ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Flashback Friday: Athletics Let 2014 AL Wild Card Game Slip Away

A few autumns ago, the Oakland Athletics failed to defend their back-to-back division titles in the American League West. The A’s led the MLB with 59 wins at the 2014 All-Star break, but were only a few games behind the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Oakland Athletics fell in a slump that lasted for the […] Flashback Friday: Athletics Let 2014 AL Wild Card Game Slip Away...
Via Swingin' A's
2 hours ago

Oakland A’s 2016 Trade Season Primer

Your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the upcoming month for the Athletics. Once again, as the calendar flipped from June to July, the most stressful and exciting part of the year began for the Oakland Athletics and their fans - the trade season. With the team likely out of contention barring a comeback for the ages, many questions begin to float through the...
Via Athletics Nation
6 hours ago

Sudden move to DL has Sean Doolittle seriously frustrated

Sean Doolittle had been feeling great, but all of a sudden he’s on the DL again. “This,’’ Sean Doolittle said, “has been a long day.’’ Doolittle knows from long days. He had five months full of them last year when he couldn’t pitch because of the pain in the back of his shoulder. It was a rotator cuff issue, and it limited him to one game the first five months of...
Via Inside the A's
12 hours ago

MLB Draft 2016: Oakland A’s sign 1st round pick A.J. Puk

The Oakland Athletics sign their highest draft pick since drafting Mark Mulder second in 1998. The Oakland Athletics have signed first round draft pick A.J. Puk (No. 6 overall), a left-handed pitcher out of the University of Florida. The signing was for a reported $4,069,200, the slot value of the pick: 1st-rder A.J. Puk agrees w/@Athletics on $4,069,200 (pick 6 value). Florida...
Via Athletics Nation
18 hours ago

Athletics ink No. 6 overall draft pick, starter A.J. Puk

One of the best pure talents in the recent Major league Baseball draft is under contract as the Oakland Athletics have announced they have signed hard-throwing starting pitcher A.J. Puk. Jon Heyman of Today’sKnuckleball.com and the FanRag Sports Network reported that Puk has signed for the slot contract number, which is $4.0692 million. He was the sixth overall draft choice. Puk...
Via Today's Knuckleball
20 hours ago

Oakland A's place Sean Doolittle on DL, shuffle bullpen

The Oakland A's did a bit of shuffling in their overworked bullpen on Thursday. Late-inning stud Sean Doolittle was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain and long man Zach Neal was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville, and to replace them the A's called up righty Andrew Triggs and lefty Daniel Coulombe. News of Doolittle's shoulder issue came to light on Wednesday,...
Via Athletics Nation
22 hours ago

Trio of Athletics rookies could be key to future success

The Oakland Athletics have historically been at their best when their starting rotation led the way for the rest of the team. The importance of a strong, healthy starting rotation is vital, because it helps make up for a mediocre bullpen or offense. The A’s have won with stellar starting rotations, decent bullpens and decent offenses. The majority of the time it’s been pitchers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics 3-Player Sale Negated By Commissioner in 1976

Thursday Throwback: On June 15, 1976, Oakland Athletics Owner Charles Finley, with free-agency on the horizon, attempted to sell three key players. No one today would question an organization’s mid-season deals when the team is out of contention and those players are set to be free agents the following year. It’s become common place as teams […] Oakland Athletics 3-Player...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Athletics Are One Win Away From Sweeping The Giants

The Bay Bridge Series shifted to the East Bay, where the red-hot Oakland Athletics were dominant once again. What was once the Giants’ subordinate is now their biggest pest. The Oakland Athletics kept rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The pitching matchup for Game 3 was definitely less than average. Sean Manaea and […] Athletics Are One Win Away From Sweeping...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Lowrie, Alonso homer to lead Athletics past Giants 7-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics took advantage of sloppy play from the San Francisco Giants to win their third straight game in the Bay Bridge series, 7-1 on Wednesday night. Sean Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Billy Burns drove in two runs for the A's, who have won six of seven and will go for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Davis out of lineup with bruised left shoulder

Khris Davis was scratched from the A's lineup against the Giants on Wednesday night with a bruised left shoulder.
Via Athletics.com
1 day ago

Marcus Semien Deserves Our Admiration

First, Marcus Semien worked hard, every day, with Ron Washington and various tools of the trade in order to improve his defense. He’s now an above-average defender, if you believe the stats — or at least a competent defender, if you prefer your eyes. The newest evidence of his behind-the-scenes toil comes from his production at the plate. If you look at his overall line, a little...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smolinski's 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A's past Giants 13-11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland's five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. The A's overcame a pair of three-run deficits by scoring four runs in the sixth and five in the eighth to win their second straight game in the Bay Bridge Series and cap...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics set for the 2016 Bay Bridge Series

The next four games will inspire Oakland Athletics fans to summon past memories and write a new chapter, during the 2016 Bay Bridge Series. This year, the Battle of the Bay begins in San Francisco on June 27 and June 28. Then, the squads will head to the O.Co and play on June 29 and June 30. From 1997 into 2016, the clubs began meeting annually, and the records are quite evenly matched...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut. Angels slugger Albert...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the Cubs. Another player that is almost certainly going to be traded is Rich Hill. Hill...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's expected to be active at MLB trade deadline

With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right hander Sonny Gray. “Every time Gray starts, he draws double-digit scouts from contenders...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers can get themselves right with a few moves

Remember when the Dodgers were an annual lock to win the National League West? Well, they’re not anymore. In fact, they’re not even a lock to reach the postseason this year. Following three consecutive NL West titles from 2013 to 2015, the Dodgers find themselves in a funk in 2016, only two games over .500 and six and a half games behind the division's first-place Giants. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Trade Deadline update

With the Oakland Athletics sitting last in the American League West by 12.5 games and 7.5 games out of a wild card spot, it is safe to say the Athletics are looking more likely to be sellers at the trade deadline.  The A’s have a good amount of prospects in their minor league system, and the deadline could help them cash in on even more talent for the future.  Here are a few...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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