A’s Auctioning Off Game-Used Memorabilia From Wild-Card Game They Lost

Oakland Athletics fans probably want to forget this year’s American League wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals, but Major League Baseball certainly doesn’t think so. The MLB is auctioning off game-used memorabilia from the postseason matchup, including jerseys, hats and helmets. Starting pitcher Jon Lester and third baseman Josh Donaldson’s jerseys are already fetching...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot Stove Rumors: Josh Donaldson

While the MLB postseason is not over, the Hot Stove season has already begun.  The minute teams have ended their season or been eliminated from the playoffs we have had writers who are not close to teams making pronouncements that certain players are already on the market. Now, I have no clue if anyone is or is not on the market. I talk to writers out there but have zero front...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Josh Donaldson, Year End Review

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America After each season ends, I look forward to looking back at divisive players to see how they fared. I did so with Carlos Gomez a couple of weeks ago. Spoiler: the people who believed in him were right, and he looks like a perennial top 15 talent for the time being. Josh Donaldson was another player that seemed to pit fantasy players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s 2014 season awards

From a strong pitching staff to the players in the field, the Oakland A’s found great success during the first half of 2014, and some of those players continued to succeed throughout the entire season. Even though the Oakland A’s season was in the end disappointing, there were some stars on their team that deserve to be recognized. Here are the Oakland A’s 2014 season awards...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland denies Josh Donaldson trade rumors

The Oakland A's season ended on Tuesday following a heartbreaking 9-8 12th inning loss to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Wlid Card game. It's uncertain what the A's will try to do this off season in attempts to improve on what is already a very good team that was 4th in runs scored and 3rd in ERA. With trade rumors floating around, the A's are denying...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Josh Donaldson, Jeff Samardzija trade candidates

After the Oakland Athletics were eliminated this past Tuesday from the postseason, in a thrilling game that lasted twelve innings with the Kansas City Royals eventually prevailing 9-8, it is looking very possible that third baseman Josh Donaldson and starting pitcher Jeff Samadrdzija could move from the Bay Area via a trade.#452903804 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ex-Cubs Factor Is Alive and Well

In the aftermath of last night’s marathon Wild Card game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics, many have been trying to pinpoint where the Athletics went wrong. . Some have cited the Yoenis Cespedes- Jon Lester as where it all went wrong, a few others have cited a lack of chemistry on a club that was deeply altered over the month of July, and lastly, some see the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Josh Donaldson Barely Missed Salvador Perez’s Game-Winning Hit

Royals’ Salvador Perez drove in the winning run to beat the Oakland A’s in the bottom of the 12th but A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson almost made the play. This replay will be painful to watch this offseason. From the press box: [Instagram, Jeff Passan] The post A’s Josh Donaldson Barely Missed Salvador Perez’s Game-Winning Hit appeared first on Diehardsport.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Josh Donaldson, Eric O'Flaherty

Oakland Athletics third basemen Josh Donaldson said his sore left knee feels a little better in advance of Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game, reports Jane Lee of Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports adds that reliever Eric O'Flaherty threw live batting practice on Monday after missing eight days:A's LHP Eric O'Flaherty just threw a live BP after missing 8 days...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

Miguel Cabrera took 31 ABs while playing 3B for the Tigers this season.  Rendon moved to third permantly, after Ryan Zimmerman's annual injury and his eventual shift to LF.  Matt Carpenter conintued to be a table setter atop the Cardinals lineup, and finds himself in the top 5 3B, after shifting over from 2B.  We were worried that his lack of power would hurt his value...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: 3 keys in avoiding game 163

Only a few months ago, the Oakland A’s were considered to be a postseason lock and World Series favorite but now on the final day of the regular season, the A’s face the possibility of a play in game against Seattle just to make it.  With a win today, the A’s would avoid the dangerous prospect of having to play a division rival with all the momentum and here are three keys...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Anatomy of a Collapse

On August 9th, things were still looking good for the Oakland A’s. The club had just won a 9-4 contest against the Minnesota Twins behind a 3-for-4 day from then-MVP candidate Josh Donaldson. Prized acquisition Jeff Samardzija toed the slab that day and scattered seven hits over six innings, allowing just two runs and giving manager Bob Melvin and the A’s a quality start. After...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Josh Donaldson will play through knee problem

The Oakland A's improved to 87-73 on the season following a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday. Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the A's, while Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson each added two hits in the winning effort. Donaldson suffered what looked like a left knee injury during the game, but refused to leave the game. #455889638 / gettyimages.comAs reported...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson’s toughness helps spark A’s offense in 6-2 win over Rangers

He went down in a heap near third base and stayed down long enough to make his manager and teammates anxious, but All-Star Josh Donaldson showed how just hard the A’s are fighting, toughing out an injury to help his team inch right to the verge of a postseason berth. The All-Star third baseman and MVP candidate has played banged up much of the way, and in the third inning, he...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Errors Send Oakland Athletics To 5-4 Defeat

A three-error afternoon sent the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 loss in the final home game at the Coliseum in the 2014 regular season. On the day, Jon Lester allowed five runs (three earned) in seven innings of work, finishing the year with a 16-11 record and a career-best 2.46 ERA. Following the loss, the A’s record now stands at 86-72 and the team drops half-a-game behind...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Will the A’s earn a Wild Card spot?

Josh Donaldson The Oakland A’s currently sit on top of the AL Wild Card standings by half a game. The Kansas City Royals are hot on the Athletics heals and the Seattle Mariners are also not far behind – only 1.5 games back. With the American League Wild Card race heating up and the Oakland A’s playing so poorly, many are worried that they will not be able to claim an AL Wild...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A's beat Phillies, maintain AL wild-card lead on Donaldson walk-off HR

  Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate. Donaldson hit a two-run homer to lift the A's to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. ''Those are the moments I always want to be in,'' Donaldson said after his third game-ending homer of the year, matching, among others...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Donaldson hits walk-off home run and flips bat like a boss

Josh Donaldson provided just what the doctor ordered for the A's on Sunday. The third baseman's walk-off home run in the 10th inning helped propel his team to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies. And he did it with style. Check out the epic bat flip following Donaldson's third walk-off round-tripper of the season...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Continues To Be Wild, Josh Donaldson Makes A's Victorious In Extras

#455889628 / While the Eagles were wrapping up their third win of the season in three games, A.J. Burnett took the mound in Oakland to close out the Phillies' three-game series against the Athletics. Burnett was wild, but also injured; he looks like someone who is unwilling to quit....
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson Homer Walks A’s Off in Tenth

The pesky Phillies would not go down without a fight, as the A’s three times blew the lead before Josh Donaldson launched  a two-run blast well over the wall in center field to give the A’s a much needed victory. For the tenth time this season Oakland celebrated a walk-off victory, keeping them a half game above Kansas City for the first wild card spot with the 8-6 win. “To...
Via BaySportsNet
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Is An Elite Bat-Flipper

Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off home run today. It’s an important win for the A’s, who are in the middle of a pretty intense Wild Card race. So Josh Donaldson celebrated his walk-off home run properly with this ELITE bat flip. [comcast sportsnet] Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson powers A's past Phillies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nate Frieman singled with one out against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) to set up Donaldson's game-winner. Sean Doolittle (2-4) pitched two innings to earn the victory...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who is the real Brandon Moss?

Just as he was a key contributor in the Oakland A’s early season success, slugger Brandon Moss has been a major factor in their late season collapse.  Regardless of whether the A’s are able to hold on and make the playoffs, a major question for the team to address going forward is; who is the real Brandon Moss? The power trio of Moss, Josh Donaldson and the long since departed...
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No arrows for Fernando Rodney

You have to hand it to the Oakland Athletics. They are a smart team that uses their information very wisely. The A's had tied a huge game with the Seattle Mariners up with a home run by Josh Donaldson off of perhaps the best pitcher in the American League. The homer ensured that King Felix could not seal the deal on perhaps the biggest start of his career in Seattle. In the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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