Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Agree To Minor League Deal With Ross Detwiler

The A’s have agreed to a minor league contract with lefty Ross Detwiler, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The 30-year-old will return to the A’s organization as a non-roster invite and compete for a job in Spring Training. Detwiler, a client of CAA, spent the majority of the 2016 season with Oakland, tossing 44 innings in green and gold. However, he struggled...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 hours ago

Oakland A’s DFA pitcher Zach Neal to make room for Trevor Plouffe signing

The Oakland A’s officially announced the signing of free agent 3B Trevor Plouffe on Wednesday, and to make room on the 40-man roster they designated RHP Zach Neal for assignment, reports Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle. Neal made his MLB debut in May and wound up throwing 70 innings for the A’s. He served as a swingman, working mostly as a multi-inning long man in the bullpen...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

2017 Minor League Preview: Oakland Athletics

Whenever I write a post about Oakland, I open with a shout out to the King Of Hyphy, and fallen solider Mac Dre. I know he's from the Valley-Jo, but the man gets a great deal of Oakland love. It's only a half hour north after all. Or maybe all this is just a poor excuse to link to this video. So put on your best Thizz Face, and let's get into some Moneyball A's talk. You ready? After...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Raines, baseball’s second greatest leadoff-hitter, deserves HOF nod

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be announced Wednesday and Tim Raines name should be part of that announcement. Raines may have played just 58 games with the Oakland Athletics in 1999 prior to being diagnosed with lupus and missing the rest of the season while undergoing treatment, but he is […] Tim Raines, baseball’s second greatest leadoff-hitter, deserves...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Oakland A’s are making moves to stay competitive

Well the Oakland Athletics and Billy Beane look like they are up to their old tricks again this off-season. The Oakland A’s are known to bring up some very good prospects and turn them into starts, like Jason Giambi and Mark McGwire. They are also very good at taking those veterans, who are on their way down and help them restart their careers, like Rich Hill and Bartolo Colon...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s prospect Matt Chapman may have strongest arm in minors

The A’s have a strong and what I consider to be a very underrated farm system. They are always put in the middle of the pack, when in fact, they should be ranked much higher. All these kids are going to be MLB-ready around the same time for the Oakland Athletics, building a young core […] A’s prospect Matt Chapman may have strongest arm in minors - White Cleat Beat - White...
Via Swingin' A's
2 days ago

Athletics avoid arbitration with three of four key players

Friday the Athletics came to terms with three key players, thus avoiding arbitration hearings that would have been scheduled to take place sometime in February. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt and reliever Liam Hendriks each agreed to terms for the 2017 season with the Oakland Athletics. Gray, who just over a season ago, […] Athletics avoid arbitration with three...
Via Swingin' A's
5 days ago

Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Sonny Gray has reached a $3,575,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid arbitration. Also agreeing on deals Friday were catcher Stephen Vogt and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Gray entered 2016 with huge expectations as ace of the A's staff then was scratched from his start opening day with food poisoning. He first spent a stint...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Nearing Two-Year Deal With Santiago Casilla

The Athletics are closing in on a two-year deal with free-agent righty Santiago Casilla, reports Robert Murray of FanRag Sports (on Twitter). The 36-year-old Casilla, who is represented by ACES, has spent the past seven seasons in the Bay Area pitching for the Giants. Prior to that, he spent parts of six seasons pitching for the A’s. Casilla spent parts of four seasons serving...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 days ago

A's send Muncy to Triple-A

The A's outrighted infielder/outfielder Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday after previously designating him for assignment following the signing Rajai Davis. Muncy will be a non-roster invitee to big league Spring Training.
9 days ago

Rajai Davis signs with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After a World Series trip with Cleveland, runnin' Rajai Davis is returning to the Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics on a $6 million, one-year contract to fill a void in center field.The A's announced on Tuesday night that the outfielder and 2016 AL stolen bases leader had reached agreement on a deal to play again for the A's after spending parts of the 2008...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A’s have reached out to Mark Trumbo

Weeks after missing out on a surprise target in Edwin Encarnacion, it looks like the Oakland Athletics are once again looking into a top-end free agent. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Oakland has reached out to American League home run champion Mark Trumbo. The level of interest is not known, but it continues what looks to be a surprise philosophy from the small-market...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Athletics president to hold open office hours for fans

The Oakland Athletics have new leadership in place, and they are opening the door for fans to voice their concerns with the new team president. Dave Kaval will hold open office hours to the public next Tuesday, December 6, and fans will be given an opportunity to sound off about the state of the franchise and its plans moving forward. It is actually more of an open forum event,...
Via The Comeback
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Oakland Athletics Baseball Operations Analyst

Position: Oakland Athletics Baseball Operations Analyst Location: OaklandDescription: The Oakland Athletics are currently seeking a full-time Baseball Operations Analyst. This position will report directly to the general manager. The Baseball Operations Analyst will have responsibilities that include performing ad-hoc analysis and querying the team’s proprietary database, as well...
Via Fangraphs
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Shakeup in A’s leadership should have minimal impact on future stadium plans

The Oakland Athletics are undergoing a major change this offseason, with Lew Wolff deciding to step down as a managing partner for the franchise. Majority owner John Fisher will take over more responsibility for the franchise as Wolff sells off his percentage of the franchise to remaining team partners. Dave Kaval has also been named the new A’s president to replace Michael Crowley...
Via The Comeback
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lew Wolff selling most of his stake in the A’s

Fans in Oakland may very well find themselves partying in the streets this weekend. No, the Raiders have not yet won the Super Bowl. And the NBA season is too young to anoint the Golden State Warriors champions. Still, it looks like something pretty darn big is happening within the city’s sports landscape. According to Susan Slusser over at the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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