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A’s Season Once Again Ends In Disappointment

Last year the Oakland Athletics skipped over Mike Fiers who ranked 10th overall in era in 2018. Instead electing to use Liam Hendriks as an opener. 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 a crowd of 54,000 plus
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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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The Oakland Athletics Need To Make Roster Moves Now

The Oakland Athletics are off to a decent start to the 2019 season. Yet, today's disappointing loss to the Texas Rangers makes it necessary for several roster moves. So far the bullpen has not been effective. Two of the A's most experienced relievers have not pitched well. Joakim Soria took the loss today giving up three hits, a walk and four runs while only recording an out. His era for
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Bob Melvin Was The Only Choice For American League Manager Of The Year

The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world in 2018 by winning 97 games. So, when the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced that manger Bob Melvin won the American League Manager of the Year Award it wasn't surprising. It was the third time in Melvin's career he was won Manager of the Year and second time doing so with the A's. Oakland became the first team in Major League
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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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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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MLB: Indians On Hot Streak, Pennant and Wild Card Races Heating Up

The last month of baseball can feature surprises, drama, and more heat for the rivalries. Some teams are almost mathematically eliminated already while others are licking their chops sensing a trip the 2014 postseason is under way. A few teams that were not even in the discussion to make the playoffs last week are all of the sudden becoming the big talk of baseball. One interesting close race to watch
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MLB: Athletics Place Closer Sean Doolittle On 15-Day Disabled List

  The Oakland Athletics are going to be without closer Sean Doolittle, as he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury. Doolittle has been solid for Oakland this season, racking up 20 saves for the playoff-bound Athletics.  Doolittle originally started the season as a setup man. Originally, the closer role was held by Jim Johnson, whom the team acquired from the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson was ineffective
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Blog: Booing Is Part Of Being A Fan

[caption id="attachment_28372" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Thearon W. Henderson Getty Images North America[/caption] Today the topic of booing caught my attention after someone posted a blog referring to Oakland Athletics fans in a group that I run that has over 5,300 members. It was a given that Baltimore Orioles third basemen Manny Machado was going to get a rude welcome in Oakland. First for his reaction to a tag by Josh Donaldson, which Fernando Abad obliged Machado by brushing him back