Share TweetA report surfaced late last week that Major League Baseball turned down the A's request to relocate to San Jose, but the club is open to submit a revised proposal.Share TweetThe Rockies finished last week deep in talks with the Athletics in an effort to acquire left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson, but they didn't complete the deal because of questions about Anderson's medicals. While the deal didn't happen, it's possible it …Share TweetThe Hot Stove gets even hotter with this week's winter meetings. Here are the stories to watch for.
Oakland brings rotation depth to annual MeetingsUpdated Dec 8 (yesterday) Share TweetWith their busiest work week of the offseason seemingly behind them, the A's appear to have little to do at the Winter Meetings. But general manager Billy Beane, who swung four separate deals in two days last week, could easily strike again.
MLB’s battle with City of San Jose wages on following possible conflicting court statementsUpdated Dec 7 (2 days ago) Share TweetOn June 18, the city of San Jose filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball in an attempt to stop the league from standing in the way of the Oakland A's desired move to their city. The timing was interesting, since two days earlier …Source: yahoo.com
A's go to Meetings with Major work nearly doneUpdated Dec 6 (3 days ago) Share TweetA's officials will head to the annual Winter Meetings on Sunday with a short to-do list. Oakland already has been busy addressing many of the club's offseason needs, but strengthening the farm system could be on the agenda.
Anderson aware of swirling trade speculationUpdated Dec 5 (4 days ago) Share TweetA trade involving pitcher Brett Anderson seems inevitable for the A's. Oakland has a surplus of arms for its Major League staff, and the 25-year-old left-hander might be an asset the Athletics move to help restock the farm system.Share TweetLeft-hander Scott Kazmir, who's two-year, $22 million free-agent deal with the A's was made official on Wednesday, chose to come to Oakland because of the club's recent success and its pitcher-friendly ballpark.
I Can't Stop Watching This Old Man Kick An ASU Fan In The FaceUpdated Dec 4 (5 days ago) Share TweetNot since an aged A's fan decided to fight all the cops have we seen a display of old-man badassery like this. Read more...Source: deadspin.com
Ellsbury signing highlights flurry of moves on Chico Salmon DayUpdated Dec 4 (5 days ago) Share TweetEverything you need to know about a crazy day of moves and where the Hot Stove goes from here.Share TweetGM Billy Beane's fast-paced maneuverings Monday and Tuesday perfectly encompassed the frenzy that is the predictably unpredictable offseason, as he lit up the Hot Stove with a flurry of impactful moves that could make for a low-key Winter Meetings next …
Johnson eager to join talented A's bullpenUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetSaying goodbye to the only organization he's ever known hasn't been easy for Jim Johnson, who is joining the A's as part of a trade on Monday. At the forefront of the All-Star closer's worries is his Florida-based family. But less than 24 hours after le…
Choice-Gentry trade shows mettle of Beane, DanielsUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetThe Athletics and Rangers just made the kind of trade that only really smart, really confident general managers make. In this case, it was Billy Beane of the A's and Jon Daniels of the Rangers. It's the kind of trade that reflects plenty of organization…
Trade bonanza! Padres send Luke Gregerson to Athletics for Seth SmithUpdated Dec 3 (6 days ago) Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. The winter meetings don't start until Sunday night, but major league general managers aren't waiting to get with Mickey Mouse to make deals. Two relatively big trades happened within moments of each other Tuesday a…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Rangers have acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from the Athletics for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.Share TweetThe Orioles made their first big move of the winter late Monday night, trading All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Athletics in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named.
Hot Stove roundup: Nats, A's land pitchers in tradesUpdated Dec 3 (7 days ago) Share TweetThe Nationals had been quiet this offseason -- until Monday, when Washington pulled off a trade with Detroit for veteran right-hander Doug Fister. The A's added closer Jim Johnson in a deal with the Orioles.Share TweetThe A's are hanging on to their longest-tenured player as first-base insurance, announcing on Monday that they plan to tender a contract to Daric Barton. As expected, Oakland has also opted to tender contracts to each of its eight other arbitration-elig…Share TweetVeteran left-hander Scott Kazmir hopes to add to the Oakland A's legacy of getting the most out of players thought to be risky free-agent signings.
Former pitcher, war vet Brissie dies at 89Updated Nov 27 Share TweetLou Brissie, a veteran of World War II and a former All-Star in the waning years of Connie Mack's tenure with the Philadelphia Athletics, has passed away, according to a report in The New York Times. Brissie was 89 years old, and his Major League career…
Padres make small trades with Pirates and O'sUpdated Nov 26 Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
A's Trade For Closer Jim JohnsonDec 3Tim Kurkjian discusses the A's-Orioles trade in which Oakland acquired closer Jim Johnson.
The GM's Office: Wieters On The Block?Nov 19Jim Bowden takes a look at Matt Wieters' future with the Orioles.
SweetSpot TV: Market For ClosersNov 19Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at what the market is like for closers.
Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen JacksonDec 9The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
Best of Times, Worst of TimesDec 9The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...