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What Matt Olson’s hand surgery means for the A’s roster

What Matt Olson’s hand surgery means for the A’s roster

Matt Olson will not be playing all 162 games for a second consecutive season after undergoing surgery, who replaces him on the A's roster and at first base?
Call to the Pen Mar 21, 2019

Oakland Athletics: The Micro-Moments That Added up to a Defeat

The Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners Thursday because they failed to execute small things at two critical moments of the game. The Oakland Athletics lost a game they should have won Thursday in Tokyo. They lost due to execution errors. On such errors of execution can entire seasons turn. As a result, instead […] Oakland Athletics: The Micro-Moments That Added up to a Defeat - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing Mar 19, 2019
2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics, Overview and Position Players

2019 AL West Preview: Oakland Athletics, Overview and Position Players

Can the A’s repeat last year’s miraculous run? It’s almost time for the games to start, which means it’s time to conclude our AL West preview series. We started with the two teams in the division who are on opposite ends of the spectrum: the best, in the Astros, and the (most recent) worst, in the Rangers. Now we’re into the murky middle ground of the division, examining first the Angels and now the Oakland Athletics, last year’s pop-up playoffs team. Can they repeat last year’s success? What does their path forward look like? Who actually pitches for the Oakland Athletics?...
The Mercury News Mar 19, 2019
A’s Japan Opening Day kicks off brutal start to regular season schedule

A’s Japan Opening Day kicks off brutal start to regular season schedule

The A's might have a legitimate beef for MLB's schedule makers with the way their regular season will resume following the Japan opening series.
The Mercury News Mar 18, 2019
Matt Chapman extends hot streak, looks to Opening Day after exhibition tie

Matt Chapman extends hot streak, looks to Opening Day after exhibition tie

Matt Chapman appears to be locked in just before the A's kick off their regular season in Japan against the Seattle Mariners.
SFGate Mar 16, 2019

Oakland A's film amusing video during plane ride to Japan

During the Oakland Athletics' 12-hour flight to Tokyo for their opening series against the Seattle Mariners, pitcher Ryan Buchter killed some time by interviewing his teammates for a show titled, "Open Buch."
SFGate Mar 14, 2019

Anime, ramen and friends: A’s players look forward to Tokyo trip

Oakland Athletics head off on season-opening trip — how A’s players Matt Chapman, Khris Davis, Ryan Dull, Liam Hendriks, Nick Hundley and Beau Taylor see things as they leave for Tokyo to play the Seattle Mariners on Opening Day next week.
The Mercury News Mar 14, 2019
How the A’s five key spring training questions were answered

How the A’s five key spring training questions were answered

The Oakland A's head to Japan with a good idea about how their roster will look for the regular season, but there's a two-man battle brewing in the rotation.
The Mercury News Mar 13, 2019
A’s are done in the desert, pack their bags for Japan

A’s are done in the desert, pack their bags for Japan

The A's wrapped up the Cactus League portion of their schedule on Wednesday, then set their roster for the trip to Japan for the season opening series against the Mariners.
The Mercury News Mar 12, 2019
Franklin Barreto makes A’s Japan roster, What about Opening Day?

Franklin Barreto makes A’s Japan roster, What about Opening Day?

Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Chad Pinder await Franklin Barreto's arrival to translate the foursome's success from minors to majors with A's, but when will that happen?
The Mercury News Mar 11, 2019
How an unexpected A’s roster changes the starting rotation picture

How an unexpected A’s roster changes the starting rotation picture

Daniel Mengden's surprising option down to Triple-A has given some more clarity to the A's starting rotation battle.
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball Mar 9, 2019
Spring Training Game Thread #15/#16: Milwaukee Brewers @ Oakland Athletics/Los Angeles Angels

Spring Training Game Thread #15/#16: Milwaukee Brewers @ Oakland Athletics/Los Angeles Angels

It’s a split squad day with both squads on the road. After a successful game yesterday, the Brewers are traveling to two different locations today for two split squad games. The regulars are divided between the two squads as the Brewers try to sweep the day. First, there’s the matchup in Mesa, where Brandon Woodruff will get the start will get the start. Jesus Aguilar will bat third, and Keston Hiura is batting sixth after homering yesterday. Here’s the full lineup, with the game to be broadcast on the Brewers Radio Network. Today’s lineup against the Athletics in Mesa to be heard...

Progress report: Oakland Athletics

A daily look at each MLB heading into the 2019 season: Today, the Oakland Athletics’ additions, subtractions and storylines to watch this year. OAKLAND ATHLETICS 2018 finish: 97-65 (2nd in AL West)Manager: Bob Melvin (634-599, 9th season)Top baseball ops executive: Billy Beane, executive vice president...
The Mercury News Mar 8, 2019
Khris Davis makes spring debut, A’s rotation battle may have some clarity

Khris Davis makes spring debut, A’s rotation battle may have some clarity

Khris Davis was in the A's lineup for the first time this spring and the battle for the final spot in the rotation could have a leader emerging.
Call to the Pen Mar 8, 2019

Oakland Athletics: The Connection between Khris Davis and .247

Khris Davis has been a mainstay for the Oakland Athletics for three seasons now. His consistency doesn’t just come in his presence, however, it also shows in his batting average. Since joining the Oakland Athletics in 2016, Khris Davis has morphed himself into one of baseball’s best players. For three consecutive seasons now, Davis has […] Oakland Athletics: The Connection between Khris Davis and .247 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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