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  1. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    Don't forget to check out the Hunt for October for standings, playoffs odds and upcoming schedules for all the playoff contenders. 1. Don't go burying the Oakland A's just yet. Ahh, America: We love to jump on a bandwagon and then crush it as s...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  2. Ten post-deadline predictions

    David Schoenfield

    Let's look at some of the fallout from the trade deadline -- things people said -- and then make some predictions for what happens the rest of the way. 1. The acquisition of Jon Lester makes the Oakland A's the favorite in the AL West. Predicti...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  3. A's clearly now the World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Beane had to make this trade. The Oakland A's might not be in this position a year from now, let alone three years or five or 10. The A's have been the best team in baseball in this season of parity, a season without a clear title favorite. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  4. Edwin Encarnacion: One of baseball's best

    David Schoenfield

    As good as the Oakland A's lineup is right now, imagine this: They could have had Edwin Encarnacion in it as well. Before we get there, however, let's back up a bit. Not to Texas, where Encarnacion began his professional career. Not to Cincinnati,...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  5. A's have potential to win 100 games

    David Schoenfield

    Over their past 10 games, the Oakland A's have won nine and outscored their opponents by a staggering 71-18. They pitched three shutouts, scored double-digit runs three times and hit 18 home runs while giving up eight. They are 28-16 with a run diffe...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  6. The strange saga of the 1978 Oakland A's

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, in a piece on the Brewers, I presented the following chart, a list of all teams that played .750 or better in April with at least 20 games played (the Brewers ended up one win short of that percentage): As you can see, 17 of the 18 ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Power rankings

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself fill on the weekly Power Rankings video and wonder why the Oakland A's aren't ranked higher and if AL East teams are being unfairly dinged....

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. A's Jim Johnson sinking into a rut

    David Schoenfield

    So these are the results of Oakland A's closer Jim Johnson's five appearances thus far: March 31 versus Cleveland: Entered in a 0-0 game, five batters faced, one out, two runs, two hits, one walk. A's lose 2-0, Johnson credited with the loss. ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Donaldson out to repeat big 2013

    David Schoenfield

    PHOENIX -- Here's the thing about Josh Donaldson: He looks like an athlete. Indeed, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane called him the best athlete on the team; considering Yoenis Cespedes is patrolling the outfield, that's praise of a high order...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  10. AL West: Three questions for each team

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to the AL West as we get ready for the winter meetings. We'll do the National League on Sunday. Oakland A's What do they need? The A's were busy last week, acquiring closer Jim Johnson from the Orioles, signing starter Scott Kazmi...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The Mariners' historically awful defense

    David Schoenfield

    The Seattle Mariners should be the Oakland A's and the A's should be the Mariners. The Mariners have more money, a better ballpark and have had years of higher draft picks to build up a farm system. Instead, the Mariners are once again awful and the ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  13. Coco Crisp one of Monday's unsung heroes

    David Schoenfield

    When the Oakland A's acquired Chris Young in the offseason from the Arizona Diamondbacks, it appeared Coco Crisp would be the odd man out in the Oakland outfield, or at least see his playing substantially reduced. While it was billed as a "four guys ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  14. A's suffer devastating loss to Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It looked like the Oakland A's were going to complete one of the most impressive sweeps of the season, going into Detroit and beating the Tigers in four games started by Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer by scores of 8-6,...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  15. A's need Cespedes and Reddick to produce

    David Schoenfield

    As Eric Karabell wrote today on his blog, Josh Reddick had a huge weekend for the Oakland A's, hitting five home runs over two games. Reddick, of course, had been struggling all season. Considering the recently A's lost a 6-game lead on the Rangers i...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. Time for MLB to let the A's move

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know how much sewage has leaked from the pipes at the O.co Coliseum since Bud Selig formed a blue-ribbon panel in 2009 to find a solution for relocating the Oakland A's to San Jose, but the smell apparently hasn't yet reached Park Avenue. ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013