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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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The Oakland Athletics Must Spend To Compete For Division Title In 2019

It was a magical season for the 2018 Oakland Athletics. A team that appeared destined to compete for last place in the American League West. Yet, instead became the first team to make the postseason while having the lowest payroll in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately their run didn't last long losing on the road to the New York Yankees 7-2. For Oakland to compete for the division title in 2019 ownership
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The Oakland Athletics Have A Decision To Make With Starter Sean Manaea

The Oakland Athletics are a game out of first place in the American League West. Yet, manager Bob Melvin suddenly now has to decide on what to do regarding starter Sean Manaea. A rather surprising turn of events after Manaea excelled in March and April. He went 4-2 with an era of 1.03, opponents hit .134 against him, he struck out 37 while walking seven and allowed four home runs in
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Top Prospect Michael Choice To Make Major League Debut

On September 1 Major League Baseball rosters expanded to 40 and the Oakland Athletics called up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. While he didn't get a chance to make his debut yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the outfielder is in the lineup for manager Bob Melvin as the designated hitter. In 132 games for the Sacramento River Cats Choice tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 89 rbi, fourth in hits (154), fifth in walks (69) and 10th in OBP (.390). He will hit ninth
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Oakland Athletics Call Up Top Prospect Michael Choice

With the Sacramento River Cats being eliminated from playoff contention yesterday it didn't take much time for the Oakland Athletics to call up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. The now 23-year old got taken in the first round with the 10th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and has progressively made his way up through the minor league system for the A's. For his 013 season in Sacramento he hit .302 with   154 hits, 90 runs scored, 29 doubles,
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Umpire Gerry Davis Makes Horrific Judgment Call

For some reason the 2013 MLB season hasn't been kind to the Oakland Athletics when it comes to umpiring. Chris Young hit a game winning home run in extra innings only to have it ruled a double, Adam Rosales hit a game tying home run in Cleveland that got upheld as a double, against the Boston Red Sox a fan interfered with a ball, yet was never called and last night umpire Gerry Davis poor judgment gave the San Francisco Giants a run. In the bottom of the
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Joe Torre Makes False Claims Opening Up A Can Of Worms

By now many have seen or heard about the home run that Adam Rosales hit that got ruled a double on the field and confirmed by umpire Angel Hernandez on replay. Interestingly enough Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin brought his case to the office of Major League Baseball who took a look at the call. Much like Hernandez who refused to have his interview recorded and then denied requests for more interviews today, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe
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Why Major League Baseball Can’t Escape Angel Hernandez’s Blown Call

On Monday night Angel Hernandez had a terrible night calling balls and strikes no matter which team was at the plate. Wednesday he got an opportunity to redeem himself by using replay to make sure a ball hit by Adam Rosales was a double (the ruling on the field) or a game tying home run off Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez. After a lengthy review, Hernandez did not overturn the call. Interestingly enough after the game he didn't
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Josh Donaldson Clutch As Athletics Take Series From The Yankees

It wasn't that long ago regardless of venue facing the New York Yankees was a difficult task for the Oakland Athletics. Yet, since the 2012 season that has changed after sweeping a four game series at home and overall a 5-5 record, the best mark since 2007 a year in which the team went 4-2. Friday night kicked off the series and A.J. Griffin pitched outstanding shutting out the Yankees for seven innings
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A’s Robbed Of Walk-Off Home Run Even With Review, End up winning 10-8 in 19 Innings

Major League Baseball has done at least one thing right in regards to replay and that's instituting reviews of home run calls.  Tonight that system failed as Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young hit a walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels. The original call on the field a triple. A's manager Bob Melvin went out to ask for a replay and after a short discussion the umpiring crew obliged him. One thing that was clear the ball