A's Commentary and Analysis

NOT JINXING IT! A's Hitting versus Tigers Pitching

This is entirely theoretical, of course, because the A's are totally not going to win the division. Did the anti-jinx work?

Postseason Rosters Talk

Without being too presumptuous, it’s time to look at how the postseason roster should shape up

Brandon Moss: The One I Would Have Gotten Wrong

Due to popular request at AN day, I have bumped the Brandon Moss article up to this week. Check out how Moss defies conventional swing wisdom.

Jaso or Vogt?

It's tough to carry two lefthanded catchers on a big-league roster, but both John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have performed admirably for the A's this season. Who has the better case for occupying the long half of the catching platoon in 2014?

This Post Brought To You By The Number 15

The Oakland A's have played in 23 games decided by 15 or more runs, since 1968. Including last night, they have won the last 10.

Chris Young - The Definitive Study Part 2

Second part of the in-depth analysis of Chris Young's struggles in Oakland.

Friday Podcast: Hot Coco

Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the red-hot Coco Crisp, the return of Brett Anderson, and the races against the Rangers and the Rays.

Contextualizing Addison Russell: Can We Buy In?

A's prospect Addison Russell is getting a lot of hype, though there are a few red flags. Should we worry, or will he live up to the acclaim?

A Definitive Study on Chris Young - Part 1

An in depth analysis of why Chris Young has struggled in his first season with the Athletics.

The Case for Michael Taylor

Are 81 PA's enough to prove that someone can't cut it as a major leaguer?

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