1. 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 8 months ago 2,757 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 5,325 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 4,860 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 1,590 reads 1 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 5,755 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 3,167 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 4,375 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 1,545 reads 8 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 998 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 8,065 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 1,086 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 49 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 1,064 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 3,180 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 4,306 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 2,149 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 4,182 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 1,423 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 1,403 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 2,113 reads 6 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 2,942 reads 16 comments

  22. 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 year ago 2,424 reads 5 comments

  23. 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 year ago 1,064 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 year ago 3,005 reads 3 comments

  25. 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 year ago 2,758 reads 4 comments