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Oakland Tribune 45 mins ago

A's catcher Stephen Vogt making most of first full-time chance

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt began last season in minors when he couldn't beat out Derek Norris, John Jaso; now both of those guys are gone and Vogt is handling most of the catching.
Bullpen and defense burns the A’s again as they’re swept by the first-place Astros(!)

Bullpen and defense burns the A’s again as they’re swept by the first-place Astros(!)

The A’s were just swept by the first-place Houston Astros. (I’ll pause as you allow that to sink in for a moment). No, it wasn’t a great weekend of baseball at O.co Coliseum for the green and gold. Manager Bob… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune 22 hours ago

A's bullpen falters in ninth; Astros sweep series

Evan Gattis' two-run double off Tyler Clippard in the ninth inning gave the Houston Astros a 7-6 win over the A's for a three-game sweep.
Ryan Cook up, Kendall Graveman down and Jesse Chavez back in the rotation

Ryan Cook up, Kendall Graveman down and Jesse Chavez back in the rotation

OAKLAND — The A’s recalled former All-Star reliever Ryan Cook on Sunday and sent struggling starter Kendall Graveman to Triple-in the process. Cook was expected to arrive before Sunday’s series finale with the Houston Astros and A’s manager Bob Melvin… Continue Reading →

With 9 errors in 6 games, defensive woes continue unabated

The A’s came out of spring training convinced, among other things, that their defense was much improved. They made moves to bring in Ike Davis at first base, Marcus Semien at shortstop, Ben Zobrist at second and Brett Lawrie at… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Apr 25, 2015

A's Kendall Graveman struggles again in loss to Houston Astros

Oakland A's right-hander Kendall Graveman has yet to show the spark from spring training, this time giving up six runs in 42/3 innings during a 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros
Zobrist encouraged about health of knee after pinch-hitting

Zobrist encouraged about health of knee after pinch-hitting

Almost lost in the windup to the A’s 2-0 loss to the Angels Thursday in which Oakland pitching allowed just one hit was the reappearance of second baseman Ben Zobrist. He didn’t play second base, but Zobrist showed up as… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Apr 23, 2015

A’s-Astros pitching matchups

A's VS. HOUSTONFriday: A's Scott Kazmir (2-0, 1.33) vs. Astros' Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 0.90), 7:05 p.m.

Brett Lawrie did not say Albert Pujols called KC ‘bush league’

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Brett Lawrie didn’t say Albert Pujols called the Royals “bush league.” That was an erroneous interpretation of Lawrie’s comments following the Royals’ suspensions on Tuesday. Two media outlets, including The Chronicle, thought Lawrie said that Pujols had told him the Royals do “bush-league stuff,” when in fact by that point, Lawrie was discussing himself – he was saying that’s how the Royals behave, rather than Pujols, two distinct sentences rather than one. Here is what Lawrie said: “I talked to Albert Pujols at...

A’s ready for afternoon finale vs. Angels; Chris Bassitt up

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel StadiumChris Bassitt in Arizona this spring. Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle The A’s wrap up a long series in Anaheim and a long road trip today with Jesse Chavez filling in for Jesse Hahn (blister) vs. Nick Tropeano, filling in for C.J. Wilson (elbow stiffness). Chris Bassitt is here, called up to be the long man while Chavez is unavailable in the bullpen this week. He’s solved his issues throwing inside to left-handers, he said; he moved back over to the first-base side of the rubber and he’s focused on “throwing downhill,”...

Bassitt’s move across mound helps get him back to the bigs

It’s too soon to tell if moving from the third base side of the pitching rubber to the right side will change Chris Bassitt’s career, but the move has helped him get back to the big leagues with the A’s.… Continue Reading →
Eric Chavez starts TV career with A’s, with Yankees blessing

Eric Chavez starts TV career with A’s, with Yankees blessing

Eric Chavez began this week in Detroit, doing some analysis for the Yankees. He’ll end the week in Oakland, doing A’s television broadcasts. It may sounds like he’s got a split personality thing going, but the situation is more nuanced… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Apr 23, 2015

Eric Chavez makes A’s broadcast debut on Friday

Former Oakland A's third baseman Eric Chavez will do 20 games on Comcast, pairing up with Glen Kuiper.
Gray seems to have mastered this how-to-win thing

Gray seems to have mastered this how-to-win thing

How to explain Sonny Gray? He has a very good fastball, but not the best fastball. He has very good secondary pitches, but not the best secondary pitches. He is a very good defender and a very good athlete. But… Continue Reading →
Running game finally generates some offense for A’s

Running game finally generates some offense for A’s

Two problems face the A’s running game: Coco Crisp is on the disabled list and Craig Gentry hasn’t had a hit yet this season. Those are the A’s two best base stealers, but for one night, anyway, the A’s ran… Continue Reading →

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