I’m writing this whilst doubled over as I am still feeling the after-effects of that gut punch loss courtesy of John Jaso.
Run Expectancy Rundown
Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun were the only two Angels that could solve the riddle that was Jesse Chavez. David Freese and Howie Kendrick did their usual no-show act while Mike Trout was very un-Trout-like.
Jaso. It always has to be...
It was a night for the Southern California local guys wearing green and gold to shine for the A’s.
Jesse Chavez, from Fontana, about a 45 minute drive from Anaheim, turned in another brilliant pitching performance, lasting seven innings of two run (one earned run) ball. Chavez allowed four hits and struck out nine Angels’ batters without allowing a walk. The only earned run...
Some players, knowing they might pinch hit late in games, spend time watching video of relievers or taking some hacks in the cage, or just intently watching the opposing pitcher.
John Jaso is not one of them - the A's catcher has a remarkably laid-back approach to big at-bats. On Monday night at Angel Stadium, he used that mellow vibe while hitting for Derek Norris in the ninth...
Oakland A's catcher John Jaso had to leave Wednesday afternoon's Catcus League opener after taking a pitch off his right elbow. John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group tweeted that Jaso had planned to catch at least four innings in the game, but had to end his afternoon early after the HBP.Photo: Thomson200 via Wikimedia CommonsJaso, 30, was making his first appearance in...
Oakland catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he was struck by a foul tip last July 24.
Jaso was given the starting nod for the spring training opener in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a move A's manager Bob Melvin hopes will put Jaso at ease quickly.
Melvin said Jaso, who has played in parts of five...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014
John Jaso took the field with the rest of his Oakland Athletics teammates for their first full-squad workout of spring training on Thursday.
He'd already taken a ball off his mask in spring training, an important hurdle for him to clear in his return to baseball.
Jaso is coming back from a concussion that ultimately knocked him out for almost half of last season. A foul tip...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014
Catcher John Jaso has agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
Jaso gets a $500,000 raise under the deal announced Thursday. In addition, Jaso can earn $25,000 bonuses for 90 games started at catcher 450 plate appearances.
His first season with the two-time defending AL West champion A's was cut short after he sustained a concussion when he took...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014
HEAD NOT IN THE GAME
Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A's catcher John Jaso had an embarrassing moment running the basepaths during Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers when he slid into second base on a foul ball. It happened in the top of the third inning after Jaso walked to reach first base with two outs. The next A's batter, Jed Lowrie, hit a foul grounder on a...
The Oakland Athletics won the American League West last season despite a virtual black hole on offense from the catching position. In 632 plate appearances by all of their catchers in 2012, the triple slash line from the position was: .204/.262/.325. That .587 OPS was abysmal and worked out to a 64 OPS+. And so it made sense for Billy Beane to use a couple of his pitching prospects...