Posts tagged Oakland A’s

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

2012 DEADLINE: WEEKEND ROUNDUP

No huge moves took place over the weekend. Lots of talk involving big names as the July 31st Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approached, but the biggest names to move were LHP Francisco Liriano and INF Marco Scutaro. WHITE SOX GET LIRIANO – Chicago landed a left-handed arm in Liriano in exchange for two youngsters, INF Eduardo Escobar […]

CARTER CALLED UP BY A’S, GOES YARD IN LOSS TO TEXAS

CARTER CALLED UP BY A’S, GOES YARD IN LOSS TO TEXAS

The Oakland A’s have had an interesting recent history at the 1B position and tonight saw another twist with 2005 15th-round draft pick Chris Carter getting the call. Carter was Oakland’s top organizational prospect, according to Baseball America, entering the 2010 season but four callups over the last two seasons didn’t go well for the slugger and […]

TRADE PIECE: TOMMY MILONE

TRADE PIECE: TOMMY MILONE

On December 23, 2011, the Oakland A’s, in a busy offseason, shipped first-time arbitration-eligible LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals in a six-player deal. The Nats got minor league RHP Robert Gilliam and Gonzalez, who was coming off back-to-back solid seasons for the non-contending A’s. Oakland GM Billy Beane got two minor leaguers plus a RHP […]

PARKER IMPRESSES IN A’S DEBUT

PARKER IMPRESSES IN A’S DEBUT

A’s RHP Jarrod Parker made his season debut at the big league level Wednesday and went 6 1/3 solid innings in Oakland’s extra-inning win over the White Sox. Parker was a key piece in the trade with Arizona this off-season that sent righty Trevor Cahill to the Diamondbacks. Over his 6 1/3 IP, Parker allowed […]

MINORS: KELLY VS. PARKER IN TUCSON

MINORS: KELLY VS. PARKER IN TUCSON

A pair of highly regarded pitching prospects faced each other tonight as the AAA Tuscon Padres hosted the Sacramento River Cats and both were impressive. RHP Jarrod Parker, the top overall prospect in the Oakland A’s organization (BA)  toed the rubber for Sacramento and went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 ER) with a walk and 6 […]

OPENING DAY, TAKE 2: CARDS TOP MARLINS

OPENING DAY, TAKE 2: CARDS TOP MARLINS

The extended Opening Day continued on Wednesday night as the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals took on the Miami Marlins in a game that counted in the standings. Filling in for the injured Chris Carpenter, RHP Kyle Lohse was masturful over 7 1/3 innings to get the win as the Cards came out […]

MARINERS, A’S SPLIT OPENING SERIES

MARINERS, A’S SPLIT OPENING SERIES

The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s have wrapped up their MLB season-opening series in Japan with each club winning one of the two games. The Mariners racked up a 3-1 11-inning victory in the opener with 8 solid innings from Felix Hernandez and offensive help from Ichiro Suzuki (4-5, 1 RBI) and Dustin Ackley (2-5, […]

ROSS, A’S STRUGGLE IN JAPAN

ROSS, A’S STRUGGLE IN JAPAN

It doesn’t count in the standings, but the Oakland A’s tuned up for their 2012 opener in Japan with a couple of exhibition games. The first game saw the A’s win 5-0 over the Yomiuri Giants behind five strong innings from starter Tom Milone. The second game was a rough outing for starter Tyson Ross […]

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

The Oakland A’s, who had one of the more interesting offseasons of any MLB club, will be one of the first teams to start getting a report card as they open the season in Japan vs. the Mariners on March 28. As such, the A’s have concluded their spring games in Arizona and will now […]

CESPEDES DEBUTS WITH A BANG

CESPEDES DEBUTS WITH A BANG

Yoenis Cespedes took the field for the first time as an Oakland Athletic on Saturday and made good on his 20-minute hype video, The Showcase. Batting second and playing CF, the 26-year old from Cuba was the center of attention and he responded by going 2-for-2 with a walk and a fourth-inning homer to left. […]