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ERIC SOGARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

A's score 7 in seventh to beat Rays 8-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics withstood another blown late lead by their bullpen to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Sunday. Mark Canha tripled and drove in four runs while Billy Burns added three hits for the A's, who won for just the third time in 12 games. The A's went into the game...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays stumble in 7-run 7th, can't finish sweep of A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics withstood another blown late lead by their bullpen to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Sunday. Mark Canha tripled and drove in four runs while Billy Burns added three hits for the A's, who won for just the third time in 12 games. The A's went into the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sogard's RBI single in 9th lifts A's to 6-5 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Eric Sogard singled in the go-ahead in the top of the ninth off closer Craig Kimbrel, lifting the Oakland A's to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and spoiling the debut of interim manager Pat Murphy. Kimbrel (1-2) issued a two-out walk to Billy Burns, who stole second and scored on Sogard's ground ball single to center. The game was played on the...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics, infielder Eric Sogard agree on 1-year contract

  Infielder Eric Sogard has reached a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration, and left-hander Fernando Abad also agreed to a one-year deal Friday. Sogard, who earned $510,000 last year, asked for $1,425,000, while the A's offered $900,000. Abad will earn $1,087,500. He had a 1.57 ERA over a career-high 69 appearances in his first full...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics, Eric Sogard agree on $1,075,000 contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Infielder Eric Sogard has agreed to a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration. Sogard, who earned $510,000 last year, had asked for $1,425,000, while the A's had offered $900,000. He batted .223 with a home run and 22 RBIs in 117 games for the A's last season. Of Sogard's 92 starts - 80 at second base and 12 at shortstop...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Eric Sogard React To Coco Crisp Gnome Giveaway Day In Oakland (Video)

After winning the World Series with the Red Sox in 2007, Coco Crisp has become an integral part of the Oakland A’s. His fun personality, electric playing style and crazy hair make him a likable guy in the Bay Area. Because of his popularity, the Oakland A’s are celebrating their outfielder by giving away Coco Crisp garden gnomes to the first 20,000 fans at the stadium for Sunday’s...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 AL West Spring Training Preview

First off, I would like to say Eric Sogard should be the Face of the MLB; that vote was rigged in David Wright's favor.  Baseball needs more nerdy-looking, glasses-touting, Bernie-leanin', jive-walking players.  But without further ado, here is the AL West Spring Training Showdown. (You can check out the You can check out the AL Central Spring Training Preview here and NL East...
Via Razzball
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Eric Sogard really become The Face of MLB? Let's hope so!

Throughout the offseason, MLB Network has been running their "face of MLB" competition, which relies on fans to vote on Twitter using hashtags. It's enough to drive a person insane if they don't preemptively block the #FaceOfMLB hashtag, because when a player from your favorite team is on the ballot for that day, your timeline is an unreadable mess. Semifinal voting began on Tuesday...
Via Awful Announcing
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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