Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EST
As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.
Feb 8, 2015, 10:30 PM EST
Despite losing Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, and Jason Hammel, the Athletics do not have a deficit of starting pitching, and they figure to get two more back from the disabled list in June.
Feb 7, 2015, 11:41 AM EST
Parker, 26, missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EST
Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
It was only a matter of time. And that time has come.
Jul 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EST
After a demotion to Triple-A earlier this month, Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him. He appears unlikely to get his wish.
Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EST
The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.
Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
The A’s reached the halfway mark of their season Sunday, and it’s tough to find too much fault with what took place over the first 81 games.
Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EST
The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.
May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EST
The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.
May 13, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
The worst fears are realized.
Apr 29, 2014, 7:18 PM EST
Athletics assistant general manager David Forst refuted a report last week that right-handed starter A.J. Griffin was headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery. But there’s no more refuting it now. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirmed Tuesday that Griffin will indeed undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure.
Apr 25, 2014, 9:20 PM EST
A.J. Griffin is the latest in a long line of pitchers to undergo Tommy John surgery this season.
Apr 24, 2014, 7:46 PM EST
A.J. Griffin was shut down during spring training with right flexor tendinitis and still isn’t feeling right.
Apr 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EST
Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.
Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…
Mar 23, 2014, 1:32 PM EST
The A’s announced Sunday, via MLB.com’s Jane Lee, that right-hander Sonny Gray will start on Opening Day, March 31, against the Indians. He will be followed in the Oakland starting rotation by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily, and Tommy Milone — in that exact order. Gray, 24, had a 2.67 ERA (140 ERA+), 1.019…
Mar 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EST
Another day, another young pitcher lost to Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker, who was slated to start on Opening Day and will instead be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time at age 25. Parker had the first surgery while in the Diamondbacks’ farm system and bounced back…
Mar 15, 2014, 1:18 PM EST
It was easy to think the worst when right-hander A.J. Griffin was sent to a doctor yesterday due to elbow soreness, but the Athletics received some favorable news today. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Griffin was diagnosed with right flexor tendinitis and will be shut down for three weeks. This is…
Mar 14, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
It’s been a rough day for the A’s starting rotation, as expected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both headed for the disabled list to begin the season. Parker has a forearm injury and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s traveling to Alabama on Monday to be examined…
Oct 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EST
Josh Reddick struggled with wrist problems for much the season and now Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the A’s outfielder is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery soon. Reddick was limited to just 114 games this season and saw his OPS drop 80 points compared to a strong 2012 campaign, hitting just .226 with 12…
Oct 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
If the A’s advance past the Tigers they might have to play the ALCS without Jarrod Parker, as Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that the right-hander is showing signs of fatigue that has manager Bob Melvin worried. Melvin removed Parker early from his Game 3 start because “it just didn’t look 100 percent right” and…
Oct 7, 2013, 4:40 PM EST
The Tigers’ backs are up against the wall. They fell to the A’s 6-3 this afternoon, and now find themselves in a 2-1 hole in their best of five series vs. Oakland. A team with a reputation for bashing the ball had to scratch and claw for runs the past two games and, with the…
Oct 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EST
Lineups for the first of four games (!) today … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Jarrod Parker Oakland manager Bob Melvin is going with the same lineup he used in Game…
Oct 6, 2013, 12:40 AM EST
The Tigers and Athletics played what could very well end up being the best game of the entire post-season tonight as starters Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray took the hill in opposition. The two right-handers traded zeroes through seven innings, each allowing just four hits, each walking two or fewer, each striking out at least…
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 3
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 10
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 31
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 293
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 51
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (295)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Report: The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training (114)
- Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada reportedly signs with the Red Sox for $31.5 million, plus $31.5 million in penalties (106)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)