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Golden Gate Sports Nov 16, 2018

Oakland Athletics Rumors: Potential interest in bringing back a familiar face

The Oakland Athletics, looking to bolster their rotation ahead of the 2019 season, may have interest in bring back a name from the past. The Oakland Athletics were one of baseball’s biggest surprises last season. With most people picking the A’s to finish in, or near, the American League cellar, Oakland shocked the world by […] Oakland Athletics Rumors: Potential interest in bringing back a familiar face - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News Nov 15, 2018
Hearing crying puppies trapped in a storm drain, A’s pitcher flies into action

Hearing crying puppies trapped in a storm drain, A’s pitcher flies into action

A's pitcher Daniel Mengden was returning to his Houston home after a recent workout when he came upon a crowd unsure what to do about two puppies trapped in a storm drain.
Golden Gate Sports Nov 14, 2018

Oakland Athletics: Bob Melvin adds to team’s haul of offseason hardware

Oakland Athletics skipper, Bob Melvin, has added to the team’s impressive haul of offseason accolades by being named AL Manager of the Year After being awarded Sporting News’ 2018 AL Manager of the Year, Oakland Athletics skipper, Bob Melvin has another MOY award to add to a trophy case that’s already bursting at the seams. […] Oakland Athletics: Bob Melvin adds to team’s haul of offseason hardware - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Call to the Pen Nov 11, 2018

Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray not considered a lock to play in 2019

The Oakland Athletics expected to get their top pick of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft, Kyler Murray, for the 2019 season. According to reports, that may not happen. The Oakland Athletics knew they would be without this top overall pick, Kyler Murray, for some time. The two sport star in college was determined to finish […] Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray not considered a lock to play in 2019 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Golden Gate Sports Nov 10, 2018

Oakland Athletics: Checking in with some offseason updates

The Oakland Athletics, by all metrics, had a successful 2018 campaign — let’s take a look at some offseason updates. The Oakland Athletics 2018 postseason hopes seemed to be over as quickly as they’d been born. One second, the team was celebrating with champagne showers in Seattle. The next, their dreams were crushed by the New […] Oakland Athletics: Checking in with some offseason updates - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Call to the Pen Nov 10, 2018

Oakland Athletics prospect Oscar Tovar suspended yet again

Oakland Athletics prospect Oscar Tovar was one of three minor league players suspended on Friday for PEDs. There is no question about the potential for Oakland Athletics prospect Oscar Tovar. Possessing a mid 90s fastball and a solid slider that can produce a great deal of swings and misses, Tovar would appear to be the […] Oakland Athletics prospect Oscar Tovar suspended yet again - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com Nov 9, 2018
Athletics’ Matt Chapman, Diamondbacks Headline Wilson Defensive Player & Team Of The Year Awards

Athletics’ Matt Chapman, Diamondbacks Headline Wilson Defensive Player & Team Of The Year Awards

Major League Baseball announced the Wilson annual defense awards, and Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman took home the biggest honor...
SFGate Nov 7, 2018

A’s Matt Chapman wins Defensive Player of the Year, a team first

A’s third baseman Matt Chapman is piling up honors after his first full major-league season. Chapman won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award, the first time an A’s player has earned the honor, it was announced Wednesday. Chapman also is in the running for Rawlings’ American League Platinum Glove award, which will be announced Friday. The Platinum Glove is determined by fan voting along with SABR’s defensive-index rankings. Chapman, 25, won a Gold Glove last week and led the majors regardless of position with 29 defensive runs saved. He also led third basemen in ultimate...
The Mercury News Nov 6, 2018
A’s Beane named MLB Executive of the Year

A’s Beane named MLB Executive of the Year

With the second-lowest payroll in the Major Leagues, Billy Beane's moves helped the A's go from last place in 2017 to the fourth-best record in MLB in 2018 and a berth in the AL wild-card game, earning him the inaugural Major League Baseball Executive of the Year award.
The Mercury News Nov 4, 2018
A’s Matt Chapman, Matt Olson win AL Gold Glove awards

A’s Matt Chapman, Matt Olson win AL Gold Glove awards

The A's talented corner infielders were rewarded for their stellar play on defense in their first full big league seasons.
SFGate Oct 31, 2018

A’s exercise option on 41-year-old reliever Rodney

The Oakland A's, otherwise known for their love of youth, are bringing back 41-year-old reliever Fernando Rodney, known for the cap he wears askew and celebratory bow-and-arrow mime when he ends an inning. The A's exercised Rodney's $4.25 million contract option for 2019 on Monday rather than letting him go as a free agent. Despite his age - he turns 42 in March - Rodney still has a high-velocity fastball. The onetime closer with 325 career saves had mixed success in 2018, with a 3.36 ERA but a high 1.46 WHIP in 68 games for the Twins and A's. He helped bolster the A's bullpen upon his Aug. 9...
Call to the Pen Oct 29, 2018

Oakland Athletics extend Bob Melvin, Billy Beane

The Oakland Athletics have reached “long-term” agreements with their general manager, executive vice president of baseball operations and their to keep them in the organization. According to a release from the team, the Oakland Athletics have reached “long-term” agreements with GM David Forst, VP of Baseball Operations Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin. The front […] Oakland Athletics extend Bob Melvin, Billy Beane - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SFGate Oct 29, 2018

A’s Chapman, Olson win defensive awards

Corner infielders Matt Chapman and Matt Olson of the A’s won Fielding Bible Awards for their defensive prowess, it was announced Monday. The awards are presented annually by Baseball Info Solutions and take into consideation advanced defensive metrics. Twelve voters decide the awards, ranking the top 10 players at each position based on a 1-through-10 scoring process with a first-place vote equating to 10 points. Chapman led the majors with 29 defensive runs saved and, according to a Fielding Bible news release, dived, slid or jumped 36 times to make a play, and Yolmer Sanchez of the White...
The Mercury News Oct 29, 2018
A’s sign Billy Beane, David Forst, Bob Melvin to contract extensions

A’s sign Billy Beane, David Forst, Bob Melvin to contract extensions

The A's rewarded their top leaders for a wildly successful 2018 season by signing Billy Beane, David Forst and Bob Melvin to new long-term contracts.
Call to the Pen Oct 27, 2018

Oakland Athletics Fans Should Look Forward to 2020, Not 2019

The Oakland Athletics lost to the New York Yankees in this year’s AL Wild Card Game.  With a barrage of injuries headed into the 2019 season, it seems unlikely that the A’s will make the playoffs next season. However, with a surge of young talent, the Atheltics have a chance to shine in 2020. The […] Oakland Athletics Fans Should Look Forward to 2020, Not 2019 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Athletics Player News

  • Matt Chapman

    Matt Chapman

    MLB Roundup 11/11: Matt Chapman and Nolan Arenado win Platinum Gloves

  • Matt Olson

    Matt Olson

    A’s Matt Chapman, Matt Olson win AL Gold Glove awards

  • Marcus Semien

    Marcus Semien

    All four A’s infielders are Gold Glove award finalists

  • Daniel Mengden

    Daniel Mengden

    Hearing crying puppies trapped in a storm drain, A’s pitcher flies into action

  • Fernando Rodney

    Fernando Rodney

    A’s exercise option on 41-year-old reliever Rodney

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