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Oakland A’s: Could this be Jesse Chavez’s breakout season?

Jesse Chavez Oakland A’s newest starter, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, is finally making a name for himself in the major leagues. Chavez joined the Athletics organization in 2012 and immediately became their designated long-reliever. He had yet to start a game in the O.co Coliseum until 2014 when he squeaked his way into the starting rotation after numerous pitchers incurred...
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Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects

The Oakland Athletics do not have a deep farm system. If it weren’t for super prospect Addison Russell, there is a solid chance this would be the worst system in baseball. Russell should become a star and McKinney and Alcantara could become good players. None of the other prospects on this list project as above average Major League players. The rest of the players are either flawed...
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Josh Reddick does interview dressed as Ultimate Warrior

Video: A's right fielder shows off his fandom
Via Beer Mug Sports
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Josh Reddick Does Interview Dressed as Ultimate Warrior (Video)

Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick is admittedly the biggest WWE fan in Major League Baseball, so when he was asked to be on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk this past Monday, Reddick decided to pay tribute to recently deceased Ultimate Warrior by dressing up as the wrestling legend, and then mimicked Warrior’s ring entrance by sprinting out from behind the O.co Coliseum centerfield...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Oakland Athletics Outfielder Josh Reddick Dresses Up as The Ultimate Warrior & Sprints to the Field From the Bullpen

via MLB.com: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick fancies himself a wrestling buff and decided to show off his knowledge and allegiance to one of WWE’s all-time greats during his recent appearance on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk. Reddick was slated to speak with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar and went above and beyond for the interview, dressing in full Warrior garb (bicep strings...
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Pitcher Profile: The Jesse Chavez Experience

More terrible relievers turning into dominant starters, mo problems! So it’s been an up-and-down start to this young season – pretty much all of my sleepers except maybe Corey Kluber (who I still like a lot) are doing great, Nathan Eovaldi still looks pretty good and I remain bullish on him, but Tyson Ross who I bailed on turned in a gem on Saturday. Then to my rankings, where...
Via Razzball
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Chavez stays sharp as A's sweep Astros, 4-1

Jesse Chavez, pitcher of the century? That's a bit of hyperbole for a 30-year-old right-hander who had made all of two career starts before this season. But by limiting the Astros to one earned run in six innings in the A's 4-1 win at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, Chavez accomplished something that no Athletics pitcher has done since at least 1914. He was on the roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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A’s Sweep Astros, Chavez Sets Team Record

The A’s completed a three-game sweep against the Astros Sunday afternoon to improve their record on the season to an AL-best 13-5, tying their best start since 1990. A first inning two-run home run off the bat of Josh Donaldson would be all the run support that the A’s would need as Jesse Chavez recorded his first win of the young season in a 4-1 final. Despite coming into Sunday...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  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...
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Oakland Gears up for Texas Showdown in April

After setting the tone with an initial victory against the Houston Astros, the Oakland Athletics are preparing to finish out April against former Republic of Texas with daily games against both the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. Spanning from the 18th until the end of the month the Athletics will be engaged in an MLB duel with both teams. There will be no break in the action...
Via Football Extra Points
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics News: Oakland extends Sean Doolittle

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a five-year contract extension with left-hander Sean Doolittle, according to the team's official Twitter page.The #Athletics agree to terms with Sean Doolittle on a new 5-year contract. Contract runs through ’18, includes club options for ’19, ’20.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 18, 2014  Money has not been disclosed yet,...
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Oakland gives Sean Doolittle five-year extension

Most teams don’t sign relievers to five-year extensions. The Oakland A’s are not most teams. While their closer situation is still in flux, the A’s are locking up one of the relievers looking to replace Jim Johnson in the 9th inning. Oakland inked lefty Sean Doolittle to an extension through the 2018 season Friday that includes team options for 2019 and 2020. Since the deal...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Yoenis Céspedes’ Glove Is A Ridiculous Shade Of Neon Green

Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Céspedes is more known for his bat than his glove. The 28 year old Cuban slugger won last year’s Home Run Derby. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t value a good glove, especially when that glove looks like something that the Green Lantern would wear. Céspedes can quite literally “flash the leather” with this thing.  Check out @ynscspds‘...
Via College Spun
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Oakland Athletics, Sean Doolittle reach agreement on 4-year extension

The Oakland Athletics have formally publicize that they have extended Sean Doolittle‘s contract on a five-year contract which runs through the 2018 season and includes two club options for 2019 and 2020. However the contract begins this season, so basically it’s a four-year extension. The monetary part of the deal has yet to be announced.The #Athletics agree to terms with Sean...
Via The MLB Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Josh Reddick’s perpetual slump

Josh Reddick To say that Oakland A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is off to a bad start this season would be an understatement. With a .098 AVG and a 33% strikeout percentage, he has the second lowest batting average in the major leagues. This is quite a surprise for A’s fans and critics after Reddick had such a great spring. Reddick had a .333 batting average during spring training...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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