The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Semien's 13th-inning HR lifts Athletics to 7-5 win

SEATTLE (AP) Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Semien's 15th home run gave the Athletics their first three-game winning streak in more than a month after Tom Wilhelmsen blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning for the Mariners. J.C. Ramirez (0-1) pitched a perfect 12th...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doolittle ecstatic about saving Zito's (probable) last MLB start

The Oakland Athletics were in full-on 'spoiler' mode on Wednesday, capitalizing on four errors by the Los Angeles Angels to the tune of seven unearned runs en route to an 8-7 victory that threw a wrench in the Halos' hunt for a postseason spot.The Angels fell a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the second Wild Card spot in the AL after closer Sean Doolittle was able to navigate...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray: The anti-Chris Sale

Earlier this week, I took a look at the AL Cy Young race, utilizing batted-ball metrics to address the respective candidacies of David Price, Dallas Keuchel and Chris Sale. To make a long story short, I concluded that Sale’s strikeout-to-walk (K/BB) superiority, along with solid contact management skills that have been obscured by his horrendous team defense, placed him on top...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s hire female coach to be guest instructor

    The Oakland A’s are following the lead of the San Antonio Spurs and Arizona Cardinals by hiring a female coach. The A’s announced Tuesday that they have hired Justine Siegal to serve as a guest instructor for their Instructional League team next month. Siegal is expected to throw batting practice, hit fungos, and work with infielders. Siegal, who threw batting practice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's first MLB team to hire female coach as Siegal named guest instructor

The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have invited Justine Siegal to be a special instructor for their upcoming Instructional League team. Form October 4-17, Siegal will work with young players at the A's facility in Mesa, Arizona. Siegal was previously the first woman to coach men's baseball at a professional level back in 2009 with the independent league...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No teams called Tortorella about coaching vacancies

John Tortorella admitted to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that no NHL teams called him last summer regarding coaching vacancies. In Friedman’s latest must-read 30 Thoughts column, Tortorella, who’s set to coach team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, “threw cold water” on the idea he took the role as an attempt to get back in the NHL. Tortorella said the job was simply...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Relationship Between Pace and Power

Sam Fuld was checking out his FanGraphs page the other day, and noticed that he’s a fairly fast-paced guy at the plate. He produced in 2011 the 36th-fastest pace between that season and the present one (minimum 300 plate appearances), and he’s the 20th-fastest paced batter this year. He also noticed something about the guys around him. “They’re all slap hitters!” he told...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: Oakland Athletics

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance for reflection for all. But refection isn’t for everyone. The Oakland Athletics had a rough year. General manager...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Oakland A's: A Lesson In WAR

Major League Baseball has been on the cutting edge of the advanced statistical revolution for the past 20 years. Made popular by the book Moneyball, and adopted by nearly every major league team, baseball teams are continuously looking for new ways to quantify players to get an edge in the draft and free agent market. There are many niche statistics that measure specific aspects...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Oakland Athletics

After a third consecutive early postseason loss, general manager Billy Beane traded Josh Donaldson, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss and Derek Norris during the offseason. Along with letting Jon Lester go via free agency, the Oakland Athletics were in rebuilding mode and figured to be in line for a rough season. By that standard, the team played down to expectations, finishing last...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Aces – a retrospective

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics announced that they selected the contract of Barry Zito from Triple-A Nashville, bringing back one of the more colorful players in the history of a franchise which has a large number of colorful personalities.  Sure, Zito was a little out there, but he also was very successful during his stint with Oakland.  Zito, along with Tim Hudson and Mark...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito and the Search for the Year’s Slowest Fastball

Barry Zito is coming back! Zito, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since 2013, has been called up from Triple-A by the A’s. He’ll initially work out of the bullpen — which makes sense because what bullpen doesn’t need an old guy with no command who throws really slow? — but the A’s are so out of playoff contention they may as well clone an entire Zito army and...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is back in the majors

Oakland Athletics fans, freak out – Barry Zito will be wearing the green and gold in the majors to close out 2015 after Oakland called him up on Wednesday. #Athletics select Barry Zito from Nashville, recall Cody Martin from Nashville, place Jesse Chavez on the 60-day DL — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) September 16, 2015   Zito came up through the minors with Oakland...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Vogt takes foul tip to the nuts, leaves game

Baseball is a game that can be funny at times, except if you happen to be Oakland A’s catcher and first baseman Stephen Vogt. If you’re a fan who just happened to be watching the game on TV as Vogt took a foul tip off of the family jewels, however, then baseball can sometimes be downright hilarious. In yesterday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, that was the case as Vogt...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt takes foul tip in the groin (Video)

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt had to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after taking a foul tip directly in the groin off the bat of Seattle Mariners batter Ketel Marte. Odds are 99 percent of America is having a better day than #StephenVogt...— Daily Upper Decker (@DailyUpperDeck) September 6, 2015Vogt was taken to a local hospital for tests...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

With the worst record in the American League, it is clear there is only one reason to continue watching the A’s in September. Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will need to dominate the final month in order to pass Dallas Keuchel and finish ahead of David Price for the AL Cy Young award. Sonny Gray In a season that has been marred by a terrible defense and an unreliable...
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Control AL West Teams’ Fate during Next 2 Weeks

Josh Reddick Over the next two weeks, the Oakland Athletics will be playing very meaningful games. The catch for Oakland is that they will not be important for them. Even though they have the worst record in the American League at 57-74, their impact on the playoffs will be felt because they have upcoming series against three playoff hopeful teams. Not only are they playoff contending...
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's ballboy makes amazing diving play

An Oakland A’s ballboy made the play of the game yesterday diving for a foul ball and snagging it with exceptional skill usually reserved for the men on the field. In the bottom of the second inning, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Marcus Semien on a 2-1 count when the ball jumped off the bat of Semien. It was a laser shot that screamed past third base on the foul...
Via Sportsnaut
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Why Sonny Gray should win the Cy Young Award

Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, has always held firm that Sonny Gray is not for sale. The A’s have gotten much more than they could have hoped for out of the third year pitcher—who, by the way, is currently posting some blistering stats on the mound this season. How one could dream of trading the potential A.L. Cy Young winner is beyond comprehension. Yet...
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

What to watch in CFB Week 5

Starter strategies for final, tie-breaker and wild card games

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker