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Athletics' Arizona Fall League overview

Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Pirates' Arizona Fall League participants, led by No. 8 prospect Logan Shore.

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Elephant Rumblings: 3 Oakland Prospects You Need To Know

A’s Coverage: Minor League Ball’s 3 Oakland Athletics prospects you need to know... The week that was for Green and Gold prospects in the AFL... MLB News: Alex Cora named 47th manager in Red Sox history... Dodgers drawing big bets to win Game 1... Dodgers to go with Rich Hill for Game 2, then Yu Darvish... Indians pitching coach Mick Callaway to be Mets' new manager... Baseball Interest Stories: The analytics series: Dodgers-Astros is a win for sabermetrics... Once MLB’s...

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Elephant Rumblings: 3 Oakland Prospects You Need To Know

A’s Coverage: Minor League Ball’s 3 Oakland Athletics prospects you need to know... The week that was for Green and Gold prospects in the AFL... MLB News: Alex Cora named 47th manager in Red Sox history... Dodgers drawing big bets to win Game 1... Dodgers to go with Rich Hill for Game 2, then Yu Darvish... Indians pitching coach Mick Callaway to be Mets' new manager... Baseball Interest Stories: The analytics series: Dodgers-Astros is a win for sabermetrics... Once MLB’s jokers,...

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More Proof That Players Make Managers Look Good Or Bad

In a winner-take-all game, the normally reliable Nationals defense kicked, bobbled, and heaved the ball around like there was, well, literally no tomorrow, so naturally Dusty Baker had to be fired. Such is what passes for logic in the baseball managing world.

Meanwhile, A.J. Hinch has made his share of puzzling moves that had a great chance to backfire, but all is well because the Astros are headed to the World Series.

A big head scratcher was Hinch’s decision to use his closer — his...

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A's help replace 9-year-old fan's memorabilia

In a touching moment on Friday, the Athletics helped replace memorabilia for a 9-year-old fan whose house was destroyed by Northern California wildfires.

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Elephant Rumblings: California League prospects and some manager talk

The gateway to your weekend...

A’s Coverage: Which prospects stood out in California League this past season... Oakland Athletics off-season Q&A: Gil Patterson, part two... A’s bring back former player as new bench coach... MLB News: The Dodgers didn’t win the pennant the way they were supposed to... Dusty Baker won't return as Nationals manager... Source: Tigers will hire Ron Gardenhire as manager... Report: Alex Cora to be Named Red Sox Manager After ALCS... Baseball Interest...

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Oakland A’s name Ryan Christenson as new bench coach

He’s been a manager in the A’s minors for 5 years, including 2 championships. The Oakland A’s named Ryan Christenson as their new bench coach on Thursday, the team announced. The 43-year-old spent the last five seasons as a manager in the A’s minor league system Christenson, a SoCal native, spent most of his playing career in Oakland. He was drafted by the A’s in 1995 and made his MLB debut three years later, grading out as a solid CF but a light hitter. He roamed the Coliseum...

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Oakland A’s name Ryan Christenson as new bench coach

He’s been a manager in the A’s minors for 5 years, including 2 championships.

The Oakland A’s named Ryan Christenson as their new bench coach on Thursday, the team announced. The 43-year-old spent the last five seasons as a manager in the A’s minor league system.

Christenson, a SoCal native, spent most of his playing career in Oakland. He was drafted by the A’s in 1995 and made his MLB debut three years later, grading out as a solid CF but a light hitter. He roamed the Coliseum...

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Elephant Rumblings: Hale Reportedly Out as Mets’ Candidate; a Simpsons Baseball Documentary

A’s Coverage: Melissa Lockard spoke with A’s minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson about several pitchers he worked with at Instructs and during the season... Report: Bob Geren, Chip Hale Not Candidates For Mets’ Managerial Job... MLB News: Joe Maddon ejected for second time in NLCS; umpire admits call was wrong... Red Sox interview third candidate Ron Gardenhire for manager job... Tony La Russa to leave role as D-backs executive at end of month... Kershaw gets chance at...

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Imagining the effects of a drastic realignment

Running wild with wild rumors.

It seems like baseball has a quarterly tradition of talking expansion and realignment. Maybe that’s an effort to avoid talking about the juiced ball, but baseball has a long history of talking about adding new teams and changing up the divisions.

It’s rare for these things to actually happen, and that’s probably good - the sport is best off sticking with consistency for at least a reasonable amount of time. Adding teams and changing schedules and getting...

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Elephant Rumblings: AFL Videos, 32-Team Expansion, Earthquake Memories

A’s Coverage: The A’s fortunately went mention-less in FanRag’s 2017 all-awful team... Oakland Athletics Arizona Fall League video: Logan Shore... MLB News: Major league teams playing marathon-length games in October... Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside of Safeco Field has bat stolen... Red Sox's injured Eduardo Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez have surgeries... Fredi Gonzalez favorite for Tigers manager... Portland has ownership group in place for MLB team, looking to fast-track baseball...

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Elephant Rumblings: AFL Videos, 32-Team Expansion, Earthquake Memories

A’s Coverage: The A’s fortunately went mention-less in FanRag’s 2017 all-awful team... Oakland Athletics Arizona Fall League video: Logan Shore... MLB News: Major league teams playing marathon-length games in October... Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside of Safeco Field has bat stolen... Red Sox's injured Eduardo Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez have surgeries... Fredi Gonzalez favorite for Tigers manager... Portland has ownership group in place for MLB team, looking to fast-track baseball to...

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AFL Eye Test: Neuse, Romero, atmosphere

Initial thoughts on Oakland A’s prospects Sheldon Neuse and Miguel Romero after first seeing them live at the Mesa Solar Sox AFL game on October 17. The AFL atmosphere is like no other baseball game I have ever been to. It combines the intimacy of lower level minor league games, where a sneeze can be heard from the other side of the stadium, with the professionalism of top prospects nearing the big leagues. Attendance at on Tuesday night to watch the Mesa Solar Sox take on the Salt River...

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AFL Eye Test: Neuse, Romero, atmosphere

Initial thoughts on Oakland A’s prospects Sheldon Neuse and Miguel Romero after first seeing them live at the Mesa Solar Sox AFL game on October 17.

The AFL atmosphere is like no other baseball game I have ever been to. It combines the intimacy of lower level minor league games, where a sneeze can be heard from the other side of the stadium, with the professionalism of top prospects nearing the big leagues. Attendance at on Tuesday night to watch the Mesa Solar Sox take on the Salt River...

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Elephant Rumblings: Franklin Barreto vs. Willy Adames, Babe Ruth Barnstorming

A’s Coverage: Prospect Smackdown: Franklin Barreto vs. Willy Adames... A's lead effort to replace 9-year-old's memorabilia... Lockard (Athletic subscription required): A's offseason checklist: They're committed to a rebuild, but there are things to do this winter... MLB News: A guide to today’s LCS action... Auction canceled for Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series ring... A.J. Hinch, like Joe Maddon, says managers should ignore Twitter... Astros announce starter for ALCS Game 4 vs....

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Elephant Rumblings: Franklin Barreto vs. Willy Adames, Babe Ruth Barnstorming

A’s Coverage: Prospect Smackdown: Franklin Barreto vs. Willy Adames... A's lead effort to replace 9-year-old's memorabilia... Lockard (Athletic subscription required): A's offseason checklist: They're committed to a rebuild, but there are things to do this winter... MLB News: A guide to today’s LCS action... Auction canceled for Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series ring... A.J. Hinch, like Joe Maddon, says managers should ignore Twitter... Astros announce starter for ALCS Game 4 vs. Yankees...

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Sheldon Neuse starting strong in Arizona Fall League

Checking in with 7 Oakland A’s prospects in the AFL. The Arizona Fall League is through its first week of play, and the seven Oakland A’s prospects in attendance have each gotten into some games. The Mesa Solar Sox stand at 2-3 so far, with a roster containing minor leaguers from the A’s, Cubs, Nats, Astros, and Tigers. Bill from Athletics Farm got the ball rolling last week with an intro, but here’s a refresher on Oakland’s contingent as well as an update on their first outings. ...

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Sheldon Neuse starting strong in Arizona Fall League

Checking in with 7 Oakland A’s prospects in the AFL.

The Arizona Fall League is through its first week of play, and the seven Oakland A’s prospects in attendance have each gotten into some games. The Mesa Solar Sox stand at 2-3 so far, with a roster containing minor leaguers from the A’s, Cubs, Nats, Astros, and Tigers.

Bill from Athletics Farm got the ball rolling last week with an intro, but here’s a refresher on Oakland’s contingent as well as an update on their first...

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Elephant Rumblings: Maddon’s mistake and an A’s Fall/Winter league update

Down goes the save!

A’s Coverage: Dealing relievers at the deadline gives Oakland two solid prospects... Which prospects stood out in Texas League this past season? MLBTR’s Offseason Outlook: Oakland Athletics... How are the Oakland A’s prospects participating in fall and winter leagues faring thus far? Peralta hires strategist for A’s stadium talks... Young A’s fan writes letter to team after losing possessions in fires... MLB News: Yankees turn to CC to save their season... Red...

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Offseason Outlook: Oakland Athletics

MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams. Click here for the other entries in this series. The Athletics posted their third straight last-place finish in the American League West in 2017, but for the first time since their fateful Josh Donaldson trade in November 2014, the franchise has a clear direction. Not only did the A’s commit to a full rebuild in the middle of the season, but a couple of their prospective long-term core pieces – first baseman Matt Olson and third...

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