|How Beane Built Oakland's Offense|
Billy Beane understood that if the Athletics wanted to compete for a playoff spot in the 2011 season, there was no doubt they needed to add some much needed power hitting to their offense.
|Billy Beane's Evolution|
Nine years since the debut of Moneyball, both in bookstores and on the field, it is still practiced, albeit on a broader scale as numerous teams search for undervalued players.
|Primed For Improvement: Oakland Athletics Edition|
If we are to believe their Pythagorean record, the A's should have won 86 games in 2010. The moves by Billy Beane should be enough to close the gap between themselves and the Rangers.
|Grading The Deals: A's Sign Matsui, McCarthy And Devine|
While Hideki Matsui, Brandon McCarthy and Joey Devine can't be considered splash signings, their potential impact for the money cannot be underestimated.
|What Perfect Game Means For Braden|
Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden became the 19th pitcher in Major League history to throw a perfect game on Sunday.
|Brett Anderson And The Game's Best Young Pitchers|
Brett Anderson has yet to give up a run in 12 innings during the 2010 season. He is a 22-year-old southpaw with a low to mid-90s fastball and a great slider that are good enough to put him in the conversation with the likes of Lincecum, Felix and Greinke.
|2010 Season Preview: Oakland Athletics|
The A's have the least talented roster in the AL West, but Billy Beane is hoping that they are better than the sum of their parts in what will be a transitional year for the franchise.
|Grading The Deal: Oakland Signs Cabrera|
The Oakland A's continued their aggressive offseason with an in-Spring Training move by signing shortstop Orlando Cabrera to a one-year, $4 million deal.
|Grading The Deal: Giambi Returns To Oakland|
Under the logic of circularity and memory lane, the A's and Jason Giambi have reunited just after his seven-year mission in the Bronx concluded.
|Auditing The Oakland A's 2008 Season|
Jack Cust and the A's became the first AL team since the 2002 Tigers to finish the season last in all of baseball in OPS.
|2008 Season Preview: Oakland A's|
The ?Moneyball? era soberly and officially ended this winter and the elephantine (Connie Mack elephant pun intended) task of rebuilding one of sports recent success stories.
|Moneyball Is Back|
Due to Billy Beane?s ability to adapt, the A?s now enter the post-season with what is probably the most balanced and well-rounded team in Beane?s tenure. Oakland might have missed their first chance to build a dynasty, but their second opportunity has come knocking (much sooner than expected). Don?t be surprised if they are ready to answer this time.
|It Hurts So Good|
Let's face it A's fans, without the "Big Hurt" this season would have been a "Big Disappointment." Prior to the season's start, a handful of experts picked the A's to be the last team standing in October.
|Rebuilding In Oakland: Out With The Old, In With The New|
The Oakland A?s are a game below .500 and trailing Minnesota by 5 ? for the A.L. Wild Card, but after a June to remember, this roster of young talent and proven veterans could be dangerous in the second half. Contenders or not, the rebuilding process is well under way.
|Grim Season Continues For A?s|
Things are going a little different for the Athletics this year. This is a team that is used to winning, having notched at least 91 in each of the last five seasons. At present, they are nine games under .500 and treading water at a furious pace. They?re not far from being totally stuck in the muck.