In the division series, the teams with three good starters are the ones who stand the best chance to advance.
It's extremely hard to figure out why the A's decided to generously give Esteban Loaiza a three-year, $21 million contract.
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.
The A's went as far as their starting pitching took them. In the end, it wasn't far enough.
Should quality of hitters faced count in the Cy Young race? Or postseason performances for Hall consideration?
Johan Santana is the best pitcher in the AL, but he's far from a lock to win the league's Cy Young Award.
Denigrating Billy Beane as just a stats "genius" is absurd and ridiculously off base.
Don't blame the A's formula for another early playoff exit. They just need to keep their heads in the game.
A's assistant GM Paul DePodesta discusses his job along with the challenges of remaining a contender year in and year out in Oakland.