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Larry Brown Sports 1 hour ago
Sonny Gray reportedly of interest to Yankees

Sonny Gray reportedly of interest to Yankees

The New York Yankees are reportedly in the hunt for Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have been given a price tag for Gray, one of the most sought-after starters on the trade market. as have named their price on sonny gray from yankees. nothing said close...Read More
Scout 3 hours ago

Athletics Set Price on Gray to Yankees

The Oakland Athletics have made the Yankees aware of the club's starting price when it comes to acquiring ace pitcher Sonny Gray, but the two sides are reportedly still far apart in terms of completing a trade.
MLB Trade Rumors 13 hours ago

Astros’ Talks For Sonny Gray Reportedly “Heating Up”

Trade talks between the Astros and Athletics pertaining to Sonny Gray are “heating up,” according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (Twitter links). Morosi adds that while Houston is in talks with the A’s, the Astros are also maintaining interest in trying to work out a deal that would net both Justin Verlander and Justin Wilson from…
Athletics Nation 13 hours ago
Elephant Rumblings: Yankees Soured On Doolittle

Elephant Rumblings: Yankees Soured On Doolittle

It’s been a slow news morning. Acquisitions and Rumors: A’s sign Chris Carter to minor-league contract The Pirates are 10-2 over their last 12. Might they be a landing spot for Jed Lowrie? An anonymous NL GM expects Oakland to “have a hard time getting what they want, expect or had in their head a year and a half ago. I think the world has changed a lot in that year and a half." A fresh Sonny Gray rumor and a note on why the Yankees weren’t interested in Sean Doolittle. And one more... #Astros working hard to add pitching, both in rotation and bullpen, sources say; Sonny Gray...
Federal Baseball 12 hours ago

Washington Nationals Trade Rumors: Nats still in mix for Detroit Tigers’ Justin Wilson?

Are the Washington Nationals done adding arms to the bullpen? Ken Rosenthal is reporting this morning that the Nats remain in the mix for Detroit Tigers’ lefty Justin Wilson... Asked about the possibility of the Washington Nationals adding to their bullpen even after this past weekend’s deal with...

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Big day for A’s Triple-A affiliate

Rarely does a Triple-A game merit the lead to the A’s Beat, but Wednesday’s 11-8 Nashville victory at Iowa deserves the attention of Oakland fans, and not merely because the Sounds prevailed on a three-run homer in the 11th inning by Ryan Lavarnway. Three Oakland right-handers on the disabled list pitched for Nashville. Kendall Graveman (strained shoulder) started and allowed four runs on five hits in 21/3 innings. Jharel Cotton (thumb blister) gave up four runs on four hits in 31/3 innings, but he did strike out six. Chris Bassitt (rehabbing from last year’s Tommy John surgery)...
CSN Bay Area Jul 19, 2017

A's lineup: Bruce Maxwell back behind the dish for Sonny Gray

With the A's ace Sonny Gray on the hill, Bob Melvin is giving him a young battery mate in Bruce Maxwell Wednesday against the Rays.
Washington Times Jul 19, 2017

Rays rally in 9th off Casilla to beat Athletics 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Adeiny Hechavarria and Shane Peterson hit consecutive two-out RBI singles off closer Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Tuesday night. Steven Souza Jr. hit his second home run in two games while Logan ...

A’s outfielder Jake Smolinski progressing toward return

A’s outfielder Jake Smolinski progressing toward return Jake Smolinski took batting practice for the first time since his mid-March shoulder surgery and threw up to 60 feet Tuesday, a progression that has A’s manager Bob Melvin believing the outfielder could be playing during the season’s final month. Smolinski, a 28-year-old who had the torn labrum repaired in his throwing shoulder, hit .238 with seven home runs, 27 RBIs and 28 runs scored in 99 games last season. Bullpen help: Right-hander Ryan Dull, on the disabled list with a strained right knee since May 20, is expected to...

A’s fans are used to saying goodbye to their favorites

A’s fans are used to saying goodbye to their favorites A’s fans know better than anyone else what “Moneyball” means, and it means saying goodbye, again and again and again. More than other teams, Oakland is known for shoving players onto the trading block once their salaries are running high or their shelf lives are running low. “I liked Doolittle and Madson,” said Ruben Diaz of Antioch, who was checking out player jerseys in the souvenir store. The jersey market — which is at least as hard to figure out as the mysterious metrics of Moneyball — is the only time that a...
CSN Bay Area Jul 18, 2017

A's lineup: Alonso out, Rajai Davis mans new position vs Rays

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Rays-A's coverage begins at 6pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports California and streaming right here.For the first time this season,
CSN Bay Area Jul 18, 2017

Alonso: A's 'gotta bear down' even before smallest crowd in six years

While the A's played in front of their smallest crowd in over six years, Yonder Alonso insists that had nothing to do with the team's performance.
CSN Bay Area Jul 17, 2017

A's lineup: Alonso, Healy swap roles in opener vs Rays

A day after Yonder Alonso was the DH and Ryon Healy played first base, the two players are returning to their regular roles Monday night.
Plain Dealer Jul 17, 2017
Cleveland Indians odoriferous at Oakland Athletics: DMan ranks Games 1-162 (thru 90)

Cleveland Indians odoriferous at Oakland Athletics: DMan ranks Games 1-162 (thru 90)

The Cleveland Indians played three of their worst games this season over the weekend. They were swept at the last-place Oakland Athletics. DMan ranks Games 1-162.
CSN Bay Area Jul 17, 2017

Billy Beane and the A's are a baseball problem, not a marketing problem

When Sonny Gray is traded by the Oakland Athletics (15 days and counting, for you calendar whores), the longest-serving Elephants will be, as you well
CSN Bay Area Jul 16, 2017

Sean Doolittle tweets heartfelt thank you to A's fans

OAKLAND Reliever Sean Doolittle never was one to disappoint As fans when it came to Twitter.On Sunday evening, Doolittle traded to the Washington
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 16, 2017

Athletics 7, Indians 3: Trevor Bauer gets just two outs as A’s complete three-game sweep

OAKLAND, Calif.: Indians manager Terry Francona expected more out of his ballclub coming out of the All-Star break — a lot more.What Francona saw instead was a frustrating three games in Oakland that ended with the Indians being swept for only the third time this season while seeing their lead in the AL Central trimmed to 1½ games over the Minnesota Twins.Indians starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first inning and matched the shortest start of his big league career as the Oakland Athletics beat the Indians 7-3 on Sunday to complete the surprising sweep.“It’s...
CSN Bay Area Jul 16, 2017

Eireann Dolan bids emotional farewell to A's fans

The Sean Doolittle trade stings twice as much for A's fans.Not only are they losing the fan-favorite reliever, but they are losing his better half,

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