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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
7 hours 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
12 hours 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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Control AL West Teams’ Fate during Next 2 Weeks

Josh Reddick Over the next two weeks, the Oakland Athletics will be playing very meaningful games. The catch for Oakland is that they will not be important for them. Even though they have the worst record in the American League at 57-74, their impact on the playoffs will be felt because they have upcoming series against three playoff hopeful teams. Not only are they playoff contending...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs stage comeback, fall in 11th

PHOENIX -- Marcus Semien's two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Semien's big hit came after singles by Danny Valencia and Stephen Vogt. Josh Phegley was hit by a pitch from Brad Ziegler (1-1) to load the bases. Ziegler had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the 10th and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Working the Waiver Wire 8.29.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Arms Drew Pomeranz is the current closer for the Oakland Athletics and yet he is available in 88% of Yahoo leagues. While  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 29th: Sean Manaea’s 7 Shutout Innings & Anthony Aliotti’s 2-Run HR Help Hounds Win while Matt Stalcup Pitches Ports to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Frisco RoughRiders       1 Midland RockHounds  2 WP – Manaea 5-1 / 2.68 HR – Aliotti (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Sean Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win) LHP Sean Manaea, acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade, turned...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogt Finds Redemption As A’s Edge Dbacks

Less than 24 hours ago, a disappointed Stephen Vogt was speaking to the media, placing heavy blame on himself for his team’s loss. Vogt had allowed two passed balls in Friday’s sixth inning, and the two Diamondbacks runners who advanced and reached on those mistakes would go on to score the game’s tying runs. “Obviously I’m very frustrated with myself,” Vogt said to...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's Lawrie blasts mammoth 470-ft home run at Arizona's Chase Field

The Oakland Athletics lost again on Friday night to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, but it wasn't without one major highlight.  In the ninth inning down 6-2, infielder Brett Lawrie stepped up showed off his powerful build by absolutely annihilating a pitch from David Hernandez for a two-run homer to left field.  The blast was so impressive that A's play-by-play announcer...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Sonny Gray This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A’s started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37. With Oakland being 11 games...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Burns' aggressive first-pitch attack working quite well for A's

Oakland Athletics rookie outfielder Billy Burns is both an excellent lead-off hitter and one that is too impatient at the plate. Those who believe lead-off hitters should take as many pitches as possible might frown upon Burns' penchant for swinging at the first pitch.  However, Burns' ambush tactics are working. On Wednesday, he hit the very first pitch thrown by Seattle Mariners...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farmhands Who Could Play A Role For Oakland In 2016

Billy Burns: Who will be the next A’s farmhand to break through for Oakland? With the 2015 season turning out to be such a big disappointment for the A’s, the team’s plans heading into this offseason are probably just about as unclear as they’ve been in quite some time. General manager Billy Beane and the A’s front office could choose to head in many different directions...
Via Athletics Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: How Ron Washington came full circle

Ron Washington played 564 games as a major league shortstop for five different teams. Although playing 10 years in the MLB, Washington is most well known for his up and down managerial career. Ron Washington and Eric Chavez After working in the New York Mets organization for five years, Washington was hired to be infield and third base coach of the Oakland Athletics in 1996. His...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays stumble in 7-run 7th, can't finish sweep of A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking two-run single as part of a seven-run seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics withstood another blown late lead by their bullpen to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Sunday. Mark Canha tripled and drove in four runs while Billy Burns added three hits for the A's, who won for just the third time in 12 games. The A's went into the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's ballboy makes amazing diving play

An Oakland A’s ballboy made the play of the game yesterday diving for a foul ball and snagging it with exceptional skill usually reserved for the men on the field. In the bottom of the second inning, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez dealt to Marcus Semien on a 2-1 count when the ball jumped off the bat of Semien. It was a laser shot that screamed past third base on the foul...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Ray at Oakland Athletics game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 8:30 P.M. Erasmo Ramirez struggled quite a bit in matchups with the Oakland Athletics in his days in the AL West, and he did nothing to improve those numbers in his first start against them since being shipped to Tampa Bay just before the start of the regular season. That outing was nearly three months ago, and the Rays' 25-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Lose a Heartbreaker to Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 09: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics pours Gatorade on Danny Valencia #26 after the game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on August 9, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Houston Astros have had a tough time in the past week but, Sunday’s loss...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

A's outfielder Sam Fuld slides awkwardly into second base (Video)

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld had an awkward slide into second base on a double in the third inning of Friday night's game in San Francisco. Fuld started to go head first, then realized that he didn't have to and tried to stop, but slid past the bag and nearly hurt himself. Luckily, Fuld was able to reach back with his left leg and get his foot on the bag.We're sure that Fuld...
Via Holdout Sports
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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