Oakland A’s roster update after flurry of January moves

For the first two months of the offseason, not much happened with the Oakland A’s. Then, as usual, a whole lot happened all at once. Now that the dust has settled on Oakland’s busy January, let’s take a look at the new state of the roster and depth chart. 40-man roster Pitchers Hitters Starters Sonny Gray (R) Sean Manaea (L) Kendall Graveman (R) Andrew Triggs...
Via Athletics Nation
2 hours ago

Prospect Podcast Episode 23: Oakland Athletics

In our never ending quest to cover every single farm system in baseball, uncover every sleeper, upside youngster, and great name in the minor leagues. We bring you the Oakland Athletics for our watershed  23rd Episode. Let it be noted in the annuals of history that the most important thing to happen on January, 20th 2017 was Halp and Ralph's discussion of Jharel Cotton's changeup...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing reliever received his big league start. ''There is a big part of my heart with the Athletics because they believed in me in the first place when they signed me and they believed in me again when they re-signed me,''...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s DFA outfielder Brett Eibner to make room for Santiago Casilla signing

The Oakland A’s officially announced the signing of free agent RHP Santiago Casilla on Friday, and to make room on the 40-man roster they designated OF Brett Eibner for assignment, reports Jane Lee of Eibner was acquired by the A’s at the end of July, from the Royals in exchange for Billy Burns in a deal of two fringe players getting a change in scenery. He made his...
Via Athletics Nation
22 hours ago

Santiago Casilla returns to Athletics on a 2-year contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics with a two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco. While the right-hander lost his job as closer last season for the Giants' struggling bullpen, he provides A's manager Bob Melvin with some options of when to use him. Casilla could be called upon...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Agree To Minor League Deal With Ross Detwiler

The A’s have agreed to a minor league contract with lefty Ross Detwiler, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The 30-year-old will return to the A’s organization as a non-roster invite and compete for a job in Spring Training. Detwiler, a client of CAA, spent the majority of the 2016 season with Oakland, tossing 44 innings in green and gold. However, he struggled...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

2017 Minor League Preview: Oakland Athletics

Whenever I write a post about Oakland, I open with a shout out to the King Of Hyphy, and fallen solider Mac Dre. I know he's from the Valley-Jo, but the man gets a great deal of Oakland love. It's only a half hour north after all. Or maybe all this is just a poor excuse to link to this video. So put on your best Thizz Face, and let's get into some Moneyball A's talk. You ready? After...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Raines, baseball’s second greatest leadoff-hitter, deserves HOF nod

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be announced Wednesday and Tim Raines name should be part of that announcement. Raines may have played just 58 games with the Oakland Athletics in 1999 prior to being diagnosed with lupus and missing the rest of the season while undergoing treatment, but he is […] Tim Raines, baseball’s second greatest leadoff-hitter, deserves...
Via Swingin' A's
3 days ago

Oakland A’s are making moves to stay competitive

Well the Oakland Athletics and Billy Beane look like they are up to their old tricks again this off-season. The Oakland A’s are known to bring up some very good prospects and turn them into starts, like Jason Giambi and Mark McGwire. They are also very good at taking those veterans, who are on their way down and help them restart their careers, like Rich Hill and Bartolo Colon...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s prospect Matt Chapman may have strongest arm in minors

The A’s have a strong and what I consider to be a very underrated farm system. They are always put in the middle of the pack, when in fact, they should be ranked much higher. All these kids are going to be MLB-ready around the same time for the Oakland Athletics, building a young core […] A’s prospect Matt Chapman may have strongest arm in minors - White Cleat Beat - White...
Via Swingin' A's
4 days ago

Athletics avoid arbitration with three of four key players

Friday the Athletics came to terms with three key players, thus avoiding arbitration hearings that would have been scheduled to take place sometime in February. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt and reliever Liam Hendriks each agreed to terms for the 2017 season with the Oakland Athletics. Gray, who just over a season ago, […] Athletics avoid arbitration with three...
Via Swingin' A's
7 days ago

A's avoid arbitration with Gray, Vogt, Hendriks

The A's announced on Friday that they've avoided arbitration and settled on one-year agreements with starter Sonny Gray, All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt and reliever Liam Hendriks. Each were first-year arbitration-eligibile players.
7 days ago

Report: A’s have reached out to Mark Trumbo

Weeks after missing out on a surprise target in Edwin Encarnacion, it looks like the Oakland Athletics are once again looking into a top-end free agent. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Oakland has reached out to American League home run champion Mark Trumbo. The level of interest is not known, but it continues what looks to be a surprise philosophy from the small-market...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Athletics president to hold open office hours for fans

The Oakland Athletics have new leadership in place, and they are opening the door for fans to voice their concerns with the new team president. Dave Kaval will hold open office hours to the public next Tuesday, December 6, and fans will be given an opportunity to sound off about the state of the franchise and its plans moving forward. It is actually more of an open forum event,...
Via The Comeback
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Oakland Athletics Baseball Operations Analyst

Position: Oakland Athletics Baseball Operations Analyst Location: OaklandDescription: The Oakland Athletics are currently seeking a full-time Baseball Operations Analyst. This position will report directly to the general manager. The Baseball Operations Analyst will have responsibilities that include performing ad-hoc analysis and querying the team’s proprietary database, as well...
Via Fangraphs
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Shakeup in A’s leadership should have minimal impact on future stadium plans

The Oakland Athletics are undergoing a major change this offseason, with Lew Wolff deciding to step down as a managing partner for the franchise. Majority owner John Fisher will take over more responsibility for the franchise as Wolff sells off his percentage of the franchise to remaining team partners. Dave Kaval has also been named the new A’s president to replace Michael Crowley...
Via The Comeback
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lew Wolff selling most of his stake in the A’s

Fans in Oakland may very well find themselves partying in the streets this weekend. No, the Raiders have not yet won the Super Bowl. And the NBA season is too young to anoint the Golden State Warriors champions. Still, it looks like something pretty darn big is happening within the city’s sports landscape. According to Susan Slusser over at the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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