1. Brandon McCarthy and 5 Difference Makers to an Oakland A's Playoff Run

    Playing the bulk of their games against the Mariners , Royals , Indians , White Sox and Orioles in the first month of the season, there's actually a pretty decent chance that the A's go into May in first place...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 2,121 reads 4 comments

  2. Comparing Jemile Weeks' 5 Tools to Jose Reyes'

    The comparisons between Jemile Weeks and Jose Reyes are only natural. The make-up, the speed, the dreadlocks, both resemble each other immensely. The only real difference is age...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,511 reads 4 comments

  3. Oakland Athletics: 6 Current Players Who Won't Be on the A's Come Summer

    The Oakland Athletics are in a phase that organizations are generally reluctant to enter—rebuilding mode. With it comes almost a certainty for failure. At first glance the team's decision making seems irrational...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,062 reads 0 comments

  4. LeBron James and the Miami Heat Pay Tribute: When Life Transcends the Game

    Some things just don't go away—they're too embedded in our culture. I'm not talking about March Madness, or Yankees-Red Sox. Sports are just a small representation of who we are as people...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,673 reads 10 comments

  5. Oakland A's: 5 People Who Will Benefit from Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez has been a member of the Oakland Athletics for just over a month now, and all seems to be going well...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,347 reads 1 comments

  6. Oakland A's: 5 Under-the-Radar Prospects to Watch in 2012

    Last year, a player that emerged from obscurity in the Oakland Athletics farm system was third base prospect Stephen Parker. In 2010 he hit ...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 2,917 reads 1 comments

  7. Oakland A's Roster Battles: 7 Most Intriguing Spring Position Battles

    Heading into the 2012 season in rebuilding mode, the A's knew they would have some holes to fill before the season started...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,400 reads 0 comments

  8. Manny Ramirez: Why 'Manny Being Manny' Can Return the A's to Their Former Selves

    Since when have the A's become one of the more bland teams in baseball? For a franchise with a reputation for being wild and out there, their clubhouse has been extremely quiet in recent years...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 1,054 reads 0 comments

  9. Oakland A's: Why They Must Keep Manny Ramirez Away from Yoenis Cespedes

    "Thank God, I already made my money. I'm here, like I said, because I love the game, I love to compete. It doesn't matter how much money you make. If you love the game, it doesn't matter...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about over 2 years ago 852 reads 1 comments

  10. Why America's Infatuation with Yoenis Cespedes Will Make Him an All-Star by 2013

    A week ago, the Oakland Athletics shocked many with the addition of 26-year-old Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Naturally, ESPN, being the biggest sports source on television, ran a story covering the signing...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 145 reads 7 comments

  11. Oakland A's: What the 2012 Roster Could Have Looked Like (If They Had Money)

    Over the years, the Oakland A's have parted ways with some serious talent. Sometimes this was just trading a prospect they underestimated for a veteran they ultimately overvalued; but generally it was due to budgetary reasons...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 1,152 reads 2 comments

  12. Oakland A's: 10 Benefits to Dealing Gio, Cahill and Bailey

    It was a more than eventful offseason for the A's. They lost their closer, two of their top starters and both of their corner outfielders. Needless to say this will be a very different looking A's team come opening day...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 864 reads 4 comments

  13. 'Moneyball': 10 Reasons Why It Should Win an Oscar

    Late last year, "Moneyball" opened to widespread success, both critically and financially. Satisfying more than just baseball fans, it went on to garner six Academy Award nominations ...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 1,054 reads 2 comments

  14. New York Jets: How the Disappointing 2012 Season Was Triggered Years Ago

    "We always talk about here how you need to have talent and character. You can't have one without the other. I think we have good players and good people." Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told that to The Star Ledger in December of 2008...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 2,844 reads 7 comments

  15. Oakland A's: Five Players to Watch in 2012

    In a season most A's fans would like to forget, Jemile Weeks was one of the few bright spots for a club that fired its manager mid-season for the first time in a quarter century, and finished 14 games under ...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 240 reads 8 comments

  16. Billy Beane and Oakland A's Play a Dangerous Game in AL West

    After trading their best (most attractive) talent this offseason, it's safe to say that the 2012 season is going to be a long one for Oakland A's fans...

    Erik Reitmeyer Written by Erik Reitmeyer about almost 3 years ago 4,442 reads 13 comments