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ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Friday, July 31st: Seth Manaea Tosses 7 Shutout Innings in Midland Debut while Daniel Mengden Impresses Again in Stockton Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Seth Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks     0 Midland RockHounds  4 WP – Manaea 1-1 / 2.57 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Seth Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win) Former 1st-round draft pick Sean Manaea, who was recently acquired from Kansas City in the Ben...
Via Athletics Farm
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 30th: Brad Mills Is Solid Again in Sounds Loss as Brent Morel Joins Nashville, Dayan Viciedo Is Released and All Six A’s Affiliates Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Iowa Cubs               5 Nashville Sounds  4 LP – Coke 0-2 / 11.37 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K) LHP Brad Mills turned in his third straight quality start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run while...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, July 29th: Ryon Healy’s 5 Hits Help Hounds Win 5th Straight while Matt Chapman Hits 22nd HR in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  5 Frisco RoughRiders       4 WP – Sanchez 8-7 / 5.02 HR – Healy (7) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs) Third baseman Ryon Healy had a big night at the plate for the RockHounds on Wednesday...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s News and Notes: Beane Makes Trades For the Future, Gray Shuts Out Dodgers

Just when you thought you’d gotten used to the Oakland A’s pattern of flipping prospects for major league-ready talent, Billy Beane just decided to switch things up again. With days to spare ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, the A’s have now completed swaps for all three of their expected trade chips. Scott Kazmir, Tyler Clippard, and Ben Zobrist were all impending free...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals prove they are all-in with Ben Zobrist trade

Just two days after pulling the trigger on a deal for Reds righty Johnny Cueto, the Royals sent shockwaves around the league with their acquisition of utilityman Ben Zobrist from the Athletics. MLB insider Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke news of the trade on Twitter late Tuesday morning. Oakland will be receiving minor league...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Sean Doolittle uses car's secret compartment to stash burritos

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle was kind enough to demonstrate on Monday the best and tastiest usage for a car's secret compartment: burrito holder. Watch and learn: All that's left for GMC to do is equip its burrito stashing vehicles with a guacamole compartment. [H/T SB Nation] Follow The Buzzer on Facebook
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

With the deadline nearing, the interest in Oakland A’s reliever Tyler Clippard is apparent. It seems that the A’s and the New York Mets are already working on a trade: #Mets making progress on trade for #Athletics’ Clippard, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Other teams still in play. Deal expected soon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2015 The main “other...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir makes himself comfortable in new uniform

Being a native son, perhaps Scott Kazmir found himself whistling Dean Martin’s “Houston” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rt1VicF5-0) as he trundled with his backpack and suitcases out of the concrete amphitheatre that is o.Co coliseum on Thursday. The 31-year-old lefty was traded on his starting day to the Houston Astros for two prospects in typical Oakland Athletics fashion...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A's outfielder Sam Fuld slides awkwardly into second base (Video)

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld had an awkward slide into second base on a double in the third inning of Friday night's game in San Francisco. Fuld started to go head first, then realized that he didn't have to and tried to stop, but slid past the bag and nearly hurt himself. Luckily, Fuld was able to reach back with his left leg and get his foot on the bag.We're sure that Fuld...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Billy Burns leaves game with 'testicular contusion' (VIDEO)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns left Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants with what was officially called a testicular contusion.That's a black-and-blue nut to all us laymen. Leading off the fifth inning, Burns went down quickly after the Jake Peavy pitch below bounced off of the ground and hit him in the groin. Billy Burns left tonight's game with a "testicular...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns Suffers a Most Unfortunate Injury--a Testicular Contusion

Oakland Athletics outfielder was having a decent game Friday night against the San Francisco Giants before an unfortunate bounce forced him out of the game with the kind of injury no guy ever wants to get--a testicular contusion. When he connected with the ball it went foul, bounced off the ground, and right back up to his family jewels.Ouch. Billy Burns made the most NUTS #JustRidiculous...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir Returns Home in Trade Between Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros

OAKLAND, CA – JULY 18: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on July 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Thursday afternoon, the Houston Astros announced that they had agreed with the Oakland Athletics on a trade headlined by pitcher Scott Kazmir. As a Houston native...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

TOR@OAK: Davis hits walk-off single, call stands

Via MLB Top Clips
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SpongeBob balloon flies onto field at A's game (Video)

Saturday's Oakland Athletics game was briefly interrupted when a SpongeBob Squarepants balloon flew onto the field in the bottom of the fifth. SpongeBob topped a group of birthday balloons that was quickly rounded up by a security guard, who jokingly took a bow for the crowd.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics need to move Ben Zobrist

The Oakland Athletics have a 41-50 record on the season, good enough for last place in the American League West division. Oakland is currently 8.5 games back from the AL West leading Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Based on the poor performance of the Athletics, it’s safe to say that they will probably be sellers when the trade deadline approaches. Some pieces, such as ace Sonny...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's: The unluckiest* year of the millennium

The Oakland A’s lost by four runs on Thursday. Granted, it was a two-run game in the bottom of the eighth. But, still. Four runs. The A’s currently have the worst record in the American League. They’ve lost by at least four runs 11 times. The Royals easily have the best record in the AL. […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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