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0 Short Relief: Baseball Players vs. Themselves, and Sometimes Metallica by Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Ellis
1 Short Relief: The Inverted Austin Jackson by Meg Rowley, Jason Wojciechowski and Matt Ellis
3 Short Relief: Tanking, Titling, and Tilting by Trevor Strunk, Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser
0 Short Relief: Between What Is and What Might Be by Emma Baccellieri, Nathan Bishop and Kate Preusser
1 Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
1 The BP Wayback Machine: Goodbye, Dan Haren by Baseball Prospectus
1 The BP Wayback Machine: Peace, Barry by Baseball Prospectus
7 BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits O.co Coliseum - July 19, 2014 by Joe Hamrahi
6 Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic by Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer
24 Overthinking It: Why There Probably Are No Next Orioles by Ben Lindbergh
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 137: 2013 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 121: The Three-Way Trade and the Mariners' Quest for a Big Bat by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: Athletics 2, Tigers 0 by Derek Carty
7 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Tigers at A's by Jason Wojciechowski
0 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Tigers at Athletics by Daniel Rathman
0 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Athletics at Tigers by Daniel Rathman
7 Playoff Prospectus: Athletics-Tigers Division Series Preview by Derek Carty
7 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 56: A Very Special Simulpodcast with FanGraphs Audio by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED* by Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein
18 Prospect Profile: Michael Ynoa by Hudson Belinsky
10 Pebble Hunting: The Oakland A's and Getting Past Windows by Sam Miller
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 7: Duck by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus Day at Tropicana Field - May 5, 2012 by Joe Hamrahi
42 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
4 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Oakland Athletics by John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
16 On the Beat: Building Something Special by John Perrotto
28 Preseason Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
0 Every Given Sunday: Heating Up on Demand by John Perrotto
0 Preseason Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
0 Surveying the Authors by Baseball Prospectus
0 American League Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
Reggie Jackson faces his italicized self, Billy Hamilton his antiquated self, and Matt ranks Metallica moments.
Breaking down Austin Jackson's amazing catch, post-trade deadline depression out of Oakland, and baseball cards as bookmarks.
Instructions on how to fail, thoughts on nicknames, and a Cubs conspiracy uncovered.
A 36-year-old starter debuts, eight things don't happen in the Home Run Derby, and Leonys Martin is a mason jar full of old rubber bands.
Joe Nuxhall approaches the biggest game of his year, and the Oakland Athletics dabble in the forbidden arts to win a championship. The 35-year-old right-hander calls it a career after over 150 wins and 2,000 strikeouts.
When the Cubs lost to in the National League Championship Series, it was not just their season that came to an end, but the career of as well. In honor of his retirement, and to look back at his long, successful career, let's review 12 years of BP Annual comments about him, as he developed from centerpiece of the Dan Haren trade to one of the most underappreciated starters in baseball. Mark Mulder Read the full article... The enigmatic left-hander has thrown that beautiful curve for the last time.
On Monday, announced that he would be the last of the Big Three to go quietly into that good night. In honor of his retirement, and to look back at his long, memorable career, let's review 15 years of BP Annual comments about him, as he transitioned from Barry Zito Award winner on the east side of the bay, to an unmovable contract on the west side. Cy Young Read the full article...
January 10, 2014 11:45 pm
The 2014 stadium tour returns to northern California
Baseball Prospectus and the
invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, July 19 at the O.co Coliseum. Thanks to the fine folks in the A's front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following: Oakland Athletics Read the full article...
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March 27, 2013 9:20 am
The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.
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February 18, 2013 5:00 am
We all missed on last year's Orioles and A's, so we're determined to see the next similar surprise team coming. But are we sure that one will?
“I know a lot of the national reporters say we’re going to finish last and lose a lot of games again. You know what? Oakland was supposed to be last [in the division] last year, Baltimore was supposed to be last, and they both ended up making the playoffs.” —Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, February 5.
Sometime between now and Opening Day—if you haven’t already—you’ll probably hear someone speculate about the surprise team(s) of 2013. Every spring, fans and analysts attempt to predict which teams will surpass the expectations of
and the pundits. Most of those predictions, of course, don’t come to pass. It’s tough to beat the stats, the oddsmakers, and the combined predictive powers of people who spend large chunks of their lives watching and reading and writing about baseball teams. Especially since some of the people who PECOTA can beat the consensus consistently start publishing their predictions, the consensus becomes a bit better and harder to beat. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.
February 11, 2013 5:00 am
Ben and Sam preview the Athletics' season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to Bay Area News Group A's beat writer John Hickey (at 19:07).
Ben and Sam discuss the three-way trade between the Mariners, A's, and Nationals and talk about whether Seattle was too fixated on adding power this offseason.