Athletics News

A’s betting Nevada politicians and their voters are idiots

April 22, 2023

When the news broke late Wednesday night that the Oakland A's had signed a binding agreement to purchase 49 acres (with an option for additional land) near the Las Vegas Strip, several media outlets reported that it was the final nail in the coffin for the city of Oakland's chances of keeping the A'...

A's Preview: Inexperienced, Young Roster Has a Lot to Prove in 2023

March 29, 2023

Last season, the Oakland Athletics lost more than 100 games (102 to be exact) for the first time since 1979. Unfortunately for A's fans, the 2023 sequel could be even more horrifying.

Oakland enters the season with serious question marks — and that's putting it nicely — at every position. To make...

From DFA to All-Star: The Improbable Rise of Paul Blackburn

July 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES — How can you not be romantic about baseball?

It's fitting that the most memorable line from 'Moneyball,' a film about the Oakland Athletics, applies so perfectly to the team's All-Star representative this season.

Just last year, Paul Blackburn was designated for assignment and outri...

A's pound Astros 14-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive

September 24, 2021

OAKLAND — For one night, everything went right for the Athletics.

If you had to describe the 2021 season to an outsider in one word: frustrating would be the most appropriate. But on the final Friday home game, everybody was happy. A good crowd was on hand for fireworks night and the A's pounded t...

A's win again, gain ground in AL wild-card race

September 10, 2021

OAKLAND — The A's are in a stretch drive where they know every game remaining has playoff implications.

With the Yankees and Red Sox having lost their games on Friday, the green and gold took advantage with a 10-5 win over the last place Texas Rangers.

Although Paul Blackburn struggled for the s...

A's go all in at trade deadline, but did they improve enough?

July 31, 2021

If there was any doubt whether the Oakland Athletics would be buyers at the trade deadline, Billy Beane and David Forst answered that question Wednesday with a resounding yes.

The A's pulled off an absolute stunner, sending top pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo to the Miami Marlins for talented outf...

A's Report Card: April was a roller coaster ride for the ages

May 1, 2021

Through the first eight games of the season, the A's legitimately looked like the worst team in all of baseball. Over the next two weeks, it seemed as though they might never lose again.

April turned out to be the ultimate roller coaster ride for the Green and Gold, but at the end of the month, Oa...

A's Preview: Healthy Chapman, revamped bullpen vital to defending AL West title

March 31, 2021

While the Oakland A's underwent several significant changes this offseason, one thing remains the same for Bob Melvin's squad — they are still the team to beat in the American League West.

A year after claiming their first division title since 2013, the Green and Gold possess the talent and depth...

A’s awake from offseason slumber with blockbuster Rangers trade

February 6, 2021

It looks like the Oakland A’s have an interest in defending their 2020 AL West championship after all.

With star players Marcus Semien (Blue Jays) and Liam Hendriks (White Sox) departing Oakland without much resistance, it seemed the A’s were in the midst of one of their clichéd offseasons of pass...

A's-Rays Wild Card Preview: Win or Set a Tee Time

October 1, 2019

The Oakland A's duplicated their mark of a year ago with a record of 97-65 and finished a game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot of the two American League Wild Card berths. However, the Houston Astros (who won the World Series in 2017) finished with an amazing 107 wins. The A's finished...