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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Moving Coco to Left is the Right Decision

The A’s will start Coco Crisp in left field today in a seemingly meaningless Cactus League game, however their intentions of moving the stalwart center fielder permanently to the left corner is more than just an experiment. If you are a fan of advanced statistics, it would be an easy decision to move Crisp out of center field to go with the more »

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A’s Rough Up Bumgarner in Cactus League Opener

Okay, Giants fans. You have permission to begin overreacting. Madison Bumgarner, coming off of a season in which he threw 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined, was roughed up by the cross-bay rival Oakland A’s in yesterday afternoon’s Cactus League opener. The Giants’ ace was knocked out of the second inning after surrendering four runs on five more »

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A’s 2015 Fan Fest Finale

After a tumultuous offseason in which the Athletics completely overhauled their roster in a barrage of jaw-dropping trades and head-scratching acquisitions, the loyal fan base came out in force on a stormy Sunday afternoon to support their club and get some answers. Billy Beane opened his eighteenth offseason as GM of the A’s wheeling and dealing as aggressively as he more »

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