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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
6 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester, Doolittle pitch A’s back to top of wild-card stack with win over Phils

Jon Lester did what he usually does. Sean Doolittle did what he usually does — but what he didn’t do in his previous outing. Those two left-handers did most of the heavy lifting Friday night at the Coliseum, and they helped lift the A’s back to the top wild-card spot in the American League. Lester held Philadelphia to a run on five hits in seven innings as Oakland prevailed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 20, 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...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

The Oakland Athletics have activated All-Star closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the club announced Friday. That means Doolittle will be available for the all-important three-game series in Seattle this weekend. Doolittle has been out since Aug. 23 due to an intercostal (ribcage muscle) strain. The 27 year old has closed down 20 of his 23 save chances this season with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
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: John Jaso, Sean Doolittle, Nick Punto, Stephen Vogt

The Oakland Athletics, who led the AL West for 106 days straight, are now preparing for the contingency that they may have to enter the postseason as one of two Wild Card teams. Part of the reason for the recent 8-17 record is injuries, which are reviewed below.Catcher John Jaso (.264/.337/.430, OPS+ 117 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 99 games) has been on the concussion list since...
Via MLB Injury News
September 08, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp, Sean Doolittle, Jed Lowrie

Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp was held out of Saturday's 2-0 loss against the Los Angeles Angels after a wall collision Friday (video here and below), and will not play in Sunday's finale. Closer Sean Doolittle, on the DL with a right intercostal strain, is "feeling better" but not ready for on-field work. Shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) began a rehab...
Via MLB Injury News
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric O’Flaherty (RP, OAK) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news that stud closer Sean Doolittle hit the DL, Eric O’Flaherty has stepped in as the Oakland closer and has made his way onto our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Let’s be honest here – there is no replacing Doolittle. He has been absolutely filthy this year. But […]
Via RotoBaller
August 28, 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...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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