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A’s Use Long Ball to Rock Colorado, 7-1

The A’s bounced back from a demoralizing three game skid in a powerful manner Monday night, smashing a season high tying three home runs to throttle the Rockies in the opener of their interleague series at the Coliseum. Josh Reddick and Ike Davis each hit towering two-run home runs into the right field bleachers in the first inning to set the tone of the game, with Kendall Graveman...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A's in 7-1 win over Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night. Billy Butler also homered off David Hale (2-3) and scored three runs as power-starved Oakland matched its season high for homers...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Forcing New York Mets’ Fans to Forget All About Ike Davis

New York Mets’ Lucas Duda follows through on an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) There was a time in New York when Ike Davis was supposed to be the savior of Queens. He was a big first basemen with a flashy mitt that had the ability to crush a homerun every...
Via The Sports Journal
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics first baseman Ike Davis heads to DL with quad strain

  Athletics first baseman Ike Davis has placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. Oakland made the roster move Sunday and said it was retroactive to May 14. The A's recalled outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville. Davis is batting .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIsin 33 games. He was injured in the fourth inning Monday night against Boston and...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics put Ike Davis on disabled list

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics first baseman Ike Davis has placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. Oakland made the roster move Sunday and said it was retroactive to May 14. The A's recalled outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville. Davis is batting .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 33 games. He was injured in the fourth inning Monday night...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Lack of Flash, Lucas Duda Driving Mets

New York Mets’ Lucas Duda hits a home run off Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 11, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) When the Mets traded away Ike Davis in favor of making Lucas Duda their everyday first baseman, fans could be forgiven for being concerned. Duda had never been the splashy prospect Davis was, and yet...
Via The Sports Journal
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Players to Target in OBP Leagues

View image | gettyimages.com I know I am not alone in having abandoned leagues that have batting average as a category. It is not an easy thing to ditch, as many fantasy players are in decade old leagues that stick with stats they are accustomed to, and most fantasy advice is geared toward those in batting average leagues. However, with the advances that have been made in baseball...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s leaping catch saves the game for the Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and closer Huston Street desperately tried to blow what was a 6-0 lead to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Mike Trout had other ideas, making this great leaping catch at the warning track to rob what would have been a game-winning hit from Ike Davis. That Trout guy…he’s kind of good, right? I do believe so. The post Mike Trout...
Via The Outside Corner
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A's ballboy hit in head by Ike Davis foul popup (Video)

An Oakland Athletics ballboy was hit in the head by a foul popup from third baseman Ike Davis during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Houston.The ballboy was in the A's bullpen area in foul territory near short left field. He tried to get out of the way, but he couldn't see the ball as it came down and bounced right off his head. Fortunately, the A's ballboy was wearing...
Via Holdout Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A's recall Arnold Leon from Triple-A for bullpen depth

Over the past week or so, the Oakland A's bullpen unit has been used heavily, so much so that first baseman Ike Davis pitched the eighth inning of Tuesday night's blowout loss to the Los Angeles Angels. As a result, Oakland made a roster move on Wednesday, recalling pitcher Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville. The news was first announced by Bay Area sports journalist Manolo Hernandez...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look Athletics open the season against familiar Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ike Davis wandered from the clubhouse tunnel to the freshly manicured grass and took in the scene on a sunny Bay Area morning. ''Oh yeah, we are doing it now, boys,'' the first baseman said to anyone nearby. ''We are doing it.'' One of numerous Oakland newcomers, Davis and many of his teammates will spend the first week of the season getting comfortable in the...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Does A Contract Extension for Lucas Duda Make Sense?

Last Spring, the Mets were debating whether to start Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, or even Josh Satin at first base. One year later, Ike Davis is wearing yellow and green in Oakland, and the team is considering a long-term contract for Duda, who is coming off a breakout season. What is unique about Duda as an early extension candidate is his age. Most players with his service time (3.1...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Davis Still Has Dirty Taste In His Mouth

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, former Mets first baseman Ike Davis still has a bad taste in his mouth from his time in New York. Nearly a year removed from New York, he can now acknowledge several hard truths: His Valley Fever returned last spring, which was not previously known (Davis feels much better now, he says, but his 2014 Mets physical revealed...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ike Davis Looks to Connect

Over the last few years it’s become pretty well accepted that a strikeout isn’t dramatically worse than any other kind of out for hitters. But that being said, making contact is still almost always better than not making contact. There might be a rare instance in which you’d prefer to swing through a pitch because […]
Via Fangraphs
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Is a new ballpark in San Jose worth fighting for?

Besides the Oakland A’s making headlines this offseason by making nine trades involving 27 players, the Athletics are in the news once again as their stadium saga continues. In early January, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the Oakland A’s should not be allowed to move to San Jose and upheld that the San Francisco Giants have...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Should Ike Davis be the starting first baseman?

Ike Davis The Oakland A’s made numerous moves this offseason including the acquisition of first baseman Ike Davis. Davis was traded to the Athletics by the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for bonus slots used for signing international free agents. At the time, many were not expecting Davis to be the A’s starting first baseman, as Brandon Moss was still on the roster. However...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Lucas Duda

This time last year we were shocked we were still having the Lucas Duda or Ike Davis debate. It may have taken two years too long to decide but the good news is that Sandy Alderson held on to the right guy, as Duda turned in the best year of his career and Davis did not turn back the clock and become a useful player again. Now Duda is counted on to be the big power threat in...
Via Mets360.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis, Rodriguez agree to deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) First baseman Ike Davis and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $3.8 million, one-year contract, while right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has received a $635,000 deal. Oakland declined to tender contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown by Tuesday night's deadline. The pair become free agents Wednesday. Davis was acquired last month...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Looking to Trade Left-Handed Bat

After acquiring both Billy Butler and Ike Davis earlier this offseason, there is talk out of Oakland that the Athletics may trade one of their large number of left-handed bats at some point soon (via SF Gate). Oakland dealt its best right-handed bat Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox back in July. And with all due respect to Jonny Gomes that left a huge void in the lineup from...
Via Sportsnaut
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: November 24, 2014

Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox took over the buzz as they reached an agreement with free agent Hanley Ramirez on a $90 million contract for five years. Aside from that, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away first baseman Ike Davis to the Oakland Athletics, and also the Minnesota Twins and free agent Torii Hunter have “common interest” in a reunion. Here is the updated list of...
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the first baseman after he was designated for assignment by the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Deal Ike Davis to the A’s

According to several media reports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Ike Davis and an international bonus slot (no.86) to the Oakland Athletics for another international bonus slot (no.27). The move comes several days after the Pirates designated Davis for assignment to make room for star prospect, Jameson Taillon ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Davis, formerly of the New York Mets...
Via Baseball Essential
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics get first baseman Ike Davis in trade with Pirates

  The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which lost in the American League Wild Card game to Kansas City, signed designated hitter Billy Butler to a $30 million, three-year contract Wednesday. The 27...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Acquire Ike Davis from the Pirates

Continuing their search for bats, the Oakland Athletics have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international slot money. As A’s insider Susan Slusser indicates, it’s purely a depth move from the A’s standpoint. A source tells me the #Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the #Pirates for international slot money. It's strictly a...
Via Sportsnaut
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics acquire 1B Ike Davis from Pirates

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which lost in the AL wild-card game to Kansas City, signed designated hitter Billy Butler to a $30 million, three-year contract Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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