ATHLETICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top Three Billy Beane Trades: No. 3 Andrew Bailey, Ryan Sweeney For Josh Reddick

Billy Beane has been the face of the Front Office in Oakland since 1998. With the trade deadline approaching us next month, we’ll examine Beane’s TOP THREE BEST trades over his career. We’ll start with No. 3 on our list, the trade that brought Josh Reddick to the A’s in 2012. Billy Beane is an […] Top Three Billy Beane Trades: No. 3 Andrew Bailey, Ryan Sweeney For Josh...
Via Swingin' A's
40 minutes ago

Transition Year: Plan Z Finally Paying Off

You may not have noticed, but I have leaned towards being a tad bit critical of the A’s front office these recent months. Fact is, though, much of what has transpired has been either beyond the A’s control and/or not the execution of plans A, B, C, or D. And in that context, the A’s may have done ok — especially if they have an 8-4 run in them to get them near .500 at the...
Via Athletics Nation
2 hours ago

Hahn aims to reverse fortune vs. Astros

His last time out, on Thursday, Oakland righty Jesse Hahn was pounded by Houston's power-laden offense to the tune of a season-high 10 runs in two innings. He will get another crack on Wednesday at the American League West-leading Astros, who send rookie David Paulino to the hill.
Via Athletics.com
15 hours ago

Game #77: Healy Slams A’s to 6-4 Win

The young A’s came out in an impressive win against a very, very good Astros team. Too bad Liam Hendriks and Santiago Casilla didn’t get the memo. Sean Manaea had quite possibly the shakiest 1ER performance in the history of pitching, but he somehow endured 52⁄3 innings against a deep Astros lineup. Meanwhile, Ryon Healy hit his first career grand slam to take this game despite...
Via Athletics Nation
16 hours ago

Slammin' A's fend off Astros in opener

Sean Manaea shut down Houston's high-powered offense for 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run and nine hits, and Ryon Healy walloped his first career grand slam in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send the A's to a 6-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Via Athletics.com
17 hours ago

Healy’s 1st slam lifts Athletics over Astros 6-4

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryon Healy’s first career grand slam broke a tie in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 6-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The score was 1-1 when Matt Joyce singled to start the sixth. Jed Lowrie singled with one out before Yonder Alonso drew a walk with two outs to load the bases and chase Mike Fiers (5-3). He was replaced...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Marcus Semien and the Surfeit of Shortstops

With Marcus Semien poised to return to the squad soon, who should Oakland’s everyday shortstop be? And by that I mean, what will the entire 25-man roster look like in a month? I sat down with the intent of writing about who Oakland’s everyday shortstop is going to be. It’s a simple enough question - with Marcus Semien rehabbing and due to return to the major league squad within...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

A’s Need To Move On From Santiago Casilla

Santiago Casilla has recorded 13 saves this year, but has struggled throughout the season to stay consistent in the ninth inning. Should the A’s look to trade Casilla? The Oakland Athletics spent some dough this past winter on acquiring reliever Santiago Casilla. Casilla, 36, returned to Oakland after spending seven years in San Francisco. In […] Oakland Athletics: A’s Need...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Report: Red Sox interested in Sonny Gray

The Boston Red Sox are eyeing starting pitching, with a young right-hander firmly on their radar.According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox have been scouting Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray and maintain serious interest in him. It is unclear if this is a top priority — the Red Sox would doubtlessly prefer to avoid giving up prospects when they’ve already invested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Rosales sprints to fastest home run trot record

Adam Rosales didn’t just trot around the bases on Sunday after hitting a home run. He full on sprinted around them.In the top of the ninth inning, Rosales hit his fourth home run of the season to give the A’s a 4-2 lead over the White Sox. Afterward, the shortstop flew around the bases in less than 16 seconds to set an MLB Statcast record. Take a look below and don’t blink...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin Barreto Impressive In Debut

Franklin Barreto made his debut on Saturday and was largely impressive in the A’s win over the White Sox. The Oakland Athletics have finally welcomed Franklin Barreto to the big leagues. The youth movement that has been picking up steam in the Bay Area seems to have reached its boiling point. Barreto, who was acquired […] Oakland Athletics: Franklin Barreto Impressive In Debut...
Via Swingin' A's
3 days ago

Vogt claimed off waivers by Brewers

Catcher Stephen Vogt has been claimed off waivers by the Brewers, affording the longtime A's fan favorite a spot in a postseason race.
Via Athletics.com
3 days ago

Oakland Athletics: Where could Yonder Alonso end up?

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Three A's players knock first MLB homers in the same game

The Oakland Athletics have definitely decided to go with a youth movement now that they’re out of the playoff race in the American League.With a stockpile of young bats in the minors, the A’s have recently called up top prospects Matt Olson, Franklin Barreto and Jaycob Brugman  from Triple-A Nashville.All three went deep for their first MLB homers against Chicago White Sox starter...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's join push to keep Raiders in Oakland

While the Raiders move to Las Vegas is seemingly inevitable, efforts remain to keep the franchise in Oakland. One such effort, called Forever Oakland, is getting help from a well-known source, the Oakland Athletics.The A’s will have a series of games that will raise funds for Forever Oakland, whose stated goal is “securing a new stadium deal for the Raiders in Oakland, CA while...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Swept by the first placed Astros

After sweeping the New York Yankees over the weekend and riding a four game winning streak, the Oakland Athletics were feeling pretty good heading into a home series against the division leaders, the Houston Astros. You expect the A’s, who were 4.5 games back from the second wild card in the AL, to put fourth a strong showing against a team who was missing two all star worthy...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer exits game after HBP

The Houston Astros game against the Oakland Athletics got off to a bad start for Houston. Star outfielder George Springer was hit by a pitch from Oakland’s Jesse Hahn and left the game. Fortunately, there is a bit of good news for Springer and the Astros.Springer’s left shoulder appeared to take the brunt of the impact. It’s never fun to get hit. Still, a meaty part of the...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About That Weird Sonny Gray Trade Rumor

After the worst year of his career, including spending time on the DL with shoulder issues, Sonny Gray looks healthy again, posting his best fielding-independent numbers since his rookie year. And with the A’s looking like sellers, Gray is expected to get moved in the next month or so. And according to Susan Slusser, it might be sooner than that, with the Astros reportedly the...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jed Lowrie Has Become a Sleeper

The last time Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie was playing this well, I had a good talk with him about his injury history. He said part of his good play was due to the fact that he was finally healthy for a good stretch after a string of freak injuries due to collisions. After a three forgettable seasons since, Lowrie is back to where he was back then. And though the story this time...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros, A's have mutual interest in Sonny Gray trade

The Houston Astros’ hunt for rotation help may lead them to the doorstep of a division rival.According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Astros and Oakland Athletics have mutual interest in a deal centering around Oakland’s Sonny Gray. The 27-year-old right-hander has long been a target for the Astros, and the Athletics have spent time recently scouting Houston’s minor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: New features at O.co Coliseum signal a change of direction for the A’s

Have the A’s changed for the better? From 2005-2016, former owner Lew Wolff ran the Oakland Athletics more like a business, rather than a sports team. His method had two major components. Keep overhead and labor cost down to increase profits and hire leaders to maximize production at low cost. Wolff understood that as long as he had some good seasons sprinkled in with the bad...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray Is a Mystery

“Grips are meaningless,” Sonny Gray once told me. Maybe that’s why we haven’t yet had a good talk, despite calling the same clubhouse home half the time. He didn’t quite mean “meaningless,” it occurred to me, when we finally discussed his repertoire recently. But there’s another reason he’s found it difficult to talk the way pitchers often talk to me: he’s changing...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics selling at trade deadline

The Oakland Athletics are in last place in the West, and the trade deadline is a little less than 2 months away. The Oakland Athletics should be sellers during that time and they have some interesting pieces to move. This is Billy Beane‘s favorite time of the season and we can expect him to get some very interesting talent in return. The Oakland Athletics have a few good pieces...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wendy’s cracks Warriors 3-1 joke, Athletics come in swinging

Wendy’s has been having quite the year on Twitter. Wendy’s received plenty of praise for how they responded to one fan’s pursuit of a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets that resulted in a new Twitter record for most retweets. But on Wednesday, Wendy’s got in a Twitter battle with an unlikely yet worthy combatant – the Oakland Athletics.It all started innocently enough...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB eyeing possible expansion to Mexico

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has never been one to shy away from discussing the possible future of expansion in baseball, although he has suggested it is not an immediate goal. When MLB does expand, it is possible it will be heading south of the border.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the league “has its sights on Mexico as a possible venue for expansion.”...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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