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  1. Will the second half bring more of the same for the MLB-leading A’s?

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    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.

  2. Diamondbacks designate Trevor Cahill for assignment with $17 million left on contract

    Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.

  3. A’s lose Josh Reddick to knee injury, activate Ryan Cook

    Jun 3, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    A’s outfielder Josh Reddick exited Saturday’s game after hyperextending his left knee and now he’s headed to the the disabled list.

  4. A’s “dodged a bullet” with Ryan Cook’s injury

    May 28, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Ryan Cook is on the disabled list for the second time this season, but the A’s reliever is making progress in his recovery from a strained forearm and could be close to rejoining the bullpen.

  5. Athletics roster shakeup: Drew Pomeranz in, Dan Straily out; Ryan Cook to DL

    May 9, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Athletics made a handful of roster moves on Friday evening, which included sending Dan Straily to Triple-A while cementing Drew Pomeranz in the rotation, at least for now.

  6. Dustin Pedroia hit his 100th career home run in grand fashion

    May 3, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Dustin Pedroia entered last night’s action homerless over his first 28 games this season.

  7. A’s remove $10 million pickup Jim Johnson from closer role

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.

  8. Ryan Cook rejoins A’s after shoulder injury

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Oakland has another option if closer Jim Johnson continues to struggle, activating Ryan Cook from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the first week of the season with a strained shoulder.

  9. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    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…

  10. A’s to place Ryan Cook, Craig Gentry on disabled list

    Mar 23, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    The A’s are making some final Opening Day roster determinations Sunday in camp and announced to reporters that right-hander Ryan Cook and utility outfielder Craig Gentry are going to need season-opening stints on the 15-day disabled list. Cook was slowed this spring by shoulder inflammation but should be ready to join the A’s bullpen when…

  11. Ryan Cook is finally throwing again after shoulder problems

    Mar 19, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins

    Out since mid-February with a shoulder injury, A’s right-hander Ryan Cook threw 21 pitches in a simulated game against teammates today and said afterward that he felt good. In fact, Cook felt so good that he told John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News he’s game-ready and still holding out a slim hope of…

  12. Ryan Cook dealing with shoulder inflammation

    Feb 15, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said yesterday that Ryan Cook could be shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks due to right shoulder inflammation. It would be better if there was no issue at all, but Melvin remains optimistic that Cook will have enough time to be ready…

  13. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  14. A’s sign rehabbing reliever Eric O’Flaherty

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the A’s have continued to overhaul their bullpen by signing left-hander Eric O’Flaherty to a two-year, $7 million deal. O’Flaherty underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in July and likely won’t be game-ready before midseason, so it’s definitely a risky move. However, before blowing out his elbow he was an…

  15. Padres acquire Seth Smith from A’s for Luke Gregerson

    Dec 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Seth Smith

    Clearing out their outfield logjam a bit following the deal for Craig Gentry earlier today the A’s have traded Seth Smith to the Padres for reliever Luke Gregerson. Smith put up some big numbers in Colorado early in his career, but hit just .246 with a .738 OPS in 242 games for Oakland during the…

  16. A’s bullpen finally has an off night

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Oakland’s bullpen entered Tuesday having gone nine straight games without allowing a run, dating back to Sept. 23. That streak snapped quickly in Game 4, with the bullpen surrendering five runs in two innings in the 8-6 loss. Sean Doolittle allowed the first two runs, one coming on Victor Martinez‘s disputed homer. He hadn’t allowed…

  17. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (93-69) vs. Oakland Athletics (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Friday in Oakland: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo…

  18. Grant Balfour needs knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    Feb 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    How quickly spring training shifts from the “Best Shape of His Life” stage to the “Players Being Injured” stage. A’s closer Grant Balfour will miss 4-6 weeks following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, which apparently bothered him at the end of last season and then continued to be an issue…

  19. Mike Trout is unanimous AL Rookie of the Year winner

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to this year’s BBWAA awards, but there was one certainly; despite an historically awesome crop of competitors, Mike Trout would win American League Rookie of the Year honors in a landslide. The official announcement came Monday, with Trout claiming the top spot on all 28 ballots.…

  20. Justin Verlander pitches Tigers past A’s and into ALCS

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Way too much Justin Verlander. Detroit’s ace held down the A’s for the second time in five games Thursday, pitching a complete-game shutout and striking out 11 as the Tigers won 6-0 to move on to the ALCS. Verlander fanned 22 in his two starts, setting a new record for strikeouts in a Divisional Series.…

  21. Brett Anderson dazzles in Game 3 of ALDS as Athletics shut out Tigers and stay alive

    Oct 9, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT

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    A’s left-hander Brett Anderson made only six starts during the regular season and had not pitched since September 19 because of an oblique strain, so there was reason for concern about how he’d fare in Game 3 of the ALDS on Tuesday night against the Tigers. It didn’t take long for those concerns to disappear.…

  22. Vaunted bullpen trio lets A’s down in loss to Tigers

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour combined to pitch nine scoreless innings, allowing just three hits in the process, in the series sweep of the Rangers last week. In today’s Game 2 loss to the Tigers, the trio gave up four runs — two earned — and six hits in 2 2/3 innings of…

  23. Tigers rally in bottom of the eighth, ALDS Game 2 is tied

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

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    The A’s tied this ALDS Game 2 in the top of the eighth inning when Yoenis Cespedes raced home from third base on a Joaquin Benoit wild pitch. And now the Tigers have answered in a similar fashion. Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta hit back-to-back singles to open the bottom of the eighth then advanced…

  24. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (88-74) vs. Oakland Athletics (94-68) The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in Detroit: Jarrod Parker vs. Justin Verlander…

  25. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

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