In search of more bang from second base, the A’s call up a former first-rounder.
The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
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?
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.
Doug dissects the mechanics of Oakland’s surprisingly successful starters.
Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.
Jered Weaver is way better than he used to be, but all his improvement has come against left-handed hitters. This is how he’s done it.
A look at the Kurt Suzuki deal and the Indians DFAing Damon and Lowe.
Should teams that aren’t expected to contend really always be sellers?
Ben and Sam examine how the Nationals have gone about implementing and publicizing Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit and revisit Billy Beane’s trades from last winter in light of Oakland’s success.
A look at 10 new managerial candidates, and a conversation with Mets manager Terry Collins.
Baseball Prospectus Day at the Oakland Coliseum
If Oakland could develop its own hitters, it wouldn’t need to invest in players like Yoenis Cespedes.
Which men of misery prevented their teams from escaping the murky waters of suckitude?