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Kris Willis

ZiPS projects A’s to be better, but still finish last in AL West

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ZiPS thinks Oakland will avoid another 100 loss season.

The Oakland Athletics suffered through their first 100-loss season since 1979 in 2022 and while they are expected to struggle again, they are hoping to show some improvement on the field. Dan Szymborski released his 2023 ZiPS projected standings at FanGraphs Wednesday and Oakland is projected for improvement, but with another last place finish.

There are no real surprises in the projections...

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Elephant Rumblings: Howard Terminal negotiations “looking good” per Mayor Thao

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Happy Wednesday, Athletics Nation!

It’s been noted that the A’s have been rather silent of late on the state of negotiations with the City of Oakland on the proposed Howard Terminal ballpark development. Meanwhile, A’s president Dave Kaval and owner John Fisher paid a visit to civic leaders in Las Vegas last week to discuss relocation prospects. None of this is terribly encouraging.

But what...

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Elephant Rumblings: Brodie Brazil offers thoughts on AASEG and Coliseum

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to Tuesday, Athletics Nation!

Beat writer Brodie Brazil has been doing videos on the roster lately, but he switched it up yesterday with a video talking about the stadium issue.

He covers a few topics during the 18 minute video, and focuses a lot on the recently announced exclusive negotiations between the city and the AASEG. He did bring up the fact that the A’s weren’t at the event held at the Coliseum, which is odd...

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Kris Willis

Oakland A’s 2023 Community Prospect List No. 7

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Moving on to round 7.

Kyle Muller is the latest addition to the Athletics Nation Community Prospect List for the 2023 season. Muller won round six of the voting in a landslide over Jordan Diaz. Right-hander Gunnar Hoglund joins the list of holdover nominees.

Tyler Soderstrom, C/1B Ken Waldichuk, LHP Zack Gelof, 2B/3B Esteury Ruiz, OF Mason Miller, RHP Kyle Muller, LHP

Here is the process:

Five nominees will appear on the ballot. The one who receives the...

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Kris Willis

Oakland A’s come in at No. 13 on The Athletic’s ‘Wild-Card Era’ franchise rankings

An interesting list.

The Oakland Athletics came in at No. 13 in The Athletic’s franchise rankings for the “Wild-Card Era” that were released on Monday. Oakland finished behind AL West division rivals the Rangers, the Angels and the Astros. It is an interesting system that assigns points for World Series wins, playoff appearances and division titles. Teams can also lose points for prolonged non-competitiveness and can receive points for sustained success.

The A’s have made...

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Las Vegas resorts eager to bring in A's

The team is believed to be scouting the Bally’s-owned Tropicana site and Phil Ruffin’s Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

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Giants, Stephen Piscotty Agree To Minor League Deal

The Giants are in agreement on a minor league contract with free-agent outfielder Stephen Piscotty, reports Robert Murray of FanSided. The CAA client will be in big league camp this spring and would earn a $1MM base salary upon making the roster.

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Elephant Rumblings: Vegas developers voice support for A’s

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MLB news roundup

Happy Monday, Athletics Nation!

Not a lot has been happening publicly on the proposed Howard Terminal development lately. Last week, while Oakland leaders promoted a plan to bring the WNBA to a redeveloped Oakland Coliseum site, Dave Kaval and John Fisher visited with city leaders and developers in Las Vegas.

Some believe that the A’s would still prefer to stay in Oakland, citing as evidence of this belief the lack of a specific proposed stadium...

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Kris Willis

Oakland A’s 2023 Community Prospect List No. 6

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The Top 5 is set!

The first five spots are set in the Athletics Nation Community Prospect List for the 2023 season. Mason Miller edged out Kyle Muller by a single vote to grab the No. 5 spot. Catcher Daniel Susac joins the nominees for the sixth round of voting. Here is a look at the Top 5 of the list:

Tyler Soderstrom, C/1B Ken Waldichuk, LHP Zack Gelof, 2B/3B Esteury Ruiz, OF Mason Miller, RHP

Here is the process:

Five nominees will appear on...

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Kris Willis

Elephant Rumblings: Oakland Mayor comments on A’s, Howard Terminal

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Not much of an update, but Mayor Thao says that she would love to keep the A’s in Oakland.

After passing on several opportunities, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao finally acknowledged the A’s and Howard Terminal in an interview with Stephanie Lin of KRON4 News. Casey Pratt broke Thao’s comments down in a short video on his YouTube page.

As Pratt points out, there wasn’t much of an update, but it is good that it has...

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2023 Opening Day Starter Could Be ... Interesting

“Let’s party like it’s 1986!” - Chris Codiroli | Photo by Owen C. Shaw/Getty Images

I know it’s a bit early to get into the weeds with questions like “Who will take the ball for the A’s to kick off the 2023 season?” But these are also the kinds of queries that make it feel like baseball really is around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting in 11 days and the first spring training game just 10 days later.

It’s also an interesting question because the answer is a...

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ConnorAshford

Elephant Rumblings: Brodie Brazil continues player profile series

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Welcome to the weekend, Athletics Nation! And a happy Saturday to you all.

A’s pre- and post-game reporter Brodie Brazil started a brand new series profiling each and every player on the Athletics ahead of the coming season. They’ve all been between roughly 7-10 minutes, and he started the series off a few days ago looking at Shea Langeliers, Seth Brown, Nick Allen, and Ramon Laureano earlier in the week.

He continued it yesterday profiling...

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Kris Willis

Oakland A’s 2023 Community Prospect List No. 5

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Rounding out the Top 5

The top four spots are set in Athletics Nation’s Community Prospect List for the 2023 season. Esteury Ruiz won the fourth round vote and takes his place on the list. Infielder Max Muncy joins the nominees for the fifth round of voting.

Tyler Soderstrom, C/1B Ken Waldichuk, LHP Zack Gelof, 2B/3B Esteury Ruiz, OF

Here is the process:

Five nominees will appear on the ballot. The one who receives the most...

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Kris Willis

A’s land at No. 19 in Kiley McDaniel’s farm system rankings at ESPN

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Oakland ranked 28th on McDaniel’s list last year.

Prospect list season continued Friday with the release of Kiley McDaniel’s farm system rankings with the Oakland Athletics coming in at No. 19 on the list. If you missed it, Keith Law had the A’s system ranked 27th earlier this week. All prospect lists and system rankings are subjective so there is ultimately no right or wrong answer. They are fun though and McDaniel...

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Elephant Rumblings: Sizing up the 2023 bullpen

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Happy Friday, Athletics Nation!

Much has been made of the abundance of starter depth that the A’s have been cultivating during the current rebuild cycle. But what of the pen? Melissa Lockard at The Athletic considered this question yesterday in a piece on the A’s bullpen outlook for 2023.

Lockard notes that the A’s relief corps may have been the team’s strongest (or least weak) unit in 2022, with solid showings from the likes of...

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Kris Willis

Oakland A’s come in at No. 27 in Keith Law’s Farm System rankings

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Overall a disappointing result.

As we continue to close in on the start of Spring Training, prospect season rolls on with the release of Keith Law’s Farm System rankings over at The Athletic. Oakland comes in at No. 27 on the list, just ahead of the White Sox, Braves and Tigers. If you missed it, Law dropped his Top 100 prospect list earlier this week with Tyler Soderstrom checking in at No. 60. Zack Gelof was among the 10 players that just...

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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Owner and Kaval visit LV

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

MLB news and notes roundup

Good morning, AN!

We are less than two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting for duty, and the A’s still have not gotten close to a resolution regarding their future home ballpark. In fact, recently owner John Fischer and team president Dave Kaval have begun talking to the Nevada government about the (very real) possibility of moving the team over to the Silver State and even had a meeting on Wednesday with “various resort...

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Oakland A's brass back scouting Las Vegas sites

Team officials including owner John Fisher and president Dave Kaval are headed to Sin City to meet with resort operators.

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Oakland A’s 2023 Community Prospect List No. 4

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The top three is set!

The top three spots are set in Athletics Nation’s Community Prospect List for the 2023 season. Infielder Zack Gelof won the third round vote and joins Tyler Soderstrom and lefty Ken Waldichuk. Jordan Diaz joins the nominees for the fourth round of voting.

Tyler Soderstrom, C/1B Ken Waldichuk, LHP Zack Gelof, 2B/3B

Here is the process:

Five nominees will appear on the ballot. The one who receives the most...

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Ready for the Las Vegas A's? Relocation speculation heats up

With Oakland Athletics executives heading to Las Vegas this week, Sin City seems likely to soon be home to a Major League Baseball team. 

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