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An Ace Is Emerging in the Athletics Rotation

Off the field distractions have dominated the headlines surrounding the Oakland Athletics in recent years. However, positive developments are happening on the field, even if not everyone is paying attention.

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A’s vs. Nationals game thread

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Don’t freak out but the Oakland Athletics have won 5 of their last 6 and are only 2 games below .500. Does this mean the A’s are kind of... competent? Who knows, but another win today would help us find out.

It’s game two of the A’s home series against the Washington Nationals. Last night, Paul Blackburn and Lawrence Butler balled out, carrying Oakland to a walk-off 2-1 victory. The former will get a well-earned day of rest while the latter...

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Eyeball Scout Assesses The “Suddenly Competent” A’s

“For he’s a jolly good fellow...” | Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images

Was the 1-6 start the fluke? Or is the more recent 5-1 surge for real? Or is the truth, as is so often is, somewhere in between?

We’ll go with “in between” if only because historically very few teams play .143 or .833 ball for too long. The question in front of us is really whether the 2024 A’s are improved enough to avoid 100 losses, a benchmark they missed by a whopping 13 games last...

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Nine-year MLB veteran becomes free agent after refusing outright assignment

He could now be joining his third team in less than two months.

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Once-lowly A's face Nats again, aim to keep rolling

The Oakland Athletics are doing the little things necessary for big things to happen. After losing 102 games in 2022 and 112 last season, the A's are showing spunk early in 2024.

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The Dominance Of This Oakland Athletics Flamethrower

Believe it or not, the Oakland Athletics have an exciting young flamethrower dominating out of the bullpen. A former top starting prospect, Mason Miller made four starts before experiencing right forearm tightness in May.

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A’s walk off the Nationals, 2-1

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Lawrence Butler the offensive MVP in the win while Paul Blackburn dazzles again

Through eight full innings of Friday nights game, it looked like the A’s were on their way to back-to-back 1-0 victories. Instead, Washington Nationals outfielder Jesse Winker had different plans sending a solo blast into the right center bleachers off Dany Jimenez in just his seventh pitch of the night.

Just an inning later, however, the A’s would get the last laugh...

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Lawrence Butler drives in winning run in 10th as Nationals edge Athletics

Lawrence Butler hit a game-winning single with one out in the 10th inning to go with an earlier home run as the Oakland Athletics defeated the visiting Washington Nationals 2-1 on Friday night.

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Nationals vs. A’s game thread

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A’s return back home for an interleague three-game set with the Nationals

Fresh off back-to-back road series victories over the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, the A’s return home for a week as they kick off a three-game series with the Washington Nationals tonight.

The A’s will send Paul Blackburn to the mound, and he’s been the team’s ace through two full times around the pitching cycle thus far. In two starts, the last one resulting...

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Elephant Rumblings: A’s riding consecutive series wins

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Happy Friday, Athletics Nation!

Following a brutal 1-6 homestand to begin the 2024 season, the A’s have turned things around with a 4-2 road trip. They took two of three from a frisky Tigers team in Detroit, and then twice bested the defending world champion Texas Rangers through three contests in Arlington. Now we shall see if the A’s can carry this momentum and confidence back to the echo chamber that is the Oakland Coliseum,...

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Oakland Ballers Sign First Woman To Play In Pioneer League

The Oakland Ballers have signed pitcher Kelsie Whitmore, who will become the first woman to play in the independent Pioneer League. This follows the February announcement by the Oakland Athletics naming Jenny Cavnar as the first female primary play-by-play announcer for a major league team.

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Series Recap: Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics 4/9-4/11

After an exciting rivalry series with the rival Houston Astros, the Texas Rangers continued their homestand with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field.

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JP Sears sparkles, Athletics take series from Rangers

Left-hander JP Sears took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Seth Brown homered and doubled as the visiting Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0 in the rubber game of their three-game series Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

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A's place 2023 All-Star Brent Rooker (rib) on IL

Oakland Athletics outfielder/designated hitter Brent Rooker was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to an injury that he sustained on Sunday.

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Athletics beat Rangers behind Sears’ gem 1-0

JP Sears pitched a gem in Arlington, Texas holding the reigning WS Champs scoreless through 6.1 innings. | Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

A’s take two of three against reigning champions

The Oakland Athletics faced the Texas Rangers today in the rubber match of the 3-game series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. A’s lefty hurler JP Sears faced righty Jon Gray for Texas.

The A’s went down quickly and quietly with three straight strikeouts in the top of the first. JP...

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Athletics vs Rangers Game Thread

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A’s go for second consecutive road series win

On Thursday, morning, April 1, the Oakland Athletics will face the Texas Rangers in the series finale in Arlington. The A’s hope to take their second series in a row on the road with a victory over the reigning World Series champion Rangers. Taking the mound for Mark Kotsay’s A’s is JP Sears. Sears is 0-1 with an...

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Athletics Select Max Schuemann

The Athletics announced that outfielder Brent Rooker has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a costochondral cartilage injury. Infielder/outfielder Max Schuemann was selected to take Rooker’s place on the active roster.

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Athletics place Brent Rooker on injured list, select contract of Max Schuemann

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Rooker hasn’t played since April 7

The Oakland Athletics announced Thursday that they have placed outfielder Brent Rooker on the 10-day injured list with a costochondral cartilage injury. The move is retroactive to April 8. The team selected the contract of Max Schuemann to fill Rooker’s place on the roster.

The A's have placed OF Brent Rooker on the 10-day injured list with a costochondral cartilage injury and selected INF/OF Max Schuemann...

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Elephant Rumblings: win streak over, Jackson outrighted, employees let go

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Good morning Athletics Nation! Happy Thursday to you all.

Oakland’s first winning streak came to an end yesterday as the club fell to the Rangers in the second game of the series. Unlike the first matchup this contest wasn’t particularly close as Ross Stripling got hit hard. It’s practically impossible to win when your starting pitcher allows 14 baserunners in just six innings of work and the club found that out first hand yesterday.

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A’s three-game winning streak comes to an end with 6-2 loss

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The A’s scored first and last but the Rangers had their way in-between

The A’s put together their best stretch of baseball over the last few days taking two straight games over the Detroit Tigers and another over the defending-champion Texas Rangers thanks to a hat-trick of home runs from Shea Langeliers.

All of this fun success was put to a screeching halt on Wednesday, however, as the A’s offense went silent over the majority of the game while the Rangers...

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