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  • Source: Edwin Jackson, A's not on same page in contract negotiations

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The A's met with representatives for starting pitcher Edwin Jackson last week at the MLB Winter Meetings, but according to a source, the two sides are not close on potential salary figures. Jackson, 35, would like to return to Oakland, but he also has drawn interest from..." December 18

  • Why Franklin Barreto should be A's starting second baseman in 2019

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The A's have said all the right things when it comes to Franklin Barreto. Whether it's Billy Beane, David Forst or Bob Melvin, all have expressed great optimism in the 22-year-old's big league potential. However, their actions haven't quite matched that confidence..." December 17

  • Report: Brewers showing interest in free agent infielder Jed Lowrie

    Brew Crew Ball "With Ian Kinsler agreeing to a two-year deal with the San Diego Padres, the Brewers had to cross one of the options they were considering off their list. According to Ken Rosenthal, they may be replacing Kinsler with another name. In his latest notes column, he says the..." December 17

  • A's in no hurry to sign starting pitchers as MLB free agency progresses

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Right at the beginning of this offseason, A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane identified starting pitching as the club's top priority. General manager David Forst and manager Bob Melvin both echoed that sentiment. So why has the team yet to add..." December 17

  • A’s Matt Chapman has shoulder surgery

    San Jose Mercury News "A’s third baseman Matt Chapman underwent shoulder surgery on Friday, his second surgery this offseason. The A’s expect him to be ready for spring training. He first experienced pain in the shoulder during a recent workout. Chapman had a procedure done..." December 15

  • Orioles select Richie Martin No. 1 from A's in Rule 5 draft

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles selected shortstop Richie Martin with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft. Fourteen players were selected overall in the major league phase of the draft with only the San Francisco Giants picking more than one player as they made two..." December 13

  • MLB executive: Bruce Maxwell’s kneeling may keep him from finding work, not his arrest

    San Francisco Chronicle "Catcher Bruce Maxwell, the only major-league player to take a knee during the national anthem, remains unsigned after Oakland let him go this winter and might not find work with a major-league organization again, several sources said. Maxwell, who turns 28 next week, was arrested on..." December 13

  • Why A’s will have Khris Davis for 2 more years — but longer would be prudent

    San Francisco Chronicle "A multiyear extension for Khris Davis isn’t uppermost in the A’s minds as the winter meetings conclude Thursday — but it will be a focus in one month. On Jan. 11, if Oakland hasn’t come to terms with the major league’s top home run hitter of 2018, the two..." December 13

  • Kyler Murray would have to repay baseball bonus if he chooses NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "Pro baseball or pro football? That is the question for Kyler Murray. Murray was drafted No. 9 overall by the Oakland Athletics in the MLB draft earlier this year after having a great season for Oklahoma in the spring. He received a $4.66 million signing bonus and was allowed by the..." December 12

  • MLB Rumors: Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s talking Jurickson Profar

    Lone Star Ball "The Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers have talked about infielder Jurickson Profar, according to Ken Rosenthal. Profar, who has two seasons left prior to hitting the free agent market, is currently slated to be the Rangers’ third baseman in 2019, though his best..." December 12

  • Troy Tulowitzki interested in return to Bay Area, agent says; are A’s a fit?

    San Francisco Gate "Troy Tulowitzki is one of the top baseball players ever to come from the Bay Area — and now that the five-time All-Star is free to sign with any team he likes, he wouldn’t mind coming home and playing for a winning team. Considering the A’s are coming off a playoff..." December 12

  • Chris Herrmann lands deal with Oakland

    CBS Sports "Herrmann agreed to a contract with the A's on Tuesday, Jerry Crasnick of reports. Herrmann appeared in only 36 games for the Mariners in 2018, slashing .237/.322/.421 with two homers in those appearances. He should compete with Josh Phegley in spring training for the..." December 11

  • A’s, catcher Jonathan Lucroy not close on potential salary figures

    San Francisco Gate "Oakland will add a catcher this winter, general manager David Forst said Monday, which means that the team won’t go into the spring with just Josh Phegley, Sean Murphy and Beau Taylor competing for the two spots. That doesn’t mean that last year’s incumbent is out of..." December 11

  • Why Kyler Murray is picking baseball over football, and what to expect from the Heisman winner on the diamond

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma's two-sport star Kyler Murray is having himself quite a year. On Saturday night in New York, Murray was awarded the 2018 Heisman Trophy, becoming the second consecutive Oklahoma quarterback to win the award, following in the footsteps of last year's winner, Baker..." December 09

  • A's have checked in on Gonzalez, Harvey

    San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland’s surprising success in 2018 came despite its rotation devastation, but repeating such a high-wire act would be next to impossible. So the A’s quest going into the winter meetings, which open Monday in Las Vegas, is to add starting pitching — and lots of it...." December 08

  • Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray says he'd 'like to do both' pro baseball and football 'if possible'

    Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the betting favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, which is causing some to consider whether or not he could be successful at the next level despite his height and pending baseball career. Listed at 5-foot-9, Murray was selected..." December 07

  • Should the Oakland A’s pursue Clay Buchholz?

    Athletics Nation "There’s a new name to add to the list of targets for the Oakland A’s rotation. The team has “engaged in discussions” with free agent pitcher Clay Buchholz, reports Ben Ross of NBCS, though he notes that “nothing appears to be..." December 07

  • Kyler Murray’s agent: A’s pick will stick with baseball despite NFL talk

    San Francisco Chronicle "Kyler Murray’s representative, Scott Boras, is the most powerful agent in baseball, and Boras told The Chronicle firmly Thursday that the A’s top draft pick will fulfill his commitment to Oakland despite speculation he might elect for the NFL draft instead. “Kyler..." December 06

  • Should the A’s pursue Charlie Morton?

    Athletics Nation "It’s tempting to call the A’s current rotation a disaster, but A) it doesn’t currently exist and B) it didn’t stop them from going to the playoffs last season. Regardless of last season’s bullpen-centric success, it’s highly likely the A’s..." December 06

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Kyler Murray leaves door open to choose NFL career over baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland A’s agreed to let Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray play one more season of football after they selected him in the first round of the MLB Draft, and it sounds like that plan remains in place. However, Murray is seemingly leaving the door open for him to change his..." December 05

  • Agent: Kyler Murray will report to Oakland A’s despite amazing football season

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray has enjoyed such an incredible season for Oklahoma this year that it has led to questions about his future. Would the Heisman Trophy contender consider a future in professional football over pursuing one in baseball? Murray’s baseball agent says that despite the..." December 03

  • Oakland A’s non-tender Mike Fiers, Kendall Graveman, Cory Gearrin

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland A’s non-tendered three pitchers on Friday, allowing right-handers Mike Fiers, Kendall Graveman, and Cory Gearrin to become free agents, the team announced. Friday brought the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. The A’s..." December 01

  • Kyler Murray Has Financial Reasons to Play Baseball, But the Draw of Football May Prove Too Great

    The Big Lead "Kyler Murray has had an incredible season as QB for Oklahoma, putting up video game numbers and earning himself an invite to New York for the Heisman ceremony. Murray was an elite high school athlete who initially went to Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma. He’s now 21, and..." November 30

  • A's plan Howard Terminal stadium, Oakland Coliseum site redevelopment

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The A's believe they’ve finally found their new home in Oakland. The organization announced Wednesday its plan to build a 34,000-seat waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square. If everything goes to plan, construction would start in late 2020, with the..." November 28

  • Oakland Athletics reveal renderings of a radically-different kind of ballpark

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics are set to unveil artistic renderings and designs for what they hope will be their brand spankin’ new park in downtown Oakland at Howard Terminal. The renderings can be seen in this detailed article in the San Francisco Chronicle. The ballpark is . . ...." November 28

  • Jay Bruce’s no-trade list revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "The teams on Jay Bruce’s no-trade list have been revealed. According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, Bruce updated his no-trade list two weeks ago to include the following five teams: Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Oakland A’s, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue..." November 27

  • Oakland A’s prospect/Heisman candidate Kyler Murray still planning to play baseball in 2019

    Athletics Nation "When the Oakland A’s chose football star Kyler Murray in the first round of the draft this summer, they did so with the understanding that he would switch to baseball in 2019. That still appears to be the plan. “I feel like I could play in the NFL, but as far as giving it..." November 27

  • Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray reaffirms plan to play for Oakland A's after Sooners' season ends

    Sporting News "Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray strengthened his case to be a solid NFL draft pick with his high-tempo performance against West Virginia Saturday, but he said he plans to honor his commitment to his other love: baseball. Murray led No. 6 Oklahoma to a..." November 26

  • A's could lose former first-round pick Richie Martin in Rule 5 Draft

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The A's added five players to their 40-man roster Tuesday, protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft. One of the names not added, however, is one of Oakland's former first-round draft picks.  With the No. 20 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the A's..." November 26

  • Reds, A's Among Teams 'Thought to Have Interest' in Matt Harvey

    Bleacher Report "Matt Harvey may not get the big payday this winter that he once envisioned, but there still appears to be some interest in the former All-Star pitcher on the market. Jon Heyman of Fancred reported on Wednesday that the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics are among the..." November 23

  • Pirates send Tanner Anderson to Oakland

    Bucs Dugout "The Pirates have sent right-hander Tanner Anderson and his Bronson Arroyo-like leg kick to Oakland. The return hasn’t been reported yet, but it’s unlikely to be more than a lower level lottery ticket, or cash. " November 21

  • Oakland A’s add 4 prospects to roster, and acquire another

    Athletics Nation "Tuesday brought the deadline for teams to protect eligible prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, which will be held in December. In response, the Oakland A’s announced the addition of four prospects to their 40-man roster: RHP Grant Holmes, RHP James Kaprielian, OF Luis..." November 21

  • Should the A’s pursue Sonny Gray?

    Athletics Nation "Some facts: -The A’s need pitchers, specifically of the starting variety -Sonny Gray is a pitcher, specifically of the starting variety Punch that equation into the calculus reserve in your brain, and out comes the expected result: Sonny Gray to the..." November 21

  • Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, Matt Olson gave A's plenty of value

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 2018 A's became the first team in MLB history to make the playoffs after starting the season with the lowest payroll, but they got plenty of value beyond Opening Day.  Forbes' Robert Kuenster compiled a list of players who hit 25 or more home runs in 2018,..." November 21

  • A’s Khris Davis wins award as best designated hitter

    San Francisco Chronicle "Khris Davis of the A’s was the best designated hitter of 2018. So say the writers, broadcasters and club public-relations officials whose votes earned Davis the 2018 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH Award. Davis bested J.D. Martinez, who helped the Red Sox win the World..." November 20

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • What A's can learn from erroneous Billy Butler deal in 2014

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On this date four years ago, the A's signed free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract. Butler, who was 28 at the time, had spent his first eight MLB seasons with the Kansas City Royals. His best season came in 2012 when he slashed..." November 19

  • Report: No momentum in A’s talks about Sonny Gray

    Larry Brown Sports "The rumored reunion between the Oakland Athletics and Sonny Gray does not look to be happening, at least for now. According to Jon Morosi of, the Athletics have spoken with the New York Yankees about Gray, but the talks have no momentum at the moment and nothing is close. " November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • A’s have interest in bringing Kurt Suzuki back again

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s are a team that doesn’t shy away from bringing alumni home for a second or even third go-round, and that might extend to the team’s catching spot next season. The Chronicle has learned that Oakland has talked to former A’s catcher Kurt Suzuki, who is a..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • If There Were Ever A Time For A 6-Man Rotation...

    Athletics Nation "Back in the early 1980s, “Billy Ball” was born partly because you’ll have Mickey Klutts steal home on the front end of a triple steal when you know your closer is Dave Beard, and you’re open to a series of suicide squeezes when you’re trotting Keith Drumright and..." November 13

  • Bob Melvin Wins 2018 AL Manager of Year Award

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin has been named the 2018 American League Manager of the Year. November 13

  • A’s trying to get Sonny Gray back?

    Larry Brown Sports "After a forgettable tenure with the New York Yankees, Sonny Gray could be headed back to where it all began. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that the Oakland Athletics are one of the teams seeking to make a trade for the former All-Star righty, who is widely expected..." November 11

  • Kyler Murray Might Put Off MLB And Play Another Year At Oklahoma

    The Big Lead "I don’t know exactly how to classify this information from Todd McShay. I wouldn’t call it a “report,” per se, but since it’s McShay saying it, I consider it something more than a rumor. Anyway, it sounds like Oklahoma might get another year of Kyler..." November 10

  • Arenado, Chapman win Platinum Gloves "Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Matt Chapman of the A's have quickly developed reputations as the best defensive third basemen in the game, and on Friday, they were honored as Major League Baseball's premier defenders as the recipients of the 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove..." November 10

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09