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Semien's 13th-inning HR lifts Athletics to 7-5 win

SEATTLE (AP) Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Semien's 15th home run gave the Athletics their first three-game winning streak in more than a month after Tom Wilhelmsen blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning for the Mariners. J.C. Ramirez (0-1) pitched a perfect 12th...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's Semien flashes defensive promise with great glove-flip double play

One of the persistent narratives surrounding the Oakland Athletics' disappointing 2015 season has been the defense of shortstop Marcus Semien. Early in the year, it looked as if the young shortstop was having tremendous difficulties acclimating to the responsibilities of the position, picking up error after error and causing some to wonder if he was better suited somewhere else on...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Outsiders noticing determination, focus of A's Semien on improving defense

Marcus Semien is definitely a work in progress. The Oakland Athletics shortstop hit the All-Star break having committed a ghastly 28 errors as he adjusts to the rigors of being a full-time player at the position. Semien's rough first half was one of the most obvious negatives surrounding the A's start to 2015, though he has put in a tremendous amount of work over the past month and...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Marcus Semien off to an impressive start this spring

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s made a lot of changes to their infield this offseason including the acquisition of the 24-year-old Marcus Semien. Semien came over from the White Sox and has played in the MLB sporadically over the past two years. The Oakland A’s told the press that Semien would have every chance to earn the spot as starting shortstop, but many remained worried...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Welcome the 2015 Season with a Big Win

The opening game of the 2015 season was  anything but a low intensity practice for the Oakland Athletics. The A’s  went on to beat the reigning champions, the San Fransisco Giants, with an impressive box score of 9-4. While many Giant’s Fans are relenting that these games do not mean much, this was a strong and important message that Oakland came out with. Not only do the A’s...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s acquisition rumors: Second base edition

Even though the Oakland A’s have made some major moves this offseason, their middle infield is still weak. With youngster Marcus Semien projected to be the everyday starting shortstop, second base will most likely be platooned by Eric Sogard and Andy Parrino. Both are great defensemen but have trouble finding success at the plate. Sogard is a fan favorite and the better second...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could Marcus Semien be the A’s everyday starting shortstop?

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s were very active during the MLB winter meetings in San Diego this week and completed a trade with the Chicago White Sox to acquire infielders Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo, starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, and catcher Josh Phegley. The interesting pick up here is Semien. He is a infielder who can play second base, shortstop, and third base. It has...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Marcus Semien Taking Over Second Base?

Chicago White Sox Baseball — Marcus Semien has created a lot of buzz this spring, and yesterday he created even more by hitting a 3-run bomb (video above) against the Mariners. It is looking more and more that Gordon Beckham will not be ready by Opening Day which may have opened the door for Semien. Based on the lineups we have seen the past few days (including today), it looks...
Via Sports Mockery
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien, the Next Matt Carpenter

Last year there was not one player I was making sure I had on my fantasy teams more than Matt Carpenter. Thankfully most of my leagues are keeper or dynasty leagues so I have Carpenter not only for last year’s magnificent season but at a super low price going forward. Most anyone who drafted Carpenter on their own or took my advice to draft him were extremely happy with getting...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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