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Mets360 MLB Project: Oakland A’s

The MLB Project is over and the members of the faux general managers of all 30 teams are inputting their opinions on the moves they made and the teams they created. As GM of the Athletics, I was extremely active. One of the more active GM’s in the project. This was taking a cue from Billy Beane, who is one of the more active GM’s in the major leagues due to the constant overhanging...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger

In one of the more bizarre sports stories in recent memory, it appears former MLB slugger Jose Canseco has shot the middle finger off his hand. Canseco’s fiancée, Leila Knight, told TMZ Sports on Tuesday night that the 50-year-old was cleaning his gun at his home in Las Vegas when the gun discharged, blowing the middle finger off his left hand. Knight said Canseco didn’t...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Admitted to Hospital After Shooting Himself

Former Oakland Athletics slugger Joe Canseco, who has had somewhat of a strange post-MLB life, is reportedly recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after shooting himself in the finger while cleaning his gun. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported that Canseco suffered the accidental gunshot wound at his home on Tuesday afternoon. A neighbor tells 8 News NOW former baseball star Jose Canseco...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger

Just when you think that the life and times of former AL MVP Jose Canseco couldn’t get any more bizarre, this story pops up – he was injured in an accidental shooting at his home in Las Vegas. From KLAS 8 News Now… A neighbor tells 8 News NOW former baseball star Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon at his house on the eastside of the Las Vegas...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's hire Mike Aldrete to replace Chip Hale as bench coach

  The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona's manager earlier this month. Aldrete joins Melvin's staff for the third time in his 13-year coaching career after spending the past three seasons as bench coach...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics hire Mike Aldrete as bench coach

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona's manager earlier this month. Aldrete joins Melvin's staff for the third time in his 13-year coaching career after spending the past three seasons...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s prospect profile: Daniel Robertson

Ever since the Oakland A’s traded away top prospect Addison Russell to the Chicago Cubs, there has not been much talk about any prospects reaching the major leagues any time soon. However, some of them are fairly talented. Now with Russell gone, lets take a look the Oakland A’s new #1 prospect – Daniel Robertson. The Oakland A’s drafted Robertson in the first round in June...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s In The AFL – October 20-25 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Shortstop Daniel Robertson   A’s Prospect AFL Highlights (October 20 – 25) Monday, October 20th: Designated hitter Daniel Robertson went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, center fielder Boog Powell went 1 for 3, RHP Tanner Peters allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 2 innings, and RHP Ryan Doolittle tossed 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 6-5 loss on Monday...
Via Athletics Farm
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: The hope for a new ballpark remains alive

There has been a lot of talk surrounding a new Oakland A’s stadium. Whether its a proposed site by the water or moving down to San Jose, the rumors continue to flow as plans for a new stadium evolve. Most recently, the Coliseum City Group added a major investor to their team while the Oakland A’s and the City of San Jose extended their agreement to work toward a ballpark in...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Brandon Moss recovering from hip surgery

The Oakland A's won 88 games during the 2014 season, but lost in the AL Wild Card game to the Kansas City Royals. The A's were fourth in runs scored and third in ERA. Injuries were not a major factor this season, as six players appeared in over 120 games. There were some injury concerns though, as Brandon Moss battled hip injuries, but word has it he is recovering nicely...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
Via Rumors and Rants
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Angels will not let Athletics interview Dave Hansen

Since hitting coach Chili Davis left the Oakland Athletics for the Boston Red Sox, the Athletics will have to find a new man for the position. They have started searching, and they thought they may have found a strong candidate in Dave Hansen of the Los Angeles Angels. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser tweeted Sunday evening that the Athletics had considered hiring...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will be the 2015 starter in left field?

With Jonny Gomes most likely leaving due to free agency, the Oakland A’s will not have a starting left fielder. In the Athletics depth chart, Stephen Vogt is their backup in left field. However, he is a catcher and after his foot surgery, he should be back behind the plate. Next comes Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry who were both backup outfielders for the Oakland A’s in 2014. Sam...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics interested in Dave Hansen as hitting coach

The Oakland Athletics are interested in adding Dave Hansen as their hitting coach. Hansen would fill the role which was vacated by Chili Davis who left for Boston. Hansen ha been with the Los Angeles Angels as their assistant hitting coach. With Chili Davis heading to #RedSox, the Chronicle has learned the #Athletics have interest in #Angels asst hitting coach Dave Hanson. — Susan...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland to be looking for a new hitting coach soon

Oakland Athletics' hitting coach Chili Davis surely looks to be on the move. As our own Raymond Bureau reported, Davis has already interviewed with the New York Yankees and Susan Slusser of the A's has reported that he is also set to interview in Boston for their vacancy, too.#455267506 / Drumbeat:Hitting coach Chili Davis a good bet to head to ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt should be ready for 2015 after foot surgery

The Oakland Athletics suffered a rash of injury as the season's final months. Were they to have made the divisional round of the postseason it may have been hard for them fully fill out their roster. With many set to heal this offseason, Susan Slusser is reporting that utility man Stephen Vogt should be ready to go when the season begins.Stephen Vogt says foot surgery went...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Auctioning Off Game-Used Memorabilia From Wild-Card Game They Lost

Oakland Athletics fans probably want to forget this year’s American League wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals, but Major League Baseball certainly doesn’t think so. The MLB is auctioning off game-used memorabilia from the postseason matchup, including jerseys, hats and helmets. Starting pitcher Jon Lester and third baseman Josh Donaldson’s jerseys are already fetching...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Offseason Outlook — Lots to Consider for 2015

We’re not nearly far enough removed from the 2014 season to be looking at 2015, but at some point I guess you always have to reach a point where you let the past go and start looking to the future. Admittedly, that’s a bit harder when the general feeling amongst A’s fans is that the team that had the best record in baseball for over half the season should still be playing....
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark horse team interested in Yasiel Puig: Athletics

In just two days after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ season ended, Yasiel Puig’s name has come up in trade rumors. On Thursday, George Ofman of WBBM Newsradio in Chicago said the Dodgers were looking to move Puig and the Chicago Cubs would be one of the teams interested in acquiring the 23-year-old. The other team interested could be the Oakland Athletics, according to Tim Kawakami...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Your 2015 Oakland A’s!

A’s GM Billy Beane: Rebuilding or retooling for another run?   With the A’s heart-breaking 2014 campaign now over, the A’s faithful are left wondering, “What’s next?” But before we examine the possible answers to that question, let’s first take a look at who’s set to stay and who’s set to go…   A’s Eligible Free Agents: Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Luke Gregerson...
Via Athletics Farm
27 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Oakland Athletics

So this is how it happens in nightmares. In the span of less than two months, the Oakland Athletics went from 28 games above .500 and four games up in the AL West to a team that needed a win on the final day of the regular season just to clinch the AL’s second Wild Card berth. They then went to Kansas City, raced to a four-run lead over the Royals, and were sent home following...
Via The Outside Corner
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team. This is only...
Via Sportsnaut
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

It was 29 years in the making, but the Kansas City Royals finally played in a Postseason game. Their opponent, the Oakland A’s; a team who has been there three-years in a row now. “Big Game” James Shields and Jon Lester took the mound for their respective teams. The A’s struck first, as Brandon Moss crushed a 87 MPH change-up from Shields to right field, putting Oakland...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on Wild Card start: That's why I'm here

Jon Lester probably expected to be in the playoffs this season, but he likely figured it would be with the Boston Red Sox. However, Boston’s miserable season paired with the fact that Lester will be a free agent this season led the team to ship the left-hander to the Oakland Athletics. Lester is a big reason the A’s reached the playoffs, and he’ll get the start Tuesday in Oakland’s...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Punto rips Sonny Gray's jersey to shreds (Video)

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitched a complete game shutout of Texas on Sunday to help the A's clinch their third straight postseason appearance. As part of the postgame celebration in the locker room, teammate Nick Punto ripped Gray's jersey to shreds.“@omar01: A well deserved shredding for @SonnyGray2 by @Shredderpunto.”.....
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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