It's that time of year when the A's pick up their play and make their push for the playoffs. And Rob Neyer likes their chances.
If Frank Thomas isn't healthy enough to earn his bonuses, the A's won't miss him as they already have a solid lineup.
There are some April stats you might not have noticed (such as Marco Scutaro's walk total).
Just looking at the Oakland Athletics' roster, you might not guess it. But Billy Beane is playing moneyball again.
It's harder than ever to pull off a "blockbuster," but there were five big deals over the last decade.
The A's went as far as their starting pitching took them. In the end, it wasn't far enough.