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MARCUS SEMIEN RUMORS

Column: Marcus Semien has turned into the A’s most untouchable player

In a recent article, ESPN’s David Schoenfield made a list of each team’s most untouchable player with the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching. His criteria was pretty simple: “For the contenders,” Schoenfield wrote, “I considered prospects or young players who have been mentioned in rumors.” For teams not expected to contend, he he looked at […...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Semien sees 96-game starting streak end

A's shortstop Marcus Semien wasn't in Friday's starting lineup, ending his season-long streak of 96 straight games started.
Via Athletics.com
5 days ago

Marcus Semien’s starting streak clipped at 96 games

When the phone rang at about 11 a.m. and A’s shortstop Marcus Semien could see who was on the other end, he said he had a pretty good idea of what was going down, even before the conversation began. Semien had started all 96 games for Oakland this year, playing all but three innings at shortstop. But the at-bats in his last couple of games hadn’t been good – 0-for-8 with four...
Via Inside the A's
5 days ago

Despite everyday role, Marcus Semien says he’s good to go

Shortstop Marcus Semien has started all 96 of the A’s games this season, and isn’t looking for rest. Marcus Semien walked into the A’s clubhouse Thursday afternoon and followed the same protocol he does every day. He looked to see if his name was in the starting lineup. Well, he needn’t have bothered. He’s a perfect 96-for-96 as the A’s starting shortstop this season...
Via Inside the A's
6 days ago

Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros 4-3 in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The A's rallied from three runs down and trailed 3-2 before Coco Crisp's game-tying double off Astros closer Will Harris in the ninth. After the Astros stranded the bases loaded...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

This Oakland Defense Sure Has Been Something

Here’s the quickest way to understand what’s gone on in the field for the Oakland Athletics this season: Marcus Semien has arguably been their best defensive player. Yep. That’s the one. The same Marcus Semien who committed 35 errors as Oakland’s everyday shortstop last year. That’s not being totally fair to Semien, who has legitimately improved at short, but he’s still...
Via Fangraphs
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien, Now More of a Shortstop

Last year, there wasn’t a worse defensive shortstop in the big leagues than Marcus Semien. That’s what the numbers say — traditional and advanced — and it’s also what observers thought as they watched the Oakland A turn in Es with his arm and his legs. It was fair to ask if he’s a shortstop at all. Then Ron Washington joined the fold, and the shortstop started working...
Via Fangraphs
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Marcus Semien/Ron Washington Lesson

The Oakland A’s had a nightmarish season in 2015. They had the biggest difference in Base Runs vs. actual record out of any team since 2002. Their bullpen had historically-bad timing. And, finally, their defensive issues were on display most of the year, especially in the early stages of the season when they were on pace for a record-breaking number of errors. The infield...
Via Fangraphs
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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