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Athletics Trade For Adam Dunn

The Athletics have added some pop to their lineup. For the first time in his career, Adam Dunn will be on a playoff time. The Oakland Athletics have traded minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and cash to the Chicago White Sox for slugger Adam Dunn. #Athletics acquire Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. — Oakland Athletics...
Via Geeks and Cleats
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp, Sean Doolittle, Jed Lowrie

Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp was held out of Saturday's 2-0 loss against the Los Angeles Angels after a wall collision Friday (video here and below), and will not play in Sunday's finale. Closer Sean Doolittle, on the DL with a right intercostal strain, is "feeling better" but not ready for on-field work. Shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) began a rehab...
Via MLB Injury News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn traded to A's

The Oakland Athletics made a move that will bring Adam Dunn on to try and help bolster the line up as they eye post season baseball.
Via Gamedayr
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Olson’s Pop, Porter, McClendon, Carter, Dahl, Beimel Revival

Matt Olson epitomizes power and patience. The 20-year-old Oakland Athletics prospect leads the California League in home runs (36) and walks (116). Playing first base for the Stockton Ports, he has a .260/.403/.540 slash line going into the final two days of the minor league season. Olson has fanned 136 times, but he projects as […]
Via Fangraphs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 30th: Ryon Healy Hits Game-Winning HR in 11th for Ports while Daric Barton Drives in 3 to Help Cats Win and Nate Freiman Homers in Beloit Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports  5 Modesto Nuts     4 WP – House 3-4 / 3.46 HR – Healy (16) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI) With the game tied in the top of the 11th, designated hitter Ryon Healy led off the inning...
Via Athletics Farm
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp exits after wall collision

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp left Friday nights' game with the Los Angeles Angels after crashing into the wall in attempt to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run. Initial indications are that Crisp sustained a neck strain. It took a few minutes for Crisp to gather himself, but he eventually walked off the field under his own power. Your browser does not support...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp exits game after crashing into a wall

Oakland A’s center fielder Coco Crisp exited Friday night’s game against the Angels in the fifth inning with a strained neck after a formidable effort to rob what turned into a two-run homer from Chris Iannetta. Crisp, who has also been bothered by the same injury various times this season, is considered day to day. “He doesn’t feel as bad as the last time right now...

Thursday, August 28th: Luke Montz Hits 3 HRs as AZL A’s Win Finale while Daric Barton & Tyler Marincov Both Homer Twice for Cats & Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)   ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season) AZL Cubs  3 AZL A’s    6 WP – Navas 6-5 / 3.30 HR – Montz 3 (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs) After missing most of the season, catcher Luke Montz appears to be raring to go down in the desert. Montz smashed 3 home runs...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: John Jaso’s future as a catcher

John Jaso Oakland A’s catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list this past week since his concussion symptoms have worsened over the past two weeks. He told the press that he was struck by a hard foul tip that bounced off of his face mask back in early August when the Oakland A’s were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. As of today, it is unclear as to how long...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Brandon Moss?

The Oakland Athletics’ first baseman, Brandon Moss, had a fantastic first half to the 2014 season; he was elected to his first All-Star appearance of his eight-year career. Before the All-Star break, Moss had a batting line of .268/.349/.530 as well as 21 home runs and 66 RBIs. However, since the break, Moss has seen a serious decline, resulting in very poor numbers – a batting...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s beer intake (video)

During a recent Oakland Athletics game, a fan of the team who brings a drum to the ballpark to sound his support for the squad was particularly unimpressed with a like-minded fan who also has a proclivity for percussion-based antics, specifically how his cohort elects to tip back a brewski instead of focusing upon […] The post A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s segment with Oakland A’s fans is an epic fail

Relatively new ESPN analyst and former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was a part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast of A’s-Angels last night.  He went out into the people for a segment on, allegedly, the rowdiest fans in baseball. What we found was anything but… Your browser does not support iframes. Why this video is an epic fail, and not just a fail. What you...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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