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ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 hours 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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, July 26th: Matt Olson’s HR Helps Hounds Win while Matt Chapman Hits 21st HR in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Olson (Home Run / Double)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions    5 Midland RockHounds  6 WP – Jensen 6-9 / 5.68 HR – Olson (10) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Matt Olson (Home Run / Double) A’s top prospect Matt Olson started off the season hot, hitting 6 home runs in 20 games in...
Via Athletics Farm
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, July 25th: Chad Pinder’s 4 Hits & 5 RBIs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman Hits 20th HR & Daniel Mengden Impresses in Ports Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / HR / Double / 5 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions    1 Midland RockHounds  9 WP – Overton 3-1 / 3.96 HR – Pinder (10) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs) Shortstop Chad Pinder continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 4 hits...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With A Couple Of A’s Infield Prospects: Max Muncy & Joey Wendle

On a veteran Nashville club where the average age is almost 29, only two position players on the team were born in the ‘90s – infielders Max Muncy and Joey Wendle. As the youngest hitting prospects on the squad, the two are more likely to find themselves playing significant roles in Oakland in the future than just about any other position players currently at the Triple-A level...
Via Athletics Farm
2 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
2 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's Reddick does spot-on Hulk Hogan impression on 'Intentional Talk'

Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick makes two things quite apparent: he's very good at defense, and he's a gigantic pro wrestling fan.He drove the point home once again on Wednesday, when Chris Rose and MLB Network's 'Intentional Talk' did some on-location shooting at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.Reddick chatted with Rose and Kevin Millar (via satellite) about the 2015 A's,...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Via MLB Top Clips
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trounce visiting Twins, 14-1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jake Smolinski homered twice for four RBI, Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics slugged past the Minnesota Twins 14-1 on Sunday. Billy Butler and Josh Phegley hit two-run homers for the A's, who cleared the fences a season-high five times to boost their 2015 total to 80. Smolinski hit a three-run homer in the eighth and an earlier solo shot for...
Via Fox Sports North
8 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
8 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
13 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
13 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
17 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB urges Supreme Court to deny San Jose's A's appeal

Overshadowed by last week’s series of momentous decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, Major League Baseball recently filed a brief with the Court urging it to reject an appeal by the city of San Jose, California in the on-going dispute over the future home of the Oakland Athletics. As I noted at the time San […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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