If you watch the Athletics, you may have noticed something about their pitching staffs over the last few years. They’re… shorter than average. Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, and Jarrod Parker are all six foot one or shorter, and none of the A’s pitchers are taller than six foot six. Look across the country at the […]
Navigate to Ron Wolforth’s website and you’ll immediately see this. Normally I’m hesitant to engage with places that approach me like I’m watching the pitching equivalent of QVC at 4 a.m., but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years […]
On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired.
On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal.
Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015
Some players fear that independent baseball leagues are where big league dreams go to die.
But a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League helped Scott Kazmir resurrect
January 29, 2015
Week 15 Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics The battle of the Bay area resumes with San Francisco crossing the Bay Bridge and taking the quick trip to Oakland to take on the Athletics in the first two games with Oakland returning the favor on Wednesday in a unique scheduling twist that has become the norm in this series. The Athletics come in fresh off a four game...
CLEVELAND -- Scott Kazmir's return to Cleveland was a short one as he was ejected during the second inning of Saturday's game.
The Oakland left-hander was tossed after issuing a walk to Jesus Aguilar with one out in the second. Before getting ejected, Kazmir appeared to say to home-plate umpire Jerry Layne "why are you messing with me?" At that point, Layne tossed him.
OAKLAND -- Scott Kazmir still has plenty of friends in the Indians' clubhouse. They just wish Kazmir didn't have success against him.
After going six-plus innings in only six of his 29 starts with the Tribe last year, Kazmir pitched 7 1/3 inning of scoreless ball in his Oakland debut as the Athletics defeated the Indians 6-1 in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's day/night doubleheader...
Game times: 3:30 p.m., 9 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio
Scott Kazmir must wait an extra day to make his Oakland Athletics' debut against a Cleveland Indians team that gave him the chance to revive his career last season.
After rain postponed Tuesday's contest, Kazmir takes the mound in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday in Oakland.
"I was ready to pitch (Tuesday)," Kazmir...
The Cleveland Indians took part in a bit of history and helped the Oakland Athletics create some of their own in the season opener.
The Indians will now try to beat an old friend Tuesday night, while the A's attempt to avoid another 0-2 start when they send Scott Kazmir to the mound.
Cleveland handed Oakland a major league-record 10th straight opening-day loss Monday, scoring twice...
Scott Kazmir is walking into a different situation with the Oakland Athletics and a most different role.
At 30, he finds himself as a veteran presence on a team full of young talent.
Kazmir signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the A's as a free agent.
''It's the first time that I've ever been probably four or five years older than everyone on the starting staff,'' he said...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014