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A's P welcomes Shark to Oakland with funny joke

Jeff Samardzija playing football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2006 (Credit: US Air Force) Former Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was traded to the Oakland A’s last night along with Jason Hammel. Current Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle welcomed Samardzija to Oakland with excitement and a good joke via Twitter today: Excited to see Samardzija back on a football field —...
Via Reading Between The Seams
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak snapped at 26 2/3

Entering Saturday’s game against the Marlins, Athletics closer Sean Doolittle hadn’t allowed a run in over two months. Doolittle gave up four to the Astros in abysmal performance on April 26. The Marlins ended Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak at 26 2/3. In the bottom of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton ripped a one-out double, then promptly scored on Casey McGehee‘s single...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 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

A's Sean Doolittle 1st Pitcher Since 1900 to Reach 40 Ks with Just 1 Walk

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle picked up his 40th, 41st and 42nd strikeouts of the season in Friday's 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles, thus becoming the first pitcher since 1900 to record his 40th K in a season before his second walk, per ESPN Stats & Info via Elias Sports Bureau. Doolittle turned in a typically dominant performance Friday night, striking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 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
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