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It’s time for people to get over it.

Your browser does not support iframes. I think a team getting into a scrap like this can be fairly interesting, and I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing, so long as nobody gets hurt. It’s exciting, for one thing, and it can be an interesting study of the dynamics of social interaction. It’s always interesting to see who is the most willing to go to bat for their team...
Via The Rhino and Compass
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Can’t Make Yu Pay Early, Fall to Rangers Late

The A’s and Rangers heated up their recent rivalry for the first time in ’14 on a chilly Monday night in Oakland, as Texas eventually pulled out the victory in a battle of bullpens. The A’s got to Yu Darvish early with a towering solo home run from Brandon Moss and a two-RBI single from Coco Crisp in the second inning, however they were not able to come up with a knock-out...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reddick Gives A’s Walk-Off 4-3 Victory Over the Houston Astros

Following the A’s 11-3 drubbing of the Houston Astros Friday night, the two teams faced off again Saturday in front of a packed house of 33,166 fans hoping to see the American League best Oakland A’s improve on their record. Thanks to a ninth inning rally, the A’s fans were sent home happy with a final score of 4-3 as the A’s have taken the first two games of the weekend...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's outlast Angels in 11 innings

When all else failed Tuesday, the A’s hit. In the end that won out over the poor starting pitching, the head-slapping baserunning blunders and the shaky ninth-inning relief. The A’s walked away with a wild 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings because they kept smacking the ball around against seven Angels pitchers. Oakland racked up 16 hits on a night it fell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Comes Up Big In Extra Innings To Help Lift Athletics Over Angels

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Via Valley Bay News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A's bats too much for Twins in series sweep

The schedule requires the Oakland A’s to fly to Seattle on Thursday night for a weekend series against the Mariners. They might wish they were sticking in the Twin Cities a little longer. The A’s continued their mastery of Minnesota with a 6-1 victory Thursday afternoon that completed a three-game sweep at Target Field. That makes nine consecutive victories for the A’s over...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Does having demonstrative players matter?

  Yesterday, Glen Perkins struck out the A’s Josh Donaldson, and started yelling some stuff. Who knows what was yelled, but it irked Donaldson, and he started to saunter over to Perkins. The Twins rushed to come between Donaldson and Perkins, the A’s spilled out of their dugout, there was posturing and warnings were given out. Ultimately, this will be a story that is forgotten...
Via The Rhino and Compass
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily helps A’s complete sweep in Minnesota

Another day, another strong outing by an Oakland starter. Dan Straily went seven innings today in the A’s 6-1 win over the Twins, allowing three hits, two walks and one run while striking out five. A’s starters have given up no more than three runs in any outing this season, a span of nine games, their longest such streak to start a season since 10 in a row to begin the 1990...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins show fight during mild, late-game altercation

MINNEAPOLIS -- By bench-clearing standards, what took place Wednesday between Minnesota and Oakland was relatively tame. But by the Twins' standards, the scuffle along the first base line during Minnesota's 7-4 loss was a bit out of character. It all started when Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson for the final out of the 10th inning...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftStreet Picks: April 9, 2014

Want your voice to be heard? Take 30 seconds and weigh in on our weekly Reader Survey! Despite putting up one of our best days on Draftstreet to date, we came home empty-handed with an 0-2 performance. We ran in to this guy named Ryan Braun — did you know he hit 3 HR? Chances are if you used pur lineup and avoided Braun you’re probably out picking islands to buy out of a catalog...
Via Baseball Professor
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New replay system will be a work in progress, just ask the Indians

OAKLAND -- Everyone knew that the new instant replay system was going to be a work in progress and that there were going to be a few rough patches along the way. Wednesday's review during the second inning of the first game of the day/night doubleheader between the Indians and Athletics was a perfect example that everyone is still finding their way through things. With one out...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Season, Same Results. A’s Lose on Opening Day… Again.

The A’s made history Monday night by setting a new Major League record, albeit a record that they wanted no part of. For the tenth consecutive Opening Day Oakland found themselves on the losing end of the contest, wasting a solid starting performance from their young ace Sonny Gray in an eventual 2-0 loss at the hands of the Indians. “You don’t talk about it, you obviously...
Via BaySportsNet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB players with the most to prove in 2014

The phrase “something to prove” gets thrown around a lot in sports. Essentially, when we say that, we’re pointing at players who overachieved or underachieved, and need to do *something* to show that either they still have something left in the tank, or that their success wasn’t a fluke. Needless to say, there are several players that have quite a bit to prove this season...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 A's preview: What will it take to three-peat in AL West?

Oakland is coming off consecutive division titles, but also back-to-back ALDS Game 5 losses. With Josh Donaldson leading the offense and a crew of solid arms, the A's hope to go further this year. 
Via FOXSports.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Josh Donaldson or Brett Lawrie

Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie had different starts to their MLB careers but both were 1st round draft picks that were traded.  Donaldson was drafted 48th overall by the Chicago Cubs and traded just 13 months later to the Oakland Athletics in the Rich Harden deal.  His minor league career spanned 6 seasons before taking over the A's 3B full time.  Lawrie was drafted 16th...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon League Isn’t Making Any New Friends

It’s probably not fair to just talk about Brandon League. But it sure is fun. Not as much fun, I imagine, as Josh Donaldson had when he saw this fat pitch: GIF Link League entered today’s game having allowed 6 of 12 previous spring batters to reach, and then he immediately walked old friend Nick Punto. That was followed by the Donaldson blast and… well, look, I say all the...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

A's renew Josh Donaldson at MLB minimum salary for 2014

The Athletics have renewed the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson for 2014 at a league-minimum salary of $500,000, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. Last season, Donaldson made $492,500, which was just a bit above the then-minimum figure of $490,000. Heyman has learned that the A's initially offered a bit more than the minimum for 2014, but when Donaldson declined...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Josh Donaldson or Brett Lawrie

Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie had different starts to their MLB careers but both were 1st round draft picks that were traded.  Donaldson was drafted 48th overall by the Chicago Cubs and traded just 13 months later to the Oakland Athletics in the Rich Harden deal.  His minor league career spanned 6 seasons before taking over the A's 3B full time.  Lawrie was drafted 16th...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #55: Josh Donaldson | 3B | OAK

Josh Donaldson‘s twitter handle (@BringerOfRain20) isn’t the only thing to love about the Athletics third baseman — he also provides some pretty great fantasy production. Donaldson rode a hot April — .314/.388/.490 with 2 HR and 20 RBI — throughout the rest of the season. He batted at least .300 in four of the year’s six months and topped .310 in three of them. Aside...
Via Baseball Professor
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Predicting the stars of 2014

The Oakland A’s wheeled and dealed their way through the offseason and acquired many new players while also keeping familiar friendly faces. With some of the old stars gone like Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour, who will step up to the plate and become the face of the Oakland Athletics? 1) Josh Donaldson Josh Donaldson Yes, Donaldson is well known around Oakland, but, unlike Colon...
Via isportsweb.com
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

OPS Leagues: Josh Donaldson, Top Tier 3B

Happy New Year everybody! I’ve been in hibernation for the most part this offseason, aside from this, but decided to awaken from my slumber to tell you a little secret. Although it’s not really a secret since I repeatedly made it clear last year when I professed my love early and often. And it wouldn’t be a secret anymore once I typed it here, would it? Nevertheless, I’m...
Via Razzball
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Is Nelson Cruz worth it?

Nelson Cruz Rumors have been swirling around that the Oakland Athletics are the dark horse in the race to acquire outfielder Nelson Cruz. By not picking up Chris Young’s option, the Athletics are in need of a right-handed-hitter and Cruz seems to fit the bill perfectly. However, his valuability is much higher now than it was when he was in the Athletics dugout in the early 2000s...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics: The best of 2013

The Oakland Athletics had a great 2013 season. Even though their dugout was filled with unknown players, older pitchers, and young rookies, the Athletics showed that they could play with the big dogs. The team did hit a rough patch in August and lost in game five of the ALDS, but overall the Athletics had some amazing moments this year. Bartolo Colon’s Win Streak This 40-year-old...
Via isportsweb.com
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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