Both Yoenis Cespedes and the A’s have surpassed all expectations for 2012.
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.
Oakland’s successful bullpen comprises good stories and impressive performances. So if some movie producer wants to option R.J.’s screenplay…
Despite his current late-season swoon, Yoenis Cespedes has exceeded expectations and hit well in Oakland’s ballpark.
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.
Oakland’s success this year is all the more surprising considering they have departed from the small-market blueprint perfected by Tampa Bay.
If you can believe in Chris Carter, you can believe in this year’s Athletics.
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.
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.
The Oakland A’s have shown a knack for winning in style in 2012.
A look at 10 new managerial candidates, and a conversation with Mets manager Terry Collins.
An unlikely team leads the American League in scoring in June: the Oakland Athletics.
Stephen Strasburg faced the Pirates for the first time since his major-league debut, and he reeled off a similar line.
Though recent trends might indicate otherwise, aged pitchers rarely return to form after year-long layoffs.