Tag "Oakland Athletics"

MLB Offseason Preview: Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics finished the 2020 season with a 36-24 record and won the American League West for the first time since 2013. It was their third straight trip to the postseason and they took down the Chicago White Sox in the best-of-three Wild Card series. That set up a Division Series matchup with their bitter division rivals, the Houston Astros.

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MLB Free Agent Profile: Marcus Semien

After a career year in 2019, Marcus Semien struggled to find his footing in the shortened 2020 season. Semien played in all 162 games in 2019. He combined superb defense and a strong bat to place third in American League MVP voting. With that in mind, let’s take a look at his market this offseason.

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MLB Free Agent Profile: Tommy La Stella

Tommy La Stella had a solid 2020 season between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics. After tapping into more power than he ever had before in 2019 (his first year with the Angels), he showed more of the same in the shortened season.

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MLB Free Agent Profile: Yoenis Cespedes

This past season Yoenis Cespedes played in a few games before opting out of the season for the Mets. He will be looking for a new team this winter. Who signs him?

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Big Red Machine Legend Joe Morgan Passes Away at 77

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan passed away Sunday at the age of 77. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1990, his first appearance on the ballot. He was a staple on the Big Red Machine throughout the 1970s, and won two World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976.

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MLB Postseason Preview: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics 

The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros are set to meet in a highly-competitive American League Divisional Series this week.

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A’s Lose Chapman for the Season

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman will be out for the rest of the season due to having surgery on his right hip, the team announced on Saturday.

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Angels Make Best of Lost Season at Trade Deadline 

The Los Angeles Angels enter the final month of the 2020 season with a record of twelve wins and twenty-four losses. Only the Pittsburgh Pirates have a worse record in Major League Baseball with two more losses and fewer wins

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Tommy La Stella Dealt by Angels to Athletics 

Los Angeles Angels 31-year-old journeyman infielder Tommy La Stella developed into an All-Star second baseman during his first season with the Halos in 2019. Last night La Stella was dealt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infielder Franklin Barreto.

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AL Power Rankings: Week 3

The A’s were on everyone’s radar this season and they have exceeded expectations to start the season. They are currently running away with the AL West with a record of 16-6. A big part of their success comes from their offense. They are the second-highest scoring team in the Al with 118 runs scored. 

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