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Can Billy Beane Stay Patient With Young Core?

The Oakland Athletics may be planning on rebuilding their team, but in order to be successful they’ll need plenty of support from youngsters like Matt Chapman. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics are looking forward to bigger and better things in the near future. The A’s are in the midst of a full-blown rebuild and […] Oakland Athletics: Can Billy Beane Stay Patient With...
Via Swingin' A's
11 hours ago

Oakland A’s Player Profile: Chris Smith

The A's are letting the kids play this year, and now they've found their Dad. In 2002, shortly after being drafted by the Red Sox, 21-year-old Chris Smith got into a severe ATV accident that took away most of his first professional season with the Lowell Spinners. A few months before, he was celebrating setting the UC Riverside season strikeout record (127), and now his progression...
Via Athletics Nation
15 hours ago

Yankees, Brewers reportedly strongest suitors for Sonny Gray

It seems quite likely that the Oakland Athletics will trade starting pitcher Sonny Gray before the July 31 trade deadline, and they’ll have plenty of options when they do.According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers are the primary suitors for Gray, with the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros also involved. Gray has attracted a ton of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Good Lord, Khris Davis

Khris Davis has elements of being a very good player. No matter what his reputation might be, he’s perfectly good at tracking down fly balls. He runs fairly well, all things considered, and he’s swinging at a career-low rate of pitches out of the zone. What’s most important, as you already know, is that Davis has power. Major power, big-time power, the kind of power that plays...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s recall Josh Smith, option Matt Olson

The Oakland A’s recalled pitcher Josh Smith on Monday, the team announced. To make room on the roster, 1B/OF Matt Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Smith spent May and June in Oakland, appearing in 18 games mostly as a mopup man. The right-hander’s numbers were ugly, but he’s there mostly to fill space in low-leverage situations for a last-place team. Now he’s back...
Via Athletics Nation
18 hours ago

Schrock comes up big for Midland

Max Schrock took full advantage of Double-A Midland's doubleheader, collecting a total of five hits and six RBIs in the two wins over Corpus Christi on Sunday.
Via Athletics.com
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics Fantasy: Cespedes Wants To Finish With Oakland

The Oakland Athletics received some praise from former outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes, this weekend during their stay in New York. Cespedes, a big part of Oakland’s offense in 2012, 2013 and 2014, stated he’d like to finish his career with the A’s. The Oakland Athletics may not be the most popular club in sports, but Yoenis Cespedes […] Oakland Athletics Fantasy: Cespedes Wants...
Via Swingin' A's
2 days ago

Report: Brewers interested in 2B Ian Kinsler

As the Milwaukee Brewers look to hold off the defending champion Chicago Cubs in the NL Central, the team has been busy looking for reinforcements.Milwaukee was just linked to the recently traded Jose Quintana and Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray. Such a move might be necessary, especially considering Chicago is the team that landed the aforementioned Quintana.But the Brewers...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Trade Candidates: Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics are in the midst of a rebuild, but Billy Beane still has a few trade chips remaining on the table. Jed Lowrie played exceptionally well in 2013 when arriving in Oakland via trade with the Houston Astros. Lowrie stayed healthy throughout his first stint with the A’s and finished with 15 HR […] Oakland Athletics Trade Candidates: Jed Lowrie - White Cleat Beat...
Via Swingin' A's
3 days ago

Yoenis Cespedes says he wants to finish career with the A's

The Oakland Athletics are in Queens taking on the New York Mets. If Yoenis Cespedes gets his way, it will not be the last reunion with his former team.In an interview with Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cespedes said that he wants to finish his career with the A’s.“I wish that happens,” he said, per Slusser, referencing a conversation with another former Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly interested in Sonny Gray

The New York Yankees are reportedly in the hunt for Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have been given a price tag for Gray, one of the most sought-after starters on the trade market. It seems more likely than not that Gray will ultimately be traded. Another American League team sounds like it might be the frontrunner, but the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, A’s discussing Yonder Alonso trade

Now that first baseman Greg Bird is out for at least the next six weeks, the New York Yankees are surely in the market for a stopgap option at that position. Meanwhile, the Oakland Athletics are in full-scale fire sale mode after moving both Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle over the weekend.So it would stand to reason that the two teams might discuss a potential deal that would send...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s trade train is moving

The first domino has fallen in what usually is the first of many moves the Oakland Athletics are expected to make this season. Relief pitchers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle have been sent to the Washington Nationals in a five person trade. In the return, the Oakland A’s received relief pitcher Blake Treinen, left handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo, and third baseman Sheldon Neuse....
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire bullpen help in Doolittle, Madson

As impressive as the Washington Nationals have been in compiling the second-best record in the National League (54-36 going into Sunday’s play, resulting in a 9.5-game lead in the NL East), their shoddy bullpen looked to be a significant obstacle in the postseason.General manager Mike Rizzo finally addressed that concern on Sunday. The Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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