Oakland Athletics: Josh Donaldson is a Gold Glove Frontrunner

Josh Donaldson Gold Glove

Following the Oakland Athletics‘ three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers, Joe Stiglich of CSNbayarea.com asked if Josh Donaldson could force his way into the AL MVP conversation. There’s no doubt that Donaldson has erupted for a huge second season. However, […]

Oakland Athletics: Yoenis Cespedes Suddenly a Massive Injury Question Mark

Yoenis Cespedes MRI

Jane Lee of MLB.com has reported that Yoenis Cespedes will be undergoing an MRI: Cespedes will get an MRI on shoulder tomorrow. Hard to know extent of injury until then. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 15, 2013 Cespedes was originally […]

Oakland Athletics: Bartolo Colon Is a Top Contender For AL Cy Young

Bartolo Colon Cy Young

Though an enormous cloud of suspicion hangs over the veteran right-hander, Bartolo  Colon is undeniably a top contender for the AL  Cy Young Award. On Saturday in Arlington with the Oakland Athletics clinging  to a 1-0 lead over the Texas […]

Previewing Final Showdown Between Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers

Dan Straily

The Oakland Athletics hold a 3.5 game lead over the rival Texas  Rangers in the AL West standings as the clubs are set to begin the final series of the year. Oakland has ripped off eight wins its last 10 games, while the reeling […]

Are Oakland Athletics Going to Shut Down Sonny Gray?

Sonny Gray Shutdown?

On Wednesday night at Target Field, the Oakland Athletics posted an 18-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. The beat down overshadowed what was quietly yet another solid outing for rookie Sonny Gray. The right-hander let in two runs as he […]

Oakland Athletics: Will Josh Reddick Even Make an Impact Down The Stretch?

Josh Reddick Defense

On Tuesday the Oakland Athletics activated Josh Reddick from the disabled list, but it remains to be seen what role he will return to. Manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that Reddick, who hit 35 home runs in […]

Oakland Athletics: A.J. Griffin Rounding Into Form in More Ways Than One

A.J. Griffin Slims Down

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A.J. Griffin, right-hander for the Oakland Athletics, has been shedding extra weight. The starter, who has allowed an MLB-leading 33 home runs, has lowered his weight to 228 pounds after getting […]

Should Oakland Athletics Bench Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoenis Cespedes

On Thursday night in the second inning, Yoenis Cespedes clanked a hard hit ground ball as the left fielder committed yet another costly defensive blunder. The Houston Astros ended up grabbing a vital extra run on the play, which would prove decisive in the 3-2 loss […]

Oakland Athletics: Has Daric Barton Finally Arrived?

Daric Barton

On Wednesday afternoon in the sixth inning, Daric Barton cracked a home run to deep right center field off  MLB strikeout-leader Yu Darvish. The two-run shot delivered a pair of vital insurance runs ,as the Oakland Athletics poured it on […]

Oakland Athletics: Is It Time To Replace Bartolo Colon with Brett Anderson?

Bartolo Colon

It was terrifying to watch as Bartolo Colon pumped in 88 mph fastballs with Adrian Beltre taking hacks. Looking at his line from Tuesday night’s loss to the Texas Rangers, it appears as though the veteran for the Oakland Athletics […]

Oakland Athletics: What to Do With Three Catchers?

Kurt Suzuki and Grant Balfour

As reported first by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle,  Derek Norris will rejoin the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Derek Norris went 2 for 5 with a HR at Sacramento today; he’ll be put back on Oakland’s roster on […]

Top 10 Candidates For AL MVP

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