1. Why the A's Have the Advantage over the Rangers Heading into Final Month

    The Oakland A's may have lost a heartbreaker to the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 29, but they still have much to look forward to come September. The month may just give the A's and Texas Rangers deja vu ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,706 reads 10 comments

  2. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top 10 Prospects for Week 20

    The big boys on the Oakland A's had a decent week, but it was the prospects in the farm system who—for many of the Top 10—added to their already-awesome stat lines. From No...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 1,936 reads 0 comments

  3. Updating All of the Oakland Athletics' Latest Waiver Rumors

    When it comes to the MLB waiver trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics ' approach could be aptly titled "All Quiet on the Western Front...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 4,121 reads 10 comments

  4. Position-by-Position Breakdown of the Oakland Athletics' Standout Prospects

    The Oakland Athletics are in a solid spot right now. The major league team is in contention and the farm league has a solid supply of young talent who are either living up to hype or turning heads...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,488 reads 1 comments

  5. Can Billy Beane Afford to Play It Safe at the Deadline After Texas' Garza Trade?

    Though the Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane shouldn't feel pressured to respond with an equivalently loud move. The Rangers are 2-5 since the July 22 addition...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,667 reads 11 comments

  6. How the Oakland A's Can Become World Series Favorites

    The Oakland A's are World Series contenders, but to take one step further from contenders to favorites, they'll need to hit, pitch and play defense a tad bit better and more consistently...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 3,181 reads 13 comments

  7. Comparing Sonny Gray, Grant Green to Past Top A's Prospects

    Oakland Athletics prospects Grant Green and Sonny Gray—both recently called up—are expected by the organization (and many fans) to contribute immediately...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 4,170 reads 3 comments

  8. Oakland Athletics' Trade Deadline Strategy Blueprint

    With the non-waiver trade deadline three weeks away, the Oakland Athletics find themselves with plenty of options. They can stand pat, make a major splash or acquire minor pieces in hopes they go a long way...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 4,478 reads 19 comments

  9. 10 Bold Predictions for the Oakland A's in the Second Half of the Season

    What if I were to tell you 10 bold predictions for the Oakland Athletics, including that they will finish as statistical leaders in two categories...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 1,665 reads 3 comments

  10. Oakland Athletics' 2013 Trade Deadline Shopping List

    The Oakland Athletics aren't often buyers at the trade deadline, but if they want to end the back-and-forth battle with the Texas Rangers for first place in the AL West, they should make a move or two...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,531 reads 1 comments

  11. Projecting 4 Oakland A's Players Who Can Turn Around Disappointing Seasons

    Though four of their bigger stars are off to disappointing first halves this season, the Oakland Athletics are playing good baseball. Once these guys rebound, though, we'll see the difference between good and great...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 1,543 reads 0 comments

  12. Re-Evaluating the Oakland Athletics' Odds of Winning the Division

    Before the season began, I predicted the Oakland Athletics would win 92 games and just miss the playoffs. After two months and a chance to re-evaluate, the odds to win the division are better, but only barely...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,935 reads 6 comments

  13. Oakland Athletics Prospects: B/R's Top 15 Breakdown, Post 2013 Draft

    There's a whole new crop of Oakland Athletics prospects, but are any of them the next Addison Russell, who skipped to the top of the list as soon as he arrived? Here's the long and short of it: No...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 3,124 reads 1 comments

  14. How Can the Oakland A's Take over the Bay Area from the S.F. Giants?

    Once upon a time, California's Bay Area belonged to the Oakland A's, and though the road back is difficult and in the distant future, it is possible to once again take back No. 1 status from the San Francisco Giants ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 2,809 reads 6 comments

  15. 10 Improvements the Oakland A's Could Make to Bolster Postseason Chances

    There's just not a more simple way of saying it: if the Oakland A's want to reach the postseason, they're going to have to improve in a few areas. Unfortunately, a change in one facet won't make the A's playoff contenders...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 1,215 reads 3 comments

  16. First-Quarter Grades for the Oakland Athletics

    After 41 games, the Oakland Athletics are succeeding in three areas of the game, but they're also in danger of failing in three other facets...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 1,137 reads 2 comments

  17. 10 Signs the Oakland Athletics Are Destined to Reach the Playoffs

    Consult your crystal ball, the local psychic or a Ouija board and they'll all tell you the same—the Oakland Athletics are headed for their second consecutive postseason. How can you not see the signs? They're aplenty...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 2,027 reads 9 comments

  18. April Report Cards for Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects

    After one month of baseball, some lower-rated Oakland Athletics prospects are making baseball look ridiculously easy while one of the top three guys might wish to remove April from his memory...

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  19. 4 Reasons the Oakland Athletics Are Headed for Best Season in Billy Beane Era

    The 2013 season has the potential to be one of the most exciting seasons in Oakland Athletics history since Billy Beane took over as general manager. Beane has led the A's since the 1998 season...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 3,540 reads 2 comments

  20. Selecting Oakland Athletics' All-Time Dream Team

    If the Oakland Athletics put together a dream team of the best player they've ever had at each position, who would start on that team? Some of the answers might surprise you. The Athletics have called Oakland home since 1968...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 3,352 reads 5 comments

  21. Oakland A's: Odds That Each 25-Man Roster Player Will Stay for 2014

    The Oakland A's have a young and talented roster built for years of success - if they stick around. A's management - specifically the one played by Brad Pitt in movies - is not one to shy away from trades...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 913 reads 0 comments

  22. 1 Bold Prediction for Every Player on the Oakland A's 25-Man Roster

    This time last year I boldly predicted the Oakland A's would win the AL West . This year, it's not bold enough to call for a repeat (or is it?), so let's individualize a prediction for each player on the active roster...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 2,253 reads 6 comments

  23. Predicting Oakland A's Team Awards for 2013

    What if each of Major League Baseball's awards were given out to every team—who would end 2013 as the Oakland A's Most Valuable Player? Who would be their Cy Young winner? What ...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 341 reads 8 comments

  24. Predicting the Oakland Athletics' Regular Season Record

    The Oakland Athletics are going to win fewer games in 2013, but fear not—they'll only miss equaling 2012's mark by a few games. Predicting a regular season record can be difficult...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 341 reads 4 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Possible Infield Combos for the Oakland Athletics in 2013

    With 10 infielders on the 40-man roster, the Oakland Athletics certainly have options around the horn. But which combination is the best? First base seems clear: Brandon Moss starts, and Daric Barton will compete for a spot on the 25-man roster...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 2,112 reads 8 comments