A's Commentary and Analysis

Possible ALDS matchups: Cleveland

We’ve done a lot of hand-wringing here at AN so far about how the A’s matchup with Detroit. That is arguably the most likely ALDS opponent, but there is a decent chance the A’s end up with the...

Launching the Bat

Check out how several Athletics hitters perform a key component of the swing. And it might help your softball swing.

Further Catching Complexities

The A's have four catchers right now. Something's gotta give for 2014, right?

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.

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