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Monday, July 21st: Zach Neal Pitches Sacramento to Victory as Andy Parrino Returns to River Cats and Renato Nunez Homers to Help Stockton Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  6 El Paso Chihuahuas          1 WP – Neal 3-5 / 4.48 HR – Whitaker (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Zach Neal (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win) RHP Zach Neal delivered an impressive start for Sacramento...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Following demotion, Milone wants A's to trade him

The odd man out in the Oakland Athletics’ rotation wants to be gone for good. Left-hander Tommy Milone has asked the club to trade him, major-league sources tell FOX Sports. The A’s sent Milone to Triple A on July 5 after acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs. It is not unusual for players to request trades after getting demoted. Milone...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tommy Milone wants Athletics to trade him

The Oakland Athletics sit in an enviable position. They have one of baseball’s top pitching staffs, to go along with great depth in the higher levels of the minor leagues. But according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, one pitcher that’s currently being used as minor league depth, wants to be traded. Rosenthal reports that after being sent to Triple A, left-handed pitcher Tommy...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tommy Milone Requests Trade from the A’s

When the Oakland Athletics acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in early July, one of the trickle-down effects was the demotion of left-handed starter Tommy Milone.  It was somewhat of a surprising move considering that Milone was 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA on the season and had boasted a 6-0 record with a 2.46 ERA in 11 starts prior to his demotion from Triple...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Following demotion, Milone wants A's to trade him

The odd man out in the Oakland Athletics' rotation wants to be gone for good.
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, July 20th: Lou Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while Rehabbing A’s Outfielder Josh Reddick Homers in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Bowling Green Hot Rods  0 Beloit Snappers              4 WP – Trivino 5-8 / 5.33 HR – Vollmuth (9) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Lou Trivino (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win) RHP Lou Trivino turned in his best start of the season to...
Via Athletics Farm
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: 7/20/2014: Gray earns 11th win, Lester reaches 10 wins

Oakland Athletics’ Sonny Gray pitching against the Texas Rangers | photo courtesy of PhotoPin. R | H | E CIN (51-47) 2 | 6 | 1 NYY (50-47) 3 | 11 | 1 W: Robertson, D (1-2, 2.60) L: Chapman (0-3, 2.40) HR: CIN: Frazier (20) Final R | H | E TEX (39-59) 6 | 12 | 0 TOR (51-48) 9 | 15 | 1 W: Redmond (1-4, 2.50) L: Feliz (0-1, 3.12) SV: Loup (4) HR: TOR: Navarro, D (6), Cabrera, Me...
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WATCH: Adam Jones loses track of outs, allows run to score

Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletic’s each owe Adam Jones a thank you card, and you can see why courtesy of the above video. Check out Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones lose track of outs and after catching Donaldson’s fly ball and casually jog in towards the dugout while Cespedes scored on a tag-up from third. The Oakland A’s ended up beating the Orioles...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: second half preview

Despite having Major League Baseball’s best record and the most wins (59) at the All-Star break since the 2006 Tigers, the Oakland A’s only enjoy a tight 1.5 game lead over the Anaheim Angels, leaving no room for error for the ball club in the second half. There are three key factors in the Oakland A’s holding off the Angels in the second half to claim their third divisional...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, July 19th: Snappers Win Behind Marincov’s Big Bat while Tommy Milone Struggles for Cats and Josh Reddick Goes 0 for 4 for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Bowling Green Hot Rods  4 Beloit Snappers              5 WP – Adkins 1-3 / 5.40 HR – Marincov (12), Vollmuth (8) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs) Outfielder Tyler Marincov had a...
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Oakland A’s: Andy Parrino’s second base potential

Andy Parrino The Oakland A’s started off the second half of the season on the right foot with a win against the Baltimore Orioles. However, as the trade deadline draws nearer, the Athletics are still in desperate need of a second baseman. It does not seem as though they would get some of the more big name second basemen like Chase Utley, Ben Zobrist, or Daniel Murphy since the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson Walks Off Against the Orioles

You couldn’t have written a better script in the Oakland Athletics first series against the Baltimore Orioles since the whole Josh Donaldson/Manny Machado incident back in June.  In the first post All-Star break game for each division-leading club, drama was high. Machado, who was booed throughout the game, put Baltimore up 4-2 against new A’s ace Jeff Samardzija with a two...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's give Josh Donaldson the works after walk-off homer

Oh, those wacky Major League Baseball players....And if you are the Oakland A's, well, there's lots to celebrate. The A's hit the All-Star break with the best record in baseball and had a ton of guys play in the All-Star game.Including 3B Josh Donaldson, who got the proverbial 2nd half of the season off to a rousing start.Donaldson smacked a first pitch, bottom of the...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's beat Orioles on Donaldson's walk-off homer

Since Josh Donaldson's lengthy offensive struggles began in Baltimore six weeks ago with the Manny Machado series, Friday night's walk-off homer against the Orioles might have brought him full circle. With the A's down by two runs in the ninth, Donaldson tied into the first pitch he saw from Orioles lefty Zach Britton and crushed a three-run homer, good for a 5-4 victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday, July 18th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off Thanks to Kent Matthes Grand Slam while Josh Reddick Homers in 9th to Help Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions     3 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Hassebrock 4-0 / 6.32 HR – Matthes (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam) With the bases loaded and Midland down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, designated hitter Kent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson’s Post All-Star Forecast

The Oakland Athletics are hardly atop their division despite being 23 games above .500 at the all-star break.  Arguably the three best teams in the AL are sitting in that division between the Athletics, Angels, and Mariners.  The Mariners aren’t flashy but their pitching has been surreal.  The Angels and Athletics are extremely fun to watch.  The Athletics are backed by their...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Get the Inside Scoop on Sacramento’s Top Players from River Cats Manager Steve Scarsone and Pitching Coach Rick Rodriguez

After spending two seasons mentoring A’s minor leaguers as the manager at Midland, Steve Scarsone is now midway through his second season as the skipper in Sacramento. Meanwhile, Rick Rodriguez is the long-time River Cats pitching coach, though he also served a brief stint as the A’s bullpen coach, and he’s had a hand in developing many of the A’s most talented young pitchers...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's Sonny Gray has some fun with New Yorkers

I wouldn't really call this a prank video, more like Sonny Gray of the Oakland A's just being a goofball with people while wandering the streets of New York City.Sonny plays the innocent country-boy role perfectly...probably because that is who he is. The 24-year-old star pitcher for the Athletics is from Nashville, Tennessee and probably hasn't had a full taste of "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bold Predictions for the Second Half of the 2014 MLB Season

We have witnessed outstanding pitching, superb rookie performances and a fair share of great finishes so far in 2014. Most teams have played up to expectations. Still, there are clubs that are far off from most preseason prognostications. It’s one thing to make observations on events that are firmly placed in the rear-view mirror. It’s another to step out and make predictions...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 17th: Shane Peterson’s 3 HRs Help River Cats Win Drew Pomeranz’s Second Start for Sacramento while Olson & Nunez HRs in 9th Aren’t Enough for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  10 Albuquerque Isotopes          9 WP – Scribner 4-1 / 3.19 HR – Peterson 3 (8) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs) Triple-A All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson had a big night for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson And The Fallen Closers Club

Jim Johnson has gone from being the American League’s top closer in 2013 to being a mop-up man in Oakland in 2014. For Oakland A’s demoted closer Jim Johnson, WAR is hell. Specifically, his -0.9 WAR in what’s been a hard-to-watch collapse by the man who led the American League with 50 saves last season with the Baltimore Orioles. In the past two decades, no pitcher has led...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's pitcher Sonny Gray pranks unwitting New Yorkers

MLB Fan Cave can be an awesome thing, as Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray proves here. The young starting pitcher took to the streets of New York City to prank some innocent bystanders.  And the Results were pretty epic. Your browser does not support iframes. Is it weird that the funniest part of this video to me is when Gray goes up to a New Yorker, says “tag your it” and...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Surrounding the Oakland A’s in the Second Half

In the midst of the All-Star break, most of the MLB is enjoying a few days off to rest up for the second half of the season.  Don’t tell that to the Oakland A’s.  They are sending seven players to the All-Star game with left-fielder Yoenis Cespedes and third-baseman Josh Donaldson performing double-duty as they represented the green and gold in the Home Run Derby. Sitting...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays have added a pitcher. On Thursday the team claimed Brad Mills off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Mills, 29, made headlines earlier this year when he was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Athletics for $1. Thrust into the Athletics rotation Mills made three starts posting a 4.41 ERA and a 159 WHIP though 16 1/3 innings of work. He became expendable...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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