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Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Angels will not let Athletics interview Dave Hansen

Since hitting coach Chili Davis left the Oakland Athletics for the Boston Red Sox, the Athletics will have to find a new man for the position. They have started searching, and they thought they may have found a strong candidate in Dave Hansen of the Los Angeles Angels. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser tweeted Sunday evening that the Athletics had considered hiring...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s In The AFL – October 13-18 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Outfielder Boog Powell   A’s Prospect AFL Highlights (October 13 – 18) Monday, October 13th: Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI, while Cubs prospect Addison Russell, playing second base, went 1 for 3 with a walk in Mesa’s 2-1 loss on Monday. Tuesday, October 14th: Left fielder Boog Powell went 2 for 4 with a 2-run...
Via Athletics Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will be the 2015 starter in left field?

With Jonny Gomes most likely leaving due to free agency, the Oakland A’s will not have a starting left fielder. In the Athletics depth chart, Stephen Vogt is their backup in left field. However, he is a catcher and after his foot surgery, he should be back behind the plate. Next comes Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry who were both backup outfielders for the Oakland A’s in 2014. Sam...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics interested in Dave Hansen as hitting coach

The Oakland Athletics are interested in adding Dave Hansen as their hitting coach. Hansen would fill the role which was vacated by Chili Davis who left for Boston. Hansen ha been with the Los Angeles Angels as their assistant hitting coach. With Chili Davis heading to #RedSox, the Chronicle has learned the #Athletics have interest in #Angels asst hitting coach Dave Hanson. — Susan...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland to be looking for a new hitting coach soon

Oakland Athletics' hitting coach Chili Davis surely looks to be on the move. As our own Raymond Bureau reported, Davis has already interviewed with the New York Yankees and Susan Slusser of the A's has reported that he is also set to interview in Boston for their vacancy, too.#455267506 / gettyimages.com#Athletics Drumbeat:Hitting coach Chili Davis a good bet to head to ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will replace Chip Hale?

The bench coach for the Oakland A’s, Chip Hale, was recently hired as the Arizona Diamondbacks new manager. Hale has been with the Athletics since 2011 and has long been considered manager material. Known for his strong work ethic and strong leadership, Hale will be missed on the Oakland A’s coaching staff and players. So who will replace Hale as the new Athletics bench coach...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt should be ready for 2015 after foot surgery

The Oakland Athletics suffered a rash of injury as the season's final months. Were they to have made the divisional round of the postseason it may have been hard for them fully fill out their roster. With many set to heal this offseason, Susan Slusser is reporting that utility man Stephen Vogt should be ready to go when the season begins.Stephen Vogt says foot surgery went...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Auctioning Off Game-Used Memorabilia From Wild-Card Game They Lost

Oakland Athletics fans probably want to forget this year’s American League wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals, but Major League Baseball certainly doesn’t think so. The MLB is auctioning off game-used memorabilia from the postseason matchup, including jerseys, hats and helmets. Starting pitcher Jon Lester and third baseman Josh Donaldson’s jerseys are already fetching...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: 3 burning questions this offseason

The Oakland A’s have most likely already started to plan what the team will look like in 2015. Even though Josh Reddick pleaded for General Manager Billy Beane to not rip the team apart, it is clear that some major changes are on the horizon. So what are the three major burning questions everyone is asking about the Oakland A’s during this offseason? 1) How will the Athletics...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark horse team interested in Yasiel Puig: Athletics

In just two days after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ season ended, Yasiel Puig’s name has come up in trade rumors. On Thursday, George Ofman of WBBM Newsradio in Chicago said the Dodgers were looking to move Puig and the Chicago Cubs would be one of the teams interested in acquiring the 23-year-old. The other team interested could be the Oakland Athletics, according to Tim Kawakami...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your 2015 Oakland A’s!

A’s GM Billy Beane: Rebuilding or retooling for another run?   With the A’s heart-breaking 2014 campaign now over, the A’s faithful are left wondering, “What’s next?” But before we examine the possible answers to that question, let’s first take a look at who’s set to stay and who’s set to go…   A’s Eligible Free Agents: Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Luke Gregerson...
Via Athletics Farm
19 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Oakland Athletics

So this is how it happens in nightmares. In the span of less than two months, the Oakland Athletics went from 28 games above .500 and four games up in the AL West to a team that needed a win on the final day of the regular season just to clinch the AL’s second Wild Card berth. They then went to Kansas City, raced to a four-run lead over the Royals, and were sent home following...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Adam Dunn watched the American League Wild Card Game from the bench, not once stepping on the field in the Oakland Athletics’ 9-8 loss to the Kansas City Royals in 12 innings. Dunn, who was on a postseason roster for the first time in his career, plans to retire. “That’s probably it,” said Dunn, who waited 14 season and 2,001 games to get to the postseason. The 34-year-old...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team. This is only...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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