 2014 spring training, but they've already provided plenty of excitement. The team as a whole has three wins, one loss and a tie...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 4 months ago 8,020 reads 2 comments

  18. Oakland A's: Position-by-Position Breakdown of the A's at Spring Training

    The Oakland A's have traveled to Arizona for another year of spring training camp. With returnees, new signings, freshly acquired players, prospects and a slew of non-roster invitees, it's time to break down the A's, position by position...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 5,368 reads 7 comments

  19. Oakland A's: 3 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training

    Perhaps, the best thing about the Oakland A's spring training from a fan's perspective is watching to see who unexpectedly impresses...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 3,890 reads 2 comments

  20. Complete Oakland A's 2014 Spring Training Preview

    T-minus four days until Oakland A's pitchers report for spring training. Five days after that, the rest of the squad officially opens camp in Phoenix, Arizona . Baseball is upon us...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 5,059 reads 27 comments

  21. Oakland A's 6 Sleeper Prospects to Watch in Spring Training

    All eyes will be focused on Addison Russell when the Oakland A's begin spring camp. While he's certainly worth your interest, a few other prospects have intriguing angles surrounding them too...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 4,252 reads 7 comments

  22. Scouting Reports, 2014 Projections for Oakland A's Pitchers and Catchers

    We are 16 days away from the Oakland A's pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. General manager Billy Beane focused on constructing one of the most dominant-looking ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 5 months ago 1,758 reads 0 comments

  23. How Oakland A's and Josh Reddick Arbitration Situation Will Play Out

    As Major League Baseball's arbitration deadline passed January 17th, the Oakland A's locked up all of their eligible players except one: Josh Reddick . What happens next is anyone's guess...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 5,950 reads 3 comments

  24. Oakland A's Best Prospect at Every Position at the Start of 2014

    After an offseason that saw the Oakland A's send Michael Choice, Chris Bostick , Jemile Weeks and David Freitas to other teams, the organization's minor league prospects have taken a slight hit...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 3,858 reads 0 comments

  25. Projecting Oakland Athletics' 5-Man Rotation for 2014

    The calendar has turned and as we head toward spring training, it's time to look ahead to who will be part of the Oakland A's starting rotation. 2013 ended with a rotation of Bartolo Colon, Jarrod Parker, Sonny Gray, A...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 6 months ago 4,575 reads 2 comments