Ports Notebook: Power on Full Display for Future Oakland Athletics as Stockton Wins

On a crisp and windy Tuesday night at Banner Island Ballpark, the Stockton Ports cruised to a 6-2 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm, the High-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Here are a few quick observations from the contest: Seth Streich,who took the mound for the Ports, has a nasty curve. I attempted to capture it below. #Athletics prospect Seth Streich more »

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Mayor Jean Quan Not Exactly on Speaking Terms With Big Players in Oakland Athletics Stadium Situation

Jean Quan, the mayor of Oakland, joined Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing stadium situations for the city’s three professional sports teams, and in the process, revealed some rather alarming details. In a wide-ranging interview, the Mayor dodged several questions thrown her way, and exhibited questionable baseball knowledge, at one point referring to the 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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Oakland Athletics Sign Joe Blanton to minor league deal

The Oakland Athletics have brought back a familiar face. The Sacramento River Cats provide the details, via the club’s Twitter account. The @Athletics have signed Joe Blanton to a minor league deal. He will join the River Cats starting rotation. — River Cats (@RiverCats) March 31, 2014 Joe Blanton was released by the Los Angeles Angels last week after posting more »

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Could There be Room For the Warriors at Howard Terminal Too?

On Thursday, the Port of Oakland and a group of prominent local business leaders took a small step toward a potential waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal by entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement. The port and the business group, dubbed the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark LLC, now have 10 months to begin exploring the viability and cost of building a stadium more »

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Dallas Braden Gets a New Gig and Jarrod Parker’s Outlook

Dallas Braden has landed a new gig. The former Oakland Athletics lefty will join the lineup on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight as a studio analyst, according to a story on the network’s website. It’s great news and well-deserved for the starter, whose promising career was cut short by a shoulder injury after just five seasons. The Mayor of the 209 is more »

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Oakland Athletics: Paging Barry Zito

Suddenly, the Oakland Athletics starting rotation is looking incredibly dicey. A.J. Griffin has been shutdown for three weeks as he deals with an “ailing right elbow.” Jarrod Parker’s entire 2014 season has been wiped out, as the right-hander will require Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Even Scott Kazmir is struggling with triceps tightness, although it’s more »

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Report: Another Shakeup in the Works at 95.7 The GAME, Flagship Station of Oakland A’s and Raiders

There’s yet another shakeup in the works at 95.7 The GAME, the flagship station of the Oakland A’s and Raiders, as first reported by Bayareasportsguy.com. BASG provides the specifics of the lineup switch, via an email from Tony Cafarelli, a promotions director at Entercom, the parent company of The GAME: “San Francisco, CA — 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), The Bay Area’s more »

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