Yoenis Cespedes throw
August 19, 20141

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?

On August 17, 2014, a strange thing happened: the Oakland A’s — a team that has scored an average of 1.29 more runs per game than their opponents this season

Bruce and Kim Bochy
August 14, 20142

BASG notes: Hawk does Hawk things, hang with Bochy, Warriors schedule and more

Before we get into the notes, jokes and curmudgeony comments, it’s time to update your calendars with a cool event taking place in a couple weeks — Bruce and Kim Bochy are

hammel
August 05, 20140

Fifth time’s the charm for Jason Hammel

This is the Jason Hammel the A’s traded for. There’s no palpable reason why he went 0-4 with an ERA over 9.00 in his first four starts with the A’s

Balfour rage
August 05, 20141

A’s strand 18, beat Rays (and former closer Balfour) in 10th

The A’s left 18 runners on base, loaded the bases four times, and went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. But being the A’s, they walked off anyway on a

a's trade
August 02, 201423

The Jon Lester trade better work out for Billy Beane

Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball is famous primarily for its description of how the Oakland A’s, a team with extreme salary restrictions, was able to compete in an unfair and unbalanced market.

lester
July 31, 20143

BASGcast (Ep. 102): A’s make a splash, Giants do nothing at deadline

Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics made a big, unexpected splash in landing Jon Lester, while the San Francisco Giants came away from the trade deadline making no moves. Bay Area Sports

BB
July 31, 20144

Beane can’t stop, won’t stop, trades Milone for Fuld … what’s next?

If general managers throughout baseball — wait, scratch that. If general managers throughout professional sports are irked in any way by Billy Beane, it’s not because Brad Pitt played him

A's trade Yoenis Cespedes  to the Red Sox for Jon Lester
July 31, 20144

A’s trade Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes

The A’s have gotten trade deadline day off to a bang, acquiring Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes according to WEEI’s Alex Speier. Boston is also getting a competitive

JC
July 28, 20140

Chavez, A’s torched by dingers in Houston

Jesse Chavez had never been a regular starter prior to this season. After his performance on Monday night against the Astros, it’s apparent that the increased workload is getting to him.

Oakland A's AL West Champions
July 23, 20140

BASGcast (Ep. 101): Wendy Thurm talks Oakland A’s; BASG and BADG discuss Price/Zobrist rumors

The A’s are the best team in baseball, and Wendy Thurm discusses Oakland heading into the trade deadline with Bay Area Sports Guy and Bay Area Duck Guy. Topics include

bc
July 22, 20149

Report: Giants interested in trading for Bartolo Colon

Update: According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, maybe we should pump the brakes on this whole Colon-to-the-Giants thing. I guess this isn’t THAT surprising, since Brian Sabean

JH
July 19, 20142

Hammel knocked around by the Orioles … do the A’s have too much pitching depth?

They say one can have too much of a good thing, and dare I say the A’s have too much pitching depth at this point. Yes, I get the trade

Josh Donaldson pie gatorade
July 19, 20141

Situational irony, poetic justice: Donaldson beats Machado, Orioles with walk-off blast

You couldn’t have written a script like this. Poetic justice is the best way to describe it: Manny Machado, Public Enemy No. 1 in Oakland, breaking the A’s hearts with

cespedes hr derby
July 14, 20142

When it comes to the HR Derby, Cespedes > Puig (and everybody else)

Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby for the second consecutive year. The bushy-eyebrowed slugger started out slowly, but he finished with 25 home runs in the final three rounds and

Nick Punto A's Mariners Fernando Rodney
July 12, 20142

King Felix outduels Samardzija, controversial strike call leads Punto’s wife to get something off her chest

There was a reason why Mariners’ manager Lloyd McClendon moved Felix Hernandez’s start from Thursday to Friday. Facing the A’s, the team they’re chasing in the AL West … yeah,

Kauai rooster
July 11, 20143

Ramblings from a blacked out mainlander

I can’t believe I’ll be heading back to San Francisco tomorrow. I’d say I was happy to be returning home, but that would be a lie. Life on the north

coliseum third deck a's
July 09, 20146

Memoirs of a third deck reject

Back in the days before tarps and sewage leaks, there was a culture to the Coliseum’s third deck – one that people who aren’t A’s fans simply can’t understand. Often times, when

angel
July 08, 201419

Giants fall again to A’s, Angel Hernandez

Hey, at least the Giants got a run tonight. Tyler Colvin’s solo homer in the seventh inning was the lone positive moment in yet another uninspiring performance by the Giants,

Radio Wars
July 08, 201411

95.7 The Game’s ratings trending upward, KNBR still on top

The Nielsen numbers were released today. If I’m not mistaken, the San Francisco figure posted by 95.7 The Game is the highest since we started posting the sports talk ratings for

Giants A's hat
July 08, 20146

A’s find out just how easy it is to shut out Giants these days

It’s not like we really needed any further proof, but it wasn’t hard to tell on Monday night which Bay Area team is the best in baseball and which is in

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