Athletics Sign Sean Doolittle to 5-Year Extension with Options for 2019 & 2020

The Oakland A’s announced Friday afternoon that they have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension with left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle, keeping him with the Athletics through 2018. The contract also includes club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Doolittle began his pro career as a first baseman but switched to pitching during the 2011 season. He was more »

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Kazmir’s Gem, Cespedes’ Late Homer Give A’s Series Win in Seattle

Sunday’s game between the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners became quite the pitcher’s duel. A’s lefty Scott Kazmir continued his impressive first few outings as a member of the Green and Gold, baffling the M’s hitters for six innings of two-hit, zero-run baseball, racking up nine strikeouts in the meantime. After the sixth, though, Kazmir was shown in the dugout doing things that made A’s fans more »

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Report: Lacob and Other ‘Big-Money Types’ Have Interest in Buying Oakland Athletics From Fisher, Wolff

Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, is interested in buying the Oakland Athletics, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Multiple sources: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has had talks with A’s owner John Fisher about Lacob’s interest in buying the A’s… MORE… — Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 8, 2014 Of course, there’s always more »

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Moss, Cespedes Power A’s Past Mariners

   The Coliseum was buzzing Sunday afternoon. Not with the traditional ballpark ambiance, but with the vuvuzela-like murmur of a whistle from the 7,500 bracelets turned-to-instruments given away to kids on Little League day.  The bats of A’s sluggers made plenty of noise of their own, as Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes blasted their first home runs of the season in more »

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