Oakland Athletics

Jesus Aguilar

Jesús Aguilar has signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Oakland Athletics. San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser was the first to report a deal close to being complete. It sounds as if Jesus Aguilar is set to sign with the A’s. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 24, 2023 Aguilar was one of […]

A's Season
Max Liebler - Sep 29, 2022

No one thought the Oakland Athletics would be good this year. But it didn’t surprise many that the A’s made plenty of  moves either. It began with the moves they made over the offseason when Oakland moved away core players, including Matt Olson and Matt Chapman. Since those trades, the A’s have a 56-99, the second worst baseball […]

Stephen Vogt

Fan favorite Stephen Vogt will retire after 10 major league seasons. The 37-year-old catcher has a career slash line of .239/.302/.406 with 81 home runs with a 3.4 fWAR over 785 games. It’s truly a full circle as he is currently a member of the Oakland Athletics, where he played for half of his career. […]

Shea Langeliers
Max Liebler - Sep 6, 2022

The Oakland Athletics decided to call up top prospect Shea Langeliers in mid-August. His brief stint in the big leagues has featured mostly positives. The A’s see Langeliers as their long-term plan at the catching position. Laneliers call up leaves Sean Murphy as a question mark for the team. The team decided not to trade Murphy at the deadline. […]

Doug Decinces
Caleb Begley - Aug 26, 2022

Doug DeCinces is not a name that’s on the tip of every baseball fan’s tongue. Indeed, even this writer had barely heard of him until doing research for this piece. However, during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, DeCinces was relatively well known. During his career, he only made one All-Star appearance. At the same […]

Max Liebler - Aug 3, 2022

All signs pointed towards the Oakland Athletics having a fire sale at the trade deadline. Instead, the team only decided to make one major move. Frankie Montas is heading to the New York Yankees, where he’ll now be a key rotation piece on a team looking to do damage in October. It didn’t seem as […]

Frankie Montas has been for the fourth time in his career. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, the Oakland Athletics sent Montas and teammate Lou Trivino to the New York Yankees in exchange for relievers J.P. Sears, Ken Waldichuk and Luis Medina, and second baseman Cooper Bowman. Montas was one of the most sought-after […]

Rookie of the Year
Christopher Lyke - Jul 18, 2022

Rookie of the Year Watch: 2022 American League at the Break We have reached the mid-point of the 2022 season and now the American League Rookie of the Year watch is on. There are clear favorites and contenders. Who are the candidates for the award at season’s end? The breakdown will be done in tiers […]

A's make
Max Liebler - Jul 11, 2022

The Oakland Athletics decided to deal Christian Bethancourt to the Tampa Bay Rays for a couple of prospects, outfielder Cal Stevenson and starting pitcher (SP) Christian Fernandez. It’s the first trade the A’s have made this summer. Sitting at the bottom of the MLB with a 29-58 record, it likely won’t be the last trade […]

Oakland A's
Benjamin Sabin - Jun 21, 2022

Do you know who owns the Oakland A’s? No? Do you know who John J. Fisher is? No? He is the son of Gap Inc. founders Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. He is also the Oakland Athletics owner and apparently a big fan of the movie Major League. How do we know this?  Have […]

San Diego cruisin
Max Liebler - Jun 19, 2022

The Oakland Athletics fell to 22–45 after a 2–0 defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. It was a new low point for an A’s team that is on pace to have their worst record since the 1979 season. It was their second consecutive loss to the Royals, who, like the […]

A's drop
Max Liebler - Jun 7, 2022

The Oakland Athletics continue to play sub-par baseball. The A’s would drop their first three games of the week after a rough series against the Houston Astros. The Boston Red Sox would then come into town with the A’s on their heels, and deliver the team another blow. The A’s now sit at 20–36 on […]

A's Future
Max Liebler - Jun 1, 2022

The 2022 MLB season is set to be a developmental year for the Oakland Athletics, rather than a competitive one. The A’s future is going to be highly dependent on the development of their young players. The ones in the majors along with the ones in the farm system. The front office is going to […]

Max Liebler - May 18, 2022

If you’ve followed the Oakland Athletics at all this year, you’d know that the A’s bats have been a glaring weakness of the team. The A’s came into Monday’s action in Detroit as losers of nine straight–with a team batting average of .200. The team’s OBP hadn’t faired much better. The A’s packed their bags […]

Max Liebler - May 6, 2022

Following the A’s teardown over the offseason, there weren’t many baseball writers in America that would have given the Oakland Athletics much of a shot at staying competitive in the AL West in the 2022 season. After the MLB lockout ended, the team decided it was time to part ways with all of their core […]

Jim Marshall - May 6, 2022

Dany Jiménez has shown improvement in his role as fill-in closer for the Oakland Athletics. Closer Lou Trivino was placed on COVID-19 injured list back on April 18th and Manager Mark Kotsay went to Jiménez to be the closer. Back with Oakland Oakland signed Jiménez this past November, the second time he has joined the […]

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