Final Grade: D+
The A’s had a few opportunities to win more than 12 games, but ultimately they failed to capitalize on those opportunities. They leave the month of May trailing the first place Astros by 14 games and seem like a likely candidate to sell at the trade deadline.
Melvin and the A’s coaching staff will likely receive a young wave of talent in the coming weeks, particularly with Franklin Barreto. Until then, however, the team will need to find ways to get on base and survive offensively without relying on home runs.
And the bullpen is in desperate need of a shakeup. Casilla needs to sit.