Coco Crisp Signs Extension with Oakland Athletics

A's News

The Oakland Athletics have reported a two-year contract extension with centerfielder Coco Crisp that includes a vesting option for 2017. Crisp will receive $11 million in 2015 and 2016, and his vesting option is worth $13 million with a $750K buyout. Crisp has been very solid since signing a free agent deal with Oakland after the 2009 […]

Sam Fuld Agrees to Minor League Deal With Oakland

A's News

Super Sam Fuld as he was affectinately to Tampa Bay Rays fans has found a new home on the west coast. Fuld reached an agreement on a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Fuld could make $800 thousand in 2014 if he makes […]

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

Mets Rumors

Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the […]

Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman Comparison

MLB News

Young hurlers Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman all got their first taste of the big leagues in 2013. All three are college pitchers and former first-round draft picks. Gray was selected 18th overall out of Vanderbilt in the 2011 Draft. Gausman was the fourth overall pick from LSU in the 2012 Draft, and Wacha went 18th from Texas A&M in that same draft. […]

A’s Hope Drew Pomeranz Can Thrive Away From Coors Field

A' trade analysis

A day after the Oakland A’s shipped left-handed starting pitcher Brett Anderson to Colorado for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and minor league righty Chris Jensen, the club traded left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to Washington for speedy outfield prospect Billy Burns. For Pomeranz, the transaction represents a change of scenery he hopes will return him to the […]

Mets Reach Agreement With Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with Bartolo Colon on a two-year deal worth $20 million  according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Colon was drawing interest from several teams including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. The Cleveland Indians also had interest in reuniting with the veteran right-hander but were […]

Colorado Rockies Acquire Brett Anderson in Trade With Oakland

The Colorado Rockies have acquired left-hander Brett Anderson from the Oakland A’s in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and  right-hander Chris Jensen. The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Earlier today it was reported that two teams were working on a deal after failing to come to an agreement last week. […]

Oakland A’s Acquire Craig Gentry from Texas Rangers

A's Rumors

The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Craig Gentry from the Texas Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice. Jeff Passan originally reported the deal. Reliever Josh Lindblom will also go to the A’s, and minor league second baseman Chris Bostick will go to Texas. Gentry is an athletic 30 year-old outfielder who has played sparingly the past three seasons for the Rangers. He can play all three outfield spots. When he’s […]

Oakland A’s Acquire Jim Johnson From Orioles For Jemile Weeks

Orioles Rumors

The Oakland A’s have acquired  right-hander Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later. The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal works for both clubs. The A’s lost closer Grant Balfour to free agency and the Orioles have had a hard time keeping Brian Roberts on the […]

Oakland Athletics Reach Agreement with Scott Kazmir

The Oakland Athletics signed free agent pitcher Scott Kazmir to a two-year deal worth $22 million. An all-star pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006 and 2008, Kazmir had fallen on hard times from 2009-12. Arm injuries had robbed his fastball velocity. He spent 2012 pitching with the Sugarland Skeeters of the Atlantic League and the Gigantes de Carolina of […]