A's sum is greater than their partsMLB.com Updated 10 hours agoThe Oakland A's have few players manning the same position on an everyday basis, opting instead field a roster full versatile players they can call on in the right situations. The unorthodox approach has paid off to the tune of back-to-back American Lea…Upvote Share Tweet
A's, Diamondbacks Finish in 8-8 Tie in 10 Inningsnytimes.com Updated 10 hours agoSonny Gray is headed to the Oakland Athletics' rotation this year.Upvote Share TweetRyan Braun hit his second homer of the spring and added a single to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 4 (2 days ago)Wily Peralta gave up one hit in three scoreless innings in his first spring start, but Luke Montz hit a two-run homer in a three-run ninth to rally an Oakland Athletics' split-squad to a 6-4 victory Tuesday over the Milwaukee Brewers.Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Ruggiano Powers Cubs to 6-4 Win Over A'snytimes.com Updated Mar 4 (2 days ago)Justin Ruggiano hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 win Tuesday over an Oakland Athletics split-squad.Upvote Share Tweet
Griffin changes up pitch repertoireMLB.com Updated Mar 3 (3 days ago)Oakland A's right-hander A.J. Griffin not only lost 15 pounds during the offseason, he's also ditched the cutter that got him into trouble one too many times last year.Upvote Share Tweet
Kazmir throws all pitches in simulated spring gameMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (4 days ago)Pitching against teammates in the controlled confines of a sun-splashed Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Scott Kazmir impressed a large crowd of A's personnel in a three-inning, 46-pitch simulated game Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cespedes Drives in 2 as Athletics Beat Angelsnytimes.com Updated Mar 2 (4 days ago)Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Reddick rebounds physically, mentally from trying 2013MLB.com Updated Mar 2 (4 days ago)Last season was the loneliest of times for Oakland's 27-year-old right fielder, Josh Reddick, normally the brash and boisterous type. Most days he ended up at his locker in the back corner of the A's clubhouse, lost in his thoughts despite the music bou…Upvote Share Tweet
Perez, Gray Each Pitch 2 Innings, A's-Rangers Tienytimes.com Updated Mar 1 (5 days ago)Oakland designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes drove in a run with a sacrifice fly against Martin Perez as the Athletics and Texas Rangers played to a 2-all tie Saturday. The game was stopped after nine innings.Upvote Share TweetThe Oakland A's search for a new and improved home stadium continues with no concrete resolution anywhere in sight. That's the bad news. The good news? If and when that day arrives, San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer says he'd be more tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Norris Hits Late Homer to Help A's Beat Giantsnytimes.com Updated Feb 28 (6 days ago)Derek Norris hit a tying, two-run, homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to beat the split-squad San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Friday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Feb 27Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat back from suspension, Juan Francisco went deep twice and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training schedule with an 11-3 win Thursday over the Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share Tweet
Choice makes nice first impression on RangersMLB.com Updated Feb 27Michael Choice is only getting started in the desert. He is expected to get as much playing time as possible during the Cactus League so the Rangers can assess exactly what they received in a four-player trade with the Athletics on Dec. 3.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. I don't even really care how spectacular A's outfielder Josh Reddick's two grabs—both robbing Michael Morse of home runs—were. It's just damn good to see baseball highlights again.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics open Cactus play by beating GiantsESPN.com Updated Feb 26Josh Reddick made two highlight-reel catches, Brandon Moss and Stephen Vogt each drove in two runs during a six-run fourth inning against San Francisco closer Sergio Romo, and the Oakland Athletics opened Cactus League play with a 10-1 victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants president comments on Dodgers, A'sMLB.com Updated Feb 26Giants president and chief executive officer Larry Baer addressed issues involving two of the franchise's chief rivals Wednesday, insisting that the club doesn't need to match the Los Angeles Dodgers' monstrous payroll and holding the door slightly open…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Feb 26Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't overly upset at the punishment Yusmeiro Petit and Sergio Romo endured in Wednesday's 10-5 loss to the Oakland A's in the Cactus League opener.Upvote Share Tweet
A's pack up practice gear with first spring game in sightThe A's said a final farewell to Papago Park on Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind their Spring Training workout facility for good in advance of Wednesday's Cactus League opener.Upvote Share TweetBob Melvin attended a two-hour meeting with fellow Cactus League managers on Monday to be further educated on the new instant-replay rules. "It was a long meeting, and rightly so," the A's manager said. "There were certainly a lot of thin…Upvote Share Tweet
Kouzmanoff could fill role of righty bat off benchThe Rangers are still looking for a right-handed hitter for the role they offered Mark Reynolds, and they have the perfect player in camp if Kevin Kouzmanoff can be the player he once was with the Padres and Athletics.Upvote Share Tweet
A's Jaso to catch for first time since concussionESPN.com Updated Feb 25Oakland A's catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he was struck by a foul tip on July 24.Upvote Share Tweet
New trend of locking up young players changing MLB's landscapeCNNSI.com Updated Feb 25With teams rushing to lock up young players, MLB's free-agent landscape is changing dramatically.Upvote Share Tweet
Norris calls new collision rule 'fair to both sides'MLB.com Updated Feb 24A's catcher Derek Norris said he respects that Rule 7.13, which seeks to prevent dangerous collisions at home plate, is looking out for player safety.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Feb 24Slowed this spring by right shoulder inflammation, A's reliever Ryan Cook is on track to throw a bullpen session soon, possibly by the end of the week.Upvote Share Tweet
Schedule puts Parker in line for Opening Day startMLB.com Updated Feb 23A's manager Bob Melvin hasn't come close to announcing his Opening Day starter, but the pitching schedule he revealed for this week doesn't make it too hard to figure out. Nor is it a surprise, if accurate.Upvote Share Tweet
Home Run Robbing CatchFeb 26Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick robs a home run during a spring training game vs. the San Francisco Giants.
Mulder Signs With AngelsJan 1Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Angels signing pitcher Mark Mulder to a minor league deal.
Report: O's, Balfour Reach DealDec 17Jerry Crasnick discusses what closer Grant Balfour will bring to the Orioles' bullpen.
Collisions At Home Plate To Be BannedDec 11Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Jim Bowden discuss Major League Baseball's decision to ban home plate collisions from the game, the Mets' move for Bartolo Colon and how the Mariners continue to reshape their team.
Don Banks: Raiders, Steelers among AFC front offices under pressure this o…Mar 6As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
Don Banks: Cowboys, Rams among NFC front offices under pressure this offse…Mar 4As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
The Tuesday MailbagMar 4Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…
NFL - Landing page for all 32 Offseason BlueprintsMar 3This landing page has links for all 32 Offseason Blueprint files, which include the front-office priorities, cap situations, projected 2014 lineups and free-agency and draft targets for every NFL team.