Found July 11, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
At 54-38 and still residing atop the American League West division, there is certainly a lot of excitement surrounding the Oakland A’s. As the A’s head back home to take on the Boston Red Sox for a three-game set before the All Star break, let’s take a look at some A’s related questions sent in over the last week from our readers and A’s fans in the first installment of the Oakland A’s Mailbag. There will be plenty to talk about next week with the A’s having finished the first half of the season, Bartolo Colon in the All Star game, Yoenis Cespedes in the home run derby and the outlook for the A’s as they head towards the trade deadline, firmly planted in contention for a repeat trip to the playoffs. Keep the questions coming!   “When will they bring up Michael Choice?” — Jay Quezada (@JayCapital_INC) With both Sonny Gray and Grant Green getting called up already, Michael is certainly the next top-prospect on the list it would seem. The problem with calling him up now, though, is tha...

Oakland Athletics Purchase Sonny Gray From Sacramento

The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of right-handed starter Sonny Gray from their Triple-A Sacramento minor league affiliate. Gray, who has a 2.81 ERA over 102 innings this season is expected to pitch out of the bullpen at first. Considering his dominant arsenal though, it is just due time before he gets a crack at the Oakland rotation. The post Oakland Athletics...

Athletics' Brett Anderson could return by August

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson took a step forward in his recovery from a stress fracture in his foot, throwing from 105 feet back. There still isn't a timetable on when Anderson will resume throwing from a mound -- the left-hander's next significant rehab step -- but manager Bob Melvin was nonetheless encouraged by the progress made yesterday, according...

Oakland A’s Call-Up Sonny Gray To Gain Experience Prior to All Star Break

With the All Star break looming and no need for a fifth starter until July 23, the Oakland A’s have opted to use their ability to carry an extra reliever and call-up top pitching prospect Sonny Gray and utilize the 23-year old out of the bullpen to gain experience. The move means that current fifth starter, Dan Straily, will be headed to Sacramento to stay on his normal routine...

Division battle by the bay, Oakland vs Giants

Oakland fans have had to wait a long time for days like this. As anyone familiar with Bay Area baseball will surely know, the San Francisco Giants have won two out of the last three World Series Championships. For too long now Oakland fans have seen throngs of new Giants fans delivered by the week, but as Bob Dylan might say the times they are a changing. The Oakland Athletics have...

The Oakland Athletics take on the Boston Red Sox

After a off tough lose against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics are headed back home to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. With a day off on Thursday, the A’s will face the Boston Red Sox on Friday for the last three-day series before the All-Star break. Let’s see how these two teams match up. Pitching for the Athletics will be righty Jarrod Parker...

Dan Straily, Brandon Moss Key A’s 2-1 Victory Over Pirates

The Oakland A’s have taken the first two games of this showdown series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning Tuesday’s game by a 2-1 score (replicating last night’s outcome). After a 1-hour, 42 minute rain delay, the A’s got off to a promising start against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole: Coco Crisp singled and Josh Reddick walked to begin the first. Josh Donaldson struck...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - A's series

First Pitch: Friday 10:05, Saturday 10:05, Sunday 4:05 Arms: Friday: John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80 ERA) vs. Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04 ERA)   Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60 ERA) vs. A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94 ERA) Sunday: TBA vs. Bartolo Colon, RHP (12-3, 2.69 ERA)                                  Yard: Collusiuem   Watch it: NESN   Hear...
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