2014 record: 98-64, 1st place in AL West
Manager: Mike Scioscia, 16th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $148 million
I've often said it's important that we as sportswriters be held accountable for what we write. We ask players and managers to be accountable for their performance.
From Comcast SportsNetANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- At the start of spring training, Oakland manager Bob Melvin didn't know who A.J. Griffin was.