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San Jose Mercury News Oct 24, 2014
Kirk Gibson not coming to A's as bench coach

Kirk Gibson not coming to A's as bench coach

Oakland A's have openings for a bench coach and hitting coach; Mike Aldrete or Alan Trammell could be two of the leading candidates for manager Bob Melvin's staff.

Gibson won’t be A’s bench coach; Hansen could be bat coach

Kirk Gibson, who had been thought to be on the short list as the next bench coach of the Oakland A’s, will not be heading to Oakland, sources told this newspaper Friday. Gibson, a longtime friend of A’s manager Bob… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Oct 23, 2014

A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery

Oakland A's first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss won't need the more extensive microfracture surgery and could be ready for the start of spring training.
Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Brandon Moss will need about three months before he can start running again after having surgery on his right hip Tuesday. He’ll spend the next month on partial weight-bearing crutches after Dr. Thomas Byrd repaired a torn labrum as well… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A's move south.

Add Hansen to the list of A’s batting coach possibilities

The A’s have been able to add another strong candidate for the club’s open batting coach position. When Chili Davis took off to be the batting coach with the Boston Red Sox, Oakland thought about trying to hire Dave Hansen,… Continue Reading →

Blanco’s HR opens game; Royals take 2-1 lead

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Gregor Blanco homered to lead off Game 2 – the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history, and the first by a Giants player.  It came on a 3-2 pitch from Yordano Ventura, a 98 mph fastball. Ventura settled down after that, retiring the next three batters, and the Royals evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Lorenzo Cain doubled to left center with one out, Jake Peavy walked Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler delivered an RBI single to left center. In the second, Omar Infante doubled with one out, and with two outs, Alcides...

Gregor Blanco homer opens game, Royals battle back

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Gregor Blanco homered to lead off Game 2 – the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history, and the first by a Giants player.  It came on a 3-2 pitch from Yordano Ventura, a 98 mph fastball. Ventura settled down after that, retiring the next three batters, and the Royals evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Lorenzo Cain doubled to left center with one out, Jake Peavy walked Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler delivered an RBI single to left center. In Game 1, the Giants jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning and cruised from...
Oakland Tribune Oct 22, 2014

New investor named for Oakland's Coliseum City

Floyd Kephart, who heads a firm that advises major investment funds, is leading a new investment team that is seeking to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.
Oakland Tribune Oct 21, 2014

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 →

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