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A’s have Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt giveaway scheduled days after trading him (pic)

In an instance of unfortunate happenstance that could not have been predicted all those months ago when the Oakland Athletics promotions department were organizing and scheduling ballpark giveaways, the team has an Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt giveaway scheduled for Saturday at O.co Coliseum. Of course, the immensely popular back-to-back Home Run Derby champ was traded […] The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A’s moved Milone just hours after acquiring All-Star pitcher Jon Lester in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox. Milone, 27, is 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts this season.  But he has spent most of this past month in the minors. Fuld, 32, returns...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Were Scheduled To Have Yoenis Cespedes T-Shirt Giveaway Before Trade

The Oakland Athletics need to reconsider their Saturday giveaway after today’s blockbuster trade that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester and Johnny Gomez. Even without the giveaway, i’m sure the A’s will have no problem bringing in fans after this trade. [Mike Cole] The post A’s Were Scheduled To Have Yoenis Cespedes T-Shirt Giveaway Before Trade appeared...
Via Diehardsport
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Acquires Jon Lester For Yoenis Cespedes

The Jon Lester saga is over. The Boston Red Sox have shipped their ace, along with outfielder Johnny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in a surprise move that nets the Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. This is the third pitcher Oakland has acquired this season after trading for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Lester had been rumored to be coveted by Baltimore, St. Louis, Los Angeles...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade Jon Lester to Oakland Athletics

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics with Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes!.  Lester has started 241 games for the Red Sox since the 2006 season, winning 110 games, including 10 in 2014.  2012 was the only time Lester lost double digit games in a season and finished under .500. #452436362 / gettyimages.comThe Athletics will add Lester to...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, July 30th: Stockton Wins Behind Ryon Healy’s Grand Slam while Arnold Leon Pitches Sacramento to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Ryon Healy (Grand Slam)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Inland Empire 66ers  3 Stockton Ports        5 WP – Sanchez 6-1 / 3.49 HR- Healy (14) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Ryon Healy (Grand Slam) First baseman Ryon Healy did all the damage Stockton would need in the 1st inning on Wednesday night. With two outs and...
Via Athletics Farm
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Hammel Struggles Again

Hammel hasn’t lived up to expectations thus far for Oakland (Photo: Beck Diefenbach/Special to the Chronicle) Since being acquired from the Cubs, Jason Hammel has had two disaster starts and two average starts. Yesterday was his worst start as member of the Athletics. Six of the eight runs he allowed came in the first inning, all with two outs. From the very beginning of the game...
Via Baseball Professor
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland interested in acquiring Jon Lester

According to Jeff Passan on Yahoo Sports, the Oakland Athletics are interested in acquiring lefty starter Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox.While some teams are in on both Lester and Lackey -- @jonmorosi says Marlins are among them -- Oakland is focusing strictly on Lester.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2014 #452909074 / gettyimages.comLester, 30-years-old, is the best...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Possible A's could emrge as a possible mystery team for Jon Lester

The A's, who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lestery derby, according to people familiar with the talks. It isn't known what Oakland's chances ar at this point, but they already pulled off one surprise by landing Samardzija and Hammel together in a deal with the Cubs. Oakland would appear to have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Billy Burns Is Not Just Another Fast Guy

A former 32nd-round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2011, the aptly named speedster Billy Burns has been promoted from Double-A Midland to the Major Leagues. Taking the spot of Craig Gentry, who recently broke his hand, Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin has said that he expects Burns to start in center field against left-handed pitchers for the immediate future. Burns’ stay...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Billy Burns’ Call-Up

Craig Gentry went on the DL with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. The injury is not regarded as serious as he’s expected to only miss 2-3 weeks. No one ever wants to go on the DL, but supposing the hand is healed in two weeks then this is a great time for him to go on the DL because he has been dealing with a sore right knee as well. Coco Crisp has been out of the lineup...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Are the A’s done?

The Oakland A’s made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.  This trade strengthened an already strong starting rotation and many would think that the A’s would be done pursuing anymore trades this season. However, the A’s are not done. With less than a week left...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire Done With Jose Canseco, Drives Canseco To Twitter Meltdown

There once was a time when Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco were close friends. In fact, they were like brothers — or “Bash Brothers” as they were called in their days with the Oakland Athletics. Canseco then infamously accused McGwire of being a steroid user in Canseco’s 2005 book, allegations that helped bring  McGwire’s baseball world crashing down. McGwire eventually...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with Jose Canseco

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco attempted to make good with his old team this past weekend. Canseco was on hand for the 25th anniversary of the A’s 1989 World Series team at O.co in Oakland on Saturday.  Mark McGwire, who couldn’t make it to the event because he is currently a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, isn’t having any of it. The one-time single-season...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  1 Comment
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