Brewers Claim Stephen Vogt

The Brewers have claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Athletics, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (on Twitter).
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19 minutes ago

Oakland Athletics: Where could Yonder Alonso end up?

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3 hours ago

Oakland Athletics No. 1 prospect Franklin Barreto delivers in first MLB game

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7 hours ago

3 Oakland A’s rookies hit first MLB home runs in same game

The Oakland A’s 2017 season is nearly half over, but the youth movement officially reached full swing on Saturday. The A’s began the day by calling up their top prospect, infielder Franklin Barreto, and their lineup featured three rookies who are so new that they haven’t even homered yet in the big leagues. Then all three of them went deep in the same game. They wasted no...
Via Athletics Nation
18 hours ago

Three A's players knock first MLB homers in the same game

The Oakland Athletics have definitely decided to go with a youth movement now that they’re out of the playoff race in the American League.With a stockpile of young bats in the minors, the A’s have recently called up top prospects Matt Olson, Franklin Barreto and Jaycob Brugman  from Triple-A Nashville.All three went deep for their first MLB homers against Chicago White Sox starter...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s promote No. 1 prospect Franklin Barreto; Chad Pinder to disabled list

The top prospect from the Josh Donaldson trade will soon make his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics have promoted consensus No. 1 prospect Franklin Barreto to the 25-man roster. Chad Pinder was placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a left hamstring strain in Friday night’s shutout win over the Chicago White Sox. Barreto, 21, was one...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Rookie Gossett looks to follow quality start

White Sox veteran James Shields is scheduled to pitch opposite A's rookie Daniel Gossett.
1 day ago

Davis, Joyce go yard to back Cotton in win

Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered to lead Oakland to a 3-0 victory over the White Sox.
1 day ago

A's join push to keep Raiders in Oakland

While the Raiders move to Las Vegas is seemingly inevitable, efforts remain to keep the franchise in Oakland. One such effort, called Forever Oakland, is getting help from a well-known source, the Oakland Athletics.The A’s will have a series of games that will raise funds for Forever Oakland, whose stated goal is “securing a new stadium deal for the Raiders in Oakland, CA while...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Possible Contract Extensions

Although the Oakland Athletics are usually against giving players long-term contracts, the right factors could lead the club to make their first deal in seasons. I get it.  The Oakland Athletics as a franchise don’t “do” long-term deals.  The front office avoids such scenarios at all cost, knowing that big contracts are risky. In a multi-year […] Oakland Athletics: Possible...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

Oakland Athletics: Swept by the first placed Astros

After sweeping the New York Yankees over the weekend and riding a four game winning streak, the Oakland Athletics were feeling pretty good heading into a home series against the division leaders, the Houston Astros. You expect the A’s, who were 4.5 games back from the second wild card in the AL, to put fourth a strong showing against a team who was missing two all star worthy...
Via The Sports Daily
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Davis, Joyce homer, A’s beat White Sox 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered, Jharel Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night. Davis hit a two-run homer in the first. Joyce connected leading off the fifth against Mike Pelfrey (3-6) and the Athletics picked up the win coming...
2 days ago

Veteran Players Likely To Be Traded Soon

Thursday’s news of Stephen Vogt being designated for assignment was tough for A’s fans. The move, though, wasn’t surprising as Oakland’s youth movement continues to gain traction. The Oakland Athletics are seemingly realistic about their situation in the stacked American League West. The team has not found any sort of consistency this season and the […] Oakland Athletics...
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2 days ago

Oakland Athletics Designate Stephen Vogt For Assignment

The Oakland Athletics no longer believe in Stephen Vogt. The A’s designated the fan favorite for assignment on Thursday. The youth movement continues to wash over the city of Oakland, as fan favorite Stephen Vogt was shown the door on Thursday. The A’s announced on Thursday that Vogt was designated for assignment. The team called […] Oakland Athletics Designate Stephen Vogt...
Via Swingin' A's
2 days ago

WATCH: George Springer exits game after HBP

The Houston Astros game against the Oakland Athletics got off to a bad start for Houston. Star outfielder George Springer was hit by a pitch from Oakland’s Jesse Hahn and left the game. Fortunately, there is a bit of good news for Springer and the Astros.Springer’s left shoulder appeared to take the brunt of the impact. It’s never fun to get hit. Still, a meaty part of the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics designate catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Let’s Talk About That Weird Sonny Gray Trade Rumor

After the worst year of his career, including spending time on the DL with shoulder issues, Sonny Gray looks healthy again, posting his best fielding-independent numbers since his rookie year. And with the A’s looking like sellers, Gray is expected to get moved in the next month or so. And according to Susan Slusser, it might be sooner than that, with the Astros reportedly the...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Khris Davis 2-run homer leads Athletics to sweep of Yankees (Jun 18, 2017)

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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros, A's have mutual interest in Sonny Gray trade

The Houston Astros’ hunt for rotation help may lead them to the doorstep of a division rival.According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Astros and Oakland Athletics have mutual interest in a deal centering around Oakland’s Sonny Gray. The 27-year-old right-hander has long been a target for the Astros, and the Athletics have spent time recently scouting Houston’s minor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: New features at Coliseum signal a change of direction for the A’s

Have the A’s changed for the better? From 2005-2016, former owner Lew Wolff ran the Oakland Athletics more like a business, rather than a sports team. His method had two major components. Keep overhead and labor cost down to increase profits and hire leaders to maximize production at low cost. Wolff understood that as long as he had some good seasons sprinkled in with the bad...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Khris Davis' bloop single in 10th lifts A's past Yankees 8-7 (Jun 15, 2017)

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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics selling at trade deadline

The Oakland Athletics are in last place in the West, and the trade deadline is a little less than 2 months away. The Oakland Athletics should be sellers during that time and they have some interesting pieces to move. This is Billy Beane‘s favorite time of the season and we can expect him to get some very interesting talent in return. The Oakland Athletics have a few good pieces...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wendy’s cracks Warriors 3-1 joke, Athletics come in swinging

Wendy’s has been having quite the year on Twitter. Wendy’s received plenty of praise for how they responded to one fan’s pursuit of a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets that resulted in a new Twitter record for most retweets. But on Wednesday, Wendy’s got in a Twitter battle with an unlikely yet worthy combatant – the Oakland Athletics.It all started innocently enough...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB eyeing possible expansion to Mexico

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has never been one to shy away from discussing the possible future of expansion in baseball, although he has suggested it is not an immediate goal. When MLB does expand, it is possible it will be heading south of the border.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the league “has its sights on Mexico as a possible venue for expansion.”...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray and the Summer Trade Market

I remember thinking, about a year ago now, that Billy Beane must be feeling pretty good about having Sonny Gray, perhaps one of the best trade chips in baseball. Stephen Strasburg had just signed a contract extension, leaving few, if any, pending free agents around the league and little else available on the trade market at the deadline. With a cost-controlled pitcher, the A’s...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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