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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

Please watch another channel. That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they're helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they're helping themselves.

Dave Magadan doesn’t get Yankees’ job, might be A’s top choice

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Onetime A’s player Dave Magadan was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting job, but he told me today that he did not get that position with the Yankees and is “looking elsewhere.” That makes Magadan a frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting job; Chili Davis accepted the Red Sox’s position yesterday, leaving the A’s with a vacancy. Magadan told me he has “had some conversations” with A’s general manager Billy Beane. The Mets also have talked to Magadan, and he could opt to remain in his current job with Texas – the...
Chili looking forward to life in Boston with Cespedes, but he’s confident A’s offense will be productive again in 2014

Chili looking forward to life in Boston with Cespedes, but he’s confident A’s offense will be productive again in 2014

Outgoing batting coach Chili Davis said the A’s made a good effort to try and keep him in the organization, but when Oakland couldn’t go to three years on a contract the way Boston did, that started him on the… Continue Reading →

Chili Davis goes to Red Sox, A’s seek hitting coach

A’s hitting coach Chili Davis, left, during 2014 A’s spring training. (Michael Macor/The Chronicle) With Chili Davis heading to Boston to become the Red Sox’s new hitting coach as reported by WEEI Boston, the A’s are likely to target Angels’ assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen, sources tell The Chronicle. There is a chance, however that the Angels will promote Hansen to the primary hitting coach position should Don Baylor, who has had some health issues, opt for a different spot on the Angels staff. Also on Oakland’s list: Dave Magadan, the onetime A’s player. Magadan has been...
With Chili heading to Red Sox, A’s have 2 open coaching slots

With Chili heading to Red Sox, A’s have 2 open coaching slots

The A’s will have to make room for two new coaches heading into 2015 with Chili Davis having agreed to move to the Boston Red Sox Sunday as the new batting coach. The A’s had already lost their bench coach… Continue Reading →
A’s behind some of Royals’ success heading to World Series

A’s behind some of Royals’ success heading to World Series

Why is Kansas City the team that’s waiting for the San Francisco Giants in the World Series? You can blame it on (or thank, depending on how you feel about it) the Oakland A’s. So says Don Wakamatsu, the former… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Oct 18, 2014

Oakland: New investor on board for Coliseum City

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday will discuss extending negotiations with a development team that has brought aboard in new investor who will take the lead in trying to build new sports stadiums at the site of O.Co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena.

Chili Davis interviews with Yankees, Red Sox next

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at AT&T Park It’s pretty safe to assume the A’s will be looking for a new hitting coach soon: Chili Davis interviewed for the Yankees’ open spot today, he tells me, and he’s heading to Boston tomorrow to interview with the Red Sox. Davis, of course, played for the Yankees, and he seems as if he would be an excellent fit there. He was Boston’s Triple-A hitting coach before coming to Oakland before the 2012 season. Needless to say, the two behemoths of the AL East typically pay their coaches more than other teams do, and it’s very unlikely...
Oakland Tribune Oct 15, 2014

A's Vogt recuperating from foot surgery

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for a post-surgery checkup Thursday, then will fly back from Los Angeles to Washington state to begin six to eight weeks of recovery; Vogt had Dr. Kenneth Jung repair the plantar plates in his right foot Tuesday.
Foot surgery a success, Vogt looks to recover by December

Foot surgery a success, Vogt looks to recover by December

A’s catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for a post-surgery checkup Thursday, then will fly back from Los Angeles to Washington State to begin six-to-eight weeks of recovery. Vogt had Dr. Kenneth Jung repair the plantar plates in his right foot… Continue Reading →

Rangers interested in Chili Davis

The Texas Rangers are preparing for possible changes within the coaching staff and have expressed interest in Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis. The Rangers have yet to interview Davis because their own hitting coach, Dave Magadan, is still under contract. But Rangers officials have told the coaching staff to seek other jobs until a manager is hired. Davis has spent the last three seasons with the Athletics and there is competition for his services.
Oakland Tribune Oct 14, 2014

A's hitting coach Chili Davis is candidate for same job with Yankees

New York Yankees are looking for a new batting coach, and Chili Davis of the Oakland A's will interview for the position.
Yankees to interview Chili Davis for vacant batting coach slot

Yankees to interview Chili Davis for vacant batting coach slot

Chili Davis, the A’s hitting coach the last three seasons, will fly to New York in the near future for an interview with the Yankees about taking the vacant job in the Bronx, this newspaper has learned. Davis, who spent… Continue Reading →
Hale to be DBacks manager; a look at A’s coaching options

Hale to be DBacks manager; a look at A’s coaching options

Longtime A’s bench coach Chip Hale will be named manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks later today, multiple media reports said Monday morning. Hale spent the last three seasons with the A’s under manager Bob Melvin and has been looked at… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee Oct 13, 2014

Diamondbacks hire A's bench coach Hale as manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale as their next manager.

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