The Oakland A’s are set to make a big splash on the international amateur free agent market this summer, for the second straight year. The team is expected to sign 16-year-old center fielder Pedro Pineda from the Dominican Republic for at least $4 million, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. This isn’t actually news, as Pineda has been linked to the A’s for a while.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:49 pm
Cochrane will make his major league debut in 1925, when he bats . for the Philadelphia Athletics. A standout defensive catcher, Cochrane will bat .
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
In 1981, we went on strike, and we lost 60 games, so we played 102 games that year,” Stewart told NBC Sports Bay Area. It actually worked out pretty well. We played the seasons in halves, it was a round-robin playoff, it worked well.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:25 pm
Harold Miller, a fixture at the Oakland Coliseum from Day 1, died Thursday at an East Bay long-term care facility, according to his daughter, Anda. Miller, 90, began working as a ticket taker for the Raiders at Frank Youell Field, and when they moved to the Coliseum in 1966, he went with them. Miller began working for the A’s when they arrived in town in 1968.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:28 pm
Fantasy baseball nerds, get your rankings out … Oakland A’s legend Dave Stewart tells TMZ Sports rookie Jesus Luzardo is going to have such a huge year, he’s a Cy Young dark horse!! “Luzardo, I think coming into this season obviously is the odds-on favorite to win the Rookie Of the Year,” Stewart says.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:10 am
France’s former Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie has found a way to keep his competitive juices flowing during the coronavirus lockdown by staging an “international home containment competition”. While some elite athletes have been struggling to find ways of staying fit while confined to their homes, the 33-year-old former world record holder has taken full advantage of the jumping set-up at his home in central France. Lavillenie, who won Olympic gold in London and silver in Rio, posted a video on Twitter of one jump on Saturday, when he raced down the garden path and soared 5.61 metres into the bright blue skies above Pérignat-lès-Sarliève in Auvergne.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 3:15 am
It slid to the outside of the pole with two runners on base, taking with it the Seattle Mariners’ last chance to turn opening day into something other than a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. I thought it was gone,” said Seattle Manager Jim Lefebvre, who was defeated in his debut. I thought it was gone,” said Coles, who also had missed a home run — by a dozen feet — in his first-inning at-bat.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:37 pm
The Mariners led 2-1 with two outs in the eighth before Yoenis Céspedes tripled home Crisp to tie the game. The game stayed 2-2 until Crisp led off the bottom of the 12th by drilling Hector Noesi’s second pitch over the right-field wall. It was the first — and ultimately only — walk-off homer of Crisp’s career.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:00 am
Chad Harville is the sad but very unoriginal story of an incredible talent that was just mercilessly ravaged by injuries. After a stellar collegiate career with the University of Memphis, the Oakland Athletics selected Harville in the second round of the 1997 draft and scouts raved about his potential in the back end of a Major League bullpen.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:28 pm
A few years ago, Korach wrote about that experience in a guest column for Athletics Nation: In the case of the A’s as Opening Day 1996 approached, there was growing concern over whether the Coliseum would be in baseball shape as the stadium was being “renovated” to accommodate the Raiders’ return to the Bay Area. The Raiders played the 1995 season at the Coliseum in the old football configuration, but one of the conditions of their move back called for the construction of the massive concrete ed…
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:45 pm
The fiancee of Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison says the 54-year-old is “turning the corner” in his battle with the coronavirus. Nikki Trudeaux, who has been posting updates on Garrison’s conditions on social media sites, said Garrison’s health has improved in recent days. Trudeaux previously disclosed Garrison is on a ventilator as he deals with the coronavirus in a Louisiana hospital.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:48 pm
A’s Coverage: Coffey: A’s minor-league manager Webster Garrison ‘fighting for his life’ with COVID-19 ($$$) Slusser: Liam Hendriks, wife Kristi lose friend to coronavirus; how they’re coping ($) Slusser: An A’s scout in failing health found hope on his 46th birthday: a new heart ($) Byrne: How The Delayed Season Impacts The Athletics Hickey: Coliseum Being Looked at as a Site to do Battle with Coronavirus Hickey: A’s Fans had Warm Welcome Planned for Astros Hickey: Curt Schilling Big on Twitter …
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:05 pm
An Oakland Athletics minor league manager was hospitalized in Louisiana and placed on a ventilator as he battles the coronavirus, his fiance said Tuesday night. Webster Garrison, 54, managed the Class-A Stockton Ports last season and was expected to manage in the Arizona Fall League this year. His fiance, Nikki Trudeaux, tweeted that Garrison was “turning the corner” in his fight against the deadly virus.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:46 am
Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance. “Web was 100% dependent on the ventilator yesterday morning, 80% this morning and now 60% tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. The A’s said Tuesday there were no updates on a minor league staffer – they have not identified him – and said there have not been other positive tests within the organization.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:01 am
Gattis, 33, hit . with 25 home runs and 78 RBI for the Astros in 2018. The Astros did not extend him a qualifying offer, then $17.9 million.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:49 pm
Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling, perhaps best known for his bloody sock and runny mouth, eviscerated A’s fans as well as the team’s stadium as part of a late-night Twitter stream. Schilling, never one afraid to share his views on social media, said the Bay Area offered the best (the Giants) and the worst (the A’s) of his baseball stadium experiences during his 20-year career.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:27 pm
This game took place on June 14, 1970. It is being recapped today as part of Camden Chat’s retro recap series while MLB is on hold due to coronavirus. As we hop back into our Orioles’ time machine and recap another game from the golden age of Baltimore baseball, let’s remember what else happened on June 14, 1970.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm
A’s Coverage: Brioso: Longtime Athletics minor league coach, manager Webster Garrison hospitalized with coronavirus Kroner: March 29, 2012: Yoenis Céspedes, Bartolo Colon spark A’s in Japan ($) Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Box Score, March 29, 2012 Hickey: A Decade of A’s Trades: The 1990s Hill: Breaking down an extension for Mark Canha (meh article, interesting idea!
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm