ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland A’s Accused Of Not Paying Rent At O.co Coliseum For Five Years

The Oakland Athletics’ effort to remain in their namesake city has had its ups and downs, but it may have just hit a serious snag. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority issued a statement Wednesday about the negotiations with the team on a 10-year lease at the O.co Coliseum. Both the team and the Coliseum Authority have a strong desire to work out a deal, however, there’s...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could this be Jesse Chavez’s breakout season?

Jesse Chavez Oakland A’s newest starter, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, is finally making a name for himself in the major leagues. Chavez joined the Athletics organization in 2012 and immediately became their designated long-reliever. He had yet to start a game in the O.co Coliseum until 2014 when he squeaked his way into the starting rotation after numerous pitchers incurred...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects

The Oakland Athletics do not have a deep farm system. If it weren’t for super prospect Addison Russell, there is a solid chance this would be the worst system in baseball. Russell should become a star and McKinney and Alcantara could become good players. None of the other prospects on this list project as above average Major League players. The rest of the players are either flawed...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Chronicles of Josh Reddick

Every once in awhile a player comes along and surprises us with his power at the plate. In 2012 that player was outfielder Josh Reddick. He hit 32 home runs that season over the course of 156 games. In the 143 games played before 2012, he managed to hit only 10 home runs combined. He had great expectations heading into 2013, but unfortunately last year presented him with multiple...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Honors Ultimate Warrior During MLB Network Interview (Video)

Oakland A’s outfielder and noted pro wrestling aficionado Josh Reddick paid tribute to a fallen WWE legend Monday afternoon. Reddick arrived for a interview with MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” dressed in the costume of The Ultimate Warrior, who died of cardiovascular disease earlier this month. The outfielder also copied the wrestler’s patented style of entering the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick does interview dressed as Ultimate Warrior

Video: A's right fielder shows off his fandom
Via Beer Mug Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: The Jesse Chavez Experience

More terrible relievers turning into dominant starters, mo problems! So it’s been an up-and-down start to this young season – pretty much all of my sleepers except maybe Corey Kluber (who I still like a lot) are doing great, Nathan Eovaldi still looks pretty good and I remain bullish on him, but Tyson Ross who I bailed on turned in a gem on Saturday. Then to my rankings, where...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chavez stays sharp as A's sweep Astros, 4-1

Jesse Chavez, pitcher of the century? That's a bit of hyperbole for a 30-year-old right-hander who had made all of two career starts before this season. But by limiting the Astros to one earned run in six innings in the A's 4-1 win at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, Chavez accomplished something that no Athletics pitcher has done since at least 1914. He was on the roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who else should the Oakland A’s sign to a long-term contract?

This past week, the Oakland A’s signed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to a five year contract. After switching from a first baseman to a pitcher in 2011, Doolittle has become one of the most reliable and consistent relievers in the Athletics’ bullpen. The A’s rarely sign players to lengthy contracts, but, with such a young team, it would be a good idea to lock up some...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Gears up for Texas Showdown in April

After setting the tone with an initial victory against the Houston Astros, the Oakland Athletics are preparing to finish out April against former Republic of Texas with daily games against both the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. Spanning from the 18th until the end of the month the Athletics will be engaged in an MLB duel with both teams. There will be no break in the action...
Via Football Extra Points
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics News: Oakland extends Sean Doolittle

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a five-year contract extension with left-hander Sean Doolittle, according to the team's official Twitter page.The #Athletics agree to terms with Sean Doolittle on a new 5-year contract. Contract runs through ’18, includes club options for ’19, ’20.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 18, 2014  Money has not been disclosed yet,...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland gives Sean Doolittle five-year extension

Most teams don’t sign relievers to five-year extensions. The Oakland A’s are not most teams. While their closer situation is still in flux, the A’s are locking up one of the relievers looking to replace Jim Johnson in the 9th inning. Oakland inked lefty Sean Doolittle to an extension through the 2018 season Friday that includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Since the deal...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics, Sean Doolittle reach agreement on 4-year extension

The Oakland Athletics have formally publicize that they have extended Sean Doolittle‘s contract on a five-year contract which runs through the 2018 season and includes two club options for 2019 and 2020. However the contract begins this season, so basically it’s a four-year extension. The monetary part of the deal has yet to be announced.The #Athletics agree to terms with Sean...
Via The MLB Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Josh Reddick’s perpetual slump

Josh Reddick To say that Oakland A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is off to a bad start this season would be an understatement. With a .098 AVG and a 33% strikeout percentage, he has the second lowest batting average in the major leagues. This is quite a surprise for A’s fans and critics after Reddick had such a great spring. Reddick had a .333 batting average during spring training...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin not ready to give closer job back to Johnson

Jim Johnson came up big for the A’s in Tuesday’s victory, but Oakland’s closer situation remains a day-to-day proposition. Manager Bob Melvin wasn’t ready to re-anoint Johnson as his ninth-inning man before Wednesday’s road trip finale against the Angels. It was unclear before the game if Johnson would even be available after throwing two innings and getting the victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>

NFL teams with the biggest adjustments to make

10 of our favorite pitches by Baseball Prospectus

Best bargain NFL free agents still available

What your stadium food choice says about you

10 biggest misses by NFL Draft experts

Leanna Decker power ranks the NBA playoffs

Hockey fights of the year

Five ways to improve the NFL draft

Video: Stanley Cup celebrations since '49

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Gallery: Dancers of the NBA playoffs

Best and worst of Monday Night Raw

Five-round NFL mock draft

10 best scenes from baseball movies

10 GIFs that sum up the Mike Woodson era in NYC

BARKER BEAUTIES
WANT MORE?
FOLLOW YARDBARKER:
Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.