Part five of our annual preview series. This year, we present for each team a 60-word-or-so takeaway from 2020, a 162-word-or-so preview for the 2021 season, a win prediction, and a song to represent the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Oakland A’s
The Oakland A’s have been doing a lot of remarkable things. Whether it’s Matt Chapman‘s otherworldly defensive play at third base, Khris Davis leading the league in home runs, or the phenomenal production of a… Read more »
Taking a look around the AL West, it would be easy to suggest the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros have playoff potential. The Seattle Mariners are a Jerry Dipoto tradefest, which at least creates… Read more »
Two years ago I devised a plan to better evaluate front offices besides the typical wins and losses used by many casual fans. I perform this evaluation by creating specific metrics using preseason projected statistics and… Read more »
I’ve been following baseball for around eight years now, ever since I inexplicably agreed to join a fantasy baseball league despite not knowing anything about baseball. That decision led me to the wonderful world of… Read more »
Chris Bassitt has risen up from a 5th starter/reliever type to looking like a potential middle of the rotation guy with even higher upside. How has this happened? Is this real, or should we expect regression?… Read more »
Let’s get this out of the way: the A’s have been bad in close games, but their peripheral numbers suggest they’re better than their record. We all know that. The struggles the A’s have had… Read more »
OK, so this season hasn’t been excellent for the A’s. They’re among the worst teams in the league, and nothing short of a miracle would propel them back to the playoffs this year. Every trade… Read more »
Athletes should not be role models. Parents say it, teachers say it, writers say it, Charles Barkley says it. There are of course, dissenting voices who can (and should) bring up people like Roberto Clemente…. Read more »
Bartolo Colon nearly destroys the internet, Wash returns to save the A’s, and Alex Gordon teaches his son about running into walls. Another normal day in baseball covered in our recap.
Carlos Correa is moving up, the Oakland A’s are feeling down, and Adrian Beltre is still really touchy about his head. All this and more in today’s recap.
If there’s one thing about Bob Melvin that I thought I could count on this year, it would be relative predictability. My impression of Melvin has always been that he’s a fairly conservative manager when it… Read more »
After I titled this post, I began to think I may have bit off more than I can chew, but let’s at least take a stab at determining how Oakland continues to succeed in an unorthodox way – and I’m… Read more »
When I was in college, I spent ten weeks in Japan on a quarter abroad trip. The school there encouraged the students to make friends outside of the cultural exchange club. Foolishly, I decided to… Read more »
Let’s go ahead and skip the obvious stuff. The A’s usually trade all their best players for prospects, and lose in the playoffs. Last year they traded their prospects for new best players, and they lost in the playoffs.