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Posted on February 17, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have endured three straight losing seasons and three straight last-place finishes in the AL West. However, last year’s 75-87 season did yield some signs of progress and hope for the future. Outside expectations remain low, but are the A’s in a position to surprise […]

Posted on January 30, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine In a trade completed Monday night, the Oakland A’s have acquired first baseman Brandon Moss and pitcher Ryan Buchter from the Kansas City Royals. In exchange, the Royals have received pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer. The Royals are also sending $3.25 million to Oakland to help cover […]

Posted on December 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine One day after the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins, they’ve pulled off a second trade to free up some room in their outfield. Thursday morning, the Cardinals announced that they have sent outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics for infield prospects Max […]

Posted on December 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Plans for the Oakland Athletics to build a new stadium have come to a screeching halt. The A’s were hoping to build a new stadium around Laney College, which is adjacent to downtown Oakland. However, the board of Peralta Community College District has instructed the school’s chancellor to […]

Posted on November 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Surprisingly, one of the first teams to go out and spend money this offseason has been the Oakland Athletics. Monday night, the A’s reached a deal with free agent relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit on a two-year deal worth $10 million. According to reports, there is also a […]

Posted on November 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The winter trade season is officially underway. Late Wednesday night, the Seattle Mariners acquired infielder Ryon Healy from the Oakland Athletics for relief pitcher Emilio Pagan and minor league shortstop Alexander Campos. The 25-year old Healy has emerged in Oakland over the past couple of seasons as […]

Posted on August 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has suspended Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce two games following an incident with a fan on Friday. Mark J. Terrill, a photographer with the Associated Press covering Oakland’s game in Anaheim against the Angels, reported that there was an exchange between Joyce and a […]

Posted on July 31, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After days of rumors and speculation, Sonny Gray is finally a member of the New York Yankees. Just one hour before the MLB trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics finally agreed to trade Gray. As part of the deal, the A’s will receive three prospects from the Yankees: […]

Posted on July 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For most of the past month, Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray has been one of the most talked about players in baseball. Many have assumed that the perpetually rebuilding A’s would trade Gray prior to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. However, it may not be a done deal […]

Posted July 16, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals have been plagued by a terrible bullpen all season. On Sunday, they finally did something about it. In a trade with the Oakland Athletics, the Nationals have acquired relief pitchers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. In return, the A’s receive Nationals reliever Blake Treinen and […]

Posted on April 17, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The injured list for the Oakland Athletics is piling up fast for the Oakland Athletics barely two weeks into the 2017 season. The latest to join Oakland’s group of the walking wounded is starting pitcher Kendall Graveman, who becomes the eighth member of the A’s currently on […]

Posted on April 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After just one time through their starting rotation this season, the Oakland Athletics are ready to make a change. The club announced Sunday that rookie Raul Alcantara was being pulled from the rotation after just one start. He’ll be replaced by Jesse Hahn, who will take over […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have endured back to back last place finishes in the AL West, and based on how competitive that division looks this season, they may be staring down the barrel of a third straight season in the basement. Of course, we’ve seen the A’s surprise […]

Posted on March 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics are officially looking for an opening day starter. The team announced Thursday that ace Sonny Gray is being shut down because of a lat injury. Gray will refrain from any kind of throwing for at least three weeks, meaning he will open the 2017 […]

With the free agent market for power hitters at a virtual standstill, there is great uncertainty about where last year’s home run king, Mark Trumbo, will end up signing. The lack of clarity to Trumbo’s situation and his perceived drop in value appears to have brought more teams into the mix to sign him. Jon […]

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