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A's Parker continues comeback, throws 30 pitches in simulated game

  Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw two innings of a simulated game and faced hitters for the second time this spring while continuing his comeback from a second Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old right-hander threw 30 pitches - 15 in each inning - and looked sharp as manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young looked on. He faced five batters, getting three fly...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Parker throws 30 pitches in simulated game

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw two innings of a simulated game and faced hitters for the second time this spring while continuing his comeback from a second Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old right-hander threw 30 pitches - 15 in each inning - and looked sharp as manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young looked on. He faced five batters, getting...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Athletics, The Phillies, And Short Pitchers

If you watch the Athletics, you may have noticed something about their pitching staffs over the last few years. They’re… shorter than average. Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, and Jarrod Parker are all six foot one or shorter, and none of the A’s pitchers are taller than six foot six. Look across the country at the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland's Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland Athletics are getting ready for June, not April. Right-handers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both coming off Tommy John surgery, Parker for the second time. Parker had elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time on March 24, following an initial operation in October 2009, when he was with Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Walker and Parker lose in arbitration; teams improve to 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Teams improved to 3-1 in salary arbitration when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat second baseman Neil Walker on Saturday and the Oakland Athletics defeated pitcher Jarrod Parker. Walker was awarded $8 million instead of his $9 million request in a decision by Gil Vernon, Steven Wolf and Mark Burstein. Walker led NL second baseman with a career-best 23 homers...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker loses to A's in arbitration and will make $850,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker has lost his salary arbitration case after missing the entire 2014 season. Parker was given an $850,000 salary on Saturday by Elizabeth Neumeier, Robert Herzog and Mark Irvings instead of the team's offer of $1.7 million. The sides argued their positions a day earlier. A 26-year-old right-hander, Parker was sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Valencia wins in arbitration; Walker, Parker go to hearings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker took their salary cases to arbitration in what could develop into a winter with the most hearings since 2001. A day after the Miami Marlins beat pitcher Mat Latos in the first decision of the year, infielder Danny Valencia defeated Toronto on Friday and will be paid $1,675,000 rather...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A's agree with RHP Jesse Chavez on one-year, $2.15M deal

  Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Chavez stepped in as a key member of the rotation in 2014 when projected starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin were each lost for the year to elbow injuries that required surgery. Chavez, 31, went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA with 21 starts and 32 appearances...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesse Chavez, Athletics agree to $2.15 million deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Chavez stepped in as a key member of the rotation in 2014 when projected starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin were each lost for the year to elbow injuries that required surgery. Chavez, 31, went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA with 21...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Jarrod Parker’s future as a starting pitcher

Jarrod Parker Last season, Oakland A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker was suppose to be the Opening Day starter for the Athletics in 2014. However, before he could make his first start, Parker received the unfortunate news that he would have to undergo his second Tommy John’s surgery. This 26-year-old’s has now undergone two Tommy John’s surgeries in the span of five years. Parker’s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Moves the Oakland A’s should make in 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and the Oakland A’s still have a lot to due in 2015. Even though they have made some big moves during the first half of the offseason, there are still some areas that need improvement. Here is the Oakland A’s to-do list for 2015: 1. Add a veteran starting pitcher to the rotation Scott Kazmir – 2013 The Oakland A’s bullpen is very...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rise of the Los Angeles Angels

It was supposed to be Oakland’s division to lose, remember? It was always supposed to be Oakland. Then one day, the Los Angeles Angels decided they finally wanted to play to their level of potential, and then some, clinching the AL West on Wednesday. I had Oakland winning the West this season, as did many people around the country, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect...
Via The Sports Post
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fire general manager Kevin Towers

His team’s awful play finally caught up with Kevin Towers, who was relieved of his job as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Tony La Russa, the franchise’s chief baseball officer, delivered the long-expected news in a statement Friday morning, as the D-backs currently boast a record of 59-81, the third-worst mark in baseball. Towers led the Diamondbacks...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-budget A’s make big-market play

On some Major League teams this year Tommy Milone, with his six wins and 3.55 ERA, would be approaching the level of Ace.  On this year’s Oakland Athletics squad, even with season-ending injuries to AJ Griffin and Jarrod Parker, he has been reduced,  to the role of Triple-A insurance policy. The A’s have been the league’s most dominant team this year, at least according to...
Via Brush Back Pitch
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics again strong, but have they improved?

Photo by Kirby Lee of USA Today Sports For the second straight year, the Oakland Athletics have quickly jumped out to a considerable lead in the American League West. Their record, 39-26, is the best in the American League, and they have the most road wins in the league with 22. The A’s hold a 2.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Billy Beane’s magic is working...
Via The Garbage Time
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Designate Trevor Cahill for Assignment

Well this trade didn’t necessarily work out for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The NL West bottom feeders designated right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill for assignment on Monday, likely marking the end of a career that didn’t even last three full seasons.  Trevor Cahill has been designated for assignment per @Dbacks — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) June 9, 2014 Cahill is 1-6...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

It's Time We Start Respecting Sonny Gray

When the 2014 season began, the Oakland Athletics look poised to repeat as AL West champions for the third year in a row. Then season-ending injuries to A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker occurred before a pitch was thrown. This left 24-year-old Sonny Gray to carry on as their 'ace' alongside what could be labeled as a makeshift rotation – a good one at that. So far, he's done...
Via The Sports Post
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Struggles Against Mariners Continue, Jesse Chavez handed 1st Loss

Following an impressive April in which Jesse Chavez was a revelation for the A’s filling into a rotation vacated by the injured Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, the 30-year old righty struggled to keep his success going in first start of May. Chavez had compiled a 2-0 record with a mind-blowing 1.89 ERA and 41 strikeouts over 38 innings pitched, spanning six starts. He was tied...
Via BaySportsNet
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

Update (5/3/2014): MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Athletics are likely to either deal for starting pitching or move Drew Pomeranz to the rotation. With both Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Athletics have had to rely on youngster Sonny Gray and veteran Scott Kazmir to lead the rotation. So far those two, along with Jesse Chavez, have delivered...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, A’s Use ‘Moneyball’ Strategy To Produce Same World Series Odds

Every Red Sox fan – and even those casual baseball followers who saw the movie “Moneyball” – knows that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane turned down a five-year, $12.5 million offer from the Sox in the fall of 2002 to take the same job with the A’s. It’s hard not to wonder “what if,” considering the Red Sox have won three World Series since then, and Beane’s...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics Are At It Again

Going into the season many assumed the Oakland Athletics would repeat as AL West champions, especially if the bats of Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes could come alive again as they did in 2012. Those two aren't quite there yet. Despite 4 home runs to start the season, Cespedes maintains a slash line of only .238/.316/.464, while Reddick is doing poorly with numbers of .232/.303...
Via The Sports Post
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Perils of a Second Tommy John Surgery

An epidemic within an epidemic?  It seems that way.While much has been written, spoken, and publicized over the growing number of pitchers to succumb to the dreaded Tommy John surgery in recent time, this spring brought forth a significant faction of those who would pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a second time.Prior to 2014, no less than 37 major league pitchers have underwent...
Via Baseball Essential
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Day, Another Tommy John Surgery

If there's anything in baseball that annoys me more than hypocritical fans, it's season-ending injuries. To be fair, the distance between the two isn't even close; season-ending injuries almost hurt me. This 2014 season has already presented plenty, all in the name of Tommy John. How is it that every name on the following list is a very notable one? Are we any closer to preventing...
Via The Sports Post
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Athletics and Indians sign major league players to minor league deals

Before heading into their opening day match up versus one another, the Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians each signed a former big-leaguer to minor league deals. Joe Blanton, a first round pick of the Athletics back in 2002, finds his way back into the organization after spending 6 years between the Phillies, Dodgers, and Angels. The Indians signed catcher George Kottaras...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Braden Gets a New Gig, Jarrod Parker’s Outlook and Thoughts on Pablo Sandoval’s Contract Situation

Dallas Braden has landed a new gig. The former Oakland Athletics lefty will join the lineup on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight as a studio analyst, according to a story on the network’s website. It’s great news and well-deserved for the starter, whose promising career was cut short by a shoulder injury after just five seasons. Ultimately, though, I think that the fiery Braden, who...
Via BaySportsNet
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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