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Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

Star Pitcher Uses Full-Page Ad To Thanks Red Sox Fans

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports

Jon Lester made a classy move by taking a full-age ad in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe to show his gratitude to the Boston Red Sox and their ...

Breaking Down the Biggest Trades on Deadline Day

Andrew Wild | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Well, whatever we thought was plaguing front offices to make them so boring is apparently gone, because we got a whole lot of big time trades yesterday.

Tigers GM Jokes About AL Arms Race With A's GM

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports

There's a new arms race in Major League Baseball and it seems like at least one of the general managers involved is having fun with it. Early in J...

Red Sox And A's Make Blockbuster Deal

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Re...

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

Trade Costs Pitcher Chance To Pitch In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Sam...

WATCH: This Amazing Throw Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a strong man, very strong. With the A's and Los Angeles Angels deadlocked, 1-1, in the bottom of the eig...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Saves Himself

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

A's pitcher Jesse Chavez showed off some incredible reflexes on Tuesday when Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders hit a sharp line drive at his head. ...

Dodgers Scout Helped Gibson Hit Historic Limp-Off Homer

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

Kirk Gibson took the swing but Mel Didier did the homework. Hobbled by injuries to his right hamstring and left knee, Gibson was held out of Tommy...

Verlander Dominates A's In Must-Win Game 5, Again

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season of ups and downs, constant adjustments and, even questions about whether he could still be ...

Verlander Shuts Down A's

Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrer...

This Is How A's Fans Are Taunting Justin Verlander

Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

Some Oakland Athletics fans walked into O.co Coliseum for Game 5 prepared to taunt Detroit ace Justin Verlander.. with giant images of Kate Upton's fa...

Which Pitcher Should The A's Start?

FanGraphs | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

Ahead of game five, Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a tough choice to make. Both Bartolo Colon and Sonny Gray were available on full rest. And though h...

TIME LAPSE: Stadium Converts From MLB To NFL

Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

The Oakland A's are still playing in October, which means that the Raiders aren't the only ones who get to call O.co Coliseum home this month. Of cour...

Should This Home Run Have Counted?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

Perhaps with a little help from a few fans in Detroit, Victor Martinez got some revenge against the Oakland A's. A day after the Tigers' designate...

WATCH: Benches Clear In A's-Tigers Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

Grant Balfour has a couple of nasty pitches in his repertoire and plenty of filthy words in his vocabulary. The Oakland A's closer could be heard usin...

A's Take Control Of Series

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of el...

Tigers' Ace Dominates A's

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After watching Max Scherzer breeze through a spectacular playoff opener, Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit beg...

Platitudes and Tautologies in Post-Season Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.

Tigers Tap Scherzer For Game 1

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.01.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer will start Detroit's AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander follo...

Winners Of The West.. Again

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder Josh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer a...

WATCH: MLB Player Disappears, Still Makes Catch

Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson disappeared and somehow made an amazing catch on Tuesday when he tracked a pop fly in foul territory. Donaldson d...

Rays Closer Locked In Bathroom

Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports

Rays closer Fernando Rodney had a tough time on Friday night trying to get out of the dugout bathroom at O.co Coliseum. ...

What's Up With JV?!

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are almost certainly going to be playing in October. Whether Justin Verlander decides to reclaim his status as staff ace...