ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Madson too reliant on fastball vs. Beltre

Ryan Madson was one out away from what would have been his 22nd save of the season, when Adrian Beltre hit a two-run, walk-off home run Monday.
Via Athletics.com
3 hours ago

Game #100: We miss you, Sean Doolittle

The A's were an out away from a win again, but Ryan Madson gave up another walkoff dinger. This one was by Adrian Beltre, taking a nice win away from the A's. The A's did everything right tonight, getting within an out of victory before Ryan Madson gently placed the ball on a tee for Adrian Beltre to deposit into the left-field seats, winning the game for the Rangers by a count...
Via Athletics Nation
4 hours ago

Gray looks for rare road win victory Rangers

Sonny Gray, who has won once since April 22, gets the start on Tuesday as the A's continue their series against the Rangers. Nick Martinez steps into the rotation for his first start since July 4 for the Rangers.
Via Athletics.com
4 hours ago

Fillmyer takes mound in second Double-A start

Athletics No. 18 prospect Heath Fillmyer looks to turn in a strong outing for Double-A Midland against Frisco at 7:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
Via Athletics.com
6 hours ago

Oakland A's reliever Liam Hendriks has been great since returning from the DL

When the Oakland A's acquired reliever Liam Hendriks from the Blue Jays last winter, they hoped they were getting a strong up-and-coming reliever. His 2015 numbers (2.92 ERA, nearly 10 K/9) might even have put visions of a set-up man in your head, and this FanPost by Dan Bernstein details how Hendriks got to that point after failing as a starting pitcher. Instead of building on...
Via Athletics Nation
8 hours ago

Jesse Hahn’s return to Triple-A just a matter of A’s schedule while Oakland doesn’t know when Rich Hill will pitch again

Jesse Hahn had a pretty good idea he was only coming up for one start, thanks to a schedule quirk. Jesse Hahn, brought up from Triple-A to start Sunday, left the game having not allowed a run in 7.2 innings. When his teammates left after the game for Arlington, Texas, Hahn remained behind and will fly Tuesday to a different destination. He will be heading back to Nashville to rejoin...
Via Inside the A's
8 hours ago

Oakland A's pitchers and inning limits

With a young pitching staff comes the decision of how to handle inning limits. What will the A's do with their current group of talented starters? After three straight winning series and a baseball team that's finally playing in the same stratosphere as its ceiling, hopes are high among A's fans. The playoffs are probably out of reach, but with the addition of the second wild card...
Via Athletics Nation
13 hours ago

Athletics call up utilityman Max Muncy

Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the Oakland Athletics have called up utilityman Max Muncy from the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. After making his major league debut with 45 games lat year, Muncy spent about a month with the big-league club in Oakland from mid-May to mid-June, playing 14 games, mostly at right field. Across his […] The post Athletics call up utilityman Max Muncy appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

Butler home run in 8th helps A's beat Rays 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate - even in a rare It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it's a step in the right direction for the former All-Star first baseman. Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: who will buy Madson?

When the Oakland Athletics signed Ryan Madson, they acquired a solid closer. However, the struggling A’s will likely sell their bullpen ace. Before the deadline, the Athletics will benefit from leveraging Madson’s rising stock and big-game experience. For prospective buyers, who require a back-end reliever, the current Athletics closer has the potential to provide lights-out...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryon Healy hits first career walk-off home run for A’s

Ever since being called up to the Oakland Athletics, Ryon Healy has shined. While he went hitless during his debut, he showed off his glove and made some great defensive plays. When he did get his first hit, he made sure it counted, hitting a home run over the left field fence. On Saturday night, Healy made the biggest splash yet, launching a walk-off home run to lift the A’s...
Via Addicted to Quack
1 day ago

Athletics recall Jesse Hahn and option Alcantara

The Oakland Athletics needed a starter for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays while Rich Hill still recovers from a blister on his throwing hand and they have added one by recalling Jesse Hahn from Triple-A Nashville. #Athletics recall Jesse Hahn from Nashville; option Arismendy Alcantara to Nashville — Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 24, 2016 […] The post Athletics...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Kendall Graveman Earns his first Complete Game Win for the Athletics

Kendall Graveman tossed 9 complete innings to lead that Oakland Athletics to victory. Kendall Graveman is quickly turning into one of the better pitchers for the Oakland Athletics and is proving his worth at baseball's highest level of competition. Last night he had his first complete game victory of his career, his second complete game overall. Another note on Kendall Graveman’s...

Fireworks start early as Graveman, Smolinki, Healy deliver one of the most satisfying wins of 2016

It hasn’t been much more pulsating for the A’s all year than it was Saturday night at the Coliseum. Maybe it wasn’t just a thrilling aberration, either. All within about 10 minutes, Kendall Graveman finished off the A’s first complete game of the year, Jake Smolinski smacked a tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and rookie Ryon Healy followed...
Via Inside the A's
2 days ago

Athletics scratch OF Josh Reddick due to back soreness

According to a report from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Athletics’ right fielder Josh Reddick has been scratched from Saturday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays. In Reddick’s absence, veteran outfielder Coco Crisp will be inserted into the starting lineup as a center fielder. Out of the lineup due to back soreness, […] The post Athletics scratch...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Crisp's single in the 13th lifts Athletics past Rays 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp singled home the winning in the 13th inning for his eighth career game-ending RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night. Ryon Healy doubled to start the rally against Dylan Floro (0-1), and both Healy and Crisp tossed their batting helmets in the air after the win that took 3 hours, 31 minutes. John Axford (4-3) pitched...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly interested in Josh Reddick

Slated to become a free agent this upcoming winter, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick will likely find himself on another team between now and the August 1st trade deadline. As the longest-tenured member of the A’s, it’s not going to be easy for the team’s brass to move him. But picking up something of substance in a trade is better than the alternative of seeing him...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Danny Valencia go?

With the Oakland Athletics calling up prospect 3B Ryon Healy to the big leagues, that all but spells out the end of days for Danny Valencia in Oakland. With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it would be quite surprising to see Valencia in an Oakland uniform come August 1st. Valencia should be one of the better pieces on the trade market as he as posted a slash line of...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB focusing on new stadiums for A's, Rays before expansion

There will come a time down the line when Major League Baseball dives deep into potential expansion possibilities, a topic Commissioner Rob Manfred has not been shy about discussing since taking over the position from Bud Selig, who oversaw expansion projects in Colorado, Florida (twice), and Arizona to go with the relocation of the Expos to Washington D.C. Manfred will likely one...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: selling A’s pitchers

Oakland Athletics fans may now break the seal on their tissue boxes and sulk, since the A’s are sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Here is a trio of A’s pitchers the team may consider moving, before the Aug. 1 deadline. Oakland Athletics left-handed starter Rich Hill Ever since Rich Hill arrived in Oakland, the A’s have enjoyed Hill’s ability to eat innings and win...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have strong interest in Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick is viewed as a player who will be a big factor on the trade market at the deadline period, and it sounds like the Kansas City Royals have particular interest in him. Reddick, who is batting .296 with a strong .371 OBP and .429 slugging percentage this season, will be a free agent after the year. Since his Oakland A’s are not contending, they are likely to deal him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp suspended a game for throwing bat at ump

Not surprisingly, Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp has been suspended one game by MLB for throwing his bat at an ump on Thursday. Crisp was ejected after he lost his composure in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros. He struck out swinging, afterward arguing with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Then came the bat-throwing incident, which led to his ejection and suspension...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coco Crisp ejected after throwing bat at umpire’s feet

Coco Crisp had one of the more weird ejections you will see on a Major League Baseball field. Crisp tossed his bat at the feet of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, along with his helmet, and then walked straight into the dugout. This came after Crisp was called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros and Doug Fister. Crisp didn’t look back at Reyburn once...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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