Jonny Gomes’ Departure Signals Oakland A’s Position in Free Agency

Oakland A's Jonny Gomes

The Oakland A’s received a harsh reminder this week of their place in baseball’s pecking order, at least when it comes to free agency. The A’s might be able to outplay a team like the Boston Red Sox, but they […]

New Additions to Oakland A’s Roster Could have Impact in 2013

Grant Green Oakland A's

Big market teams have begun closing in on Stephen Drew, confirming what has become more and more apparent over the last few weeks – Drew’s brief tenure with the Oakland A’s has likely ended. But all is not bad news. […]

Oakland A’s Face Tough Decision with Seth Smith

Seth Smith Oakland A's

The Oakland A’s outfield seems to be set for now. The team has four talented starters in Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Chris Young. Crisp may find his way onto the trade block at some point during the […]

A Tale of Two Oakland A’s First Basemen

Brandon Moss Oakland A's

Looking back at the 2012 season, there is little doubt that Yoenis Cespedes was the offensive leader of the Oakland A’s. However, during any given month, a different member of the team could be found stepping up to play at […]

Clock Ticking for Oakland A’s to Make Moves

Billy Beane Oakland A's

The clock is ticking for the Oakland A’s to make the offseason moves necessary to remain a contender. As remarkable and talented as the young A’s were in 2012, they will not sneak up on the AL West for a […]

Little-Discussed Trade Could Be a Huge Deal for Oakland A’s

Andy Parrino Oakland A's

When the Oakland A’s sent pitcher Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres in exchange for infielder Andy Parrino and pitcher Andrew Werner, the baseball world did not pay much attention. Indeed, why […]

Rookies Could Impact Oakland A’s Again Next Season

Dan Straily Oakland A's

During 2012, the Oakland A’s saw numerous players called up from the minor leagues have great seasons. The success of these call-ups helped immeasurably in the A’s winning of the AL West. With most of the young team returning, there […]

Oakland A’s Must Avoid Trading Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp Oakland A's

With the Oakland A’s still in the middle of their search for a shortstop for 2013, there is a distinct possibility that the team might try to fill the gap through a trade. If the A’s opt to take this […]

Oakland A’s Rookie Yoenis Cespedes Deserves More Attention

Yoenis Cespedes Oakland A's

As baseball enters the awards season, there are plenty of intriguing battles for the various honors being bestowed. The race for AL Rookie of the Year is not one of them. Mike Trout will win the award handily. He deserves […]

Adding Infield Depth Key for Oakland A’s in Off-season

Josh Donaldson Derek Norris Oakland A's

During the off-season, the most pressing concern for the Oakland A’s is at shortstop. The A’s are in desperate need of finding a starter, because at the moment, they do not appear to have even a below-average everyday shortstop on […]

Resigning Bartolo Colon A Risky Move For Oakland Athletics

Bartolo Colon Oakland A's

The Oakland Athletics have brought back veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on a one-year deal. After pitching well for much of the season, Colon was slapped with a 50-game suspension in August for his use of performance enhancing drugs. That suspension […]

With Free Agency Looming, Oakland A’s Must Find Shortstop

Stephen Drew Oakland A's Shortstop

With free agency looming, the Oakland A’s are suddenly facing a big concern at shortstop. The club had two very capable shortstops on the roster when the playoffs ended, but by trading Cliff Pennington and declining the $10 million mutual […]