Rick Lucks - RotoBaller

While everyone follows the pennant races this time of year, many also become fascinated by who will win the end of season awards. Who will be MVP? Is so and so good enough for the Cy? This year is no exception, with particular attention paid to NL Cy Young and AL MVP. Josh Donaldson made... Read More

Teams usually perform close to the expectations they are given at the start of the season. The Oakland Athletics had few expectations coming into the 2012 season. With a projected 79-win season and third place in the American League West, fans expected another rebuilding year. Even at the All-Star Break, the A’s sat at a... Read More

After winning back-to-back AL West Championships, you would think on the Oakland A’s there would be at least one fantasy superstar in the lineup. However, this group is not centered on one bat, but on numerous pieces that when put together equal more than the sum of its parts. While this is a noble approach... Read More

If there is one thing that ‘Moneyball’ taught us about the Oakland A’s, it’s that they do not need to be big spenders in order to put a winning team on the field. The defending American League West Champions for the past two seasons did not have many needs to address with their young, sabermetrics... Read More

We're midway through Week 12 and some pitchers are starting to cross the 10-win mark.  The more prolific sluggers are approaching and surpassing 20 HR, too, and so it seems like as good a time as ever to take the temperature of some of our favorites so far this year at RotoBaller.  Some of these... Read More