Catcher would seemingly be one of the last areas that the Oakland A’s would be looking to upgrade. Sean Murphy has been solid, even if his batting average is lagging, as he is providing power and decent enough defense.
Roster update after Starling Marte trade The Oakland A’s made a trade on Wednesday, acquiring outfielder Starling Marte from the Miami Marlins. The new addition to the team meant someone else would need to go, and the corresponding roster move came Thursday afternoon.
Typically, left handed hitters do not fare well against left handed pitching. Those players end up in platoon roles if they struggle enough, or will end up facing a lefty reliever late in a game as the opposing manager looks for the platoon advantage.
WOW The Oakland A’s just doubled down on their 2021 season. The A’s made a trade with the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, with Oakland acquiring outfielder Starling Marte and cash in exchange for pitcher Jesús Luzardo.
The Oakland A’s appeared to have the perfect bullpen piece when they signed Sergio Romo. His experience in literally every role on the pitching staff, from closer to being the first opener, made him the perfect fit for a bullpen that had plenty of question marks heading into the season.
Roster update after Andrew Chafin trade The Oakland A’s made a trade on Monday, acquiring relief pitcher Andrew Chafin from the Chicago Cubs. The new addition meant someone else would need to go, and that corresponding roster move came Tuesday afternoon.
The biggest problem facing the Oakland A’s over the past few seasons has been a lack of a true ace atop their rotation. While they have a solid pitching staff, capable of reaching the postseason, missing that ace has hindered their ability to advance.
Coors Field in Colorado makes for an epic Home Run Derby. Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson and Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles showed us that first-hand as the two opened up the derby Monday evening.