But the A's aren't alone in their ineptitude. The Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox are all currently on a 100-loss pace -- and the Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds aren't much better.
How rare is it to have this many bad teams at one time? Why are these teams so terrible in the first place? And how many of these teams will finish the season with 100-plus losses? Let's dive into the year of the terrible, horrible, no good very bad teams at the bottom of the MLB standings.