We’re getting the most competitive AL wildcard race since 2017 but what most fans are interested in remains which teams will eventually end up playing in the play-in game on October 2nd. And what better time to evaluate the teams’ chances than when September is right round the corner?
They continue to overperform, and while they’re not the only team who punch above their financial weight, it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has been traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Oakland Athletics, as reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
Toronto Blue Jays versatility man Eric Sogard should be a target for the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland Athletics won 97 games in 2018 and are looking to get somewhere near that mark again in 2019. There's a lot of uncertainty in the Bay.
Swiss-army knife Marwin Gonzalez is one of several big-name, unsigned free agents. The former Houston Astro could fit on almost any Major League roster, but interest has been relatively limited thus far.
The Oakland Athletics are willing to do whatever it takes to get Kyler Murray to play baseball. Murray won the Heisman Trophy and is considering declaring for the NFL Draft.
Which team will come out on top?
For many years there was a monopolistic National League but come the turn of the century a new league was formed: The American League. The AL was originally called the Western League but was changed to the AL in 1900 and was officially founded as a major league in January 1901.
Expectations for the Oakland Athletics were low before this season. The strength of the American League West, their inexperienced, unproven roster and 87 losses in 2017 all pointed towards an arduous campaign.