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Posted on May 8, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The distinction of the first no-hitter of the 2019 MLB season goes to Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics. Needing 131 pitches to do it, Fiers threw nine scoreless, hitless innings against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night. He walked only two and struck out six with Oakland […]

Posted on March 28, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The night before opening day, the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays pulled off an interesting trade. The Blue Jays shipped DH Kendrys Morales and cash to Oakland in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Lopez and international slot money. The trade is a signal that the […]

Posted on March 12, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics were easily the biggest surprise in baseball last season. With little expected of them before the season, the A’s ended up going 97-65 and playing in the Wild Card Game. Of course, one could argue that they did all that with a lot of […]

Posted on February 11, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has made a decision about his future, and he’s chosen football. The former Oklahoma quarterback announced via Twitter on Monday that he will hold off on pursuing a career in professional baseball so he can focus solely on playing professional football. A […]

Posted on January 25, 2019, by Bryan Zarpentine Last year, the Oakland Athletics pieced together their starting rotation with forgotten veterans well past their prime. They appear to be taking a similar strategy with regard to their rotation for the 2019 season. On Friday, the A’s signed veteran starter Marco Estrada to a one-year deal […]

Posted on October 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The American League Playoffs get underway on Wednesday with the Wild Card Game between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics. This will be the third time in the last four years that the Yankees are hosting the Wild Card Game. They are 1-1 in those games, […]

Posted on September 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine For the second straight season, the Houston Astros have on the AL West. The division was locked up early Wednesday morning when the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners. Unfortunately, that game was played a few hours after the Astros won their 100th game of the season […]

Posted on September 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine On Thursday, the Oakland Athletics had their worst fears about starting pitcher Sean Manaea confirmed. The club has announced that Manaea will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder on September 19. The procedure will ensure that Manaea will miss the rest of the 2018 season. However, the […]

Posted on August 26, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine With the Oakland Athletics moving toward a playoff birth, they have lost arguably their best starting pitcher to injury. The club placed lefty Sean Manaea on the 10-day DL on Sunday with a shoulder impingement. Even if Manaea’s time on the DL is brief, the injury comes […]

Posted on August 6, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics continue to be busy on the trade market. On Monday, the team acquired starting pitcher Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers in a waiver trade. As part of the deal, the Tigers will either receive cash or two prospects to be named later from […]

Posted on July 21, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have made a bold move to improve their chances of making the postseason. On Saturday, the club completed a trade with the New York Mets for closer Jeurys Familia. In exchange, the Mets will receive pitcher Bobby Wahl, third base prospect William Toffey, and […]

Posted on April 22, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Somehow, MLB’s first no-hitter of the 2018 season came at the expense of its best team. Oakland Athletics lefty Sean Manaea threw nine no-hit innings against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Oakland’s 3-0 win snapped Boston’s eight-game winning streak. It was the first no-hitter by […]

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 […]

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