So your team didn't make the playoffs. Is that what's bothering you? Not to worry! The annual Off Base Rootability Index is here to help.
Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the A's, Rangers, Angels, Mariners and Astros.
Does Manny Ramirez having anything left in the tank? Time will tell, but in the meantime he's preparing to play after abruptly retiring last year upon the news that he had again tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
From Seattle to the Bay Area to L.A., Jim Caple says it's time for a West Coast bias in baseball.
For his part in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Red Sox, A's outfielder Emil Brown won a million yen and ... a printer.
A "genius" label is difficult to sustain in baseball, but A's GM Billy Beane manages to remain on top of the sport's Mensa list, writes Jim Caple.
Eric Chavez calls it one of the least-talented teams Oakland has sent to the playoffs, but these A's are going to the ALCS.
Frank Thomas continued his remarkable comeback season by powering the A's to a win in their Division Series opener.
Instead of highlighting baseball's best, the playoffs have been a showcase for some colossal blunders.
From beginning to end, the Red Sox and A's played a storybook series.
The A's have rediscovered the art of small-ball, bunting and stealing their way to two wins in Oakland.
There are good reasons to root for each of this year's playoff teams -- well, except for the one in New York.
Safety wasn't the issue. With war looming, Bud Selig's decision to cancel the season-opening series in Japan was just plain appropriate.
With the A's deciding against re-signing Miguel Tejada, Eric Chavez could be the player they decide to keep.
The fact that the A's do not have the money to sign Miguel Tejada is no surprise.