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Oakland A’s Pitcher Trevor Cahill’s Dramatic Improvement

It was pretty well known around here last season that I was not a fan of A's righthander Trevor Cahill. That wasn't so much because I didn't think the former top prospect had great potential. It was more due to the ... (Continue reading)

2010 MLB Draft Results: With Michael Choice, Oakland A’s Strike Gold

Good Choice, A's. Haha, yeah, pun intended... I'm certainly not the first to use wordplay after the Oakland Athletics' selection of UT-Arlington outfielder Michael Choice with the tenth pick of the first round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Just 20 years ... (Continue reading)

Recapping the Oakland Athletics’ May 2010

The A's had a pretty successful month of May, going 16-12 and ending the month 28-24, one game ahead of the Texas Rangers for first place in the AL West division. A lot has changed about the team in May, some ... (Continue reading)

Five Keys to the Oakland Athletics’ Short-Term Success

One of my pet peeves with baseball analysis is when commentators discuss a team that just missed the playoffs and attribute their missing out on losing games in September. Games count just as much now as they do in September, though. ... (Continue reading)

Five Reactions to the Oakland Athletics’ Roster Selections

With Opening Day now behind us, rosters for the season are now set. The A's finalized their 25-man roster two days ago. I didn't agree with everything they did, but overall, they did a strong job of picking the best players. What ... (Continue reading)

Here’s a Thought: Analyzing the Los Angeles Angels’ Bullpen

I've already taken a look at the strong bullpens of Seattle and Oakland. The Angels' bullpen is less set than either the Mariners' or the Athletics', however. Candidates I'll be analyzing include: Brian Fuentes Fernando Rodney Scot Shields Kevin Jepsen Jason Bulger Brian Stokes Matt Palmer Rafael Rodriguez Fernando Rodriguez Francisco ... (Continue reading)

Here’s a Thought: Analyzing the Oakland Athletics’ Bullpen

In my last article, I looked at the Mariners bullpen candidates. Continuing my tour of the AL West bullpens, here's a look at the following nine A's bullpen possibilities: Andrew Bailey Joey Devine Brad Ziegler Brad Kilby Jerry Blevins Jon Meloan Michael Wuertz Bobby Cassevah Craig Breslow Let's have a look!Begin ... (Continue reading)

Here’s a Thought: Grading the Oakland Athletics’ Starting Rotation

My last article looked at the Los Angeles Angels' rotation. I gave their group a B overall. Next up is the Oakland Athletics' rotation, which has the potential to fall anywhere from worst to best in the division At the end of ... (Continue reading)

Here’s a Thought: Grading the Los Angeles Angels’ Starting Rotation

My last article looked at the Texas Rangers' rotation. I gave their group a C+ overall, dragged down mainly by a D rating for Colby Lewis. Next up is the Los Angeles Angels' rotation, an interestingly balanced yet unspectacular group. At the ... (Continue reading)

Here’s a Thought: AL West Season Predictions–Team Records

The AL West is an interesting division this year. There are four good and well-run teams. The longtime division power (LA) seems to be on the decline, while the other three teams (Texas, Oakland, and Seattle) seem to be rising. I'll be ... (Continue reading)