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Boxscore Breakdown #133: Gray turned blue – Angels 9, Athletics 4

Just when we’re all getting ready to write the Angels off, they have to go and beat the tar out of Sonny Gray, win a road series and provide a glimmer of hope that they could claw their way back into the Wild Card race. It was all because for the first time in forever they defeated an actual elite pitcher instead of just rolling over and nearly getting no-hit, like they do. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, September 2nd: Nate Freiman Hits Game-Winning HR for Sounds while Matt Chapman Returns to Action for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  5 Nashville Sounds      6 WP – Bayless 1-0 / 0.00 HR – Wendle (9), Freiman (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI) With the game tied in the bottom...
Via Athletics Farm
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Brett Lawrie by Jeff Quinton

A look at what we might expect from the A`s infielder going forward.
Via Baseball Prospectus
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Finally healthy, Ladendorf relieved to be back with A's

Tyler Ladendorf began the 2015 season on the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster, a testament to a strong spring and the resilience that the 27-year-old infielder has shown throughout his career.  Demoted a week into the season to free up roster space, Ladendorf then suffered a serious ankle sprain with Triple-A Nashville. The setback more or less derailed his season and prevented...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, September 1st: Tyler Marincov’s 4 RBIs Help Ports Stage Comeback Victory while Dillon Overton K’s 7 in Hounds Win & AFL Rosters Are Set

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (2 for 4 / Double / 4 RBI)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports   9 Visalia Rawhide   5 WP – Roberts 5-2 / 3.41 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Tyler Marincov (2 for 4 / Double / 4 RBIs) After being down by 5 runs after just 3 innings on Tuesday, Stockton staged a startling comeback victory by putting...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Try To Get Out Of Cellar During Month Of September

There are 15 teams in the American League and the Oakland Athletics have the worst record out of all of them entering the month of September. At 57-75, the Athletics are 15 games behind the American League West division-leading Houston Astros and 12 games behind the Texas Rangers, who are currently holding down the second and final AL Wild Card spot. Along with playing the role of...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

O.co Coliseum began literally falling apart on Monday night

During Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game at O.co Coliseum, the much-maligned home of the A’s (and Raiders, for that matter) began to fall apart when Shane Victorino bumped into the left field wall. As soon as Victorino lightly hit the wall, one of the pads became dislodged and eventually completely fell off, requiring a short delay while the Coliseum’s staff attempted...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Control AL West Teams’ Fate during Next 2 Weeks

Josh Reddick Over the next two weeks, the Oakland Athletics will be playing very meaningful games. The catch for Oakland is that they will not be important for them. Even though they have the worst record in the American League at 57-74, their impact on the playoffs will be felt because they have upcoming series against three playoff hopeful teams. Not only are they playoff contending...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Working the Waiver Wire 8.29.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Arms Drew Pomeranz is the current closer for the Oakland Athletics and yet he is available in 88% of Yahoo leagues. While  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogt Finds Redemption As A’s Edge Dbacks

Less than 24 hours ago, a disappointed Stephen Vogt was speaking to the media, placing heavy blame on himself for his team’s loss. Vogt had allowed two passed balls in Friday’s sixth inning, and the two Diamondbacks runners who advanced and reached on those mistakes would go on to score the game’s tying runs. “Obviously I’m very frustrated with myself,” Vogt said to...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's Lawrie blasts mammoth 470-ft home run at Arizona's Chase Field

The Oakland Athletics lost again on Friday night to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, but it wasn't without one major highlight.  In the ninth inning down 6-2, infielder Brett Lawrie stepped up showed off his powerful build by absolutely annihilating a pitch from David Hernandez for a two-run homer to left field.  The blast was so impressive that A's play-by-play announcer...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Burns' aggressive first-pitch attack working quite well for A's

Oakland Athletics rookie outfielder Billy Burns is both an excellent lead-off hitter and one that is too impatient at the plate. Those who believe lead-off hitters should take as many pitches as possible might frown upon Burns' penchant for swinging at the first pitch.  However, Burns' ambush tactics are working. On Wednesday, he hit the very first pitch thrown by Seattle Mariners...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farmhands Who Could Play A Role For Oakland In 2016

Billy Burns: Who will be the next A’s farmhand to break through for Oakland? With the 2015 season turning out to be such a big disappointment for the A’s, the team’s plans heading into this offseason are probably just about as unclear as they’ve been in quite some time. General manager Billy Beane and the A’s front office could choose to head in many different directions...
Via Athletics Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: How Ron Washington came full circle

Ron Washington played 564 games as a major league shortstop for five different teams. Although playing 10 years in the MLB, Washington is most well known for his up and down managerial career. Ron Washington and Eric Chavez After working in the New York Mets organization for five years, Washington was hired to be infield and third base coach of the Oakland Athletics in 1996. His...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's ballboy makes amazing diving play

An Oakland A’s ballboy made the play of the game yesterday diving for a foul ball and snagging it with exceptional skill usually reserved for the men on the field. In the bottom of the second inning, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Marcus Semien on a 2-1 count when the ball jumped off the bat of Semien. It was a laser shot that screamed past third base on the foul...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Ray at Oakland Athletics game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 8:30 P.M. Erasmo Ramirez struggled quite a bit in matchups with the Oakland Athletics in his days in the AL West, and he did nothing to improve those numbers in his first start against them since being shipped to Tampa Bay just before the start of the regular season. That outing was nearly three months ago, and the Rays' 25-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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