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A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2015 Update

The calendar has turned the page to August and, with just about a month left in the minor league season, it’s a good time to take a look at the A’s minor league leaders in a few key hitting and pitching categories. A minimum of 200 at-bats is required for the hitting categories and a minimum of 90 innings is required for the pitching categories, with the exception of saves,...
Via Athletics Farm
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 3rd: Jake Sanchez Leads Hounds to Shutout Win while Sounds Stage Comeback Victory & Jacob Nottingham hits 1st HR for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Frisco RoughRiders       0 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Sanchez 9-7 / 4.78 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win) Starter Jake Sanchez allowed just 3 hits while striking out 4 over 6 shutout innings...
Via Athletics Farm
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crisp Returns as A’s Fall to O’s

The Athletics welcomed back their stalwart veteran atop the lineup Coco Crisp Monday night, however could not feed off of his presence after falling behind early in what turned out to be yet another home loss. Jesse Chavez continued to fade in his reliability on the mound, allowing three runs in the first inning that would be an unsurmountable obstacle for the slumping Oakland offense...
Via BaySportsNet
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir wins American League Pitcher of the Month

As we enter the dog days of August, we wrap up the month of July by honoring the best pitchers and players from that month. One of those players being honored is Scott Kazmir, who is now a member of the Houston Astros. This may just be another monthly award winner for some fans, but Kazmir had one of the most interesting journeys to get here. Kazmir originally started this month...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Left fielder Crisp returns from neck injury for Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp has been activated from the 60-day disabled list after being sidelined with a strained neck since May 20. Crisp was in the lineup and batting second for his return Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Bob Melvin said he expects Crisp to play a couple of games then get...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buy Adam Dunn’s Gated Texas Home — $4.49 Million

If you are into home runs (and lots of strikeouts), you are likely missing former slugger Adam Dunn this season. Power was Big...
Via Busted Coverage
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Walks Off an Extra Inning Winner; Athletics 2, Indians 1

The Indians split a four-game series with Oakland after dropping the finale, 2-1, in extra innings on Sunday. The Tribe reached A’s All-Star Sonny Gray for a run in the first on Jerry Sands’ sac fly, but the A’s tied it in the fifth as Trevor Bauer allowed a single by Billy Burns. Cleveland had a chance in the top of the 10th, putting two men aboard with one out, but Fernando...

Canha’s Walk-Off Hit Earns A’s Victory Against Cleveland

Mark Canha tasted victory on Sunday, and it tasted like whipped cream pie. The A’s left fielder got his first career walk-off hit Sunday afternoon as Oakland took the final game in their series against Cleveland. The 2-1 final score would seemingly indicate another typical gem of an outing from Sonny Gray, but coming off a July that included two shutouts, Gray’s August did...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After lengthy recovery, Crisp could return to A's soon

After a lengthy recovery period stemming from offseason elbow surgery and an additional neck strain (and subsequent recovery period), outfielder Coco Crisp could return to the Oakland Athletics' lineup this week.  On Sunday, word broke that Crisp was nearing activation from the 15-day disabled list, after having spent five games with the club's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 1st: Barry Zito Earns 7th Win for Sounds while HRs by Matt Olson & Matt Chapman Help Hounds & Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds         9 Omaha Storm Chasers  4 WP – Zito 7-7 / 3.64 HR – Roberts (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in another strong start for the Sounds, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner. He’ll wear makeup, wear dresses and high heels (“the works, according to TMZ). For posterity, Canseco will have the entire week documented. He’ll be filming everything and will be sharing his experience with the world on his new Internet reality...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reportedly acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in this season. Just a couple days after landing Johnny Cueto, the defending American League champs have picked up super utility man Ben Zobrist in a three-player deal that should help the team maintain its standing atop the American League Central. Left-hander Sean Manaea and right-hander Aaron Brooks going to #Athletics for Zobrist, per ...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

With the deadline nearing, the interest in Oakland A’s reliever Tyler Clippard is apparent. It seems that the A’s and the New York Mets are already working on a trade: #Mets making progress on trade for #Athletics’ Clippard, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Other teams still in play. Deal expected soon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2015 The main “other...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Crisp to start rehab with A's Single-A affiliate Stockton Ports

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who has been limited to just 13 games with the A's in 2015 due to elbow surgery and a cervical strain in his neck, will begin a rehab stint with the Single-A Stockton Ports on Monday. CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich added that manager Bob Melvin informed the media that Crisp will play four games with the Ports before the club 'extends the schedule...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir makes himself comfortable in new uniform

Being a native son, perhaps Scott Kazmir found himself whistling Dean Martin’s “Houston” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rt1VicF5-0) as he trundled with his backpack and suitcases out of the concrete amphitheatre that is o.Co coliseum on Thursday. The 31-year-old lefty was traded on his starting day to the Houston Astros for two prospects in typical Oakland Athletics fashion...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A's outfielder Sam Fuld slides awkwardly into second base (Video)

Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld had an awkward slide into second base on a double in the third inning of Friday night's game in San Francisco. Fuld started to go head first, then realized that he didn't have to and tried to stop, but slid past the bag and nearly hurt himself. Luckily, Fuld was able to reach back with his left leg and get his foot on the bag.We're sure that Fuld...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Billy Burns leaves game with 'testicular contusion' (VIDEO)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns left Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants with what was officially called a testicular contusion.That's a black-and-blue nut to all us laymen. Leading off the fifth inning, Burns went down quickly after the Jake Peavy pitch below bounced off of the ground and hit him in the groin. Billy Burns left tonight's game with a "testicular...
Via The Other Paper
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns Suffers a Most Unfortunate Injury--a Testicular Contusion

Oakland Athletics outfielder was having a decent game Friday night against the San Francisco Giants before an unfortunate bounce forced him out of the game with the kind of injury no guy ever wants to get--a testicular contusion. When he connected with the ball it went foul, bounced off the ground, and right back up to his family jewels.Ouch. Billy Burns made the most NUTS #JustRidiculous...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: A’s, Astros open market with Scott Kazmir trade

The A’s figured 2015 would be a competitive year, and though there have been plenty of encouraging signs, at some point there’s just not enough time left to expect bad luck to reverse itself. The Astros, meanwhile, figured 2015 would be a competitive year, but maybe not this much of a competitive year, so they […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing pie? (video)

Ike Davis played the role of hero during Wednesday night’s 4-3 Oakland A’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, beating out an infield single in a pinch hit at-bat in the bottom of the 10th inning. And for coming through in the clutch, Davis was on the receiving end of a time-honored baseball tradition: A...Read More The post Josh Reddick drills Ike Davis in face with … ranch dressing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's: The unluckiest* year of the millennium

The Oakland A’s lost by four runs on Thursday. Granted, it was a two-run game in the bottom of the eighth. But, still. Four runs. The A’s currently have the worst record in the American League. They’ve lost by at least four runs 11 times. The Royals easily have the best record in the AL. […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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