Oakland Athletics

Karl Buscheck
July 21, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The A’s get a lot of heat. For their payroll. For their attendance. Some of it is earned. Some of it isn’t. But today, it’s time to give Billy Beane, the baseball ops czar/Moneyball man, some bleeping credit. His upstart A’s, a year ahead of schedule, are officially going for it. Jeruys Familia is...
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Karl Buscheck
July 17, 2018 - 11:31 am
A’s All-Star Jed Lowrie joined “Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Tuesday morning and explained just how confidence the club — winners of 21 of 27 heading into the break — are feeling at the unofficial midway point. “I think everybody’s feeling good,” Lowrie told Dan Dibley and Jim Kozimor. “We have a ton of...
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Karl Buscheck
July 16, 2018 - 10:57 am
For the first time in 13 years, the Oakland A’s are opening Mt. Davis. Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the seating section for Saturday’s meeting with the Giants as the team attempts to make history. “By opening Mount Davis we have the chance to set the Athletics all-time attendance record...
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Karl Buscheck
July 15, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Thanks to a 21-6 stretch, the Oakland A's head into the All-Star break three games out of the second wild-card spot. Oakland took care of the Giants, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon to close out the first half with a 55-42 record. In the win, Sea Manaea delivered six innings of two-run ball. Stephen...
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Karl Buscheck
July 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
Brandon Crawford whiffed the 89 mph slider in the dirt. The Oakland A's poured out of the visitor's dugout at AT&T Park. For the 20th time in 26 games, the A's were winners. This time 4-3 over the San Francisco Giants, evening the Bay Bridge Series at 1-1, on Saturday night. It's July 14. The A...
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Karl Buscheck
July 14, 2018 - 8:05 pm
Jed Lowrie was slow to get up following his scary collision with a Stephen Piscotty in the third inning of Friday night’s 7-1 loss to the Giants. With Piscotty barrelling in and Lowrie ranging out, it was the kind of play that could have resulted in serious injury for the second baseman...
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Karl Buscheck
July 13, 2018 - 1:26 pm
With Round 1 of the Bay Bridge Series on tap, Bruce Bochy and Bob Melvin called in back-to-back on 95.7 The Game on Friday morning for an awesome half hour of baseball talk. Bochy's interview began with the three-time champ offering lofty praise for his upcoming rival. Bruce Bochy pays his respects...
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Karl Buscheck
July 12, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Back in December, David Forst, Oakland A’s GM, found himself standing in the home clubhouse, playing a game of Mean Tweets with team broadcaster Dallas Braden. The Twitter users did not hold back. “Bob Melvin probably dreams of smothering David Forst with a pillow for giving him this trash bullpen...
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Karl Buscheck
July 11, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Not even David Forst, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, could have foreseen just how promisingly the first half would play out for his club. After all, the young core is still growing. They’re learning on the job. The team has already churned through 12 starting pitchers. “If you would have...
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Karl Buscheck
July 10, 2018 - 11:40 am
The Oakland A’s went into Minute Maid Park on Monday night and did something the club hadn’t done in two-and-a-half months — they toppled the Astros, 2-0. Six scoreless innings from Frankie Montas and a homer from Stephen Piscotty, his third in as many days, carried the A’s to their first win over...
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