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Elephant Rumblings: AFL Videos, 32-Team Expansion, Earthquake Memories

Elephant Rumblings: AFL Videos, 32-Team Expansion, Earthquake Memories

A’s Coverage: The A’s fortunately went mention-less in FanRag’s 2017 all-awful team... Oakland Athletics Arizona Fall League video: Logan Shore... MLB News: Major league teams playing marathon-length games in October... Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside of Safeco Field has bat stolen... Red Sox's injured Eduardo Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez have surgeries... Fredi Gonzalez favorite for Tigers manager... Portland has ownership group in place for MLB team, looking to fast-track baseball to Oregon... Baseball Interest Stories: How the mob, politics, a burlesque dancer and The Babe shaped...
Athletics Nation Oct 16, 2017
Sheldon Neuse starting strong in Arizona Fall League

Sheldon Neuse starting strong in Arizona Fall League

Checking in with 7 Oakland A’s prospects in the AFL. The Arizona Fall League is through its first week of play, and the seven Oakland A’s prospects in attendance have each gotten into some games. The Mesa Solar Sox stand at 2-3 so far, with a roster containing minor leaguers from the A’s, Cubs, Nats, Astros, and Tigers. Bill from Athletics Farm got the ball rolling last week with an intro, but here’s a refresher on Oakland’s contingent as well as an update on their first outings. Sheldon Neuse | 3B 2017, A+/AA: .380/.444/.567, 176 wRC+, 7 HR, 8.9% BB, 27.2% Ks, .510 BABIP (in 169...
Athletics Nation Oct 16, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Maddon’s mistake and an A’s Fall/Winter league update

Elephant Rumblings: Maddon’s mistake and an A’s Fall/Winter league update

Down goes the save! A’s Coverage: Dealing relievers at the deadline gives Oakland two solid prospects... Which prospects stood out in Texas League this past season? MLBTR’s Offseason Outlook: Oakland Athletics... How are the Oakland A’s prospects participating in fall and winter leagues faring thus far? Peralta hires strategist for A’s stadium talks... Young A’s fan writes letter to team after losing possessions in fires... MLB News: Yankees turn to CC to save their season... Red Sox interview Astros bench coach Alex Cora for managerial job... Cubs-Dodgers NLCS: Joe Maddon...
Athletics Nation Oct 14, 2017
A’s Off-Season Quest: DITR FOTR SP

A’s Off-Season Quest: DITR FOTR SP

Anchored by the uncertainty that is Sean Manaea, Kendall Graveman, Daniel Mengden, and Paul Blackburn, the further uncertainty that is Jharel Cotton, Chris Bassitt, Daniel Gossett, Andrew Triggs, and Frankie Montas, and then that whole other category that is Jesse Hahn, the A’s are overtly in the market to add at least one SP to the 2018 mix. Roll snake eyes and that addition could conceivably vault the A’s into the wild card picture, and Oakland has rolled it several times in just the past few seasons. Bartolo Colon was aging and declining, only as it turned out he really wasn’t...
Athletics Nation Oct 13, 2017
Lessons from the Division Series

Lessons from the Division Series

What can the A’s learn from the rest of the playoffs? If one thing is clear from the MLB playoffs, it’s that their 3000x worse without the A’s. The quality of baseball been high, but the presence of Matt Olson has been zero and therefore, it’s a mediocre showing. Science. Still, there are key trends and takeaways from the teams vying for the World Series, and it’s best to pay attention while baseball is still around. Relief pitching is a necessity Every team standing has a phenomenal pen, and they’ve relied on them more than ever. Starters have thrown short stints all playoffs...
Athletics Nation Oct 13, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Replay Controversy, Ex-A’s in ALCS, Instructional Update

Elephant Rumblings: Replay Controversy, Ex-A’s in ALCS, Instructional Update

A’s Coverage: Chapman wows A's with top-notch defense... Oakland Athletics Instructional League Q&A: Jim Eppard... MLB News: Masahiro Tanaka gets ALCS Game 1 start opposite Dallas Keuchel... Report: Rockies' Greg Holland won't exercise player option, will become free agent... Latest On Braves Investigation: “Unprecedented” Violations... 'Stone cold' Davis closes NLDS with 7-out save... Nationals, Cubs witness cruelty and glory of baseball in one incredible game... Baseball Interest Stories: Can the Dodgers fulfill Magic's vision? When it comes to firing MLB managers, nobody...
Athletics Nation Oct 12, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Neuse Grand Slam, 2017 Indians/2002 A’s Parallels

Elephant Rumblings: Neuse Grand Slam, 2017 Indians/2002 A’s Parallels

Jon Lester, reliever, picked someone off. A’s Coverage: Oakland Athletics Minor League Notebook: Sheldon Neuse grand slam for Mesa... Major Bay Area sports teams donate $450,000 to North Bay fire relief... Former A’s player Jonny Gomes helping with fire relief efforts... MLB News: Yankees rally around manager Joe Girardi in Game 5 win over Indians... Indians ace Corey Kluber knocks down notion that injury held him back... Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark to oppose Kyle Hendricks in Game 5... Agent, trainer convicted for smuggling Cuban players seek lenient sentences... With Farrell...
Athletics Nation Oct 11, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Ballpark Rally and an A’s AFL Update

Elephant Rumblings: Ballpark Rally and an A’s AFL Update

Let this be your oasis today and allow you a bit of respite from sorrowing over the U.S. Men’s National Team... A’s Coverage: Youth movement to continue for A's this winter... Oakland Athletics Minor League Notebook: AFL season opener... Building a playoffs-worthy roster between Giants, A’s... MLB News: John Farrell out after five seasons as Red Sox manager... Shohei Otani to have surgery on right ankle... Derek Jeter begins shaping Marlins front office, hires former mentor Gary Denbo... Baseball Interest Stories: Red Sox's leadership problems go far beyond John Farrell... The...
Athletics Nation Oct 7, 2017
The Curious Case Of Ryon Healy v. Ryon Healy

The Curious Case Of Ryon Healy v. Ryon Healy

At first glance, Ryon Healy appears to be a simple case: dude can rake LHPs, flails at too many sliders against RHPs, does not help you with his feet or glove, has severe walk allergies for which an epipen has yet to be invented, seems like a great guy. Thing is, as the A’s contemplate a direction going forward, one that could move Khris Davis to DH or keep him in LF, one that could incorporate out-of-option Healy-like prospect Renato Nuñez, Oakland has to make a decision about Healy that is somewhat complex. Let’s look at the pros and cons… Pros: As bad as he can look at times,...
Athletics Nation Oct 5, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: A’s AFL Roster Change, Five Off-Season Tasks, Recapping NL Wild Card

Elephant Rumblings: A’s AFL Roster Change, Five Off-Season Tasks, Recapping NL Wild Card

A’s News: Five off-season tasks for the A’s... Sam Bragg replaces Norge Ruiz on Athletics AFL roster... Former A’s prospect one of the heroes during Las Vegas shooting... A’s Matt Chapman follows path of Rockies’ Nolan Arenado... On November 11, the San Jose Sharks will be having an Athletics’ night at the Tank... MLB News: Report: Derek Jeter reached out to recently-fired Marlins' foursome to discuss new roles... Yankees to start Sonny Gray in first game of ALDS... Giants' Bruce Bochy to have third heart procedure in three years... Baseball Interest Stories: Keri: Which of...
Athletics Nation Oct 3, 2017
Former A’s galore in the MLB playoffs

Former A’s galore in the MLB playoffs

If you’re struggling to find a team to root for, this may help. It’s playoff time, and the A’s aren’t involved. Who should you root for and who are the former A’s involved? We got you covered. New York Yankees Former A’s: Sonny Gray and Matt Holliday Shaved mustache aside, seeing Sonny Gray in pinstripes is unsettling. Gray has been solid since he was traded, not quite an ace but a serviceable pitcher. He’s still delightfully two children stacked on top of each other, and it’s hard to root against him and in a sense, the Yankees. Matt Holliday says hold my beer. Yes, he’s...
Athletics Nation Oct 3, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: A’s Expect to Retain Lowrie, Braced to Lose Hale and for Tough Khris Davis Arbitration

Elephant Rumblings: A’s Expect to Retain Lowrie, Braced to Lose Hale and for Tough Khris Davis Arbitration

A’s Coverage: A’s expect to retain Jed Lowrie... A’s spent 2017 rebuilding on, off field... Optimistic A's target bullpen help in offseason... Liam Hendriks nominated for Roberto Clemente award... Athletics Farm Director Keith Lieppman on the first-half of fall Instructional League... A’s braced to lose coach Chip Hale to a managerial opportunity again... A’s prepared for possibly tough arbitration case with Khris Davis... MLB News: Braves GM John Coppolella resigns amid MLB probe into international signing rules violations... The Braves’ problems may just be beginning - top...
Athletics Nation Oct 2, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Beltre Likes Chapman, A’s Pick Ninth in 2018 Draft

Elephant Rumblings: Beltre Likes Chapman, A’s Pick Ninth in 2018 Draft

A’s Coverage: Game 162: A’s beat Rangers to end season strong... A’s will pick ninth in 2018 draft... Aging Oakland Coliseum full of memories for longtime fans... Texas’ Adrian Beltre: ‘I’m a fan’ of A’s Matt Chapman... Santiago Casilla sees similarities between Bob Melvin and Bruce Bochy... Alex Lessner, son of Oakland Athletics certified athletic trainer Chris Lessner, is fighting a courageous battle against leukemia, and the A’s are supporting his fight... From Venezuela to Oakland: Nunez's First Homer as Amazing as He Dreamed... MLB News: The postseason schedule is...
Athletics Nation Sep 29, 2017
Game #160: A’s Fall to Rangers

Game #160: A’s Fall to Rangers

Nunez homer plates A’s only runs It’s been a pleasure. I have been honored to serve as your Friday night recapper for this interesting season, and I can honestly say I’m looking forward to next year. The year of the kids, indeed. I’ve won nearly every game I’ve recapped in the last month, but the A’s finally fell tonight; losing to the Rangers 5-3. Raul Alcantara did not make five innings; he left in the fifth after five hits and four runs. He allowed a two-run single in the first and a two-run home run in the fifth, and was replaced by Sam Moll (auto-runs!) who allowed a RBI...
Athletics Nation Sep 29, 2017
Game Thread #160: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

Game Thread #160: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

Good evening and happy last Friday game thread of the season! I bring you this thread from New York, New York, way closer to Citi Field than the Oakland Coliseum, but I had to end the season with this game thread. Baseball is fun again, as the A’s have won 9 of 11 and look to win yet another game from the Rangers. The A’s will start Raul Alcantara tonight as he looks to finish his season strong. He will face off against Martin Perez for the Rangers. It’s been a pleasure, all. Here’s to hoping next year that this weekend will count. Here are your lineups: Today's...
Athletics Nation Sep 29, 2017
How the Oakland A's used the trade deadline to rebuild

How the Oakland A's used the trade deadline to rebuild

Three years of trades have established a strong new foundation. The Oakland A’s have spent the last three seasons as sellers, on account of being in the cellar. In each losing summer they traded away every one of their impending free agents, and in 2017 they even dealt some veterans who were still under contract. All that stockpiling is starting to pay off, as the youth movement has begun in full force and the new roster is finishing the year strong. Now that we’re reaching the end of the liquidation portion of the rebuilding process, let’s look back and see what we got for our...
Athletics Nation Sep 28, 2017
Game #159: A’s nab seventh straight win over Rangers, 4-1

Game #159: A’s nab seventh straight win over Rangers, 4-1

Manaea FTW! What a way for Sean Manaea to close out the year, save his last three batters. ***Click here to revisit today’s game thread*** His final line came in at 6.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run (unearned), 3 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Despite a rocky foray into the 7th inning, he was nothing short of stellar. Turns out, Oakland starting pitching is on quite the tear: So: over the past 13 games, Oakland starters have allowed no more than one earned run nine times.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 29, 2017 There’s clearly something (good) in the Oakland water, or maybe...
Athletics Nation Sep 28, 2017
Athletics at Rangers: The End is Nigh

Athletics at Rangers: The End is Nigh

The weekend’s four game set versus the Texas Rangers will be the final series the A’s play all year. For a season that started with slight slivers of hope that were dutifully smashed to bits during the campaign’s opening months, this season has seen more good for the future of the franchise than bad. The A’s were one of the best offensive teams in the American League during the second half due to the influx of young prospects taking over the roster, and arguably the organization’s top three or four prospects haven’t even made the team yet. Injuries, trades, and fatigue hampered...
Athletics Nation Sep 27, 2017
Game Thread #158: Mariners at Athletics

Game Thread #158: Mariners at Athletics

Final home game of the season! Let’s go Oakland!
Athletics Nation Sep 27, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Catfish Hunter Award, A’s set HR mark

Elephant Rumblings: Catfish Hunter Award, A’s set HR mark

Plus another stat illustrating Matt Chapman’s defensive prowess. ICYMI: Former teammates burn Oakland; A’s drop second straight... Raul Alcantara and the A’s rotation depth... A’s 2nd baseman Jed Lowrie wins Catfish Hunter Award... Yahoo: Winter Came: The 2017 Oakland A's... Cotton likely done for season too... Rare air: A's set Coliseum mark with 128 HRs... Opinion: The Silent Majority of baseball fans hate watching the game through netting... Turvey: The second-half offensive explosion of the Oakland A's... Oakland student band kneels while playing national anthem at A's...

Athletics Player News

  • Daniel Mengden

    Daniel Mengden

    A’s Off-Season Quest: DITR FOTR SP

  • Khris Davis

    Khris Davis

    The Curious Case Of Ryon Healy v. Ryon Healy

  • Jed Lowrie

    Jed Lowrie

    Elephant Rumblings: A’s Expect to Retain Lowrie, Braced to Lose Hale and for Tough Khris Davis Arbitration

  • Marcus Semien

    Marcus Semien

    A’s go into final game with some goals in mind

  • Sean Manaea

    Sean Manaea

    A’s Off-Season Quest: DITR FOTR SP

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