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).
Searching for the most-balanced team in the past six decades of baseball history.
The A’s gave up on Tyson Ross, but Ian hasn’t.
Cheering, and lots of it, in the press box.
Ian finds his postseason press pass takes him places he never expected to go.
Ben and Sam bring on Jason Wojciechowski to discuss whether the 2-3 playoff format is the abomination he makes it out to be, then talk about how the A’s Game Three victory changes (or doesn’t change) their odds of beating the Tigers.
On Oakland’s budget, a GM can’t afford to spend $36 million and whiff. WIth Yoenis Cespedes, Billy Beane didn’t.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the A’s all-rookie rotation bodes well for their future, then talk about whether the average strikeout rate has risen too high.
Look at the A’s record. Now look at the Tigers record. Now read this.
A’s assistant GM David Forst has seen the team go from post-season pretender to legitimate contender, and a conversation with Mike Matheny.
Doug dissects the mechanics of Oakland’s surprisingly successful starters.
Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson’s Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland’s potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free-agent market this winter in light of the other shortstops available.
We haven’t seen much of Michael Ynoa since the A’s signed him to a big bonus in 2008, but he’s healthy now and still showing plenty of promise.
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.