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Early 2015 Fantasy Relief Pitcher Rankings

Continuing with our early 2015 positional rankings, we move on to (and wrap up with) relief pitchers. As I explained before revealing my previous early 2015 rankings, what you can expect to find in this series is rankings, key positional eligibility changes, and key free agents. However, if you are looking for more of a “state of the position,” you should check out our awesome...
Via Baseball Professor
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Offseason Outlook — Lots to Consider for 2015

We’re not nearly far enough removed from the 2014 season to be looking at 2015, but at some point I guess you always have to reach a point where you let the past go and start looking to the future. Admittedly, that’s a bit harder when the general feeling amongst A’s fans is that the team that had the best record in baseball for over half the season should still be playing....
Via BaySportsNet
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Oakland Athletics

So this is how it happens in nightmares. In the span of less than two months, the Oakland Athletics went from 28 games above .500 and four games up in the AL West to a team that needed a win on the final day of the regular season just to clinch the AL’s second Wild Card berth. They then went to Kansas City, raced to a four-run lead over the Royals, and were sent home following...
Via The Outside Corner
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Rally Past A’s In Wild Card Thriller, Will Play Angels In ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild American League wild-card game...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

After 29 years, Royals wait 12 innings for playoff win over A's

  The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night. Quite a start to...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A's, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals were tied 7-all after 10 innings Tuesday night in a dramatic AL wild-card game. Quite a start to October baseball - even though this one appeared to be over in September. The A's raced out to a 7-3 lead by the sixth inning, but the Royals countered with three runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki's sacrifice fly off Sean...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via Bloguin Best
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via The Outside Corner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland eliminated from AL West, Doolittle blows save in loss at Texas

  Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two-year reign as AL...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

6-run 9th inning propels Rangers over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ninth-Inning Collapse Sends Oakland Athletics to 6-1 Defeat

Wednesday was a bad night for Sean Doolittle. After Jeff Samardzija worked eight scoreless frames and racked up 10 punchouts, the closer served up five runs in the ninth, as the Oakland Athletics slumped to a 6-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. The A’s record stands at 83-68, as the club drops into a tie with the Kansas City Royals for the top wild-card spot. Samardzija dismantled...
Via BaySportsNet
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s most hindering player injuries

The Oakland A’s have been riddled with injuries for some time now. It seems as though just as someone gets better, another Athletic incurs a multi-day injury. For a team who likes have a deep bench in order to mix and match their players, it has become harder and harder for them to customize lineups as players fall to concussions, strained hamstrings, and back spasms. But which...
Via isportsweb.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A's activate closer Doolittle from DL as club heads into stretch run

  The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle. Doolittle was reinstated before Friday night's series opener against the Mariners. Oakland's lead for the top AL wild card spot was down to 1½ games. Doolittle was placed on the DL on Aug. 24 because of a strained right intercostal muscle...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle activated

As expected, the Oakland Athletics activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day DL for Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Doolittle had been sidelined with a strained intercostal (ribcage). The A's have gone 22-29 since the All-Star Break and are ahead of the Mariners by only one game for the AL Wild Card.Sean DoolittleA rarity...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso, Craig Gentry, Sean Doolittle, Stephen Vogt

The Oakland Athletics lost 1-0 on Thursday to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, falling to 9.5 games back of the red-hot Los Angeles Angeles, and giving A's only a one game lead for the AL Wild Card. Some of the injuries that have plagued the team are updated below.Catcher John Jaso (.264/.337/.430, OPS+ 117 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 99 games) has been on the concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle making progress

The Oakland A's entered a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 79-61 record, second in the American League West. With 22 games remaining in the season, the A's have a good chance at a post season berth. The good news coming down the stretch is that closer Sean Doolittle is making progress and could return as soon as Monday. #454558804 / gettyimages.comOur own Rose Ingberman...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle’s Injury Derails A’s Bullpen

#453843324 / gettyimages.com After a shaky start to the season it looked like the Oakland A’s had solved the crisis in their bullpen.  With the failed Jim Johnson experiment/fiasco the closing job was up for grabs and with a closer by committee there was never a chance for stability amongst the late-inning hurlers. Enter Sean Doolittle.  After being signed to a contract extension...
Via TopSportsReport
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A's not OK: Closer Doolittle to DL

One of this season's most pleasant surprises has finally disappointed fantasy owners, as A's closer Sean Doolittle has been placed on the DL with an intercostal strain. There's no specific timetable on Doolittle's return at the moment, but the team's website notes that this injury can take "as few as two to three weeks of recovery time and up to several months," while the San Francisco...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Call The Doctor, Doolittle

Grab Luke Gregerson! Ah, that's how you start a post. Some sweet, sweet SAGNOF. It's like when I walk into a room and it just lights up. Guys and four girls be going, "Ooh, what's his name, and can I get his number?" My mustache is yours. *eye wink* There's plenty of me to go around. On the other hand (wasn't that the first hand?), there hasn't been that many closer jobs...
Via Razzball
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's put closer Sean Doolittle on DL with muscle strain

  Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55-1/3 innings. Doolittle leads...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle placed on DL

Despite earlier reports that Sean Doolittle was "not worried" after a cramp in his side during Saturday night's win over the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics placed the closer on the 15-day DL with a right intercostal strain and recalled right-handed reliever Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced just before Sunday's finale. The A's and Angels are tied...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Place Closer Sean Doolittle On The 15-Day DL

The Oakland Athletics have placed their All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day DL with a strained right intercostal muscle. He is expected to only need the minimum 15 days but these types of injures can linger for much longer.#490158835 / gettyimages.comDoolittle saved 20 of 23 chances and has a 2.28 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP with 80 strikeouts over 55.1 innings.In the mean time...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doolittle goes on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55 1-3 innings. Doolittle...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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