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.