Found October 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. The A's came so close, yet so far, to advancing to the ALCS. But once again, they fell in the ALDS, and once again, Justin Verlander completely dominated them. But unlike last year, where drama was high and Oakland needed a September surge to make the Postseason, the A's handily won the AL West this year. That counts for something, right? Preseason prediction: The A"s are a tough team to read. On paper, they're probably the third most talented team in the AL West. But then again, that's where they were last season, and they won ...

Sonny Gray injury: Athletics RHP breaks thumb in ALDS Game 5

Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray suffered a broken thumb while fielding a ball in the last game of the 2013 ALDS. Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray who took the loss in Game 5 of the ALDS against Detroit broke his thumb during the game on Thursday night according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast Sports California. He will have an MRI on Friday. Gray pitched five innings allowing three...

Justin Verlander Outduels Sonny Gray and Takes A’s Hitters To School

  Justin Verlander put on a pitching clinic Thursday night against the Oakland Athletics, going 8 strong innings, striking out 10 A’s hitters, and only surrendering 1 walk. With this stellar performance Verlander extended his scoreless streak to 27 innings, spanning over his last 4 starts. Unbelievable, to think two years in a row Verlander single handily dominated an up and coming...

A’s Jarrod Parker to get MRI on elbow

Oakland Athletics starter Jarrod Parker is set to have an MRI scan on his throwing elbow, according to’s Jane Lee. Parker has reportedly been feeling tightness in the elbow area and although it does not sound like it is a significant problem, Oakland wants to make sure there isn’t a more serious problem there. Jarrod Parker getting an MRI on elbow. Was feeling tightness...

A's may use Bartolo Colon and Jarrod Parker in relief in Game Five

When it's win or go home, teams will pull out all the stops.  The Oakland Athletics seem to be doing just that.  Manager Bob Melvin has indicated that he may make two of his core starting pitchers available out of the bullpen if necessary tonight. According to Jane Lee of, Melvin said he is thinking over a possible decision to use Bartolo Colon and Jarrod Parker...

The Oakland Athletics will not move on to the ALCS

Sonny Gray In 2012, the Oakland Athletics made it to the postseason by shear luck. They played a touch series against the Detroit Tigers but the young and inexperienced time ultimately lost in game five and did move onto the American League Championship Series. The 2013 season was different. The Athletics started out strong and continued to dominate as the season stretched on. Even...

The A's and Giants Battle for San Jose Continues

San Jose still wants a baseball team, and not just a Giants affiliate. The city has been in a tedious legal battle with Major League Baseball regarding the potential relocation of the Oakland Athletics, and MLB is currently doing everything it can to block such action from occurring. The city claims that MLB is acting illegally - they're certainly not hiding their intentions...

Your Morning Dump...where Oakland might be the better matchup

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “If you’re the Red Sox, you don’t want to play Oakland, because I think Detroit, while they have the great starting pitching, there are so many flaws,” Olney said. Among those flaws is a nagging injury...

Verlander takes down Oakland again as Tigers Advance

Detroit Tigers (3) at Oakland Athletics (0) - Tigers win series 3-2Justin Verlander did it again to the Oakland Athletics. Almost exactly one year to the day he shutout the A’s in Game 5 of the 2012 ALDS, Verlander tossed eight shutout innings allowing just two hits as the Detroit Tigers advanced to the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.Verlander outdueled...
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