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AJ Puk
A's spring training Day 8: Top pick AJ Puk attracts a crowd
The A’s are excited about 2016 top pick A.J. Puk, that much was apparent by the crowd the lefty attracted for his first “live” bullpen session Tuesday.
Kaval: A's must 'swing for the fences' in choosing ballpark site
Dave Kaval and the A’s have narrowed it down to four locations in Oakland to build a privately financed ballpark...
The A's Insider Podcast: Dave Kaval talks stadium sites
A's president Dave Kaval shared some detailed thoughts on all of the potential sites the A’s are considering...
Adam Rosales
A's spring training Day 7: Rosales readies himself everywhere
Adam Rosales' versatility makes him a valuable piece. It also makes his spring training eventful and anything but routine...
A's spring training Day 6: Davis savors winter in Oakland
Acquired via trade last offseason, A's 42-homer man Khris Davis is turning Oakland into his new adopted home already...
Kaval: A's 'grinding out' search for new ballpark site
A's president Dave Kaval updates the latest on the A's search for a new ballpark.
BART, transportation among issues A's tackling in ballpark search
Team president Dave Kaval continued to open up about his desires for a new A's ballpark and four possible spots to make one...
A's slugger Khris Davis bows out of World Baseball Classic
Khris Davis was set for a busy spring with Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. But, he's decided to focus on just one team.
A's spring training Day 5: Rainfall makes for short workout
The A's spring training workout Saturday was over just after 10:30 a.m. thanks to some unfriendly Arizona weather...
Fully healthy, Lowrie ready to man second base for A's
A's second baseman Jed Lowrie is ready to be back on the field after undergoing not one, but two key procedures in the offseason...
Former A's OF/1B Nick Swisher retires after 12-year MLB career
After 12 MLB seasons, former A's first-round pick Nick Swisher is hanging up his spikes as he announced his retirement on Friday...
A's spring training update Day 4: Slider is key for Manaea
Young A's lefty Sean Manaea can successful with a fastball and changeup. If he hones in on his slider, he could become special for Oakland.
Washington's influence gone but not forgotten among A's infielders
Ron Washington is no longer putting A's infielders through his school of baseball knowledge, but his lessons remain intact.
The A's Insider Podcast: Sean Doolittle
A's reliever Sean Doolittle joins Joe Stiglich in Arizona on The A's Insider Podcast to discuss the return of baseball, additions to the bullpen, how he proposed to his fiance, and much more. Enjoy!
A's spring training Day 3: Crowded competition for No. 5 starter
Already at the early stages of spring training, it's clear the A's will have a competition to watch with the No. 5 starter. 
Following breakout season, Semien ready to make another leap
A's SS Marcus Semien reports to Arizona ready to show that he's the real deal.
Doolittle outlines veteran approach to spring training
Healthy again, five-year veteran Sean Doolittle sets his expectations for spring training.
Bob Melvin
Rajai Davis, Matt Joyce bring different skills to new A's outfield
Two-thirds of the A’s new outfield arrived from Connecticut and reported to camp Thursday, and both players were thrilled to reach their destination...
Manaea pinpoints where he'd like to improve in 2017 season
With invaluable big league experience under his belt, A's pitcher Sean Manaea is optimistic about the new season and his role in the starting rotation...
Stiglich: A's leaning on young arms for 2017 rotation
Joe Stiglich reports from A's spring training on what will happen with all the team's young arms.
A's spring training Day 2: Melvin not rushed to name closer
The back end of the A's bullpen has a lot of depth and that will lead to productive competition to close out games...
Gallery: A's 2017 spring training
The A's enter spring training with a clean slate looking to sharpen their skills before the 2017 regular season begins. Check out the best sights...
A's prospect Frankie Montas impresses with fastball that touches 100
Frankie Montas, a 23-year old prospect, showed a glimpse of his explosive stuff Wednesday. He caught manager Bob Melvin’s attention...
First A's arrive to Mesa, report for Spring Training
Oakland pitchers and catchers reported to Mesa, AZ on Tuesday to begin camp. Sonny Gray and Stephen Vogt spoke to the media...
Andrew Lambo
A's spring training Day 1: Lambo back with A's, happy and healthy
Insider Joe Stiglich is in Arizona as the A's report to spring training. One non-roster invitee might be a little more fired up than the rest...
To prepare for WBC, Sonny Gray adjusts throwing schedule
Having pitched for Team USA over two summers while at Vanderbilt, Sonny Gray said pitching for the national team is a special experience.
Dear MLB: Solutions for pitching changes, reviews, extra innings and more
A competition committee keeps firing out new ideas to speed up the pace of play. They have ideas and so does Ray Ratto...
Top questions heading into Spring Training for Oakland A's
A's Insider Joe Stiglich breaks down the biggest questions facing the Athletics as they prepare to report for Spring Training...
Hahn looks to re-establish himself in A's rotation
Jesse Hahn is battling through physical and mental hurdles in this quest to earn a spot in the A's starting rotation...
Tigers, Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87 years old
Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday according to his family at 87 years old.
Stolen bases an afterthought as spring training starts
As spring training arrives this year, will we see an elite stolen base artist any time soon again in the majors?
Top 5 A’s questions entering 2017 spring training
The A's struggled with back-to-back last-place seasons, but 2017 is a clean slate. Here are the questions that must answered in spring training.
A's position outlook: Casilla adds to surplus of bullpen options
The A's added a familiar face in Santiago Casilla this offseason with a bullpen full of options. How the group fits will be a key to success...
Royals announce two-year deal for former A’s starting pitcher
After spending the last two years in Chicago with the Cubs, former A's right-hander Jason Hammel is back in the American League...
Manfred's comments about gambling show Rothstein was on to something
The fleeting notion of Arnold Rothstein being inducted into the Hall of Fame some day is simply too delicious not to promote...
A's pitcher Mengden undergoes right foot surgery
Daniel Mengden fractured the medial tibial sesamoid in his foot while throwing a bullpen session at home in Houston...
Naming Coliseum field after Henderson 'a fitting tribute'
Rickey Henderson, the 'greatest player' in Oakland A's history, will forever have his name attached to the club come Opening Night...
A's position outlook: Gray holds the key for rotation
The Oakland A's have just as many answers as they do question marks with their pitching heading into spring training..
Rickey Henderson
A’s name Oakland Coliseum playing surface ‘Rickey Henderson Field’
The Oakland A’s on Monday dedicated their field to former Athletic and MLB Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson.
MLB commissioner: Pace of play an issue all of baseball must focus on
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is vowing to make games faster and in order to do so, everybody in the game must buy in...
'The Swingin' A's' highlights dynasty in all its glorious dysfunction
Not surprisingly, the film centers around the friction between A’s players and then-team owner Charlie Finley..
Vida Blue: A's '70s dynasty one of best in MLB history
Vida Blue joins Joe Stiglich prior to the premiere of 'The Swingin' A's,' a documentary on Oakland's dynastic teams of the 1970s.
Royals sign former A's 1B/OF to two-year deal
The craziest game of Branon Moss' MLB career came in Kansas City with the A's back in 2014. Now, he's back in Kauffman Stadium on the other side.
Cuban flag
A's agree to terms with two Cuban prospects
The A's on Wednesday announced that they have agreed to turns with international free agents Luis Miguel Romero and Enry Pantojas.
Khris Davis throwing helmet
Khris Davis defeats A's in arbitration, gets huge raise
Coming off a 42-homer season, Khris Davis is getting a big raise after he won his arbitration case against the A's this week.
Andrew Triggs wants to settle in one spot with A's
A career-long reliever in the minors, Andrew Triggs is now viewed by the front office as a legitimate rotation candidate...
Source: Sonny Gray to pitch for Team USA in WBC
It will be the first time playing in the WBC for the A’s right-hander, who is looking to rebound from a tough 2016 season...
Dave Kaval talking to media
Kaval envisions a new A's ballpark as Oakland's 'crowning achievement'
There was a sense of excitement at the A's FanFest Saturday, and at the event, Dave Kaval confirmed the team will pick a site for a new stadium this year.
Notes: A's Gray feels 100 percent healthy, ready for rebound in 2017
Sonny Gray knows he can't run away from questions about his rough 2016 season. The A's ace, however, is not dwelling on the past.
Lessons from his father shaped Graveman away from mound
The coaching of his father Gary paved Kendall Graveman's path to the majors. But lessons off the field from his father are much more important...
The A's Insider Podcast
The A's Insider Podcast: Kendall Graveman
Ahead of honoring his father at the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, A's starter Kendall Graveman joins Joe Stiglich on The A's Insider Podcast to break down the lessons he learned and to analyze the A's...
A's ship Overton to Mariners for minor league catcher
One day after designating Dillon Overton for assignment, the A's traded the lefty to an AL West rival for a catching prospect...
A's bring back Adam Rosales; trade Eibner to Dodgers
Adam Rosales, a crowd favorite for his all-out hustling style that includes a home-run sprint around the bases, played in Oakland from 2010-13.
Bruce Maxwell, Stephen Vogt and Josh Phegley
A's position outlook: Will three catchers make Opening Day roster?
While some positions may be unsettled, the A's have plenty of options at catcher. The question is: who makes the Opening Day roster?
Spring training to be slightly shortened starting in 2018
As baseball looks to shortened the length of games, its preseason will soon be less taxing as well, after this year...
Study: West Coast MLB teams at disadvantage due to jet lag
To no surprise at all, professional baseball players are just like anyone else when it comes to a lack of sleep. And those hurt most are on the West Coast.
Former top prospect Andy Marte dies from car accident in Dominican Republic
In a separate accident from Yordanao Ventura, former major league infielder Andy Marte was announced dead from a car crash in the DR on Sunday.
Royals ace Yordano Ventura dies in car crash at 25 years old
Tragic news hit the baseball world Sunday morning as Royals star pitcher Yordano Ventura died due to a car crash in the Dominican Republic.
Kurt Suzuki high fiving teammates
Reports: Ex-A's catcher Suzuki agrees to deal with NL East team
After three years with  the Twins, Kurt Suzuki is reportedly headed to Atlanta on a one-year deal.
Santiago Casilla signs, but who will close for the A's?
Now that Santiago Casilla is part of the A's, the questions over Oakland's closer role have begun...
Santiago Casilla
A's officially agree to two-year contract with Santiago Casilla
Santiago Casilla is officially staying in the Bay Area as he makes the trip back across the Bay Bridge to re-join the Oakland A's.
Ross Detwiler pitching in September
Report: A's bring back lefty Detwiler on minor league deal
After making nine appearances for the A's last season, lefty Ross Detwiler is reportedly coming back on a minor league deal.
Plouffe will push Healy away from third base, but not combative situation
This winter, new teammates Trevor Plouffe and Ryon Healy were drawn to the same indoor training facility in Southern California...
Hall of Fame voters' biggest issue: Do they work for the job or the sport?
Hall of Fame voters face plenty of obstacles with baseball's tainted past. What's the true tough task when filling out a ballot?
Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs at White House
In his last week at President of the United States, Barack Obama welcomed his hometown team to the White House...
Remembering best broadcasting moments of Bill King
Ken Korach and Andy Dolich look back at the greatest calls from the legendary Bill King.
The personality of Ford C. Frick winner Bill King
Ken Korach and Andy Dolich look back at the personality of the great Bill King.
A’s agree to terms with Gray, Hendriks and Vogt to avoid arbitration
Battery mates Stephen Vogt and Sonny Gray, plus Liam Hendriks, signed one-year deals with the Oakland club, the team announced Friday...
Warriors, A's and Raiders present $750,000 check to Oakland fire relief efforts
Sports figures from across the Oakland spectrum came together to donate money to aid those affected by the Oakland fire tragedy...
Drew Smyly pitching for the Rays
Mariners swing pair of trades, bolster rotation with addition of Smyly
A week after acquiring Yovani Gallardo, the Mariners brought in lefty Drew Smyly in a series of trades with Atlanta and Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Santiago Casilla pitching for the A's in 2007
Reports: Santiago Casilla returning to A's on two-year deal
Santiago Casilla is coming home. The reliever, who spent the last seven years with the Giants, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the A's, his first team.
Source: A's agree to one-year deal with free-agent infielder Trevor Plouffe
The A's agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent infielder Trevor Plouffe Tuesday night, a source confirmed with CSNCalifornia.com.
Max Muncy batting against the Angels
A's keep Muncy, outright infielder/outfielder to Triple-A
A week after being designated for assignment to make room for Rajai Davis, Max Muncy has been outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.
A's position outlook: Much different outfield look in 2017 than 2016
The A's will put out a revamped outfield in 2017 with additions like Rajai Davis and Matt Joyce. Could a big bat also be in the mix?
A's position outlook: Healy emerges at third, but Chapman a factor
Ryon Healy proved himself as a rookie for the A's, posting impressive numbers. And he projects as the starter at third base in 2017, but...
A's aren't done looking for hitters after signing Davis
While discussing the signing of Rajai Davis, Oakland general manager David Forst said that he hopes to keep adding to the offense...
Rajai Davis celebrates World Series home run
A's agree to one-year deal with OF Rajai Davis
The A's appear to have found their center fielder for 2017, agreeing to a one-year deal with veteran Rajai Davis.
Marcus Semien fielding a grounder
A's outlook: With Semien cemented at SS, what happens to prospects?
Some of the best prospects in the A's system are shortstops. But Marcus Semien is entrenched at the position. So, what will the team do?
Happy Holidays from CSN 2016
What they're saying: Sending holiday greetings
Bay Area teams and athletes woke up Sunday and took to Twitter to wish this fans a happy holidays. Here's how they did it.
Beane viewed Encarnacion as potential 'anchor' for younger players
The window for the A's was there to acquire Edwin Encarnacion. Billy Beane breaks down why it didn't happen...
Stiglich: Bonds, Clemens get my Hall of Fame vote
The debate over players suspected of using performances-enhancers can rage on, but Joe Stiglich has Bonds and Clemens in the Hall of Fame...
A's waved 'Cespedes-type' money at Encarnacion
Edwin Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told MLB Network Radio that the A’s offered more money in terms of average annual value...
Report: Indians, Encarnacion agree to three-year, $60M deal
The Indians on Thursday reportedly got their man in slugger Edwin Encarnacion, getting him to agree to a three-year contract. 
Pros and Cons: Should A's shell out the cash for Encarnacion?
As this drama unfolds, here’s a look at the plusses and minuses of fitting Edwin Encarnacion for green and gold...
Wendle, Lowrie and Pinder
A's outlook: Options at second base 'a concern' for 2017 season
The A's aren't too concerned about their long-term outlook at second base. As for the 2017 season, they aren't sure about their options.
Encarnacion playing in Oakland
Report: A's one of five teams to make offer to Encarnacion
With Edwin Encarnacion still looking for a new home, the A's are reportedly one of five teams to have made an offer to the free agent.
A's 2016 in Review: Gray struggles, prospects show promise
The A's entered 2016 with raised expectations, but a rough season for Sonny Gray hindered that. But the team got a glimpse of the future with an influx of prospects.
AS Roma stadium rendering
Futuristic, transforming stadiums offer intriguing solution in Oakland
The Raiders and A's are at a impasse trying to build single-use stadiums. But Biz Ball Insider Andy Dolich sees a new option that would bring the teams together...
The A's Insider Podcast
The A's Insider Podcast: Assistant GM Billy Owens
Assistant GM Billy Owens joins Joe Stiglich from the MLB winter meetings on the latest edition of The A's Insider Podcast to discuss the state of Oakland's minor league system, a few of their top prospects...
Healy, Alonso and Olson
A's outlook: Who might challenge Alonso for time at first?
Yonder Alonso is set to be the A's first baseman in 2017. But he doesn't provide the offensive punch required. So could youngsters take at-bats away?
Dave Kaval
Report: A's vote to ratify new MLB labor deal
While the new labor deal will eventually eliminate a revenue sharing check for the A's, the team reportedly voted to approve the new CBA.
MLB rookies banned from dressing as women in new Anti-Hazing Policy
No longer will you be seeing MLB rookies dress as women or female characters as part of hazing thanks to an Anti-Bullying and Anti-Hazing Policy.
General view of Oakland Coliseum
A's issue statement regarding Oakland's plan for Raiders stadium
A day after the city of Oakland released details of their plan for a stadium for the Raiders, the A's issued a statement.
A's holiday shopping focuses on a center fielder
As we get deeper into winter, the A’s will continue to scan the free agent market and explore trade opportunities...
Korach: With King gone, fans all have piece of Frick award
A's broadcast Ken Korach joins Mind Bach on SportsTalk Live to talk about lengardy Bay Area sportscaster Bill King winning the Ford C. Frick award.
Notes: A's likely to leave winter meetings with unfinished business
Despite many conversations with other teams, the A's will end another day at the winter meetings without the outfield piece they've been seeking...
Matt Holliday throwing his bat
Report: Holliday's no-trade clause with Yankees only covers A's
Matt Holliday finalized his one-year contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, and it includes a clause that prohibits a trade to one team: Oakland.
1-on-1 with Billy Beane: Modeling A's after mid-90's Indians
A's Executive VP of Baseball Operations Billy Beane sat down with Joe Stiglich at the Winter Meetings to discuss the changes in the front office and possible moves the team will make.
Ryon Healy happy
Friendly jabbing motivated Healy, helped him land A's 3B job
The A's didn't invite Ryon Healy to big league camp in the spring of 2016, but a year later, the 24-year-old is entrenched as Oakland's third baseman.
Carlos Gomez gets Powerade shower
Report: Rangers bring back Gomez on one-year deal
Outfielder Carlos Gomez [1] has reportedly agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers. [1] http://stats.csnbayarea.com/mlb/players.asp?id=8023&fn=Carlos&ln=Gomez
Arrhythmic poetry to Bill King making Hall of Fame posthumously
If King were alive, he would have been properly appreciative, though one should not have been surprised had he pulled a Bob Dylan with the Nobel Prize people...
Bill King earns induction into Baseball Hall of Fame
Bill King, who passed away in 2005, won the award in his sixth time as a finalist...
The A's Insider Podcast: Bob Melvin
A's manager Bob Melvin joined Joe Stiglich at the winter meetings to discuss the team's direction moving forward...