1. Who Surprised and Who Disappointed for Oakland Athletics in 2013?

    It's no surprise the Oakland Athletics are playing well as a unit; it's just a bit surprising who's leading the charge. Likewise, guys who were originally expected to propel the A's toward the postseason haven't quite gotten the job done...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 12 months ago 2,674 reads 2 comments

  2. How Oakland Athletics Match Up Against Every Potential AL/NL Playoff Opponent

    In hopes of avoiding a jinx, there's a strong indication that when it comes to the Oakland Athletics and the 2013 postseason, it's a matter of when and not if...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 2,856 reads 7 comments

  3. Oakland A's Players Who Must Be Let Go This Offseason

    It's a bit soon to be looking at offseason cuts, but we've seen enough this season to know who the Oakland A's can make the playoffs without. Especially when it comes to next season when nearly everyone will be one year older and cost more money...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 3,884 reads 1 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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 1,942 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 4,125 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 2,495 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 2,673 reads 11 comments

  9. 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 3,189 reads 13 comments

  10. 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 4,187 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 4,479 reads 19 comments

  12. 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 1,670 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 2,536 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 1,558 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 2,958 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 3,132 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 2,835 reads 6 comments

  18. 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 1,217 reads 3 comments

  19. 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

  20. 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 2,031 reads 9 comments

  21. 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...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about over 1 year ago 1,237 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 3,550 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 3,369 reads 5 comments

  24. 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 934 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 2,254 reads 6 comments