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Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, over Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist...
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Dodgers Offense Fails to Put up a Fight Against Athletics

Dodgers’ Andre Ethier gets tagged out stealing by Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien during the fifth inning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Chris Carlson) It was a disappointing offensive front at home for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday against the Athletics. Oakland pitcher Sonny Gray’s complicated throws gave little opportunity...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Outsiders noticing determination, focus of A's Semien on improving defense

Marcus Semien is definitely a work in progress. The Oakland Athletics shortstop hit the All-Star break having committed a ghastly 28 errors as he adjusts to the rigors of being a full-time player at the position. Semien's rough first half was one of the most obvious negatives surrounding the A's start to 2015, though he has put in a tremendous amount of work over the past month and...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Semien quietly making strides on defense for A's

Marcus Semien may be the only defensive player in Major League Baseball to lead the league in errors yet have some positive sentiments surrounding his recent play.That's the reality for the Oakland Athletics' young shortstop at the moment, thanks to a stronger showing lately that has left a positive impression on his club. The A's brought coach Ron Washington back into the mix in...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Zero defense — The Marcus Semien problem

Oakland Athletics’ shortstop, Marcus Semien, committed his league leading 20th error on Wednesday night. Semien is not only leading the category by six errors, but he is also on pace for an absurd 54 miscues on the season. To put that into perspective; the Baltimore Orioles only committed 54 errors as a team during the 2013 season. When Oakland came into the 2015 season with Semien...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Marcus Semien off to an impressive start this spring

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s made a lot of changes to their infield this offseason including the acquisition of the 24-year-old Marcus Semien. Semien came over from the White Sox and has played in the MLB sporadically over the past two years. The Oakland A’s told the press that Semien would have every chance to earn the spot as starting shortstop, but many remained worried...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Welcome the 2015 Season with a Big Win

The opening game of the 2015 season was  anything but a low intensity practice for the Oakland Athletics. The A’s  went on to beat the reigning champions, the San Fransisco Giants, with an impressive box score of 9-4. While many Giant’s Fans are relenting that these games do not mean much, this was a strong and important message that Oakland came out with. Not only do the A’s...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s acquisition rumors: Second base edition

Even though the Oakland A’s have made some major moves this offseason, their middle infield is still weak. With youngster Marcus Semien projected to be the everyday starting shortstop, second base will most likely be platooned by Eric Sogard and Andy Parrino. Both are great defensemen but have trouble finding success at the plate. Sogard is a fan favorite and the better second...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could Marcus Semien be the A’s everyday starting shortstop?

Marcus Semien The Oakland A’s were very active during the MLB winter meetings in San Diego this week and completed a trade with the Chicago White Sox to acquire infielders Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo, starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, and catcher Josh Phegley. The interesting pick up here is Semien. He is a infielder who can play second base, shortstop, and third base. It has...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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