Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Oakland Athletics
The young pitching is coming along, but lineup concerns persist
Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Oakland Athletics, who aren't looking so cutting edge these days.
Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 84-78, first place
Current record: 72-79, fourth place
On the plus side, Aaron Sorkin is rewriting the script for a "Moneyball" movie, which might star Brad Pitt as Billy Beane.To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Athletics and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider.
Kiss 'Em Goodbye on ESPN Insider
Insider and Baseball Prospectus now ask: What went wrong for each MLB team, and what may the future hold? We'll be covering the playoff teams as they're eliminated, and finish off with what the World Series champs need to do to improve (hey, there's always something).