Athletics face major questions in offseason
The A's are a week removed from their one-game playoff loss in the Bronx, and thoughts of defeat still linger. Yet much can be celebrated from a 97-win season, and the A's only expect to be better in 2019. Just how they tackle the offseason will be critical in this endeavor; the A's front office has several difficult decisions to make in the coming months, and MLB.com has identified five questions they must answer before spring:
Liam Hendriks starts Wild Card Game
NEW YORK -- The A's will send Liam Hendriks to the mound to open tonight's American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium. But it's unclear who will pitch after him. Manager Bob Melvin will have 10 more pitchers at his disposal to shimmy his way through the winner-take-all game -- including just one starter, who likely won't pitch at all.
MLB stars against bullying
MLB stars lend voices to campaign to stop bullying and encourage young fans to "Choose Kindness"
FAQs A's face as they head to playoffs
After clinching a playoff berth and properly celebrating this week, the surging A's are readying to close out the regular season and prepare for October baseball. Plenty questions must be asked of them in the meantime. Let's take a look at some of the FAQs as they head into the postseason:
Matt Olson hits 1st career grand slam in win
SEATTLE -- Practicing rest, the A's believe, is paramount to being postseason-ready. That's why they've been lending some downtime to several of their regulars since clinching a playoff berth this week. The results have been telling.
Top 10 moments of A's 2018 season
A most magical A's season began dramatically -- Marcus Semien's walk-off hit sent them to a victory on Opening Day -- and only heightened in theatrics as the season moved along, an improbable run punctuated by their first postseason berth in four years. Along the way, a bevy of unforgettable moments were bookmarked. History was made, homers were had, and emotions ran high. The playoff-bound A's surely entertained, and they hope the fun has just begun.