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Meet Your 2016 Nashville Sounds!

Of course, we’ve still got just a little ways to go until the opening of the 2016 season. And, of course, there will certainly be some trades, some free agent signings (both major league and minor league), some releases, some injuries and, knowing the A’s, some totally unexpected developments during the offseason as well as in spring training. Considering the way the 2015 season...
Via Athletics Farm
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Fall to M’s on Anniversary of 20 in a Row

On the thirteenth anniversary of the AL-record twentieth consecutive win, the A’s could not surmount a comeback attempt Friday night, losing a marathon slug fest to the Mariners for their third straight defeat. After a 52 minute first inning, a total of 15 pitchers and 19 runs resulted in an 11-8 loss for Oakland as many of the September call ups took the field for the bottom...
Via BaySportsNet
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday, September 4th: Chris Jensen Surrenders 1 Hit in Hounds Loss while Daniel Gossett Is Solid as Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  1 San Antonio Missions    2 LP – Jensen 9-10 / 4.87 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K) RHP Chris Jensen turned in his fifth straight strong start for the RockHounds, but he still walked...
Via Athletics Farm
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's No. 3 prospect Manaea turning heads with Double-A Midland

Left-hander Sean Manaea, considered to be the Oakland Athletics No. 3 prospect, has done nothing but impress since being added to the A's Double-A affiliate Midland RockHounds roster in July.He was the main piece of the return the A's received for Ben Zobrist in a pre-July 31 trade with the Kansas City Royals, and the A's have to be pleased with his progress. As MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, September 3rd: Sean Manaea K’s 13 in Hounds Victory while Dylan Covey & Jacob Nottingham Lead Ports to Big Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 13 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  4 San Antonio Missions    1 WP – Manaea 6-1 / 2.36 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 13 K / Win) LHP Sean Manaea, acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade, turned in another impressive...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canha's rise with A's came after conquering mysterious respiratory illness

Mark Canha went from being a relatively obscure Rule 5 acquisition by the Oakland Athletics to a productive middle-of-the-order type thanks to his impressive play over the past few months.  Obtained from the Miami Marlins prior to the season, the A's (who had admired him from afar) snatched him up once he became available. The gamble has paid off, as Canha currently leads all AL...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners-Athletics Preview

Seattle's offense has been one of baseball's worst for much of the season, but the Mariners look like an entirely different club in the batter's box lately. They'll look to continue their surge and clinch the season series against the Oakland Athletics as they visit them on Friday night. The Mariners (63-71) have won with offense lately, averaging 5.5 runs while hitting .293 with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A's Reddick enjoying benefits of renewed focus at the plate

Right fielder Josh Reddick hit 32 home runs for the Oakland Athletics in 2012, his first year with the club - but he also struck out 151 times.  Since then, Reddick has only come close to 100 whiffs one time, when he struck out 86 times in 2013. This is no coincidence, as he recently opened up with MLB.com's Jane Lee about his focused effort to move away from a strikeout-prone slugger...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

With the worst record in the American League, it is clear there is only one reason to continue watching the A’s in September. Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will need to dominate the final month in order to pass Dallas Keuchel and finish ahead of David Price for the AL Cy Young award. Sonny Gray In a season that has been marred by a terrible defense and an unreliable...
Via isportsweb.com
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Tough outing aside, Gray still in Cy Young mix for A's

On Wednesday afternoon, one of those 'baseball things' that happen without rhyme or reason took place at O.co Coliseum: Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray was roughed up by the Los Angeles Angels for six runs over the first two innings of the game.  Having entered the game with an AL-best 2.13 ERA, Gray finished the day with a 2.36 - nothing to scoff at, but behind Houston Astros...
Via Fox Sports
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Boxscore Breakdown #133: Gray turned blue – Angels 9, Athletics 4

Just when we’re all getting ready to write the Angels off, they have to go and beat the tar out of Sonny Gray, win a road series and provide a glimmer of hope that they could claw their way back into the Wild Card race. It was all because for the first time in forever they defeated an actual elite pitcher instead of just rolling over and nearly getting no-hit, like they do. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday, September 2nd: Nate Freiman Hits Game-Winning HR for Sounds while Matt Chapman Returns to Action for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  5 Nashville Sounds      6 WP – Bayless 1-0 / 0.00 HR – Wendle (9), Freiman (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run / GWRBI) With the game tied in the bottom...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Brett Lawrie by Jeff Quinton

A look at what we might expect from the A`s infielder going forward.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's reliever Evan Scribner to miss rest of the season

Oakland A's right-hander Evan Scriber has a torn lat muscle in his right shoulder, and injury that sidelined him for three months in 2011 while pitching for the San Diego Padres.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
2 days ago

Finally healthy, Ladendorf relieved to be back with A's

Tyler Ladendorf began the 2015 season on the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster, a testament to a strong spring and the resilience that the 27-year-old infielder has shown throughout his career.  Demoted a week into the season to free up roster space, Ladendorf then suffered a serious ankle sprain with Triple-A Nashville. The setback more or less derailed his season and prevented...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Not such a Dull debut: A's rookie throws impressive scoreless inning

One of the young players the Oakland Athletics called up on September 1 was Ryan Dull, a 32nd-round pick by the A's in 2012 who dazzled in the minor leagues this season.  With the A's on the wrong end of a 6-1 score at the hands of the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, manager Bob Melvin inserted Dull into the game in the eighth inning, and the kid responded with a scoreless...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's Semien flashes defensive promise with great glove-flip double play

One of the persistent narratives surrounding the Oakland Athletics' disappointing 2015 season has been the defense of shortstop Marcus Semien. Early in the year, it looked as if the young shortstop was having tremendous difficulties acclimating to the responsibilities of the position, picking up error after error and causing some to wonder if he was better suited somewhere else on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, September 1st: Tyler Marincov’s 4 RBIs Help Ports Stage Comeback Victory while Dillon Overton K’s 7 in Hounds Win & AFL Rosters Are Set

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (2 for 4 / Double / 4 RBI)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports   9 Visalia Rawhide   5 WP – Roberts 5-2 / 3.41 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Tyler Marincov (2 for 4 / Double / 4 RBIs) After being down by 5 runs after just 3 innings on Tuesday, Stockton staged a startling comeback victory by putting...
Via Athletics Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Try To Get Out Of Cellar During Month Of September

There are 15 teams in the American League and the Oakland Athletics have the worst record out of all of them entering the month of September. At 57-75, the Athletics are 15 games behind the American League West division-leading Houston Astros and 12 games behind the Texas Rangers, who are currently holding down the second and final AL Wild Card spot. Along with playing the role of...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

O.co Coliseum began literally falling apart on Monday night

During Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game at O.co Coliseum, the much-maligned home of the A’s (and Raiders, for that matter) began to fall apart when Shane Victorino bumped into the left field wall. As soon as Victorino lightly hit the wall, one of the pads became dislodged and eventually completely fell off, requiring a short delay while the Coliseum’s staff attempted...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 31st: Sean Nolin Is Solid in Sounds Victory while Jaycob Brugman’s 4 RBIs Aren’t Enough to Help Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Sean Nolin (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  1 Nashville Sounds      5 WP – Veliz 1-0 / 0.00 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Sean Nolin (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K) In his fourth appearance since returning from a seven-week stint on the disabled list, LHP Sean...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's taking no chances with Bassitt's shoulder soreness

Chris Bassitt has been a somewhat pleasant surprise for the Oakland Athletics since being inserted into their rotation earlier this season. His 1-6 record isn't reflective of his stats (2.82 ERA in a little over 73 innings of work), and he's flashed enough promise to appear to be a contender for a rotation spot in 2016. However, his season may be over: On Tuesday, the club scratched...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doolittle dazzles for A's in perfect inning of work vs. Diamondbacks

After lefty Sean Doolittle navigated the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon with ease, striking out Arizona Diamondbacks hitters Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock and preserving the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 lead, his manager was impressed.  2015's been a rough go for Doolittle, who is still easing his way back into the bullpen mix for Bob Melvin's A's as they look ahead to next season...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 30th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Snappers to Victory while Michael Soto Slugs Grand Slam for Stockton and Jason Pridie Homers Twice for Nashville

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers          8 Kane County Cougars  4 WP – Gossett 5-12 / 4.77 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win) Last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daniel Gossett, had his second...
Via Athletics Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawrie not opposed to shifting around infield with A's

When the Oakland Athletics acquired Brett Lawrie from the Toronto Blue Jays in the Josh Donaldson trade, he joined the club as a third baseman. However, he's also played some time at second base this season with Oakland, especially recently after the club brought in Danny Valencia on a waiver claim.  When asked by Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area over the weekend about his ability to...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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