Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, and Matt Olson Gave A’s Plenty of Value

Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, and Matt Olson Gave A’s Plenty of Value

The 2018 A’s became the first team in MLB history to make the playoffs after starting the season with the lowest payroll, but they got plenty of value beyond Opening Day.  Forbes’ Robert Kuenster compiled a list of players who hit 25 or more home runs in 2018, and broke down how much each team

Bring back Mark Ellis offseason plan

Bring back Mark Ellis offseason plan

First off I would like to say that I am so excited to see everyone already in offseason mode, i don’t need to get into the wild card game, but I am very excited for the trades to start and for next season to begin. Offseason Move #1 : Sign Mark Ellis as Infield Coach/ AAA video analyst/ Whatever.

Grover’s Divergent Offseason Plan

Grover’s Divergent Offseason Plan

Last year my contribution to the Offseason Plan series was an alternative take on what we did during the 2017 SB Nation GM Simulation, and how things might have gone if we hadn’t made a specific trade. This year, while I plan on taking many of the ideas from the 2018 edition, I’m going to focus

A’s manager Bob Melvin a finalist for Manager of the Year

A’s manager Bob Melvin a finalist for Manager of the Year

In something of a foregone conclusion, A’s manager Bob Melvin was named one of the three finalists for the BBWAA’s American League Manager of the Year award on Monday. Melvin, who was named the Sporting News’ AL Manager of the Year last month, is the frontrunner for the BBWAA honors, which