The Oakland Athletics enter the 2020 season with a distinct goal of continuing their recent string of postseason appearances. In fact, the franchise is likely setting their sights on their first AL West crown since 2013.
While the powerhouse Houston Astros are still expected to field a good team, their recent sign-stealing scandal and subsequent penalties may leave the door open for the A’s to avoid the one-game Wild Card matchup by winning the division crown.
Oakland has the benefit of several star players to lead them toward success in the 2020s. Matt Chapman will likely be a top contender for another All-Star and Gold Glove selection.