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  1. Key roster decisions for A's-Royals

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man rosters for Tuesday's wild-card game and since rosters can be changed before the Division Series, it's no surprise that both teams left several starting pitchers off their roste...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. A's were baseball's best team in April

    David Schoenfield

    I hope the women and children in Texas didn't witness the sweep the A's put on the Rangers because I think the A's just committed three counts of felony sports-slaughter. After beating Yu Darvish 4-0 on Monday and the red-hot Martin Perez 9-3 on Tues...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. Hurdle's defensive moves lead to award win

    David Schoenfield

    How do you evaluate a manager's performance? It's one aspect of baseball that sabermetrics hasn't figured out exactly how to tackle, in part because much of a manager's duties are the behind the scenes: keeping a positive clubhouse culture, keeping p...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  4. Rookie starters in do-or-die games

    David Schoenfield

    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin chose rookie Sonny Gray over veteran Bartolo Colon to start Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers -- making Gray the third rookie to start what I call an "ultimate" game this postseason (a do-...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  5. A's looking like best team in the AL West

    David Schoenfield

    Jesse Chavez is essentially the 25th man on the Oakland A's roster. He started the year in Triple-A, got called up, got sent down, got called back up and is working as the low-leverage guy out of the bullpen. Before Thursday, he hadn't pitche...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. Thoughts: Don't forget about Matt Moore

    David Schoenfield

    It's easy to forget that a year ago there were the big three super prospects: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Matt Moore, and not necessarily in that order. Baseball America named Moore its No. 2 prospect and wrote, "He makes it look so easy, and he's s...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  7. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  8. Jays make safe move in hiring Gibbons

    David Schoenfield

    There seems to be a prevailing attitude among fans, talk show hosts and so on that recycled managers are a bad thing. I don't agree with that sentiment. Well, unless it's Jim Tracy. Think about just this season: Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson were ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Baseball is awesome: A's cap great day

    David Schoenfield

    More baseball! On a day that featured a quadruple-header of baseball playoff action, a game in which a starting pitcher who didn't win a game all season gets a W, a game with a demoted former two-time Cy Young winner coming out of the bullpen for ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  10. Anderson, Crisp rescue A's with two gems

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland A's didn't really know what to expect from Brett Anderson, who hadn't pitched in 20 days since suffering an oblique strain. But here's the one thing about Anderson: He can roll out of bed and throw the ball over the plate. He returned ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  11. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012