'Good year' ahead for A's with revamped bullpen
MLB.com Updated Jan 24
The focus on Sunday at FanFest was on a rebuilt bullpen, which now includes Ryan Madson, John Axford, Liam Hendriks and Marc Rzepczynski, and how this group, along with Sean Doolittle, is equipped to help diminish the memories of last season.Share Tweet
SoE: 10 best under-the-radar pickupsMLB.com Jan 28Aaron Hicks (Yankees), John Jaso (Pirates) and Rich Hill (A's) are among the best offseason moves getting little attention.Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 24Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. EXTENSION: No discussions have started yet, but…Share Tweet
Athletics' Alvarez unlikely to pitch until MayESPN.com Jan 24Athletics' Alvarez unlikely to pitch until MayShare Tweetyahoo.com Jan 20The Oakland Athletics have another great giveaway on their hands: They've created a gnome of closer and noted metalhead Sean Doolittle that plays Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Doolittle enters the game to that song, so it's only fitti…Share Tweet
A's avoid arb with deals for Reddick, RodriguezMLB.com Jan 15The A's avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms with right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez and outfielder Josh Reddick on one-year contracts for the 2016 season, the club announced on Friday.Share Tweet
SoE: 5 secretly awesome offseasonsMLB.com Jan 13Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, Marlins president Michael Hill and A's president Billy Beane have flown under the radar.Share Tweet
Beane: A's want to hang on to GrayMLB.com Jan 10A's general manager Billy Beane said he has no intentions of trading Sonny Gray, despite heavy interest in the starting pitcher from "some pretty aggressive suitors."Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 5Many of the athletes Charles Sly mentioned to an undercover reporter before taking it all back were clients of the trainer Jason Riley, and that is where the story becomes intriguing.Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 4Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part of his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.Share TweetMLB.com Dec 28, 2015The A's agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right-hander Henderson Alvarez, the club announced Monday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, right-hander Arnold Leon was designated for assignment.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 18, 2015Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is always looking for a low-risk gamble that could turn profitable for his ballclub. His latest signing may prove to be that and then some, as he's reportedly reached a one-year, $4.25 contract with former All-Sta…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 18, 2015The force was strong with Oakland Athletics closer Thursday night. Like many of us, the 29-year-old had tickets to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." To celebrate the occasion, Doolittle got dressed up in a spiffy new outfit: He went as a Woo…Share Tweet
Axford, Madson excited to join A's new-look 'penMLB.com Dec 11, 2015The weakest link of a disappointing 2015 A's club has quickly transformed into a formidable force. With prominent bullpen additions, among them Ryan Madson and John Axford on multiyear deals that were made official Friday, Oakland is already a significa…Share TweetThe Oakland Athletics traded third baseman Brett Lawrie to the Chicago White Sox for the right-handed pitcher J. B. Wendelken and the minor league left-hander Zack Erwin on Wednesday.Share TweetMLB.com Dec 9, 2015The A's have agreed to sign veteran reliever John Axford, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday morning. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.Share Tweet
Beane hints that A's will be active at MeetingsMLB.com Dec 8, 2015The A's have yet to make their own splash at the Winter Meetings, but it seems they won't stay quiet for too long, vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane suggested Tuesday.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 7, 2015This is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's Winter Meetings. We'll update this post as news happens. For up-to-the-second chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our Winter Meeting tracker. THURSDAYThe Angels ha…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 7, 2015This is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's Winter Meetings. We'll update this post as news happens. For up-to-the-second chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our Winter Meeting tracker. THURSDAYThe Angels ha…Share Tweet
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