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06-25

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The Call-Up: Dillon Overton
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Improbable Frequently Fails To Happen
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Emma Baccellieri

06-10

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Transaction Analysis: Coghlan Comes Home
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Matthew Trueblood and Bryan Grosnick

06-02

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Prospectus Feature: The One Who Got Away
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Aaron Gleeman

05-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Rich Hill, Ace Pitcher
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Tim Britton

05-10

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What You Need to Know: Sonny Gray's Short-Lived Mound Shuffle
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Daniel Rathman

05-02

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Players Prefer Presentation: Upon Further Review, We Will Never Be Happy
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Meg Rowley

04-27

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Baseball Therapy: Can Teams Come Back From a Comeback?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-15

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Rumor Roundup: Keon Broxton, Front and Center
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Daniel Rathman

03-14

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Life at the Margins: Not Fade Away
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Rian Watt

03-07

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

02-22

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Cold Takes: On PECOTA's Breakout Champ
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Patrick Dubuque

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Worldwide Takeover of 'We're Not Selling Jeans Here'
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Sam Miller

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

01-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Josh Reddick Extension Conversation
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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Outta Left Field: Evan Scribner's Four Walks
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Dustin Palmateer

10-06

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Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions
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Russell A. Carleton

06-26

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Rubbing Mud: To Sell or Not to Sell, That A's the Question
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Matthew Trueblood

05-14

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What You Need to Know: Thwarted!
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Steven Jacobson

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine
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R.J. Anderson

05-07

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Release Points: Tyler Clippard's Split's the Difference
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Dan Rozenson

04-27

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Transaction Analysis: Done Zo
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R.J. Anderson

04-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders
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Matthew Trueblood

03-19

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Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No Moneyball
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Jason Wojciechowski

03-18

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Painting the Black: The Anti-Kershaw
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R.J. Anderson

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: It's the Latest Johan Santana Comeback
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R.J. Anderson

02-02

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2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Tucker Blair and BP Prospect Staff

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Clippard Shipped
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-14

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Daisy Cutter: The Depths, and Depth, of Adam Dunn's Career
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Sahadev Sharma

01-12

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Transaction Analysis: A's Deal A Zo Blow to Rays
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R.J. Anderson, Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Catchin' Relief
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Mike Gianella, Jordan Gorosh and Chris Rodriguez

12-16

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Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes
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Jeff Long

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: What's Plan A?
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Sam Miller

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service Time
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre and Nick J. Faleris

11-17

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Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
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Keith Cromer

10-08

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Moonshot: Fastballs and the Collapsing A's, Part 2
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Robert Arthur

10-02

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Moonshot: Fastballs and the Collapsing A's
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Robert Arthur

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap
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Jeff Long

09-30

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Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
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R.J. Anderson

09-25

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Pitching Backward: Buxton or Beane?
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Jeff Long

09-15

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In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run Games
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Jason Wojciechowski

09-08

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What You Need to Know: Sept. 8, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-05

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Skewed Left: The Billy Beane Famous-Old-DH Gambit
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Zachary Levine

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-Star
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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The View from the Loge Level: The Mentors Behind the Managers
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Daron Sutton

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: A's hire A's
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

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How a simple baseball quote has taken over every arena of public thought.

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On Glenn Burke's third claim to fame.

On Effectively Wild the other day, I attempted to find the worst pinch-runner of all-time. This is not to be confused with Michael Baumann’s search for the worst runners who made pinch-running appearances. Rather, I sought the worst pinch-runner of the subset of players who pinch-ran often enough that we’d consider pinch-running to be part of their value to a team, one of the skills listed on their resumes. Specifically, players in the top 500 all-time in pinch-running appearances.

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The A's and Josh Reddick might work out an extension, while the Diamondbacks could move Aaron Hill.

A’s will discuss long-term deal with Josh Reddick
About 10 days ago, the Athletics avoided an arbitration hearing with Josh Reddick by compromising at $6.575 million. Now that the outfielder’s 2016 salary is settled, both he and the club are ready to look further into the future.

According to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group, extension talks with Reddick will commence shortly, and at the very least, there appears to be mutual interest in a long-term relationship. At the club’s weekend Fan Fest, Reddick told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was “thrilled” to hear the A’s wanted to keep him in Oakland beyond the 2016 season, his final year of arbitration. The question now is whether the sides can agree on dollars and years.


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The Mariners' new reliever was historically resistant to ball four.

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October 6, 2015 6:01 am

Baseball Therapy: My Bad Baseball Predictions

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Russell A. Carleton

What we learn from our mistakes.

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After an abysmal start to the season, it turns out the A's may not be so bad after all.

Entering Thursday’s games, the Pirates had the best record of any MLB team over their last 30 games: 21-9. The Cardinals and Blue Jays, whose run prevention and production, respectively, are the best in baseball, have each gone 20-10. I’m guessing you know these things; these teams are big stories, from Toronto’s winning streak to St. Louis’s perseverance over mounting injury problems. Even the small-market Pirates are getting national attention, thanks to their unique story and to Andrew McCutchen.

I’ll bet you didn’t know this: the only team sitting at 19-11 over its last 30 games, entering Thursday, was the Oakland Athletics. The same team that started 14-30 has been one of the league’s most dominant clubs for the last five weeks, and by beating the Rangers Thursday, they escaped the AL West cellar (however narrowly, by just a few percentage points over the Mariners) for the first time since May 7th.

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May 14, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Thwarted!

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Steven Jacobson

History will not remember Corey Kluber, alas. Also: The A's good bad good back luck, Bryce Harper gets a different kind of hot, and the best defensive play of the day.

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May 11, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But Mine

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R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks' disastrous no-decent-catchers experiment is over. Meanwhile, the A's take two tries at upgrading the bullpen, while the Rays backfill a broken-down rotation.

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Many pitchers are relievers because they never developed a great off-speed pitch. Tyler Clippard now has two.

“The terms splitter and forkball are often used interchangeably to describe a pitch where the index and middle fingers are split around the baseball in any fashion. … Nonetheless, very few pitchers actually throw the slow, tumbling, dropping forkball.” – Mike Fast

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Done Zo

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R.J. Anderson

A bunch of week three call-ups to handle week three injuries, including to Ben Zobrist in Oakland.

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April 27, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Worst Holes On Contenders

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Matthew Trueblood

Taking a look at the teams who should find it easiest to upgrade.

It’s the time of year when what has happened to date begins to really carry weight. The Mets have surpassed the Nationals as the most likely team to win the NL East, even though we all know that the Mets’ hot start and the Nationals’ cold one are only loosely indicative of real differences between the talent we thought each team had and the talent they actually have. The Brewers were fringe contenders when the season began; they’re non-factors now. The Royals were long-shot dreamers; they’re now serious postseason hopefuls, though not yet favorites.

Still, in most cases, we should assume that the level of play we expected from a team before the season is still its true talent level. Only injuries should be changing any minds about that at this point. What we thought we knew about each team, about each player and position, we should generally still believe.

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So stop looking for the next A's Moneyball.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: unsolvable-yet-succeeding Oakland Athletics and the solvable-yet-losing Colorado Rockies.

Previous team previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Astros | Padres



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