1. The 9 Biggest Decisions the Oakland Athletics Have to Make This Offseason

    Just as they do every offseason, the Oakland Athletics must make decisions on key free agents, arbitration-eligible players and potential trades. Yet this year, the stakes are very high...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 12 months ago 3,301 reads 6 comments

  2. Why Bob Melvin Is Perfect Manager for Perennial Underdog A's Team

    If there's anyone who can eventually lead the Oakland A's to a World Series, it's current manager Bob Melvin . First and foremost, he's done an outstanding job as it is with this current group...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 1,421 reads 29 comments

  3. Grading Each Oakland A's Player's Performance in the 2013 Divisional Round

    The Oakland A's lost Game 5 of the ALDS, and while guys like Yoenis Cespedes and Grant Balfour earned themselves a high grade, too many of the other A's players earned a C or lower...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 767 reads 12 comments

  4. Why the 2013 Athletics Can Break the 'Billy Beane Curse'

    Since Billy Beane took over as general manager for the Oakland Athletics in 1998, the A's have made the playoffs six times prior to 2013...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 6,214 reads 9 comments

  5. Predicting Who Could Be a 2013 Playoff Hero for the Oakland Athletics

    The postseason can add a certain spark to any player without notice, so come playoffs, it's anyone's guess who will step up for the Oakland Athletics . Last year, Yoenis Cespedes played outstanding...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 1 year ago 595 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 2,692 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 2,867 reads 7 comments

  8. 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 3,896 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 2,709 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 1,956 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 4,136 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 2,509 reads 1 comments

  13. 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 2,690 reads 11 comments

  14. 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 3,208 reads 13 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 4,251 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 4,487 reads 19 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 1,678 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 2,547 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 1,601 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 3,006 reads 6 comments

  21. 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 3,157 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 2,970 reads 6 comments

  23. 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 1,234 reads 3 comments

  24. 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 1,142 reads 2 comments

  25. 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 2,040 reads 9 comments