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Oakland Athletics Fri Dec 15 2017 21:05:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- About six months ago I wrote the tweet below, not knowing yet which ballpark site the A’s were choosing: The Coliseum will always be second fiddle to Howard Terminal and Peralta in terms of desirability. That is, until reality sets in. newb
The Oakland Athletics are expected to give Matt Olson an extended look when he joins the team this week. The Oakland Athletics are in rebuild-mode and the youth movement that started back in June continues to gain traction. The A’s parted w
Sean Manaea's second big league season didn't go according to plan, but the A's still view the big lefty as a frontline man in the making. Manaea figures to slot into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind right-hander Kendall Graveman, and there's a
About six months ago I wrote the tweet below, not knowing yet which ballpark site the A’s were choosing: The Coliseum will always be second fiddle to Howard Terminal and Peralta in terms of desirability. That is, until reality sets in. newb
The Oakland Athletics completed a huge comeback on Sunday afternoon against the Angels. The A’s scored five runs in the eighth inning and handed the ball to Blake Treinen in the ninth to close things out. The A’s finally seem fini
Stephen Piscotty is with the A's now. It is a bittersweet story, in so many ways. But it is one that will do in baseball this December. He goes home for Christmas.Stephen Piscotty is with the A's now. It is a bittersweet story, in so many ways. But i
Since the A’s announced that the Peralta site is the preferred location of the new ballpark, there has been precious little actual news about the park. Other than talks with community groups and potential stakeholders, the only release of n
The Oakland Athletics have a team-friendly option for infielder Jed Lowrie next season.Should the A’s consider picking up Lowrie’s $6 million option for 2018? Billy Beane has made it known over the last few weeks that the Oakland
The A's got their guy just in time, landing outfielder Stephen Piscotty from St. Louis in a deal that was made official minutes before their scheduled departure home from the Winter Meetings.The A's got their guy just in time, landing outfielder Step
Since the A’s announced that the Peralta site is the preferred location of the new ballpark, there has been precious little actual news about the park. Other than talks with community groups and potential stakeholders, the only release of n
On Friday, the Oakland Athletics claimed former C.S. Fullerton catcher Dustin Garneau off waivers. After acquiring Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers in a deadline deal, the Rockies neededspaceon their 40-man roster. With catchers Ryan Hanigan having a
The A's and Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday for Stephen Piscotty, who will fill Oakland's need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.The A's and Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday for Stephen Piscotty, who will fill Oakland's need for a
Tonight’s Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees meeting went as I would expect for a typical Bay Area stadium forum. It was frontloaded with a dozens of pro-stadium speakers including building trades and union supporters. Tha
Matt Chapman has displayed flashes of brilliance, but can he develop into a star for the Oakland Athletics? The Oakland Athletics opened the season with Trevor Plouffe at third base. Matt Chapman, meanwhile, opened the year with the A’s Tri
The A's remain in talks with the Cardinals on a trade for Stephen Piscotty, who would fill their need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.The A's remain in talks with the Cardinals on a trade for Stephen Piscotty, who would fill their need for a ri
Tonight’s Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees meeting went as I would expect for a typical Bay Area stadium forum. It was frontloaded with a dozens of pro-stadium speakers including building trades and union supporters. Tha
The A’s fan base wasforced to swallow the harsh reality that ace and fan favorite Sonny Graywould be headed to the New York Yankees for three prospects. This trade deadline deal has been covered extensively by the media, and rightfully so.
The A's reached an agreement to acquire outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals for two Minor Leaguers, sources confirmed to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman late Wednesday night.The A's reached an agreement to acquire outfielder Stephen Piscott
For those who were waiting for next year’s travel grid, it’s ready. Thanks for your patience. I’m not planning any trips next year, so I don’t have many comments on the schedule itself. If you have questions or
The Oakland Athletics went 12-14 in the month of July and continued to have difficulty scoring runs. The Oakland Athletics closed out the month of July with three-straight wins, including a win on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants. The A&
Grady Fuson was the West Coast honoree at Scout of the Year reception Wednesday night.. Russ Bove of the Blue Jays (East Coast) and Todd "Tiny" Thomas of the Giants (Midwest) also received awards at the 34th annual event, a highlight of the Winter Me
For those who were waiting for next year’s travel grid, it’s ready. Thanks for your patience. I’m not planning any trips next year, so I don’t have many comments on the schedule itself. If you have questions or
The Oakland Athletics have completed a trade with the New York Yankees that will send Sonny Gray to the Bronx. The A’s receive a package of prospects in return. Billy Beane finally caved and traded his ace Sonny Gray to the Bronx Bombers in
The A's are diligently working toward a deal for Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who would fill their need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.The A's are diligently working toward a deal for Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who would
The following had been rumored for months. Now it’s real. Oakland A’s announce new office at Jack London Square The Oakland Athletics today announced that they have signed a lease with CIM Group for approximately 40,000 square fee
The Oakland Athletics walked-off with a victory on Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins. The A’s 8th walk-off win this year also marked Bob Melvin‘s 1,000th career win as a major league manager. Bob Melvin finally captured h
As the A's continue to sort through potential fits among available right-handed-hitting outfielders and lefty relievers, they won't add a catcher to their to-do list -- at least for the time being.As the A's continue to sort through potential fits am
The following had been rumored for months. Now it’s real. Oakland A’s announce new office at Jack London Square The Oakland Athletics today announced that they have signed a lease with CIM Group for approximately 40,000 square fee
In the midst of a rebuild, the Oakland Athleticslook to sign slugger Khris Davis and shortstop Marcus Semien to long-term extensions. A week after Billy Beane stated the clubs focus on a rebuild and intent to keep playersfor the long-haul, the A&
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.
Some fans have been trying to chronicle the sordid history of A’s ballpark proposals. That’s why this blog exists! I wrote a post summarizing the journey just before Thanksgiving 2010 during a bout of post-recession malaise. Note
The Oakland Athletics are trying to acquire top talent in exchange for Sonny Gray. Their high demands have been well documented, but will anyone meet the A’s asking price? Our Crystal Ball returns and breaks down possible suitors for Sonny
The A's intend to surge forward with a youth movement set in motion months ago. Even while operating with no timeline to leave the Coliseum -- a proposition built on promises of increased revenue before stadium talks ended -- the club's brain trust s
Some fans have been trying to chronicle the sordid history of A’s ballpark proposals. That’s why this blog exists! I wrote a post summarizing the journey just before Thanksgiving 2010 during a bout of post-recession malaise. Note
The Oakland Athletics continue to make roster changes, as Ryan Dull made his return and John Axford was designated for assignment on Thursday. John Axford was finally designated for assignment by the A’s on Thursday. Axford, 34, has struggl
The A's intend to surge forward with a youth movement set in motion months ago. Even while operating with no timeline to leave the Coliseum -- a proposition built on promises of increased revenue before stadium talks ended -- the club's brain trust s
About a month ago ABC7 producer extraordinaire Casey Pratt asked for a few estimates of heights for a potential ballpark at the Peralta site. I told him he should aim for three different heights: 40-50 feet above grade for the rim of the second deck,
The Oakland Athletics may be planning on rebuilding their team, but in order to be successful they’ll need plenty of support from youngsters like Matt Chapman. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics are looking forward to bigger and better
"A's Intern for a Day" and "Spend an Inning in the Broadcast Booth" are among the unique baseball experiences being offered by the A's as part of the annual Winter Meetings charity auction this week."A's Intern for a Day" and "Spend an Inning in the
About a month ago ABC7 producer extraordinaire Casey Pratt asked for a few estimates of heights for a potential ballpark at the Peralta site. I told him he should aim for three different heights: 40-50 feet above grade for the rim of the second deck,
The Oakland Athletics received some praise from former outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes, this weekend during their stay in New York. Cespedes, a big part of Oakland’s offense in 2012, 2013 and 2014, stated he’d like to finish his caree
The A's will take their wish list to Disney World this week, hoping to further their offseason doings within the frenzied confines of the Winter Meetings.The A's will take their wish list to Disney World this week, hoping to further their offseason d
According to the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross, the A’s submitted a letter to the chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, indicating the team’s intent to enter negotiations on the district’s 13-acre
With three qualitytrade chips, the Oakland Athletics lookto collect a swath of young talent at the deadline. As confirmed by Executive VP of Baseball Ops. Billy Beane, the rebuild is upon us. Over the next week, we should see the process in full swin
The A's made their two-year deal with veteran reliever Yusmeiro Petit official Thursday, injecting a versatile weapon into their bullpen.The A's made their two-year deal with veteran reliever Yusmeiro Petit official Thursday, injecting a versatile we
According to the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross, the A’s submitted a letter to the chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, indicating the team’s intent to enter negotiations on the district’s 13-acre
Out of contention, the Oakland Athletics find themselves looking to restock the farm at the trade deadline. Billy Beane‘s statements during Sunday’s press conference may be the best news for A’s fans in years. After swee
Plans for the A's to build a ballpark near Oakland's Laney College have been derailed, after landowners of the selected site decided to halt talks with the team.Plans for the A's to build a ballpark near Oakland's Laney College have been derailed, af
When I was a preteen in the 80’s I was given a sketch board. I couldn’t do freehand drawing to save my life, but as I constantly watched and listened to baseball games every summer, I used that board along with a compass and protr
Sonny Gray Stats: 5-4, 3.72 ERA, 79 K in 84.2 IP Type: Long-term asset Fits: Milwakee Brewers, New York Yankees,Houston Astros Gray has been a star for the Athletics, and their hottest commodity with just nine days until the trade deadline. His club