Oakland Athletics: Brett Anderson Can’t be Wasted in Bullpen

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With Bartolo Colon set to take the mound at the O.co Coliseum as the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros open up a three-game set, all the attention will be focused on the big man and his rapidly declining fastball velocity. […]

Should Oakland Athletics Be Worried About Coco Crisp’s Wrist?

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A footnote in the Oakland Athletics‘ 5-1 getaway day win over the Toronto Blue Jays was that the team’s table-setter, Coco Crisp, wasn’t able to make the start. In the fourth inning of the Athletics’ 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, […]

Oakland Athletics Lose Adam Rosales to Texas Rangers For Second Time in as Many Weeks

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In 13 days, Rosales was designated by A’s, claimed by Rangers, designed by Rangers, claimed by A’s, designated by A’s, claimed by Rangers. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 12, 2013 The odyssey continues for Adam Rosales, as the light-hitting infielder […]

Bud Selig and MLB Should Hire BALCO’s Victor Conte

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Victor Conte, the founder of BALCO, has said that he met with Alex Rodriguez to discuss legal performance enhancers in 2012. According to a report in the New York Daily News, Conte initially declined to meet with the third baseman […]

Oakland Athletics Prospect Tanner Peters Just Misses Out on Perfect Game

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On Friday night at Banner Island Ballpark, Tanner Peters of the Stockton Ports came within two outs of throwing a perfect game. The right-handed starter, who pitches in the Oakland Athletics‘ system and who turned 23 earlier this week, retired […]

Sonny Gray: New Tim Hudson Has Joined Oakland Athletics in Toronto

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Sonny Gray, the super prospect for the Oakland Athletics, has joined the club in Toronto. Gray, who was sent straight to Double-A after getting drafted 18th overall in the 2011 MLB draft, will make his first-ever big league start on […]

Infielders On Right Side Producing Despite Oakland Athletics’ Offensive Struggles

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The Oakland Athletics have been slumping noticeably as of late from an offensive standpoint. In the past 22 games, the club has been shutout four times. However, amid the seemingly team-wide struggles, Oakland’s infielders on the right side have been […]

Oakland Athletics: Club Should Deal For Dan Haren

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On Thursday afternoon, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweeted out the following waiver wire tip: Biggest name of note who went on waivers today: Dan Haren. — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 8, 2013 Dan Haren, who is a three-time All-Star but […]

Oakland Athletics: MLB Network Thinks Sean Doolittle is Australian

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As Sean Doolittle was pumping in fastballs in the Oakland Athletics‘ eventual 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, MLB Network broadcaster Joe Magrane mentioned that Doolittle was part of the club’s lefty-right Australian bullpen duo. It was funny stuff […]

Oakland Athletics: Supposed Strength Could Prove To Be Club’s Downfall

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Coming into the season, one of the big questions confronting Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was what he was going to do with all of the club’s talented outfielders. At the end of spring training, Melvin assured MLB.com’s Jane Lee: “There are enough […]

Oakland Athletics: Is It Time To Replace Mike Gallego?

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As the base running blunders continue to pile up, I can’t help but wonder how Mike Gallego became the third-base coach for the Oakland Athletics. It’s not like the 13-year MLB veteran, 1989 World Series champ and Billy Beane all-time favorite was some genius base runner […]

Oakland Athletics: What Happened To Bartolo Colon’s Fastball?

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On Wednesday afternoon at Great American Ballpark, Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics had yet another quick outing. Just not the kind that has come to be expected of the big right-hander. Colon lasted just 2.2 innings as he allowed five […]