Seeking a left-handed complement to the right-handed power duo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, A’s general manager Sandy Alderson swung a deal for Dave Parker during the Winter Meetings in Dallas, sending pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to the Reds. “The Cobra” became Oakland’s primary DH, compiling 22 homers and 97 RBIs and […]
Plans for the A’s to build a ballpark near Oakland’s Laney College have been derailed, after landowners of the selected site decided to halt talks with the team.
The Orioles and Athletics have agreed on a deal that will send outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named or cash, the clubs announced Wednesday.
The A’s will open Cactus League play Feb. 23 with a three-game weekend homestand at Hohokam Stadium and plan to host 17 games in total, including matchups against the Cubs (March 11), Giants (March 12) and Indians (March 16). Oakland will be home for four consecutive days during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, beginning March 15.
Despite only having 216 plate appearances in 2017, A’s rookie first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson finished fourth among MLB rookies in home runs, with 24. The 23-year-old slugged .651 for Oakland this season, and has been nominated for Best Rookie in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards.
Athleticism has been lacking in the A’s organization, an attribute that is often associated with the majority of successful ballclubs. To that end, Oakland has carefully curated trades to address these needs.
Outfielder Mark Canha underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, the Athletics announced, and he is expected to be ready to fully participate in Spring Training.
Sheldon Neuse, Oakland’s No. 14 prospect, continued his hot-hitting ways in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run double to lead the Solar Sox to a 5-1 victory over Peoria at Sloan Park.
Each year, the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award is given the person in professional baseball with distinguished service that has been instrumental in player development. This year, that is Athletics special assistant to the general manager Grady Fuson.
The A’s are readying themselves for the future, collecting young talent that can help them bring winning baseball back to Oakland. That process, of course, is already underway, the A’s equipped with many pieces they believe to be at the center of this core. Identifying the missing parts is the next step, a measure that […]
The A’s outrighted right-handers Michael Brady, Simon Castro and Josh Smith to Triple-A Nashville on Monday. Oakland also reinstated right-handers Paul Blackburn (wrist), Andrew Triggs (hip) and Bobby Wahl (shoulder), as well as outfielder Dustin Fowler (knee), from the 60-day disabled list.
The Oakland A’s are building up an impressive farm system in hopes of soon reclaiming glory in the American League West. Two of their prized prospects, Logan Shore and Sean Murphy, were in fine form Friday afternoon in Arizona Fall League action.