Jesse Hahn Deals As Oakland Athletics Walk Off

On a blindingly bright day in Mesa, Jesse Hahn cruised through 5.1 frames, as the Oakland Athletics walked off against the Texas Rangers 7-6 thanks to a ninth-inning shot from Mark Canha. “Arm feels great,” said Hahn. “I just can’t wait for the season to start.” Exiting the contest with one out in the sixth, the A’s right-hander carved up the Rangers’ more »

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Oakland Athletics Top San Francisco Giants 6-4

It was a big week for Jesse Chavez, as the right-hander’s wife gave birth to the couple’s third daughter on Tuesday. “Kind of a whirlwind,” said Chavez of the past 48 hours. “It’s a different feeling when somebody comes in the world who’s yours. It gives you an extra motivation to go out there and do what you can do the more »

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Melvin: ‘Billy Burns is Better at Everything This Spring’

Unless something crazy happen between now and April 6, Billy Burns isn’t going to make the Opening Day roster. That’s no knock on the switch-hitting flyer—far from it—as Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin explained. “Billy Burns is better at everything this spring,” said Melvin. “He’s stronger—certainly left-handed. He’s pulling some balls.” Through 19 spring games, Burns leads the squad with more »

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Zito Keeps Dealing In Spite of Uncertain Future

For a guy who had just ripped off four scoreless innings, Barry Zito wasn’t exactly in a good mood. After his outing against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the lefty is now up to 11 consecutive innings without giving up a run. While standing at his locker with his cap on backwards and zero emotion on his face, Zito explained more »

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Melvin on R.J. Alvarez: ‘Stuff Comes As Advertised’

R.J. Alvarez has had a clean spring. “Stuff comes as advertised,” said manager Bob Melvin of the right-hander who the Oakland Athletics added in an offseason swap with the San Diego Padres. The 23-year-old, who pitched in Double-A in 2014, has made a good first impression with his new employer during the Cactus League campaign. Alvarez has thrown six innings across more »

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The Mutual Parting of Brandon Barklage A Sign of Good Things to Come for San Jose Earthquakes

Mutually agreed to part ways. That’s the phrase of choice these days for South Bay sports teams. That’s the line that the San Francisco 49ers trotted out in December when the team sent away the historically successful Jim Harbaugh. Then on Wednesday, the San Jose Earthquakes fired off a press release stating that Brandon Barklage was getting Jim Harbaugh’d. While more »

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Jed York: Say One Thing, Do The Exact Opposite

It’s an old trick. And it’s also a good one. Say one thing, and do the exact opposite. That appears to be the playbook that Jed York is operating out of these days. The San Francisco 49ers CEO pounds his metaphorical fist on the metaphorical table and demands accountability. Either I don’t know what the word “accountability” means, or York more »

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