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The Oakland Athletics Must Part Ways With Hitting Coach Darren Bush

To say the Oakland Athletics offense has been dreadful so far in 2020 is an understatement. It actually goes back to 2019 in which situational hitting became non-existent and the result of that a loss in the wildcard to the Tampa Bay Rays and blame goes directly to hitting coach Darren Bush. Obviously the A's offense is rolling when making pitchers work and the hope for Bush is that it will
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Athletics Upgrade Second Base With Acquisition Of Tommy La Stella

It's no secret the Oakland Athletics offense is struggling. Arguably their weakest spot in the lineup is second base as Tony Kemp, Chad Pinder and Franklin Barreto have hit a combined .206 with one home run and five rbi. Making a move necessary and the result acquiring Tommy La Stella from the Los Angeles Angels. La Stella is an immediate upgrade. At the time of the trade he was hitting
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Will Major League Baseball Get The Suspensions Right For Alex Cintron And Ramon Laureano

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano got hit three times during their series sweep against the Houston Astros. Laureano didn't appreciate being hit for the second time in today's game. He was visibly upset immediately after it happened and voiced his displeasure. Astros catcher though Martin Maldonado did a great job of communicating and getting him calmed down to take first base. Once Laureano got to first that's when the fireworks began. He charged towards the Astros dugout going after Astros hitting
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2020 MLB Opening Day: A’s Season Opens With A Walk-Off Grand Slam

The Oakland Athletics started the shortened 2020 season against a familiar American League West foe the Los Angeles Angels. Frankie Montas earned the opening day start. He managed to strike out three batter, yet it took 28 pitches while needing to escape a bases loaded situation. Brian Knight who was calling balls and strikes did not have a particularly good game.  For Montas his wildness cost him a run in the fourth. He walked
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2020 Oakland Athletics: A Swing And a Miss By John Fisher

The 2020 Major League Baseball season may not even happen. Still the Oakland Athletics and their owner John Fisher have made waves with recent announcements. Which includes electing to not pay rent, furloughing scouts and half of the A's front office and most infuriating announcing that minor league players in their system will not get their $400 weekly stipend starting in June. Fisher himself though is worth $2.1 billion. The cost
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A’s Season Once Again Ends In Disappointment

Last year the Oakland Athletics skipped starting pitcher Mike Fiers who ranked 10th overall in earned run average (ERA). Instead electing to use reliever Liam Hendriks as an opener. This year Sean Manaea got the start after only making five starts, yet finished witn an era of 1.21 in 29.2 innings. Another questionable decision was to start rookie catcher Sean Murphy instead of going with the veteran Josh Phegley. With
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Left Field Is The Biggest Blemish In The Oakland Athletics Lineup

In 2018 outfielder Nick Martini made a name for himself in the Oakland Athletics lineup. Unfortunately prior to the start of the 2019 season he injured his knee. Which meant the signing of Robbie Grossman. That move has not paid off for the Athletics nor Grossman. While he has not shown much of an arm in left field, he positions himself well and has made several nice plays in left
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Oakland A’s Shut Down Top Prospect A.J. Puk

Per a story on MLB.com, A.J. Puk, the A's top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been shut down with biceps soreness, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. While the A’s don’t believe the injury to be serious, the team is taking every precaution to make sure Puk does not further injure himself. An MRI done on Puk did not reveal any structural damage. "We have several guys pitching pretty well
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A’s Catcher Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During Anthem

The NFL and the NBA has been on the mind of the president of the United States. First tweeting about Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett and those who have decided to kneel during the national anthem.  Then today tweeting at Stephen Curry regarding the Golden State Warriors not being invited to the white house.  Major League Baseball has not been one of the sports the president has turned is attention
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New York Yankees: Sonny Gray Trade a Win-Win For Both Teams

In what has become this year's most unsurprising deadline trade, the New York Yankees acquired Sonny Gray and $1.5 million in international bonus money from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for prospects Jorge Mateo, Dustin Fowler and James Kaprelian. It wasn't a matter of if the Yankees would get Gray but a matter of when and for whom. While Mateo was widely expected to be part of the deal, Fowler