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Tuesday, July 22nd: Shane Peterson Singles in Winning Run in 13th for River Cats as Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in His Third Start for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 for 6 / RBI)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  3 El Paso Chihuahuas          2 WP – Savery 6-1 / 2.51 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 for 6 / RBI) With two outs, the bases loaded and the game tied in the top of the 13th inning, outfielder Shane Peterson...
Via Athletics Farm
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Mariners' Nick Franklin a 'top target' for Oakland

The Oakland Athletics are now only two games over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West and they could be exploring options for second base ahead of the trade deadline. Current second baseman Eric Sogard has been injured and played in his first game since July 12 on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. However, his roster spot remains in limbo as the A's begin looking elsewhere...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday, July 21st: Zach Neal Pitches Sacramento to Victory as Andy Parrino Returns to River Cats and Renato Nunez Homers to Help Stockton Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  6 El Paso Chihuahuas          1 WP – Neal 3-5 / 4.48 HR – Whitaker (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Zach Neal (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win) RHP Zach Neal delivered an impressive start for Sacramento...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tommy Milone wants Athletics to trade him

The Oakland Athletics sit in an enviable position. They have one of baseball’s top pitching staffs, to go along with great depth in the higher levels of the minor leagues. But according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, one pitcher that’s currently being used as minor league depth, wants to be traded. Rosenthal reports that after being sent to Triple A, left-handed pitcher Tommy...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: second half preview

Despite having Major League Baseball’s best record and the most wins (59) at the All-Star break since the 2006 Tigers, the Oakland A’s only enjoy a tight 1.5 game lead over the Anaheim Angels, leaving no room for error for the ball club in the second half. There are three key factors in the Oakland A’s holding off the Angels in the second half to claim their third divisional...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's give Josh Donaldson the works after walk-off homer

Oh, those wacky Major League Baseball players....And if you are the Oakland A's, well, there's lots to celebrate. The A's hit the All-Star break with the best record in baseball and had a ton of guys play in the All-Star game.Including 3B Josh Donaldson, who got the proverbial 2nd half of the season off to a rousing start.Donaldson smacked a first pitch, bottom of the...
Via Online Sports Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday, July 18th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off Thanks to Kent Matthes Grand Slam while Josh Reddick Homers in 9th to Help Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions     3 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Hassebrock 4-0 / 6.32 HR – Matthes (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam) With the bases loaded and Midland down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, designated hitter Kent...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bold Predictions for the Second Half of the 2014 MLB Season

We have witnessed outstanding pitching, superb rookie performances and a fair share of great finishes so far in 2014. Most teams have played up to expectations. Still, there are clubs that are far off from most preseason prognostications. It’s one thing to make observations on events that are firmly placed in the rear-view mirror. It’s another to step out and make predictions...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson And The Fallen Closers Club

Jim Johnson has gone from being the American League’s top closer in 2013 to being a mop-up man in Oakland in 2014. For Oakland A’s demoted closer Jim Johnson, WAR is hell. Specifically, his -0.9 WAR in what’s been a hard-to-watch collapse by the man who led the American League with 50 saves last season with the Baltimore Orioles. In the past two decades, no pitcher has led...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's pitcher Sonny Gray pranks unwitting New Yorkers

MLB Fan Cave can be an awesome thing, as Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray proves here. The young starting pitcher took to the streets of New York City to prank some innocent bystanders.  And the Results were pretty epic. Your browser does not support iframes. Is it weird that the funniest part of this video to me is when Gray goes up to a New Yorker, says “tag your it” and...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Anyone Beat The Oakland Athletics?

The All-Star break is past us now. The Derek Jeter lovefest is winding down and the division races are heating up. One division in particular looks interesting: the AL West. As it stands now, the West would have three teams in the playoffs: the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, and Oakland Athletics. Yet, even with these tight battles for first, it seems the A’s are head and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes takes home WWE belt after Home Run Derby win (Video)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes not only took home a trophy after winning his second straight Home Run Derby on Monday night, but also a WWE championship belt.Photo via Twitter/@TripleH.Wonder what Cespedes would pick if he had to choose between the trophy and the WWE belt. Which would you choose?Cespedes hit nine home runs in the final round to beat Cincinnati Reds...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bud Selig gives Athletics permission to move

Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff informed city and county leaders that he had received permission from commissioner Bud Selig to immediately move the team outside Oakland unless a new stadium deal was approved, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority immediately restarted negotiations following the e-mail. Here is a full...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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