There wasn't supposed to be any major questions revolving around the Athletics infield this offseason.
Since he joined the Athletics in 2016, no American Leaguer has hit more home run than Khris Davis. Only four have driven in more runs.
The Oakland offense was the AL's 5th-highest scoring in the second half of 2017. It had the 8th-highest average, 5th-highest OBP and 2nd-most XBH.
A funny thing happened on the way to 87 losses.
Coming off a scratched start, lost to a groin strain, six days ago, Jharel Cotton made it though 5 scoreless frames Sunday before he was lifted.
After Saturday's doubleheader, Oakland and Houston Sunday afternoon seemed to hit the snooze button on the alarm clock for their bats.
With a 96-mph fastball, Charlie Morton blew away Matt Joyce for the second out in the second inning of Game 1 Saturday.
With the Athletics down 7-3 late in Friday's game, Marcus Semien's grand slam did more than tie it.
Almost as if a postseason berth lay in the balance, Oakland continues to battle.
Los Angeles overcame Oakland's three-homer fifth-inning to seize an 8-7, 10-inning victory.
A's will donate $1 from every ticket sold for next weekend's series against the Astros to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Jharel "Squeaky" Cotton was squeaky clean in Sunday's series-sweeping, 4-2 win over Texas.
Riding the red-hot bat of the AL's leader in two-base hits, the Athletics overcame an eighth-inning deficit to steal one from the Orioles.
The A's with a 8-5 win Monday, and San Francisco fell deeper into its franchise-worst hole.
Though it was merely three years ago, every member of the Athletics' most recent postseason run has now since departed Oakland.
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Smith hasn't won a big league game since June 24, 2008. His valiant effort Tuesday night wasn't enough.
The Oakland offense handed Sean Manaea an early lead, and the big lefty embraced the advantage.
Wednesday was all about breaking the norms for the Oakland Athletics.
The A's young roster is also peppered with veterans, many of whom boast high trade value.
The Oakland Athletics got a third-straight outstanding performance from their starting pitcher. None of them netted a win.
The Oakland Athletics could not have asked for more from Paul Blackburn making his major league debut.
Sonny Gray was lit up in the first, surrendering five hits, two walks and five runs to the Astros.
Oakland had "Celebration" on repeat after sweeping four from the Yankees. But the Astros changed the A's tune.
Though Aaron Judge has been showered with "MVP" for each at-bat, it was Ryon Healy who mashed a pair of long home runs Saturday.
The MLB All-Star Game is four weeks away, and Oakland Athletics' Yonder Alonso is topping the AL balloting for first baseman.
The Blue Jays ran themselves out of two solid scoring opportunities. And that was all the A's would need.
The Nationals proved to be too much as they snuck past the A's late, claiming an 11-10 series clincher.
The Oakland Athletics refused to be shown up by the National League's top dog, returning the favor of one day prior handing the Washington Nationals a 10-4 defeat Saturday afternoon.
Sonny Gray continued his 2017 search for his 2015 self Wednesday. And, in what was his most dominant start in nearly two full years, he gave the Oakland crowd more than a mere glimpse at his Cy Young-type form.
Bashing four home runs Saturday, the Oakland Athletics buried the Boston Red Sox for a third straight day.
Oakland celebrated a walk-off home run from Mark Canha to hand the Boston Red Sox a second-straight loss Friday night.
Thursday wasn't Sonny Gray's shiniest of starts, but he's no longer winless against Boston.
The greatest goal for improvement is growing strength from weakness. The Oakland Athletics did the opposite.
It started at Spring Training when a fan gave All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt a bag of the colorful bits of sugary bliss.
For the third-straight game, Oakland Athletics won in the most exciting fashion -- a walk-off.
Just when you thought they had turned a new winning leaf, the Oakland Athletics stumbled their way to a 1-6 week.