Seattle Mariners Join the Disgruntled Milton Bradley Employer Club

With the news that Seattle Mariners Outfielder, Milton Bradley, was today designated for assignment, A’s fans can only sigh and shake our heads. Oakland A’s fans are certainly familiar with Milton Bradley. And like many other former Bradley teams, the […]

Oakland A’s Should Be Bold, Trade for David Wright

Lots of talk in the Bay Area about the San Francisco Giants trading for New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. I agree that would be a very good move for the Giants. Too bad I hate the Giants. I do […]

Oakland A’s Have Not Had a Position Player All-Star Since 2003 – Streak Likely to Continue

Remember Ramon Hernandez, A’s fans? Well, he was your last position player representing the A’s in an All Star game. Doesn’t seem that long ago does it? Heck it was only 8 years ago. But to put it into context, […]

Jack Cust is Providing the A’s with a Silver Lining

The Oakland A’s are 29 out of 30 in home runs. They are 26 out of 30 in RBIs. They are 21 out of 30 in batting average. They are 26 out of 30 in slugging percentage. No matter how […]

Is the Answer to the A’s Offensive Woes in Sacramento?

There is no sense in beating a dead horse. Bottom line, the A’s can’t hit. This is not a shocking statement and if anybody disagrees, then I will respectfully call you a moron. A’s pitchers have zero margin for error […]

Oakland A’s Offense = Choke City

At least the A’s held my interest in today’s 5-3 loss to the Boston Redsox. But, based on their anemic offense, a 4-run deficit probably feels like 100 to these light-swinging A’s. Gio Gonzalez could not maintain his early season […]

Oakland A’s Infield Totally Powerless

Albert Pujols. Adrian Beltre. Troy Tulowitzki. Mark Teixeira. Alex Rodriguez. Prince Fielder. Ryan Howard… want me to keep going? What do all of these players have in common? Well, they are all infielders who hit home runs. Not a particularly […]

Oakland A’s Brian Fuentes Filling in Nicely at Closer

When the Oakland A’s and Billy Beane signed Brian Fuentes this offseason to fill the role of set-up man, the A’s knew they got an All-Star caliber player with closer pedigree. In 2009, he led the major leagues in saves […]

The Beane’s Bunch Show: “Off to an Ugly Start”


To discuss the first two series of the season for the Oakland Athletics, I joined Aaron Fischman at the Davis Sports Deli for our first edition of the Beane’s Bunch Podcast. We talked defensive woes, offensive catalysts and where the […]

A’s Players on Thin Ice

A 27.00 ERA is not going to cut it for Craig Breslow for long...

The Oakland A’s have to get off to a good start this year. There are a lot of expectations for this ball club and if the A’s come out of the gate slowly and continue to look this sloppy, then […]

Oakland A’s Roster Set: Ross Gets Jobbed, Jackson Gets Lucky

Meet your Oakland A's fifth starter, Brandon McCarthy

The Oakland Athletics have announced their 25-man roster. Most of the players were expected but a couple of surprises to me. First, Tyson Ross did not make the roster as a starter or in the bullpen. I’m guessing a 0.59 […]

Oakland A’s Mailbag: Who Will be the Face of the A’s?

Is this the face of the Oakland A's? Dan Burt thinks so

In today’s Oakland A’s Mailbag, co-writer Dan Burt and I tackle one of the big questions surrounding the Oakland A’s prior to the start of the season: “Who will be the face of the A’s this year?” Dan and I […]