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A's 2013 Playoffs

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Sonny Gray To Start ALDS Game 5

A's rookie phenom Sonny Gray will get the ball for the decisive game of this Division Series tomorrow night at 5pm.

Back For The First Time, Again

If you have déjà vu this morning, it will probably pass. Until the next time it doesn’t.

A's squander opportunities, lose 8-6

Game 5 is Thursday. Can we avoid another ALDS Game 5 heartbreak?

Will ALDS Clincher Be Made Of Bricks?

Like the wolf outsmarted by the third pig, the A's have often run out of breath on the steps of the ALCS.

Win Today Or Go Home

The A's have two chances to close out their ALDS series against the Tigers. Maybe.

ALDS #3: It's Not Heaven, It's Oakland Baseball

It took three games and three ace pitchers, but the A's finally got to one, scoring all six runs off Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez, who was knocked out of the game in the fifth inning as the Oakland lineup collected eight hits, three of them home runs by Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss, and Seth Smith. Much like the night of Game 2, Detroit tried to rattle Oakland pitching, but little did they know that Sonny Gray was too locked-in to be rattled, and Grant Balfour, well, is rattled perfectly already. The A's will take the field in Detroit tomorrow, looking to advance to the American League Championship Series. LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

22.6% Of A's Post-Season Wins Are Walk-Offs

Last night was the seventh post-season walk-off win in Oakland A’s history. What does it all mean? It means we get to review the other six, that’s what.

ALDS Game 2: Starters Dominate, Vogt Walks Off

Stephen Vogt earned his pie tonight, coming up with a walk-off single to push across the game's first run and tie the ALDS as it moves eastward to Detroit.

A's Fall Flat, Drop ALDS Opener 3-2

Oakland lost to Detroit in the first game of the 2013 ALDS.

Q&A with Rob Rogacki of Bless You Boys

Rob and I sat down over email to ask each other some questions about the respective teams in this ALDS. Who are the keys to series, and our picks to click, and all that stuff. Read it below.

Predicting Possible Playoff Probabilities

What are the likelihoods of winning a given playoff series?

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Game Plan: Tenth Man

Are you pumped yet?

ALDS Rosters: Griffin, Freiman Out, Straily In

A.J. Griffin is out and Dan Straily is in, while Sonny Gray and Jarrod Parker have been unexpectedly flipped, with the rookie slated to start ALDS Game 2 on Saturday night in Oakland.

A's Game Times Announced - SoCal Party Friday

What we've all been waiting for! Post your post-season plans here!

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Athletics Vs. Tigers: ALDS Roster

Can The A's Finish What They've Started?

The Oakland A’s, under the watchful eye of Billy Beane, have enjoyed unprecedented success*, when compared to any other team in franchise history. But he's still trying to win that "last game of the season."

Fixing Ryan Cook

What can Ryan Cook do to improve on his dreadful September?

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 AL’s best record and play the wild card play-in game winner. Here, I profile one of the two top teams in that race as it stands right now.

Now That We're Allowed To Talk Playoff Roster...

With Oakland clinching the division yesterday, we are officially allowed to acknowledge that the A's need to set a 25-man playoff roster for the ALDS, though their opponent is still unknown and certainly might impact the front office's decisions.

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