Oakland Athletics Analysis

Grading The Deal: Astros Deal For Scott Kazmir

by Andrew Perna

Jul 23, 2015 5:02 PM

The Astros were smart to jump on Scott Kazmir, who bolsters their rotation without coming at the cost of someone like Cole Hamels or Johnny Cueto. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Q&A With Jon Hanford Of Topps BUNT

by Andrew Perna

Jun 23, 2015 4:43 PM

If you collected baseball cards as a kid, you are familiar with the Topps brand. As you've grown up, so have cards. You can now collect digital versions of your favorite players without having to find space to store them. Read more »

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Miguel Cabrera Has Tigers In Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

Jun 15, 2015 8:28 PM

Miguel Cabrera has the Tigers on his back as they remain in the top five. Did you expect anything less? Read more »

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Michael Wacha Has Cardinals Back In Top Spot

by Scott McCourtney

Michael Wacha is having the best season of his young career as the Cardinals move to the top of RealGM's OPSERA rankings this week. Read more »
Manfred Focused On Increasing Interest In Draft

by Andrew Perna

Major League Baseball wants to raise the profile of its annual amateur draft, but logistics may get in the way. Read more »
RealGM's Consensus 2015 MLB Mock Draft

by Andrew Perna

Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson seems like a good bet to be the first player taken on Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks pick. Read more »
Pirates Climb Alongside Baseball's Best

by Scott McCourtney

Thanks to a recent surge, the Pirates find themselves in the top-five along with the Dodgers, Cardinals, Royals and Nationals. Are they for real? Read more »
Nationals Finally Break Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Nationals have broken into the top five, while the Yankees (nine spots), Mets (six), Angels (seven) and Reds (five) took the biggest falls. Read more »
Kansas City Displaying Staying Power

by Scott McCourtney

The Royals have avoided a hangover following their surprise World Series appearance. They rank among baseball's best in both hitting and pitching. Read more »
Dodgers, Cardinals Remain Atop Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

With more than a month of games played we are starting to see some stability in the OPSERA rankings. The top five clubs have shuffled a bit, but remain constant. Read more »
Dodgers Grab First Place, Astros Sneak Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Dodgers, Cardinals, Royals, Astros and Yankees comprise the top five in this week's rankings. One of those teams is not like the other. Read more »
Cardinals Emerge As Baseball's Best

by Scott McCourtney

Injuries may soon become a problem, but the Cardinals have taken over the top spot thanks to the second-best record in baseball. Read more »
Tigers Top First OPSERA Rankings Of Season

by Scott McCourtney

The Tigers have the best record in baseball and sit atop our first OPSERA rankings of the 2015 season. The remainder of the top five includes a few surprises. Read more »
Who Takes The American League?

by Andrew Perna

There isn't a clear-cut favorite in the American League this season, but the Mariners have the best chance to navigate successfully through 162 games. Can they get through the Angels, White Sox, Orioles and Tigers? Read more »
Grading The Deal: Butler Signs Three-Year Deal With A's

by Scott McCourtney

Billy Beane continues to gamble more and more. After swinging-and-missing at midseason with two blockbuster trades, he's going to pay the declining Billy Butler $30 million over three years. Read more »
Complete List Of 2015 MLB Free Agents

by RealGM Staff Report

Max Scherzer leads a group of free agents heavy on pitching this offseason and there will be no shortage of huge contracts signed. Read more »
MLB Rankings For End Of 2014 Regular Season

by RealGM Staff Report

In the final edition of our OPSERA rankings for the 2014 season, eight playoff teams fall in the top 10 with the Nationals, Dodgers and Orioles at the top. Read more »
MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 15

by RealGM Staff Report

The Orioles took an $8 million gamble on Nelson Cruz and they've been rewarded with 39 home runs and the third spot in our rankings this week. Read more »
MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 8

by RealGM Staff Report

As the Athletics lose their grip on a playoff spot in the American League, the Mariners are moving up thanks to Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager. Read more »
MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 2

by RealGM Staff Report

The Giants made the biggest leap this week, jumping to seventh in our rankings after occupying the 13th spot eight days ago. The Nationals, A's, Dodgers, Angels and Orioles top the list. Read more »

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