Athletics Midseason Update: Dialing Up Aggression Benefits Anthony Aliotti
Best Player: In a system filled with high picks and highly-touted players, Anthony Aliotti has quietly emerged as one of the premier offensive threats in the organization. The lefthanded-hitting first [...]
What Your Team Did In The Draft: American League Edition
Now that all of the selections have been made, our draft experts took a few moments to glance at each team’s draft list and see what stood out. We won’t [...]
The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Relaxation Keys Breakout For A’s Crocker
Sometimes, a ballplayer can just try too hard. From the time Bobby Crocker signed with the Athletics after being their fourth-round pick in 2011 out of Cal Poly, he worked so hard and played with such intensity that he often lost the looseness needed to thrive on the baseball field.
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A’s Nakajima Looking To Buck Trend
The Athletics are not a team that shies away from gambles, and the big risk this year comes in the middle of the diamond.
A’s Straily Finds A New Offseason Routine
Last winter, A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily were selling shoes for offseason jobs. This winter, they were both preparing to contend for positions in the Athletics' big league rotation—where they finished 2012—as they head to major league spring training for the first time.
Aliotti, A’s Embracing New Approach
When Anthony Aliotti joined the Athleitcs, he seemed to fit right in. He lived by that mantra of taking pitches and working deep counts. But Aliotti, and the Athletics themselves, have been changing.
A’s Peterson Breaks Through With New Approach
From the time Shane Peterson signed a professional contract, he thought that learning to hit home runs would be his key to reaching the majors. About a year ago, that all changed.
A’s Simmons Finds Relief In Bullpen Role
Finally, after all these years, things have started going right for James Simmons.