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White Sox Disappointed with Recent Struggles

Chicago White Sox’s Adam LaRoche follows through on his two-run double hit off Oakland Athletics’ Fernando Abad during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 15, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) On May 12, the Chicago White Sox (19-24) started a six-game winning streak. It seemed as if the tables had finally turned to for a ball club that had so much...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Fernando Abad worthy candidate for closer role

After the Oakland A’s announced Jan. 24 that closer Sean Doolittle would most likely be unavailable by the start of the 2015 regular season due to a slight rotator cuff tear, rumors spread about possible candidates for the closer role. While many people mentioned Tyler Clippard, Eric O’Flaherty and Ryan Cook as viable options, few mentioned Fernando Abad. #Athletics agree to...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The amazing career of Anthony Young

Anthony Young is the answer to a trivia question. Feel free to use it at your next party. The record for most consecutive losses in which a pitcher had a decision belongs to Young with 27. Between May 6, 1992 to July 24, 1993, Young did not win a game. He pitched for the Mets those two seasons and they were really bad teams. But the Mets' winning record for those two seasons at...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Learning Curve

#450436742 / It’s been a rough couple of days for Baltimore Orioles third base man Manny Machado. He is facing a five game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat on Sunday in reaction to a pitch up and in from Oakland’s Fernando Abad. During Friday’s game he was the recipient of a hard tag from A’s third base man Josh Donaldson. Saturday he hit A...
Via TopSportsReport
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s solidify place at top of AL West with convincing sweep of Rangers

With a month of the 2014 regular season now in the books, those devoted to the endless debate concerning baseball’s best club can finally support their unofficial nominations with 25 games of evidence, and on Wednesday night, the Oakland A’s threw their hat into the ring with a 12-1 thrashing of the Texas Rangers to complete the three-game sweep on enemy soil. In a series that...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?This past week, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin told the press that six of the seven bullpen spots are pretty obvious. This probably means that closer Jim Johnson, setup men Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Dan Otero, and long reliever Jesse Chavez all have secured their spots in the bullpen for the upcoming...
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Acquire Fernando Abad from Nationals for Bullpen Depth

The Oakland A’s picked up left-handed relief pitcher Fernando Abad from the Washington Nationals on Monday in a deal that sent single-A outfielder John Wooten to D.C. Abad, 27, pitched in 39 games for the Nationals in 2013, posting a 3.35 ERA in 37 2/3 innings. He averaged 7.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings pitched, and should provide Bob Melvin with an additional option...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: A's acquire lefty Abad from Nationals

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the swap had not been announced. Abad is likely to bolster a talented bullpen that likely has lost closer Grant Balfour in free agency, a ninth...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats trade Abad to A’s

The Washington Nationals have traded veteran reliever Fernando Abad to the Oakland A’s in exchange for minor league OF John Wooten. Last week Abad was designated for assignment along with pitcher Tyler Robertson  in order to clear roster space for Sammy Solis, Michael Taylor, and Aaron Barrett.  The Nats wanted to protect those three prospects from the Rule 5 Draft. Wooten...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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