rick tittle marcus jensen
February 23, 20152

New A’s hitting coaches (and welcome home, Marcus Jensen)

When hitting coach Chili Davis left the A’s within days after the end of last season to seek a significant increase in pay from the Boston Red Sox, it left

A's Zeets
February 19, 20153

Oakland A’s pitchers and catchers in new digs today (including Barry Zito)

Today marks the beginning of a new era in Oakland A’s baseball as they will open Spring Training at their facilities in Mesa, Arizona.  Many improvements have been made to

lawrie
February 16, 20153

Why I’m excited about Brett Lawrie

On November 29th, the baseball world was shocked to learn that Oakland had traded Josh Donaldson to Toronto. The All-Star third baseman still had four more years under team control

Vogt Gomes basketball official
February 12, 20154

Ideas for A’s promotional giveaways

The A’s recently revealed all the promotional items they’ll be handing out this season for selected games at the Coliseum. It used to be pretty mild when it came to

Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants World Series Parade 2014
February 10, 201513

The first Bay Area pro team power rankings

I thought this might be a fun idea, since this is a regional sports blog website and we try to cover all the professional teams. College is tough, since the

Oakland A's Reddick Crisp clinch AL West
February 09, 20157

A’s FanFest impressions and interviews: Josh Reddick on Chili Davis, Country Breakfast on WS, reasons for optimism

Yesterday over 15,000 folks braved lousy weather and showed up to the Oakland Coliseum complex for A’s FanFest, an event meant to sell tickets and acclimate fans to new players,

MO
February 05, 20154

Billy Beane: Please do not trade Matt Olson

Billy, throw us a bone here. Let us have one minor league stud to follow and drool over his talent. Allow A’s fans the anticipation of seeing in the Green

fan
February 02, 201514

Oakland A’s FanFest is not for the faint of heart

This Sunday the A’s will hold their annual FanFest at the Coliseum complex, although I use the term “annual” liberally here. It was only a few years ago that this

DB
January 29, 20154

Hate the player?

“Daric Barton.” Just saying that name can send some A’s fans into a blind rage. Others may feel sympathy, pity, disdain, etc. But what exactly was his crime? He accepted

selig
January 26, 20157

Bud Selig will not miss Oakland

Rob Manfred officially became the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on Saturday. Alan H. “Bud” Selig will now spend his retirement as a part-time history professor and a full-time advocate

giantsa's
January 22, 201536

The curious rivalry of the A’s and Giants

As a Bay Area native, I’ve found it curious how the perceived rivalry between the A’s and the Giants has now reached such a bellicose state. Growing up in the

Oakland Coliseum
January 19, 201545

There’s nothing wrong with the Coliseum for baseball

There’s nothing wrong with the Oakland Coliseum. (I will NEVER refer to a stadium as its stupid, temporary sponsor name, by the way.) For me, it has all I need.

donaldson
January 15, 201520

What I will/won’t miss about A’s players sent packing after roster shake-up

Firstly, I would like to say that it is with great pleasure that I have accepted the role of Oakland A’s columnist for Bay Area Sports Guy for the 2015

Zobrist
January 10, 201510

A’s trade Jaso, Robertson and Powell to Tampa for Zobrist and Escobar

The A’s have put the finishing touches on their brand new infield, trading for the multi-positional Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Oakland is

Oakland A's All-Stars 2014
December 19, 201433

Bye now, you’re an All-Star: an updated look at Billy Beane’s trades

Updated (12/19): Derek Norris was dealt to the ridiculously active Padres last night, leaving the A’s with two 2014 All-Stars.  When Billy Beane dealt Yoenis Cespedes and their 2015 Competitive

jung-ho kang
December 15, 20148

Giants and A’s might bid on Jung-Ho Kang this week

Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who in 117 games hit 40 home runs in the VERY hitter-friendly* Korean Baseball Organization in 2014, was posted today as expected. Jung-Ho Kang posted, MLB

billy
December 02, 201417

Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were “at war” during 2014 season

Some of the replies posted by Josh Donaldson on Twitter less than two weeks before he was shipped to Toronto raised eyebrows. However, according to what Scott Miller of Bleacher Report

RedDon
November 29, 201415

Donaldson tweets about A’s ownership, Beane trades Donaldson, Reddick isn’t pleased

The A’s traded one of the three best players in baseball (according to combined WAR over the past two seasons) to the Blue Jays for four players. This isn’t surprising

Pablo Sandoval Giants 2014 NLCS Game 4
November 20, 201419

Waking up from a dream

Four years ago, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Two days later, they held a parade. Three days after that, I got married. On Oct. 29 of this year,

Billy Butler crop
November 18, 20142

A’s agree to a 3-year deal with Billy Butler

The A’s have signed free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30M contract according to Robert Murray from MLB Daily Rumors, and confirmed by Buster Olney. Source: Billy

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