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Coco Crisp is back as an everyday player for A’s

Coco Crisp has gone from part-time outfielder to full time and is back as the A’s leadoff hitter. The A’s have struggled to find any kind of identity this year, and the struggle continued when Oakland bullpen couldn’t hold off the first-place Mariners, who rallied for two-run homers in the eighth and ninth to escape with a 6-5 walkoff win. Even in defeat, outfielder Coco Crisp...
Via Inside the A's
4 hours ago

Bullpen missteps costly to A's

The A's used five relievers before getting the ball and the lead to closer Ryan Madson on Tuesday. But Madson allowed a two-run, walk-of home run to Leonys Martin as the A's fell to the Mariners
Via Athletics.com
5 hours ago

Oakland A's relievers by the numbers: Ryan Madson has cleaned up the 9th inning

Rich Hill pitched on Monday, which means we won't have good news about the starting rotation again until this weekend when he goes again. Instead, let's take a look at the bullpen. Here's one key stat for each of the eight relievers currently on the 25-man roster, one of whom will go down on Wednesday to make room for spot starter Zach Neal. As a whole, the relief corps ranks middle...
Via Athletics Nation
11 hours ago

Oakland Athletics: evaluating Coco Crisp’s season

Watching the Oakland Athletics record the final out in game 162 of the 2012 regular season, fans at the O.Co witnessed the A’s improbable victory over their division rivals, while claiming the club’s 15th division title. A routine pop-up, prophetically hit to center field and caught by Coco Crisp, set the stage toward future success for the Oakland Athletics, during a magical...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the next Nashville Sound to make his way to the Oakland A's?

It's not even June yet, and already the Oakland A's have dipped heavily into their farm system for reinforcements. With an entire starting rotation on the disabled list, plus four regular position players and a few more depth guys out, the Triple-A Nashville Sounds are providing new reinforcements on what feels like a daily basis. A quick rundown of the DL situation, with italics...
Via Athletics Nation
13 hours ago

Oakland Athletics Win Behind Rich Hill

The Oakland Athletics, behind the stellar pitching of Rich Hill, managed to defeat the first place Seattle Mariners on Monday night. On Monday, Rich Hill became the first Oakland Athletics starter to last more than seven innings in the 2016 season. Indeed, it was the first time in 83 games that an A’s starting pitcher went […] Oakland Athletics Win Behind Rich Hill - Swingin...
Via Swingin' A's
18 hours ago

Yonder Alonso’s glovework keeps A’s defense together

Yonder Alonso is making fans in A’s clubhouse with his defense at first base. Yonder Alonso didn’t have a hit Monday night in Safeco Field, although it took a nice running catch from former Giant Nori Aoki to deny him. Nonetheless, Alonso had a quietly huge night for the A’s in a 5-0 win over the Mariners. In the second inning, he helped starter Rich Hill get out of a bases...
Via Inside the A's
1 day ago

Good Oakland A's injury news for Josh Reddick & Henderson Alvarez

The Athletics finally get some relatively good news on the injury front, plus rehab updates on Josh Phegley and Jed Lowrie. Good news about Josh Reddick's thumb and Henderson Alvarez's shoulder are coming out of pre-game tweets from Oakland A's beat writers Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle and John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group. Initial estimates for Reddick's broken...
Via Athletics Nation
1 day ago

Coco Crisp puts $10 million mansion with a wiffle ball field up for sale

Coco Crisp is a well-traveled MLB player, so it only makes sense that his house would be completely decked out. That way, Crisp never has to leave his property when he is actually home.But it is still impressive to see just how extravagant Crisp's Rancho Mirage, Calif. home really is, as MLS photos reveal the full scale of luxury now that Crisp put the $9.995 million house up for...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Going on the DL is best for Sonny Gray

After another disappointing start, the Oakland Athletics placed Sonny Gray of the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius. Although Gray may actually be hurt, taking a couple weeks off is what is best for the A’s and for Gray at this time. Gray has allowed at least four runs in each of his last five starts, so clearly something is wrong. Meanwhile, Oakland has lost...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bad Decisions Result in Four-Game Sweep

The New York Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics, as the decisions of manager Bob Melvin continued to backfire throughout Sunday’s game. The Oakland Athletics were swept at home in a four game series for the first time in the 21st century. In 1999, the Cleveland Indians took four from the A’s […] Oakland Athletics: Bad Decisions Result in Four-Game...
Via Swingin' A's
1 day ago

All The A’s Are Down And This Guy Is Gray

Yesterday, Sonny Gray hit the Disgraceful List with a combination of ineffectiveness and Grey calling him a preseason schmohawk.  My schmohawks:  Schwarber, Pollock, Gray, Tulo and Sano.  If I were Sano, I'd move into the giant bubble that Tulo is apparently living in to still be healthy.  Seriously, if you were placing odds in the preseason on which one of those would hit the...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad day gets worse for Athletics in 5-4 loss to Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A day that began with ace Sonny Gray being placed on the disabled list didn't get much better for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin. There was another shaky outing by an Oakland starting pitcher, a defense that committed its AL-leading 36th error and numerous missed opportunities at the plate. Michael Pineda won for the first time since his opening start...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's place Sonny Gray on 15-day DL

The hits keep coming for the struggling Oakland Athletics. Just a few days after losing their top hitter from the early part of the season in Josh Reddick, the team placed ace starting pitcher Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list. #Athletics place RHP Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list (strained right trapezius); recall LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Nashville — #VoteGreenCollar...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manaea loses focus in A's 5-1 loss to Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics rookie Sean Manaea is learning the hard way in his first season in the majors. This time, the left-hander's inability to keep his focus during a four-run fourth inning proved costly. Coming off his first big league win, Manaea pitched into the seventh inning and gave Oakland's bullpen a much-needed rest, but not much else went right for the A's in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Coliseum plumbing leaks into dugout

There's a little issue with the restroom in the visiting dugout... pic.twitter.com/bmjEaFfqe3 — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 21, 2016 The Oakland Athletics have a unique home field advantage at the Oakland Coliseum. Occasionally, the plumbing backs up. It happened again Saturday, when the visiting dugout – currently occupied by the New York Yankees – was filled with rather...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rich Hill: Oakland Athletics most valuable starter?

If you predicted the Oakland Athletics would acquire the starting rotation’s ace in the winter, give yourself a rewarding pat on the back. In November, the A’s signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to a one-year contract. Hill, a player swapped around the league from six Major League Baseball cities, joined the the A’s rotation, consisting of a menagerie of 20-something-year...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Beltre crushes home run off one knee

The Texas Rangers got off to a bad start in their visit to Oakland against the Athletics on Tuesday night. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Danny Valencia and Khris Davis hit back-to-back solo home runs to get the A’s up 2-0 early. That turned out to be just fine for the Rangers. In the top of the 4th, Nomar Mazara hit a solo shot to center field and was followed up by Adrian...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics’ Danny Valencia hits three homers

Danny Valencia may not be anyone’s idea of a big power hitter, but he sure played the part on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Oakland Athletics’ third baseman slugged three homers, the last of which a two-run bomb in the ninth that stood as the game winner. .@dannyvalencia19's THIRD homer today was also his biggest: https://t.co/Ht59D6Dlnz pic.twitter.com/JdsAdQsgNb —...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla was furious Bruce Bochy pulled him in 9th

San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla has blown three saves already this season, and manager Bruce Bochy was not about to give him a chance to blow a fourth on Thursday night. When Casilla got himself into another 9th-inning jam, Bochy pulled him. You can imagine how the right-hander felt about it. With the bases loaded and the Giants leading 4-2, Bochy turned to left-handed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brain Machine That (Maybe) Brought Ryan Madson Back

Deep in the bowels of Oakland’s Coliseum, you’ll see Ryan Madson working out with wires strapped to his body. The wires head to a little pack he carries with him, and in that pack is a machine that has helped him recover his career. The device, pictured here, is the Accelerated Recovery Performance machine, which was administered to Madson by the EVO Ultrafit group in Arizona...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

RHP Chris Bassitt Has Successful UCL Surgery

Oakland Athletics Release OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland Athletics right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt had successful surgery on his right elbow today.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek at Beacon Orthopedics in Cincinnati and involved an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with an ipsilateral palmaris longus graft.  Dr. Kremchek was pleased with the surgery and...
Via Hot Stove MLB
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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