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The A's Insider Podcast: Rookie Paul Blackburn
Rookie Paul Blackburn joins Joe Stiglich on the latest episode of The A's Insider Podcast to talk the differences of the majors from the minors and much more.
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Healy exits early, Blackburn suffers first loss with A's
For the first time since joining the bigs, Paul Blackburn has a loss next to his name as the A's fell to the Mets in New York.
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Yoenis Cespedes: 'I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland'
Yoenis Cespedes started his MLB career with the A's back in 2012 before being trade. Could the star outfielder return to Oakland one day?
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Healy after taking ball to the face: 'Kind of in shock...'
Ryon Healy reacts after coming out of the A's game early from a ground ball squaring him up right in the face.
Highlights: Rajai Davis escapes tag with slick slide vs Mets
The A's lost to the Mets on Friday night, but Rajai Davis showed off some sweet moves in New York.
Melvin updates Healy's status: 'Better than I thought'
Bob Melvin was understandably worried for Ryan Healy. But now, he's definitely relieved.
Drive of the Game: Conforto cranks two over the wall vs A's
Michael Conforto goes deep not once but twice in the A's loss to the Mets.
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Report: A's bringing back former slugger first baseman
Chris Carter, who spent three years with the A's, is reportedly signing a deal to return to the organization.
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Ratto Stories: Will Astros risk eternal death for title?
On Tuesday, the Astros held a funeral for Carlos Beltran's outfield glove. On Wednesday, AJ Hinch put Beltran in the outfield. For his next trick, can Hinch heal Carlos Correa?
Any thought that game vs Rays might be his last with A's?
Sonny Gray offers his thoughts on the reaction from A's fans as he left Wednesday's game.
What went through Melvin's mind when he took ball from Gray?
Was Bob Melvin thinking Wednesday would be the last time he takes the ball from Sonny Gray?
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Sonny Gray keeps dealing, A's avoid sweep with win over Rays
Sonny Gray's time in Oakland may be coming to an end. On Wednesday though, Gray led the A's on the hill to stop a sweep.
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A's lineup: Bruce Maxwell back behind the dish for Sonny Gray
With the A's ace Sonny Gray on the hill, Bob Melvin is giving him a young battery mate in Bruce Maxwell Wednesday against the Rays.
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Smith finds joy in 'unbelievable ride' despite being denied first win since '08
Chris Smith was one out away from his first major-league victory since 2008. Santiago Casilla couldn't save the game. But Smith wasn't upset.
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Highlights: Chapman makes more defensive gems vs Rays
Dallas Braden put a unique touch on the first pitch, while Josh Phegley showed off his aram against the Rays.
Melvin after Casilla blows save: 'It's disappointing, but..'
Bob Melvin offers his thoughts on a tough 4-3 loss to the Rays.
Drive of the Game: Davis crushes 27th homer of 2017
Khris Davis gave the A's a 2-0 lead in the first inning with his 27th homer of the season.
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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's stunning loss to Rays
Santiago Casilla was one out away from saving the game, but the Rays rallied for two runs to stun the A's on Tuesday night.
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Option off table for A's? Yanks get infielder from White Sox
One possible suitor for Yonder Alonso may be off the board as the Yankees have acquired Todd Frazier from the White Sox in a seven-player trade.
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Braden goes behind-the-back on first pitch before A's game
Leave it to Dallas Braden to put a unique spin on a ceremonial first pitch...
A's notes: Out since spring, injured OF takes big step
Joe Stiglich explains why Yonder Alonso and Matt Joyce are out of the lineup on Tuesday.
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A's lineup: Alonso out, Rajai Davis mans new position vs Rays
For the first time this season, Rajai Davis will patrol right field while Yonder Alonso is getting a night off on Tuesday.
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Alonso: A's 'gotta bear down' even before smallest crowd in six years
While the A's played in front of their smallest crowd in over six years, Yonder Alonso insists that had nothing to do with the team's performance.
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Highlights: Chapman, Alonso make great defensive plays
Did the A's omit any Rays from their Top 10 Rays list?
Melvin evaluates Blake Treinen's A's debut: 'Easy 98'
Bob Melvin provides his thoughts on a career-high seven innings pitched by Daniel Gossett.
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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's streak-snapping loss to Rays
Daniel Gossett gave up three runs over seven innings but the A's offense only put up one run as the Rays won 3-2 on Monday night.
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Drive of the Game: Longo goes longo off Gossett
Evan Longoria gave the Rays a 3-1 lead with a solo homer in the fifth inning.
A's notes: What Treinen's role will be; update on Pinder
Insider Joe Stiglich provides the latest news and notes on Blake Treinen and Chad Pinder.
The Happy Hour: Has Beane Era in Oakland been overblown?
Kelli, Ray and Monte discuss Billy Beane's comments following the trade of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson.
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Report: A's sent top scout to watch Yankees minor league team
With the trade deadline two weeks away, the A's have reportedly sent their top scout to watch a Yankees minor league team.
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A's lineup: Alonso, Healy swap roles in opener vs Rays
A day after Yonder Alonso was the DH and Ryon Healy played first base, the two players are returning to their regular roles Monday night.
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MLB Power Rankings: Giants pick up two games; A's rebuilding again
Brandon Crawford and the Giants dropped two of three in San Diego over the weekend, while the A's completed a sweep...
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Billy Beane and the A's are a baseball problem, not a marketing problem
The A's lack of patience has resulted in missed guesses too many times. So, what's the big goal of this new rebuild?
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Sean Doolittle tweets heartfelt thank you to A's fans
All Sean Doolittle has known is Oakland. After being traded on Sunday, the lefty tweeted out an emotional thank you to A's fans.
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Morning trade 'put a little fire' under A's as they complete sweep
Instead of put their heads down with the trade of two key players, the A's went out on Sunday and made a loud message with a sweep...
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Former A's pitcher Mulder wins celebrity golf tournament for third straight year
While Stephen Curry was impressive, it wasn't enough to take Mark Mulder as he won his record third straight celebrity golf tournament.
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Eireann Dolan bids emotional farewell to A's fans
As A's fans say goodbye to Sean Doolittle, his fiance Eireann Dolan took to Twitter to say goodbye to those same fans.
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Highlights: Brugman shows off vertical on catch vs Indians
Prior to Sunday's game, Oakland icon Marshawn Lynch threw out the first pitch, while in Lake Tahoe, former A's pitcher Mark Mulder won a celebrity golf tournament for the third straight year.
Melvin on emotional day: 'Whenever you say goodbye...'
Bob Melvin offers his thoughts on sweeping the defending AL champion Indians in the first series after the All-Star break.
Brugman goes against the grain: 'I don't mind the Coliseum'
Rookie Jaycob Brugman describes his approach at the plate in his first game back from a stomach virus.
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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's sweep of defending AL champs
The A's scored four runs in the first inning and got seven strong innings from Sean Manaea as they completed the sweep of the Indians.
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Drive of the Game: Lowrie hits No. 10 off ex-A's reliever
Jed Lowrie gave the A's a 5-0 lead Sunday with a solo shot off Indians reliever Dan Otero.
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Billy Beane: A's success hinges on retaining players, not trading them
After the A's continued their trend of trading veteran players on Sundya, Billy Beane made some eye-opening comments...
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Beane after A's latest trade: 'We need to change narrative'
Are the A's in full rebuild mode? Billy Beane offers his thoughts after the team traded Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson.
Marshawn Lynch throws out 1st pitch before Indians-A's game
Beast Mode traded in a football for a baseball on Sunday...
Beane gives scouting report on prospects in Doolittle trade
Billy Beane shares what he likes about Sheldon Heuse and Jesus Luzardo.
A's notes: Doolittle reacts to leaving Oakland in trade
After six seasons in Oakland, Sean Doolittle is headed to DC. How's he feeling about the move?
Shortly after trade, Doolittle opens up about 'surreal' move
After 10 years in the A's organization, Sean Doolittle is on the move. But there are no hard feelings...
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A's lineup: Following illness, rookie returns for finale against Indians
After missing the last two games due to the stomach flu, rookie Jaycob Brugman is back in center field for the A's on Sunday.
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Sean Doolittle knew trade was coming, but still 'in shock a little bit'
Sean Doolittle was arguable the face of the current A's team. But on Sunday, he was dealt to Washington in a "surreal" moment...
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A's trade relievers Doolittle, Madson to Washington
Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson are on the move as the A's have traded the veteran relievers to the Nationals.
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Matt Chapman and Khris Davis at Fullerton
After special night, Chapman, Davis reflect on Fullerton connection
Matt Chapman and Khris Davis didn't meet until the spring of 2016. But the two sluggers share a special bond that predates their first encounter.
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Matt Chapman's 455-foot homer highlights biggest game yet with A's
Khris Davis hit a walk-off two-run homer for the A's, but it was a rookie who got the celebration pie. And, the hero agreed with it.
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Highlights: A's use three home runs to take down Indians
Behind the power of Matt Chapman and Khris Davis, the A's won their second straight game on Saturday night.
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Bob Melvin explains why struggles have helped Matt Chapman
Matt Chapman went deep twice in one game for his first two homers of his career. To Bob Melvin, it was struggles in the minors that have helped him the most.
After his first two homers, Chapman gets pie and Gatorade
A's rookie Matt Chapman gets the celebratory Gatorade and pie in Oakland after beating the Indians on Saturday night.
Drive of the Game: Chapman crushes first two career homers
A's rookie Matt Chapman is on the board with his first two home runs in one game Saturday night vs. the Indians.
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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's walk-off win vs Indians
The A's stayed perfect in the second half as Khris Davis crushed a two-run blast to walk it off vs. the Indians on Saturday night.
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Report: Nationals trying to acquire two key A's relievers
While the Nationals sit in first place in the National League Central, they are reportedly looking at the A's to bolster their bullpen.
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A's notes: Opening Day starter on his way back soon?
Insider Joe Stiglich provides all the latest A's news from Oakland.
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A's lineup: Melvin makes no changes after win vs Indians
Don't fix what's not broke. After the A's opened up the second half with a win over the Indians, Bob Melvin stayed with the same guys.
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Report: Indians among teams evaluating A's starter Sonny Gray
A day after dominating the Indians, Sonny Gray is reportedly being evaluated by Cleveland for a potential trade...
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Sonny Gray brushes off false trade rumor as A's blank Indians
Only an hour before he took the mound Friday night, Sonny Gray's phone blew up with trade rumors rocketing on Twitter...
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How did Sonny Gray block out trade rumors against Indians?
Moments before he took the mound Friday night, trade rumors blew up about Sonny Gray. But then he went out and threw six scoreless innings.
Highlights: Dogs invade the Coliseum in A's win over Indians
The A's started the second half off with a win, but the real stars of the night were a bunch of dogs taking in the game in Oakland.
Melvin hits on key play where Chapman showed his athleticism
Manager Bob Melvin breaks down the A's 5-0 win over the Indians on Friday.
What was it like for Davis homering in 'family reunion?'
Rajai Davis knows the Indians as well as anyone. Did it feel different homering off a former teammate?
Drive of the Game: Davis goes deep against former team
Rajai Davis was a key to the Indians' World Series run in 2016. But on Friday night, he wasn't friendly to his former team.
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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's starting second half with win
The A's came out of the All-Star break ready to play and proved that with a solid win over the Indians Friday night in Oakland.
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A's notes: Plenty of injury updates as second half begins
Insider Joe Stiglich provides all the latest A's news as the second half starts up in Oakland.
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A's lineup: Rajai roams in center field in first game of the second half
The A's open up the second half of the 2017 season in front of their home fans looking for a win in Oakland...
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Report: Cubs still interested in Gray after acquiring Quintana
The Cubs just bolstered their starting lineup with lefty Jose Quintana, but they aren't done shopping yet...
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A's RHP Andrew Triggs undergoes hip surgery
Andrew Triggs was the A's hottest pitcher to start the season. After surgery on Thursday, his season is over...
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Five second-half predictions for the A's
The A's gave a glimpse of their future in the first half. Are there big trades coming? Who will put up huge stats? That and much more...
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Two days, over 100 tickets for the A's Yonder Alonso...
Sure, it cost him a pretty penny, but the experience of his first All-Star Game was priceless for Yonder Alonso...
Cano's extra-inning homer lifts American League past National League at ASG
It took a home run in the 10th for the American League to secure a victory over the National League in Miami on Tuesday...
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Manfred willing to wait on new stadium for Oakland Athletics
When asked if he had a preference in sites for the potential new ballpark in Oakland, MLB Commissioner wanted to make one thing clear...
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Oddsmakers giving A's better shot to win World Series than Giants
It's been bad Bay Area baseball this season. Heading into the second half, oddsmakers are giving the edge to the A's...
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Report: Twins ‘checking on’ Sonny Gray
The A's figure to be sellers at the trade deadline. With under three weeks to go, teams are starting to engage...
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Yankees rookie sensation wins 2017 Home Run Derby
Aaron Judge put on a power display for ages over in Miami to win the premier power showcase for Major League Baseball...
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Alonso: I grew up two minutes away from Marlins Park
Needless to say, it's been a dream come true for the A's Yonder Alonso -- who is back in his hometown for the All -Star Game...
Top 5 potential trade partners for A's
The A’s have several players that likely appeal to contending teams. As the trade deadline approaches, Joe Stiglich examines the likely candidates...
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Second half for A's: Out with the old, in with the new
The youth movement for the A's is already here -- just to how big of a extent will be revealed after the All-Star break...
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Drive of the Game: Cruz continues to kill the Athletics
Nelson Cruz does it to the Oakland A's one more time...
Highlights: Chapman flashes leather in A's loss to Mariners
Felix Hernandez was his old King self in leading the Mariners past the A's. But rookie Matt Chapman made a play you just have to see...
Joe Stiglich dines on grasshoppers: The sequel
Anyone want Joe Stiglich to bring them back some grasshoppers back from Seattle?
Matt Chapman pinpoints the ways he can help A's win games
In an ideal world, Matt Chapman would be raking at the plate. But in the meantime...
Do you like Chapman's defense? Melvin says 'get used to it'
Sure, Matt Chapman is trying to figure it out at the plate, but in the field, the rookie is something special...
Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as A's take loss heading into All-Star break
It was vintage Felix Hernandez as the could only manage two hits off him and the Mariners' bullpen in a Sunday loss over in Seattle...
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Alonso's All-Star Game goal: Avoid trade chatter, gain knowledge from Votto
Yonder Alonso knows the trade rumors are about to get a lot louder. The A's first baseman has other plans for the All-Star Game though...
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A's lineup: Khris Davis returns to end the first half
A's slugger Khris Davis is back as Oakland looks to close out the first half with a road win against the Mariners in Seattle...
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Smith basks in a memorable night: 'Might be one and done'
The ‘W’ did not go next to his name, and surely that didn’t matter one bit to the Athletics' Chris Smith...
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Highlights: Semien homers, Healy clutch in win over Mariners
It was a back and forth affair Saturday night in Seattle...
Did Chris Smith allow Melvin to follow his game plan?
Manager Bob Melvin was expecting a certain kind of performance from Chris Smith Saturday night against the Mariners. Did he get it?
Chris Smith shares internal dialogue during first MLB start
It's been a long time coming and it was worth every second of the wait for Chris Smith...
Drive of the Game: Semien greets change-up rather rudely
Marcus Semien is starting to look better and better since his return to the lineup....
Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from A's late-inning win over Mariners
The A's rallied in the ninth inning behind Ryon Healy to forge ahead of Mariners and held on to the win Saturday night in Seattle...
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A's option Barreto to Triple-A, Lowrie trade coming?
No surprises here: Barreto on his way to minor -- but what does that mean for Marcus Semien and Jed Lowrie?
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From sociology courses to Safeco: Chris Smith's unique journey
From Boston to living in a camper in Nashville to Safeco Field tonight, Smith's story of perserverance is uplifting...
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Semien, Chapman trying to round into form together for A's
It was only a matter of time before the left side of the Athletics' infield began to take its proper shape...
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Manaea breaks down strategy vs 'swing mode' Mariners
Sean Manaea started rough, but battled in a loss to the Mariners Friday night in Seattle...
Highlights: Nelson muscles up to lead Mariners past A's
Sean Manaea pitched a gutsy seven innings, but early mistakes cost him and the A's in a loss to Seattle...