5:37 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
A’s: Lester addition forces Tigers to play catchup

A’s: Lester addition forces Tigers to play catchup

Deny them what you will, the Oakland A’s aren’t boring. They could have settled for just having made the Independence Day trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, but in the final six hours before the trade deadline they went… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation 3 hours ago

Yoenis Cespedes and Tommy Milone out; Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld in

It was a busy trade deadline for the Oakland Athletics. WEEI Boston Red Sox beat writer Alex Speier reports that he has confirmed a trade has been completed moving Red Sox left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes. Red Sox acquired...
Athletics Nation 3 hours ago

Not done yet? A's fielding calls on Jason Hammel, Zobrist available

Billy Beane might not be done quite yet. This is, after all, what happens when you put together a team with four bona fide aces and another plus starter in Jesse Chavez — quality pitchers like Jason Hammel (yes, Jason Hammel is still a good pitcher) fall to the floor like breadcrumbs. The rest of...
YESNetwork 5 hours ago
Video: Boston Red Sox trade Jon Lester for Yoenis Céspedes - Reply All

Watch: Boston Red Sox trade Jon Lester for Yoenis Céspedes - Reply All

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Athletics Nation 12 hours ago
Jason Hammel was God-awful on Wednesday

Jason Hammel was God-awful on Wednesday

After Jason Hammel's God-awful performance on Wednesday is it finally time to drop Jason Hammel from the rotation? My first tennis coach was quite the character. Like most coaches who have "been around" he had seen it all. He was pretty cool about losses and usually found a way to turn a loss into what he would call "a teaching moment"; he'd put his arm around his student, walk around the complex and attempt to soothe the bruised ego of the student by bringing up something he or she did right during the loss. Sometimes it would be difficult to do and rarely if ever did he use his favorite...
KFFL 5 hours ago

Athletics | Receiving calls on Jason Hammel

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is receiving plenty of calls from interested teams at the ...
Full Count | WEEI 7 hours ago

Red Sox acquired Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes

According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Details to follow.
Full Count | WEEI 5 hours ago

Red Sox add power, defense with addition of Yoenis Cespedes

While parting ways with ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes was no easy move for the Red Sox, the addition of power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes should soften the blow. Even though the 28-year-old slugger has only played in the majors for 2 1/2 seasons...

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Sacramento Bee 6 hours ago

A's deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.
Sacramento Bee 6 hours ago

A's ship Milone to Twins

The Oakland Athletics continued to wheel and deal on Thursday, as they shipped lefty Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

Reports: Jon Lester Has Been Traded to the Oakland Athletics

According to multiple reports, Red Sox lefthander Jon Lester has been traded to the Oakland Athletics along with Jonny Gomes. In return, the Red Sox will receive slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Sacramento Bee 21 hours ago
Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jason Hammel throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Houston. Oakland Athletics second baseman Nick Punto dives for a hit by Houston Astros' Carlos Corporan during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Houston. Members of the Oakland Athletics watch from the dugout during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston...
San Jose Mercury News 23 hours ago

Former A's star Eric Chavez retires

Eric Chavez, who spent 13 seasons with Oakland A's, retires with Arizona Diamondbacks
Sacramento Bee Jul 30, 2014
Keuchel gets early boost, leads Astros over A's

Keuchel gets early boost, leads Astros over A's

Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Wednesday. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jason Hammel throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Houston. Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Houston. Members of the Oakland Athletics watch from the dugout during the ninth inning of a...
Oakland Tribune Jul 30, 2014

A's lose to Astros; Jason Hammel roughed up again

New starter Jason Hammel gives us six runs in first inning in Oakland A's loss to Houston Astros

Jason Hammel rocked again, A’s lose 8-1

HOUSTON – The closer the A’s have gotten to the trade deadline, the more their rotation depth has seemed to be in question. Their top three starters – Scott Kazmir, Sonny Gray and Jeff Samardzija — are as good as any threesome in the American League. No. 4 man Jesse Chavez, while consistent most of the first half in his first season as a starter, is coming off his worst outing. Then there’s Jason Hammel. The A’s lost to the Astros 8-1 on Wednesday, and Hammel’s fingerprints were all over it. While the A’s are a proven come-from-behind team, Hammel gave them virtually no chance...

Billy Burns’ big day with A’s, along with Coco Crisp update and a possible all-Georgia outfield

Billy Burns sat at his locker for much of the pregame, not knowing what to expect of his first big-league start. Eric Sogard’s locker is next to Burns, and the two spoke for a long time. Mostly, it was Burns asking questions and Sogard being there with answers. Until Josh Reddick came over and, in a rowdy moment, grabbed Burns and asked him loudly how nervous he was, as if the kid wasn’t nervous enough. As manager Bob Melvin said, “Just try to lighten it up. It could be a little overwhelming, that first big-league game. I could tell you that from experience.” The Burns-Sogard...
Oakland Tribune Jul 30, 2014

A's Bob Melvin takes low-key approach as trade deadline nears

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin sounding even-keeled as MLB trade deadline could bring some action from GM Billy Beane
Sacramento Bee Jul 30, 2014

Oakland Athletics (66-40) at Houston Astros (43-67), 2:10 p.m. (ET)

Jason Hammel attempts to pick up his first victory in an Oakland uniform on Wednesday afternoon when the Athletics visit the Houston Astros for the rubber match of a three-game series.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 30, 2014

Kawakami: Early trade put A's in driver's seat

Billy Beane traded for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on July 4, the A's still have the best record in baseball, and if Beane wants to try to make another deal by Thursday, he can. If he doesn't make a deal, that's fine, too.

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