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Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

What Baseball Teaches Us About Big Data

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Mike Cassidy

The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Wild Stat of the Week: Why the Mariners Will Win the Pennant

Andrew Wild | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Don't look now, but the third-place Mariners might be the best bet to represent the AL in the World Series this year. Lame duck commissioner Bud Selig's parting gift to baseball, the second wild-card spot, might hold the path to Seattle's first appearance in the Fall Classic.

Gray Leads A's to Win Over Angels

Malaika Bobino | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

It's been awhile since these two teams have faced each other. Now it's a battle for first place and while the A's have held the position for half the season, the Angels now own it but in this much anticipated series will determine the better of the two teams.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Re-Entry and Disorientation

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

I have been out of the country for less than three weeks and it is mid-summer when not much happens of note. The first thing I confronted on returning was a total reorganization of the local supermarket. Under the influence of jet lag I found this quite disorienting. As it turned out, this was only one of many changes that faced me.

Star Pitcher Uses Full-Page Ad To Thanks Red Sox Fans

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports

Jon Lester made a classy move by taking a full-age ad in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe to show his gratitude to the Boston Red Sox and their ...

Tigers GM Jokes About AL Arms Race With A's GM

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports

There's a new arms race in Major League Baseball and it seems like at least one of the general managers involved is having fun with it. Early in J...

Red Sox And A's Make Blockbuster Deal

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Re...

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

Trade Costs Pitcher Chance To Pitch In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Sam...

WATCH: This Amazing Throw Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a strong man, very strong. With the A's and Los Angeles Angels deadlocked, 1-1, in the bottom of the eig...

Former Cy Young Winner Dies

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a...

Orioles Star Sparks 2nd Bench-Clearing Altercation In 3 Games

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and the Oakland Athletics haven't been getting along. After dodging a pitch thrown inside by A's rel...

The A's Are Doing A's Things Again

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

The Oakland A's are doing that thing again. They're getting far more bang for their buck than just about every other team in baseball. Despite ranking...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Saves Himself

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

A's pitcher Jesse Chavez showed off some incredible reflexes on Tuesday when Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders hit a sharp line drive at his head. ...

WATCH: MLB Player's Amazing Tribute To Ultimate Warrior

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports

Oakland Athletic outfielder Josh Reddick paid tribute to the late WWE legend Ultimate Warrior on Monday during his interview with MLB Network's Intent...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Records Most Bizarre Out Of The Season (So Far)

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

Well here's something that doesn't happen everyday. Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager ripped a line drive off Oakland A's pitcher Sonny G...

This Is How A's Fans Are Taunting Justin Verlander

Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

Some Oakland Athletics fans walked into O.co Coliseum for Game 5 prepared to taunt Detroit ace Justin Verlander.. with giant images of Kate Upton's fa...

TIME LAPSE: Stadium Converts From MLB To NFL

Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

The Oakland A's are still playing in October, which means that the Raiders aren't the only ones who get to call O.co Coliseum home this month. Of cour...

Tigers Rally To Force Game 5

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by t...

A's Take Control Of Series

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of el...

OUCH! Cops Take Down Rowdy A's Fan With Stun Gun

Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

Security guards and police officers at Oakland's O.co Coliseum tried to detain an Athletics fan sitting in the front row near home plate during an ALD...

A's Get Even With Walk-Off Win

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For much of the season, Stephen Vogt caught Sonny Gray with Triple-A Sacramento. Neither could have pictured pairing up on su...

Tigers' Ace Dominates A's

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After watching Max Scherzer breeze through a spectacular playoff opener, Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit beg...