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Breaking down an extension for Mark Canha

There has been some speculation that the Oakland Athletics could look to extend utility man Mark Canha. Such a move may not be in their best interests. At this point, Major League Baseball has frozen rosters and banned any extension discussions. However, that does not mean that speculation about potential extensions has come to an […] Oakland Athletics: Breaking down an extension for Mark Canha - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Feliz Domingo, A Todos

“I’m actually mentioned in this article?”

Yes, I’m using this “shelter in place” time to finally learn Spanish. Leave to an A’s fan to remember words using tricks like this: “Mi carro es caro pero mi Barreto es barato.” (My car is expensive but my Barreto is cheap.) Not sure what I’ll do when Barreto hits arbitration, but it looks like we have a while...

Before turning to baseball, I feel the need to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite sports figures, period, and...

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Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison battling COVID-19

According to reports, Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is battling COVID-19, and is currently on a ventilator. Webster Garrison has been a baseball lifer, a former second round draft pick in the 1993 MLB Draft who spent 16 years as a player in the minor leagues, seven of those in the Oakland Athletics […] Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison battling COVID-19 - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Mike Fiers subject of threatening promotion

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers was the subject of a threatening promotion by a Houston area restaurant, with the glass tweeted out by a former teammate. When Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers decided to blow the whistle on the Houston Astros sign stealing scheme, he certainly did not make himself any friends on his former […] Oakland Athletics: Mike Fiers subject of threatening promotion - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Liam Hendriks loses friend DJ Griff Gotti to COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic touched the Oakland Athletics family directly, as closer Liam Hendriks lost a friend to the virus on Thursday. The coronavirus has touched Major League Baseball in unprecedented ways. The season has been postponed indefinitely, with rosters now frozen until spring training can begin again. Players want to play, with talks surrounding how […] Liam Hendriks loses friend DJ Griff Gotti to COVID-19 - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site -...

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Ramon Laureano about to become a star

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano is best known for his defense. However, his offense is about to push him into stardom. Over his time in the majors, Ramon Laureano has become known for his impressive defense. Almost from the moment he was called up to the Oakland Athletics, Laureano made his presence felt with […] Oakland Athletics: Ramon Laureano about to become a star - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Oakland A’s Fan Tales: Samuel, Go A’s, 8

The making of an Oakland A’s fan

Most of us have a moment, game or season when we became loyal A’s fans. My moment came in 1983 at the age of seven when my Dad took me to my first A’s game at the Coliseum. As we made the two-hour trek from our home in Santa Cruz, I had no idea that my life was about to change. Walking from the parking lot towards the East entrance gate I remember hearing the glorious baritone voice of Public Address Announcer Roy Steele for the first time and realizing...

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Elephant Rumblings: MLB, MLBPA Reach Agreement on Delayed Season Salaries, Service Time, Draft

Tony Clark shown here using the negotiation glare tactic taught to him by Dave Stewart and Tim Hudson A’s Coverage: Augustine: Pitch Design: An Idea to Improve Jesus Luzardo’s Swinging Strike Rate Kleinschmidt: Relive A’s most memorable Opening Day moments from past 20 seasons 10/11 Sports: Diekman enjoys extended time at home, stays ready for season Slusser: A’s Marcus Semien prepares for all eventualities, including no MLB season ($) Hickey: With No Opening Day, A’s Manager...

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Watch: A's broadcaster Glen Kuiper on Semien, Oakland's depth and the AL West | NBC Sports Bay Area

A's broadcaster Glen Kuiper speaks with NBC Sports Insider Brodie Brazil, where he talks about the star that Marcus Semien has become, the talent Oakland has between Matt Olsen and Matt Chapman, and who comes out on top of the AL West (3:33) on What most people miss about Semien (7:34) who wins the A’s 2b job? (16:30) the starting rotation, best in baseball? (22:07) a’s vs a very tough AL west #MLB #OaklandAthletics #GlenKuiper GET MORE A'S COVERAGE...

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James Kaprielian could force his way to majors

Despite his limited professional experience, James Kaprielian could push for a spot on the Oakland Athletics pitching staff this season. James Kaprielian has had a bit of a star crossed professional career. Selected by the Yankees as the 16th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics as part […] Oakland Athletics: James Kaprielian could force his way to majors - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Watch: A's outfielder Ramon Laureano is playing 'MLB the Show' to help fill the void | NBC Sports Bay Area

A's outfielder Ramon Laureano is missing baseball just like everybody else, so he's using video games like "MLB the Show" to pass the time during the shutdown. He goes one-on-one with Brodie Brazil to breakdown his simulated A's season so far and candidly discusses what it's like to be separated from his family in the Dominican Republic during these tough times. #MLB #OaklandAthletics #RamonLaureano GET MORE A'S COVERAGE https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/athletics

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What to do with Jorge Mateo

When spring training starts up again, the Oakland Athletics will have to decide what they are going to do with Jorge Mateo. At some point, spring training will begin again. When that happens, the Oakland Athletics will have a decision to make at second base. Not only have the A’s refused to name a starter […] Oakland Athletics: What to do with Jorge Mateo - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Elephant Rumblings: Surgery for Thor, A’s Canha on the Delayed Season

No news yet on whether the hair will survive the procedure. | Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images A’s Coverage: Rubin: ‘I think we’re all still stunned a bit:’ Mark Canha, Oakland A’s grapple with uncertain future Field: Time Could Be On A.J. Puk’s Side After Lengthy Rehab Tefertiller: Greg Deichmann Simplifies His Swing CBS Sports Staff: 2020 World Series odds, MLB picks, predictions: Computer model fading Athletics Becker: Ex-A’s World Series hero Dave Stewart says he...

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Imagining Kyler Murray – Oakland A’s prospect

Kyler Murray had the chance to be one of the Oakland A’s top prospects before choosing a career in the NFL. What type of prospect would he have been? For a time, there was seemingly no doubt that Kyler Murray would be a part of the Oakland A’s organization. He was selected with the ninth […] Imagining Kyler Murray – Oakland A’s prospect - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Watch: Dallas Braden on his perfect game with A's and having his grandmother there

Former A's pitcher Dallas Braden reflects on the perfect game he threw on Mother's Day of 2010. Braden chats with NBC Sports Bay Area's Jessica Kleinschmidt about his mindset on that day, what it meant to him to have his grandmother there and much more! Watch the re-air of Dallas Braden's perfect game on Tuesday, Mar. 23 at 8:00 pm PT on NBC Sports California. #MLB #Athletics #PerfectGame #Braden GET MORE A'S COVERAGE https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/athletics

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Liam Hendriks wants full 162 game schedule

Do not count Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks amongst those who feel that Major League Baseball should shorten the season. Considering the uncertainty surrounding the start of the season, it is understandable that Major League Baseball is considering an abbreviated schedule. Players will need to get back into game shape, with the expectation being that […] Oakland Athletics: Liam Hendriks wants full 162 game schedule - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan...

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Elephant Rumblings: Exhibition Baseball in Asia, April Opening Days for NPB, KBO?

Playing in a different country can make a world of difference for your career | Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images A’s Coverage: Slusser: Ex-A’s starters [Straily, Neal] share good news: Baseball returning in Asia after coronavirus shutdown Rosecrans: American players in Japan, South Korea experience pandemic through another lens ($$$) Gallegos: Where the A’s roster battles currently stand Bell and Reising: Oakland A’s Have a Plan to Ease Shelter at Home Stress...

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Joakim Soria: The Oakland Athletics backup plan

The Oakland Athletics are hitching their wagon to Liam Hendriks as their closer. If he falters, Joakim Soria is their only real backup plan. Last season, Liam Hendriks came out of nowhere to emerge as the Oakland Athletics closer. Blake Treinen, who had held the role since his acquisition from Washington, had faltered, resulting in […] Joakim Soria: The Oakland Athletics backup plan - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Watch: Liam Hendriks provides insight on how coronavirus is impacting MLB

Oakland A's closer Liam Hendriks joins Brodie Brazil to discuss the effects of coronavirus on the Athletics, Major League Baseball, and his own family. (3:15) what Hendriks is hearing from relatives in Australia (7:36) what professional adversity MLB players are facing? (9:15) what MLB players are talking to each other about right now? (11:45) is it possible to condense an MLB season further? #mlb #springtraining #openingday #baseball #oaklandas #oaklandathletics #athletics #rootedinoakland...

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Jonah Heim ready for major league role with Oakland A’s

Before the shutdown, Jonah Heim showed that he was ready for a major league role. The problem is that the Oakland A’s may not have a spot for him just yet. Usually, the backup catcher position gets scant attention. They get in the lineup maybe twice a week, giving the primary option behind the plate […] Jonah Heim ready for major league role with Oakland A’s - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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