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A's Murphy is MLB's No. 4 catching prospect

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:41:54 EDT

The A's have one of the best young catchers in the Minors in their system, and he continues to draw widespread attention.



Puk, Luzardo among top 10 LHP prospects

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:40:55 EDT

A's prospect A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo have been selected as two of the Top 10 left-handed pitching prospects in baseball.



Prospect Puk pleased with 2017 progress

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:01:46 EDT

Lefty A.J. Puk didn't disappoint in his first full professional season, and the pitcher's development on and off the mound continued into the offseason, as he represented Oakland at Major League Baseball's Rookie Career Development Program this month.



A's avoid arbitration with 5; Graveman pending

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:50:59 EDT

The A's have come to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Marcus Semien, catcher Josh Phegley and relievers Blake Treinen, Chris Hatcher and Liam Hendriks.



Davis, A's reach 1-year, $10.5M agreement

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:26:59 EDT

The A's announced Wednesday that they've reached an one-year agreement with slugger Khris Davis to avoid arbitration, two days before the deadline for clubs and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures. The deal is worth $10.5 million, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.



Former A's fan favorite Braden joins broadcast

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:39:56 EDT

Beloved A's alumnus Dallas Braden is the latest former player to join the club's broadcast team, with plans in place for the left-hander to be featured in 35 telecasts as a color commentator during the 2018 season.



A's 2018 bullpen off on right foot, seeking lefty

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

The A's sought to improve their bullpen this offseason, a chore they took on with might following a disastrous relief showing in 2017.



A's Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:13:40 EDT

Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



A's rotation will hold key to success in '18

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:48 EDT

Much has been made of the A's budding offensive star power, and for good reason. The club's young hitters are expected to lead the way in 2018, but it will need substantial support from the starting staff in order to compete.



Offense could push A's over hump in 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

Better days could be ahead for the Athletics, largely because of an offense brimming with talent. A couple of prospective long-term core pieces -- corner infielders Matt Chapman and Matt Olson -- burst on the scene in 2017, providing the type of optimism that's been missing around these parts in recent years.



Pinder ready to seize any role with A's in '18

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:50:48 EDT

Chad Pinder proved his worth as a budding ultra-utility player during his rookie season, a role he learned not only to accept but embrace.



Baseball brightens day for NorCal fire victims

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 22:41:09 EDT

For a community that in October was changed forever by a furious firestorm, baseball brought a semblance of renewal as young players gathered for a first step back to the diamond following some trying times.



A's to mark 50 years of Coliseum with free game

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:00:13 EDT

The A's will offer a completely free game to fans for their matchup against the White Sox on April 17, a date that marks 50 years to the day after the team's first game at the Coliseum in 1968. Fans can sign up for tickets to this 50th anniversary game beginning at 8 a.m. PT today by visiting athletics.com/50.



A's cautiously optimistic entering 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:15:00 EDT

A rousing youth movement has the A's more excited than ever about their future, but expectations must be tempered in the coming year while they practice patience with a rebuild.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:09:08 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Alvarez joins ranks of women in A's front office

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 20:09:40 EDT

When Haley Alvarez finished her internship with the Oakland A's two years ago, she began searching for her next opportunity, understanding the A's didn't have any full-time positions available at the time. But a couple of weeks later, she received a call from the club's general manager, David Forst, asking her if she would like to attend scout school, with the A's as her sponsor. That started Alvarez on a path that eventually led her back to the A's in a full-time role.



A's make most out of transition season in 2017

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:20:39 EDT

The 2017 season was a time of transition for the A's, who made promises of a rebuild and better days ahead amid a third consecutive last-place division finish. A sluggish start prompted the club to give the young guys a shot, and they responded with a 36-37 record in the second half, finishing on a 17-7 run with a core of baby-faced hitters who are igniting a roster renovation.



Picciolo passes away at 64

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:08:11 EDT

Rob Picciolo, a former middle infielder and a longtime coach who spent two decades in the Padres' system, died Wednesday, according to a report by The San Diego Union-Tribune. He was 64.



Inbox: Do A's need an experienced starter?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:24:15 EDT

The consensus opinion is the A's need an experienced starting pitcher in 2018 after trading away Sonny Gray last season. A's beat reporter Jane Lee tackles this issue and more in her latest Inbox.



Athletics' Luzardo primed for breakout in '18

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:36:43 EDT

Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.



A's lead most improved farm systems in 2017

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:00:36 EDT

Jim Callis looks at the five clubs who improved their prospect stocks the most in the past year, led by the Oakland Athletics.



Alderson built storied career in 1980s Oakland

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:42:10 EDT

Sandy Alderson got a contract extension last week to continue one of the most distinguished careers ever inside and outside of baseball, and his new deal reminded me of our chat before that Mets' game against the Braves when we discussed the old days.



Isringhausen, Lidge rejuvenated careers in 'pen

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:39:10 EDT

In 2000, the Oakland A's made 27-year-old Jason Isringhausen their closer. Four years later, the Houston Astros made 27-year-old Brad Lidge their closer. Up to that point, both pitchers had sketchy baseball careers. Both had been wrecked by injuries. Both had been tried as starters and, for various reasons, it didn't work out.



Olson looks to build on impressive rookie year

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 23:00:00 EDT

The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland's projected starters and backup options heading into the season, begins at first base.



Pinder says family tradition taught him patience

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:08:53 EDT

Versatile and valuable, Chad Pinder is readying for another season as the A's ultimate utility man. The 25-year-old has been going through his offseason workouts in Charleston, S.C., with plans to momentarily break free from his routine to enjoy the holiday season with his fiancée, Taylor, and his family in Virginia.



Cuban outfielder Blanco signs with A's

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:08:53 EDT

Hoping to add to their history of success with Cuban stars, the A's signed free-agent outfielder Dairon Blanco, the team announced Tuesday



A's acquire catcher Heim in deal with Rays

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:19:58 EDT

The A's acquired catcher Jonah Heim from the Rays on Tuesday as the player to be named in the trade that sent infielder Joey Wendle to Tampa Bay on Dec. 11.



What's left for A's? Southpaw reliever tops list

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:23:06 EDT

The relief market is abuzz these days, and the A's are among the many teams watching with close interest as names continue to come off the board in swift succession. That doesn't mean the late shoppers are without options.



Photo: Trade to A's is a trip home for Piscotty

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:41:55 EDT

Photo: Trade to A's is a trip home for Piscotty



For Piscotty, trade to A's a 'dream come true'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:05:11 EDT

Peace of mind can be had by all. The A's have their sought-after outfielder, and Stephen Piscotty has his mom a short drive away. Both are bettered, together.



Manaea hopes to weigh in with big year for A's

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:13:23 EDT

Sean Manaea's second big league season didn't go according to plan, but the A's still view the big lefty as a frontline man in the making. Manaea figures to slot into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind right-hander Kendall Graveman, and there's a thought that his potential could soon translate to ace status.



Piscotty checks biggest item off A's wish list

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:37:20 EDT

The A's got their guy just in time, landing outfielder Stephen Piscotty from St. Louis in a deal that was made official minutes before their scheduled departure home from the Winter Meetings.



A's view Maxwell as primary catcher in '18

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:16:15 EDT

As the A's continue to sort through potential fits among available right-handed-hitting outfielders and lefty relievers, they won't add a catcher to their to-do list -- at least for the time being.



Fuson honored among scouts of the year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:25:49 EDT

Grady Fuson was the West Coast honoree at Scout of the Year reception Wednesday night.. Russ Bove of the Blue Jays (East Coast) and Todd "Tiny" Thomas of the Giants (Midwest) also received awards at the 34th annual event, a highlight of the Winter Meetings.