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  1. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 27, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Rays 4, Angels 3: Pinch hit walkoff bomb from Brandon Allen to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Albert Pujols got a hit but he was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double. I think that’s what the fancy commentators on those evening baseball television programs call “pressing.” The Angels…

  2. There were three ninth inning rallies today

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Sure, the Giants’ win over the Reds had an assist from a bad call by an ump, but it still counts as a ninth inning rally.  As does the Heath Bell meltdown Aaron described earlier. But those weren’t the only two. The Rays turned their caps inside out or whatever the hell passes for a…

  3. Rays claim Brandon Allen off waivers from A’s

    Apr 19, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    When the A’s designated Brandon Allen for assignment last week I wrote that based on his minor-league track record plenty of teams would be smart to snag him off waivers. Sure enough a contending team did just that according to Allen’s agent, who says the first baseman/corner outfielder was claimed by Tampa Bay. Allen is…

  4. Rangers should grab Brandon Allen off waivers from A’s

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen

    Left-handed hitting first basemen/designated hitters certainly aren’t in popular demand at the moment, and there’s a good chance Brandon Allen will clear waivers after being designated for assignment by the A’s on Monday. Still, there are a few teams that might want to take a chance on him, including Oakland’s division rival in Texas. The…

  5. A’s activate Daric Barton from disabled list, designate Brandon Allen for assignment

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Brandon Allen went from Opening Day first baseman to designated for assignment in the span of four games, as the A’s dropped him from the 40-man roster today to make room for Daric Barton‘s return from the disabled list. Now that he’s recovered from September shoulder surgery Barton figures to be Oakland’s primary first baseman…

  6. A’s place first baseman Daric Barton on disabled list

    Apr 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Daric Barton isn’t sufficiently recovered from September shoulder surgery, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list while the A’s go with Brandon Allen and Kila Ka’aihue at first base. Barton was once firmly established as Oakland’s long-term first baseman and had an underrated, All-Star caliber season in 2010 with a .393 on-base percentage…

  7. A’s choose Brandon Allen as starting first baseman

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Brandon Allen Getty

    Brandon Allen has beaten out Kila Ka’aihue to be the A’s starting first baseman, at least for their opening game of the season in Japan. Ka’aihue is still in the mix for playing time, but Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that manager Bob Melvin was unimpressed with his defense and prefers Allen’s combination of power…

  8. Daric Barton gets cortisone shot in shoulder, unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 5, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Oakland’s first base/corner outfield/designated hitter logjam won’t include Manny Ramirez for at least 50 games and may also be lessened by Daric Barton‘s shoulder problems. Barton, who underwent surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in September, received a second cortisone injection this morning and will be shut down for at least a few days.…

  9. What Manny Ramirez brings the A’s

    Feb 20, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Here’s was Oakland’s projected lineup two weeks ago: 2B Jemile Weeks – S CF Coco Crisp – S LF Seth Smith – L C Kurt Suzuki – R RF Josh Reddick – L 3B Scott Sizemore – R DH Brandon Allen – L 1B Daric Barton – L SS Cliff Pennington – S And here’s…

  10. The Oakland A’s in 2014

    Feb 13, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Though they’ve since made moves geared more for the short-term in re-signing Coco Crisp and trading for Seth Smith, the A’s pretty much gave up on 2012 when they shipped out pitchers Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey for youngsters. That’s still true even after they anted up $36 million for Yoenis Cespedes. Their eyes are…

  11. Running down the rosters: Oakland Athletics

    Feb 9, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki, Brandon McCarthy

    At least to the outside eye, it seems like the A’s have lacked a plan since they shipped off Matt Holliday after 93 games in 2009. It finally appeared that they were going for a full rebuild this winter, but after trading Trevor Cahill, Andrew Bailey and Gio Gonzalez, they re-signed Coco Crisp for $14…

  12. Diamondbacks and Brad Ziegler agree to one-year, $1.795M deal, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 24, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Getty Brad Ziegler

    According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Diamondbacks and reliever Brad Ziegler avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $1.795 million contract. Ziegler requested $1.945 million and was offered $1.46 million from the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides agreed to a deal a little above the midpoint.…

  13. The Athletics are shopping Brandon Allen

    Jan 19, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    Brandon Allen Getty

    Apparently Billy Beane has realized that he has way too many first baseman on his 40-man roster. With Daric Barton, Chris Carter and possibly Kila Ka-aihue in the mix for roster spots during spring training, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Athletics are shopping Brandon Allen. Allen, who turns 26 in February, was acquired…

  14. Hideki Matsui unlikely to re-sign with A’s

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui

    Since taking over as the A’s manager in the middle of the season Bob Melvin has said repeatedly that he’d like the team to re-sign Hideki Matsui, but he sounds highly unlikely to get his wish. Melvin reiterated his desire for Matsui to return while speaking to reporters yesterday at the winter meetings, but general…

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