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Oakland A’s: A bullpen of rock solid relievers

Sean Doolittle On Friday, the Oakland A’s bullpen recorded their 28 ⅔ consecutive scoreless inning pitched. With closer Sean Doolittle leading the pack, this Athletics’ bullpen has been rock solid throughout July and the beginning of August. Their success has gone pretty much unnoticed since many have been focused on the starstudded starting rotation. However, their triumphs...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

After fast start, A's hold on against Twins

Another ho-hum, the-A's-beat-the-Twins-again night at the Coliseum turned decidedly not ho-hum Friday. Oakland carried a 6-0 lead into the seventh inning, but needed some excellent work by the bullpen to pull out a 6-5 decision. After Luke Gregerson worked a three-up, three-down eighth, Sean Doolittle allowed a leadoff single in the ninth, then set down the next three hitters...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle Dominating in Oakland A’s Pen

The Oakland Athletics have been the best team in baseball so far, and closer Sean Doolittle has helped to solidify the bullpen. Doolittle has an incredible 50/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has nailed down 10 saves in 11 chances since taking over in the closer role. Meanwhile, the A’s have a commanding lead in the AL West and have the best run differential in baseball by almost...
Via Baseball News Source
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's closer Sean Doolittle is having a historical season

New Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle wasn’t able to hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 10th on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, but he’s been about as dominating as you can get from the bump thus far this season. The former minor league position player has not yielded a run in his last 24.1 innings. He has struck out 37, walked one and given up six hits during...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pinch Hitting For the Oakland Athletics--Relief Pitcher Sean Doolittle?

Occasionally when a game goes in to extra innings teams will run out of pitchers and be forced to turn to one of the position players to finish the game. Sunday against the Red Sox the A's were in a similar situation, but instead of calling upon a position player to pitch...They needed a pitcher to hit.@SaberCoach/TwitterRest easy Oakland fans. It wasn't because the team...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Sean Doolittle’s Historic Campaign

For the most part, fantasy players don’t pay for saves anymore. Nearly every guide during draft season contains advice about not spending much of your budget on closers. As we know, closers are fickle. They fall out of favor with managers and quickly lose their jobs. Hell, we’re lucky if half of the teams don’t replace their closer with a more talented pitcher at some point...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s ever changing bullpen

Sean Doolittle The Oakland A’s have one of the strongest bullpens in the MLB, but they also have one of the most unpredictable and changing bullpens in the league. Since spring training, their starting rotation has been altered three different times. The relievers have had no consistency or structure since early April when the the A’s employed the closer-by-committee approach...
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recent pitching staff changes upgrade the Oakland A’s bullpen

Dan Straily This past week, the Oakland A’s bullpen went through some changes. Starter Dan Straily was optioned for Triple-A in Sacramento while A’s reliever Ryan Cook came out of  Wednesday’s game with a strained forearm. Replacing Straily in the starting rotation is lefty Drew Pomeranz who had previously been a long reliever for the Athletics. Additionally, relievers Joe...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who else should the Oakland A’s sign to a long-term contract?

This past week, the Oakland A’s signed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to a five year contract. After switching from a first baseman to a pitcher in 2011, Doolittle has become one of the most reliable and consistent relievers in the Athletics’ bullpen. The A’s rarely sign players to lengthy contracts, but, with such a young team, it would be a good idea to lock up some...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching revived Athletics' Doolittle

After two years spent mostly recovering from a pair of knee surgeries, Sean Doolittle had his bags packed, his car loaded and his apartment cleaned out. He was finally ready to head from extended spring training in Arizona to Sacramento, sure in his mind that it would be a short stopover before he headed down to Oakland to play first base for the Athletics. Then, just a day before...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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