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Oakland Athletics Capitalize on Giants’ Mistakes

I have to admit that I was not really looking forward to watching the Oakland Athletics playing the San Francisco Giants this year. The Giants came into the Bay Bridge Series with the most victories in baseball. The A’s came into the series with one of the worst records in baseball. I have watched both […] Oakland Athletics Capitalize on Giants’ Mistakes - Swingin' A's - Swingin...
Via Swingin' A's
1 hour ago

Ryon Healy will represent Oakland A's in the All-Star Futures Game

If we had known in March that only one member of the Oakland A's organization would be named to the annual All-Star Futures Game, which prospect would you have guessed? Barreto or Chapman, perhaps? Nunez, Olson, or Pinder? Maybe a pitcher like Overton? I think it's safe to say that nobody would have guessed corner infielder Ryon Healy, who entered the year at No. 20 on our Community...
Via Athletics Nation
2 hours ago

Trio of Athletics rookies could be key to future success

The Oakland Athletics have historically been at their best when their starting rotation led the way for the rest of the team. The importance of a strong, healthy starting rotation is vital, because it helps make up for a mediocre bullpen or offense. The A’s have won with stellar starting rotations, decent bullpens and decent offenses. The majority of the time it’s been pitchers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Oakland Athletics 3-Player Sale Negated By Commissioner in 1976

Thursday Throwback: On June 15, 1976, Oakland Athletics Owner Charles Finley, with free-agency on the horizon, attempted to sell three key players. No one today would question an organization’s mid-season deals when the team is out of contention and those players are set to be free agents the following year. It’s become common place as teams […] Oakland Athletics 3-Player...
Via Swingin' A's
2 hours ago

Athletics Are One Win Away From Sweeping The Giants

The Bay Bridge Series shifted to the East Bay, where the red-hot Oakland Athletics were dominant once again. What was once the Giants’ subordinate is now their biggest pest. The Oakland Athletics kept rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The pitching matchup for Game 3 was definitely less than average. Sean Manaea and […] Athletics Are One Win Away From Sweeping...
Via Swingin' A's
3 hours ago

Sean Manaea boosts hope that A’s rotation will be a factor

Sean Manaea is back, and the A’s rotation is coming back at the same time. A week ago, one could make a reasonable assumption that the A’s weren’t going to have much to play for the rest of the way. Their starting pitchers hadn’t been doing much. They were in a 17-game stretch in which they were 0-9 with a 5.29 ERA. And that’s a scary long time to go without a win for...
Via Inside the A's
13 hours ago

Lowrie, Alonso homer to lead Athletics past Giants 7-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics took advantage of sloppy play from the San Francisco Giants to win their third straight game in the Bay Bridge series, 7-1 on Wednesday night. Sean Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Billy Burns drove in two runs for the A's, who have won six of seven and will go for...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s lefty Sean Doolittle a little weary, but he’s not hurting

Sean Doolittle has a little pain in his shoulder, but he’s hoping to pitch in a day or so. When A’s manager Bob Melvin didn’t go to lefty Sean Doolittle Tuesday on a night when Oakland was running desperately short of help, red flags immediately went up. After all, Doolittle missed five months last year with injury problems. His health is a matter of prime concern to an Oakland...
Via Inside the A's
17 hours ago

Davis out of lineup with bruised left shoulder

Khris Davis was scratched from the A's lineup against the Giants on Wednesday night with a bruised left shoulder.
Via Athletics.com
19 hours ago

Oakland A's activate Sean Manaea from DL, option Arismendy Alcantara

The Oakland A's made an expected roster move on Wednesday, activating starting pitcher Sean Manaea from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, utilityman Arismendy Alcantara was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville. Manaea left his start on June 13 with a "left pronator muscle strain," which is a fancy way of saying he pulled a muscle in the forearm he uses to pitch...
Via Athletics Nation
21 hours ago

Marcus Semien Deserves Our Admiration

First, Marcus Semien worked hard, every day, with Ron Washington and various tools of the trade in order to improve his defense. He’s now an above-average defender, if you believe the stats — or at least a competent defender, if you prefer your eyes. The newest evidence of his behind-the-scenes toil comes from his production at the plate. If you look at his overall line, a little...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smolinski's 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A's past Giants 13-11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland's five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. The A's overcame a pair of three-run deficits by scoring four runs in the sixth and five in the eighth to win their second straight game in the Bay Bridge Series and cap...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game #77: Athletics 13, Giants 11

It's over! In a wild back and forth affair in which the opposing offenses feasted on mediocre pitching, the A's complete the road sweep of the Giants by a score of 13-9. The A's trailed by three runs multiple times during the game, but took the lead for good on a pinch hit three run home run by Jake Smolinski in the 8th inning. The series continues in Oakland, where the A's look...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics set for the 2016 Bay Bridge Series

The next four games will inspire Oakland Athletics fans to summon past memories and write a new chapter, during the 2016 Bay Bridge Series. This year, the Battle of the Bay begins in San Francisco on June 27 and June 28. Then, the squads will head to the O.Co and play on June 29 and June 30. From 1997 into 2016, the clubs began meeting annually, and the records are quite evenly matched...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night. Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut. Angels slugger Albert...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Rich Hill go?

With the Oakland Athletics having a record of 28-41 and being double digit games back in both the wild card and the division, it is safe to say that Oakland will be sellers this season. As a matter of fact, they already started being sellers a couple weeks ago when they traded Chris Coghlan to the Cubs. Another player that is almost certainly going to be traded is Rich Hill. Hill...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A's expected to be active at MLB trade deadline

With the Oakland A’s well under .500 and out of playoff position, they will likely be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Still, despite a poor record record, the A’s have plenty of valuable assets. The one that Billy Beane can expect to field the most phone calls on is 26-year-old right hander Sonny Gray. “Every time Gray starts, he draws double-digit scouts from contenders...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers can get themselves right with a few moves

Remember when the Dodgers were an annual lock to win the National League West? Well, they’re not anymore. In fact, they’re not even a lock to reach the postseason this year. Following three consecutive NL West titles from 2013 to 2015, the Dodgers find themselves in a funk in 2016, only two games over .500 and six and a half games behind the division's first-place Giants. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Trade Deadline update

With the Oakland Athletics sitting last in the American League West by 12.5 games and 7.5 games out of a wild card spot, it is safe to say the Athletics are looking more likely to be sellers at the trade deadline.  The A’s have a good amount of prospects in their minor league system, and the deadline could help them cash in on even more talent for the future.  Here are a few...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Oakland Defense Sure Has Been Something

Here’s the quickest way to understand what’s gone on in the field for the Oakland Athletics this season: Marcus Semien has arguably been their best defensive player. Yep. That’s the one. The same Marcus Semien who committed 35 errors as Oakland’s everyday shortstop last year. That’s not being totally fair to Semien, who has legitimately improved at short, but he’s still...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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