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Is Coco Crisp’s RISP production worth a second look?

Coco Crisp has the Majors’ best batting average with runners in scoring position, but he’s not drawing trade interest. Coco Crisp isn’t talked about much by those discussing deals that could be made with the trade deadline upon us next Monday. Maybe that’s a mistake. Crisp gave the A’s the lead in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Texas with a fourth-inning homer that carried into...
Via Inside the A's
7 hours ago

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A's win 6-3 at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night. Reddick's two-run homer in the fourth was one of three homers by the A's. Coco Crisp and Marcus Semien also went deep. Gray (5-9) pitched six innings, retiring 12 of the first...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reddick, A's back Gray with power vs. Texas

The A's powered their way to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night, using home runs from Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien to even a three-game series at Globe Life Park.
Via Athletics.com
9 hours ago

Column: Marcus Semien has turned into the A’s most untouchable player

In a recent article, ESPN’s David Schoenfield made a list of each team’s most untouchable player with the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching. His criteria was pretty simple: “For the contenders,” Schoenfield wrote, “I considered prospects or young players who have been mentioned in rumors.” For teams not expected to contend, he he looked at […...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer. Doolittle and girlfriend Eireann Dolan were walking their Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, Stella, on Monday afternoon in San Francisco when...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's option starter Daniel Mengden, call up reliever J.B. Wendelken

After already activating catcher Stephen Vogt earlier on Tuesday, the Oakland A's made another move by optioning starting pitcher Daniel Mengden to Triple-A (via Jane Lee of MLB.com). To take his spot, they called up right-handed reliever J.B. Wendelken. Mengden burst onto the MLB scene in June after sprinting his way up the system all the way from Double-A. His first four starts...
Via Athletics Nation
15 hours ago

Athletics activate Stephen Vogt from family medical leave list

The Oakland Athletics have reinstated catcher Stephen Vogt from the family medical leave list and optioned 31-year-old Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville. Oakland placed Vogt on the list due to an undisclosed family issue Saturday. By rule, he had to miss at least three days, so the Athletics are activating him at the earliest possible […] The post Athletics activate Stephen Vogt...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Gray looks for rare road win victory Rangers

Sonny Gray, who has won once since April 22, gets the start on Tuesday as the A's continue their series against the Rangers. Nick Martinez steps into the rotation for his first start since July 4 for the Rangers.
Via Athletics.com
1 day ago

Oakland A's reliever Liam Hendriks has been great since returning from the DL

When the Oakland A's acquired reliever Liam Hendriks from the Blue Jays last winter, they hoped they were getting a strong up-and-coming reliever. His 2015 numbers (2.92 ERA, nearly 10 K/9) might even have put visions of a set-up man in your head, and this FanPost by Dan Bernstein details how Hendriks got to that point after failing as a starting pitcher. Instead of building on...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Jesse Hahn’s return to Triple-A just a matter of A’s schedule while Oakland doesn’t know when Rich Hill will pitch again

Jesse Hahn had a pretty good idea he was only coming up for one start, thanks to a schedule quirk. Jesse Hahn, brought up from Triple-A to start Sunday, left the game having not allowed a run in 7.2 innings. When his teammates left after the game for Arlington, Texas, Hahn remained behind and will fly Tuesday to a different destination. He will be heading back to Nashville to rejoin...
Via Inside the A's
1 day ago

Butler home run in 8th helps A's beat Rays 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate - even in a rare It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it's a step in the right direction for the former All-Star first baseman. Butler hit a tiebreaking home run off Erasmo Ramirez with one out...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hahn finds groove, flashes confidence in return

Jesse Hahn delivered his strongest start of the season, throwing a season-high 7 2/3 innings in Oakland's 3-2 win over the Rays Sunday.
Via Athletics.com
2 days ago

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: who will buy Madson?

When the Oakland Athletics signed Ryan Madson, they acquired a solid closer. However, the struggling A’s will likely sell their bullpen ace. Before the deadline, the Athletics will benefit from leveraging Madson’s rising stock and big-game experience. For prospective buyers, who require a back-end reliever, the current Athletics closer has the potential to provide lights-out...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Graveman Earns his first Complete Game Win for the Athletics

Kendall Graveman tossed 9 complete innings to lead that Oakland Athletics to victory. Kendall Graveman is quickly turning into one of the better pitchers for the Oakland Athletics and is proving his worth at baseball's highest level of competition. Last night he had his first complete game victory of his career, his second complete game overall. Another note on Kendall Graveman’s...

Cubs reportedly interested in Josh Reddick

Slated to become a free agent this upcoming winter, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick will likely find himself on another team between now and the August 1st trade deadline. As the longest-tenured member of the A’s, it’s not going to be easy for the team’s brass to move him. But picking up something of substance in a trade is better than the alternative of seeing him...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: where should Danny Valencia go?

With the Oakland Athletics calling up prospect 3B Ryon Healy to the big leagues, that all but spells out the end of days for Danny Valencia in Oakland. With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it would be quite surprising to see Valencia in an Oakland uniform come August 1st. Valencia should be one of the better pieces on the trade market as he as posted a slash line of...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB focusing on new stadiums for A's, Rays before expansion

There will come a time down the line when Major League Baseball dives deep into potential expansion possibilities, a topic Commissioner Rob Manfred has not been shy about discussing since taking over the position from Bud Selig, who oversaw expansion projects in Colorado, Florida (twice), and Arizona to go with the relocation of the Expos to Washington D.C. Manfred will likely one...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics trade rumors: selling A’s pitchers

Oakland Athletics fans may now break the seal on their tissue boxes and sulk, since the A’s are sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Here is a trio of A’s pitchers the team may consider moving, before the Aug. 1 deadline. Oakland Athletics left-handed starter Rich Hill Ever since Rich Hill arrived in Oakland, the A’s have enjoyed Hill’s ability to eat innings and win...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals have strong interest in Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick is viewed as a player who will be a big factor on the trade market at the deadline period, and it sounds like the Kansas City Royals have particular interest in him. Reddick, who is batting .296 with a strong .371 OBP and .429 slugging percentage this season, will be a free agent after the year. Since his Oakland A’s are not contending, they are likely to deal him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp suspended a game for throwing bat at ump

Not surprisingly, Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp has been suspended one game by MLB for throwing his bat at an ump on Thursday. Crisp was ejected after he lost his composure in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros. He struck out swinging, afterward arguing with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Then came the bat-throwing incident, which led to his ejection and suspension...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coco Crisp ejected after throwing bat at umpire’s feet

Coco Crisp had one of the more weird ejections you will see on a Major League Baseball field. Crisp tossed his bat at the feet of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, along with his helmet, and then walked straight into the dugout. This came after Crisp was called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros and Doug Fister. Crisp didn’t look back at Reyburn once...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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