Apr 17, 2014, 6:00am PDT
March 23, 2015
Drew Pomeranz could be Oakland's Kris Bryant
Some subtle service time issues could creep up this season as the Athletics set their rotation.
January 17, 2015
Payroll revamp means A's can contend now and later
After completing nine trades involving 27 players and making one major free agent signing, the Athletics are well-situated to meet their upcoming needs now and thorough at least 2017.
January 12, 2015
Next up, arbitration!
The Oakland Athletics should be reaching arbitration settlements with most of their nine remaining arbitration-eligible players in the next two weeks. A preview of the coming days.
December 13, 2014
The A's roster if Opening Day was today
Things have quieted down since the end of the Winter Meetings, and so it's a good idea to step back and look at the broad overview of next year's roster.
October 9, 2014
A's claim reliever Jorge De Leon from Astros
The Athletics claimed right-handed relief pitcher Jorge De Leon from the Houston Astros today, releasing the likely retiring Adam Dunn to create room on the A's 40-man roster.
October 3, 2014
A's 2015 salary arbitration & payroll estimates
A lot of salary is coming off the books heading into 2015, but exactly how much Billy Beane has to work with depends on the results of salary arbitration negotiations with a lot of players. I do some back-of-the-envelope guesses.
September 2, 2014
A's Sept. call-ups: Round 2 + Playoff eligibility
The Athletics recalled Nate Freiman and Drew Pomeranz to join the club ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners. Also in this article, a correction regarding postseason eligibility.
August 28, 2014
Roster analysis: Free Tyler Ladendorf
With the A's facing three left-handed pitchers in the next six days, Nate Freiman's power against left-handers must be replaced somewhere. Enter Tyler Ladendorf, Sacramento middle infielder.
August 26, 2014
Injury update: Shocking roster moves ahead
There are going to be some roster moves that are going to initially make you gasp in terror. I'll try to put your mind at ease.
August 21, 2014
Otero temporarily optioned for Gentry or Blanks
With Jason Hammel skipping a start and either Kyle Blanks or Craig Gentry returning, the Athletics can spare a reliever until a few days before Hammel's next start on August 26. Read on to see how the A's could manage past that date.
August 16, 2014
No, the A's cannot demote Jason Hammel to Triple-A
Why even keep Hammel on the roster? Why not send him to Sacramento to hang out until rosters expand? I'll tell you.
August 14, 2014
Trade waivers, how do they work? An FAQ.
Addressing a few frequently asked questions and sticking around to answer any other questions that come up.
August 4, 2014
Coco may be available Monday; injury updates & Aug. roster analysis
Injury updates on Coco Crisp, Craig Gentry, Kyle Blanks, Nick Punto, Jarrod Parker, and A.J. Griffin; and analysis of a potential roster crunch.
August 1, 2014
Scribner DFA'd pending optional waivers
The Oakland Athletics announced they have designated Evan Scribner for assignment. This is likely pending a procedural move pending acquisition of optional waivers.
July 13, 2014
Pomeranz to Sacramento; Post-Break rotation set
A couple of items of A's news and analysis headed to the All-Star Break, including an analysis of the service time implications of the decision to option Drew Pomeranz to Sacramento now instead of completing a full rehabilitation assignment.
July 6, 2014
Jason Hammel reports Monday: who's gone?
On Monday, the Oakland Athletics will need to make one last 25-man roster move when Jason Hammel formally reports to the club. Monday's move will have career ramifications for either Brad Mills or Jim Johnson, each of whom is out of options.
June 25, 2014
Ladendorf suspended; what's on 2nd?
Tyler Ladendorf is suspended until at least August 17. Who's left at second base in Sacramento?
June 18, 2014
Why Drew Pomeranz might not be back 'til September
Why Drew Pomeranz's disagreement with a wooden chair may have cost him his spot in the rotation, how Stephen Vogt could get a chance to stay in Oakland, and who leaves the bullpen when Eric O'Flaherty returns from Tommy John surgery.
May 21, 2014
Doolittle's promotion makes his contract a bargain
Sean Doolittle is now the closer. Thank goodness he's under contract, but now let's ask why the A's signed Jim Johnson, why they then offered Doolittle his contract in the first place, and why Doolittle was happy to accept it.
May 13, 2014
If not Kyle Blanks, then who's on first base?
Replacing Daric Barton with anyone has roster implications beyond 2014. Is a trade for Kyle Blanks a good move? Should Nate Freiman get his sophomore season underway? Why not Stephen Vogt?
April 29, 2014
Fernando Rodriguez optioned, thoughts on Pomeranz
Fernando Rodriguez was activated from rehab and optioned to Sacramento. How does this affect Drew Pomeranz's development as a starter?
April 21, 2014
Drew Pomeranz: Send him down and stretch him out?
Until this year, Drew Pomeranz made only four relief appearances in his professional career. Should the Athletics send him to AAA right away to stretch him out?
April 17, 2014
Oakland A's options & service time: A primer
There's more than meets the eye whenever the A's make a roster move.