June ← 2019 ← FREE KRAUT!

82-85 @LAAA 119

The A’s start the second (mathematically) half of the season in the OC, against an of Anaheim team that, has been hanging around .500, and recently got back Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons. Their pitching is not very good (a little worse than ours) but they should not be underestimated. Game 1 features Griffin Canning ...

Getting to the Halfway Mark 152

The first half of a home & home with the Cardinals. Think Piscotty will get the Pujols treatment?

Games 76*-79*: Solstice Shakedown Party 84

It doesn’t feel like the A’s are exactly “hot” (I mean, losing two of three to the Mariners, and then an Orioles series), but they are a respectable 10-6 over the last 16 including that 6-4 on the brutal road trip. We now head into the final 16 before the All-Star Break, trying to figure ...

70-71-72-72-74-75 There is a Cancer in the O-Ring Central 112

Well, not anymore. The good news about PIscotty’s non IL, is that that is the positional depth the A’s actually have. The mariners have been terrible. I am sure the A’s can change that. I will say, I would love to see a teal/kelly match up. Dozens of fans would hit menu to color adjust ...

Trop of the World 75

Comment here on the remaining 2/3 of of a three-game set in St. Pete against the AL East leading Rays.

Games 63*-66*: Texas Toast 163

I have a while between flights here in Vegas so I’ll put up an early weekend thread. It figures I’d be the one who gets a flight with a soccer team: “Reno 1868 FC” on the Reno to Vegas leg. I think that’s some AAA-equivalent league below MLS; they play in the Reno Aces ballpark. ...

Spinning around the Southland 87

On the upside d’Anaheim had to fly to Wrigley yesterday for a one game makeup while the Oakland lads are fresh. On the downside Grossman and Profar appear to have the keys to Bob’s starting lineup pen. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of ...

2019 Rule 4 Draft 62

The downside of winning 97 games (apart from the inevitable playoff heartbreak) is a low spot in the draft. This year Oakland picks 29th, although to be fair whoever we get at that spot is still a good bet to produce more value than last year’s #9. Jonathan Mayo’s latest mock has Oakland taking Seth ...