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Adam Dunn (1B / OF / DH, OAK) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues / Deep Mixed Leagues for Power Boost ANALYSIS: Adam Dunn may be sacrificing the Hall of Fame by retiring at season’s end, less than 40 home runs shy of 500, but is being given a chance to make the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career. Even though […]
Via RotoBaller
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Dunn to Oakland

In Episode 126, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Potential replacements at second base The fantasy impact of Adam Dunn being traded to Oakland Whether Matt Shoemaker is a keeper candidate Can...
Via Baseball Professor
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Homers In First At-Bat With Oakland Athletics (Video)

Adam Dunn didn’t wait long to make his impact on a struggling Oakland Athletics team. The veteran slugger was acquired by the fledgling A’s over the weekend in an attempt to wake the dormant Oakland offense. Coming off an embarrassing weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels, the A’s needed a shot in the arm, and they got it off the bat of Dunn. The big guy made...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday, September 1st: Michael Soto’s HR Helps Snappers Go Out with a Win while Sacramento’s Season Ends with a Big Loss and Hounds & Ports Prepare for Playoffs

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Michael Soto (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  5 Beloit Snappers               11 WP – Bragg 4-0 / 3.23 HR – Soto (7), Pohl (6), Ludy (3) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Michael Soto (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs) With Beloit down by a run in the bottom of...
Via Athletics Farm
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn weirdly consistent, hits HR in first game with A's

Adam Dunn is a peculiar beast…and I mean that in the most positive of ways. The 34-year-old slugger was dealt Sunday by the Chicago White Sox to the Oakland A’s and, because people like a story, all the talk became about how he would end his streak of 1977 games (and counting) without a playoff appearance. What’s missing is Dunn’s consistency. And, no, I’m not talking about...
Via Hall of Very Good
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined three runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They made several fielding blunders. Scott Kazmir continues to implode...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

One Last Stop for the Big Donkey

In what is looking like the final chapter in a long and storied career of home runs, Adam Dunn hit his 461st career blast today in his first at-bat as an Oakland Athletic. Let us just say; we’re totally not ready for a baseball world without Adam Dunn being a part of it. It seems like just yesterday it was May of 2002, and Dunn was 22 years old in his first full big league season...
Via Diamond Hoggers
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Adam Dunn homers in his first at-bat as an Athletic

Newly acquired Adam Dunn launches a two-run home run to right field in his first at-bat with the Oakland Athletics.
Via On-Base Talk
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Job well Dunn

Adam Dunn has never gotten a taste of postseason baseball, but on Labor Day, he helped himself inch a little bit closer. Adam Dunn went deep in his first at-bat with the Oakland A’s, and his presence in the lineup is extremely crucial. In his first at-bat as a member of the Oakland Athletics, the Big Donkey had a two-run big splash that kicked off a five-run first inning. The A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn homers in debut, A’s defeat Mariners

Newly acquired Adam Dunn immediately began to dividends for the Oakland Athletics hitting a home run in his first at-bat with his new team. Picked up in exchanged for a minor league relief pitcher on Sunday, Dunn batted cleanup in his debut for the Athletics. Your browser does not support iframes. The home run was the 21st of the season for Dunn. He finished Monday’s game 2-of...
Via Tireball.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A's in victory over Mariners

  Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team. Dunn...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A's, tops White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bob Melvin rips team after A's get swept by Angels in four games

In a series that saw the Oakland Athletics outscored 18-4 by the Los Angeles Angels, the A's were swept in four games and fell to five games back in the AL West. Not surprisingly, A's skipper Bob Melvin was none-too-happy after Sunday's 8-1 loss. Via sfgate.com: “It was embarrassing, pathetic. We don't play like that,” Melvin said after Oakland's 8-1...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bob Melvin rips A’s after sweep by Angels

Your browser does not support iframes. Bob Melvin ripped his Oakland A’s after they lost to the Angels 9-1 on Sunday, which ended a 4-game sweep by their AL West rivals. The A’s entered Thursday’s series opener one game behind the Angels in the division and ended up five games back after Sunday. “What can […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New A’s Slugger Adam Dunn Planning To Retire After 2014 Season

At the age of 34, Adam Dunn will get the chance to win the first World Series ring of his career. Even he doesn’t achieve that goal, Dunn will probably hang them up after this season. Dunn was traded to the Oakland Athletics from the Chicago White Sox Sunday in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. While the first baseman and designated hitter could provide a boost...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 31st: Pitching Prospect Nolan Sanburn Dealt in Adam Dunn Deal while Stockton Wins Behind Matt Olson’s Big Bat and Sacramento Loss Forces Dramatic Finale on Monday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports  6 Modesto Nuts     2 WP – Joseph 7-3 / 3.58 HR – Olson (37) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs) First baseman Matt Olson hit his league-leading 37th home run, a 3-run shot, and also singled...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Acquire Veteran Adam Dunn From Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn was acquired by the Oakland Athletics via trade on Sunday, and it might be his last chance to win a World Series. #Athletics acquire Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 31, 2014 Adam Dunn says he'll call it quits after this season as he...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Trade For Adam Dunn

The Athletics have added some pop to their lineup. For the first time in his career, Adam Dunn will be on a playoff time. The Oakland Athletics have traded minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and cash to the Chicago White Sox for slugger Adam Dunn. #Athletics acquire Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. — Oakland Athletics...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #135: Look, Ma, no starters! – Angels 2, Athletics 0

Starting pitchers, we don’t need not stinking starting pitchers? Scioscia (and I’d guess at least partly Dipoto’s) master plan went off without a hitch. Definitely a little bit of good luck, too, but no real hitches. The eight man-attack kept Oakland’s bats quiet all night, combining to outduel an excellent Jeff Samardzija. None of it would’ve been possible had Cory Rasmus...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn traded to A's

The Oakland Athletics made a move that will bring Adam Dunn on to try and help bolster the line up as they eye post season baseball.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Adam Dunn From White Sox For Minor League Pitcher

The Oakland Athletics have plenty of pitching. On Sunday, they added a much-needed bat to their struggling offense. The A’s acquired first baseman and designated hitter Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. The A’s also received cash considerations in the trade. Oakland made a controversial splash at the MLB trade deadline by...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The A’s have acquired Adam Dunn to cure their offensive woes

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Olson’s Pop, Porter, McClendon, Carter, Dahl, Beimel Revival

Matt Olson epitomizes power and patience. The 20-year-old Oakland Athletics prospect leads the California League in home runs (36) and walks (116). Playing first base for the Stockton Ports, he has a .260/.403/.540 slash line going into the final two days of the minor league season. Olson has fanned 136 times, but he projects as […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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