Bob Melvin On A's Closer: 'We May Do Things A Bit Differently This Year'As pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin reflected on his numerous options to close out games. So many options, in fact, that he might not even need a traditional closer.
Oakland A's Counting On Young Starting RotationA key to the Oakland Athletics' young and relatively inexperienced starting rotation will be to consistently get the ball to the bullpen with a lead or a tie.
Giants New Closer Embraces Sports ScienceMark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing — at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer.
Matt Cain On Bullpen: 'That's Not Where I Plan On Being'Matt Cain is facing a competition for the fifth spot in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation.
Boyhood Dodger Fan Sergio Romo Closer To Signing With L.A.Sergio Romo is close to finalizing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers to become their setup man.
Former Giants Pitcher Javier Lopez Announces RetirementFree agent reliever Javier Lopez announced his retirement following 14 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Cloud Of Steroid Era Hovers Above Baseball Hall Of Fame VotingThe cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Obama Pardons Giants Great Willie McCovey's Tax Fraud ConvictionSan Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is among the people who have received a pardon from President Barack Obama, days before the end of his presidency.
A’s Announcer Bill King Wins Baseball Hall Of Fame’s Frick Award PosthumouslyFormer Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting.
Red Sox May Give Slimmer Pablo Sandoval Another ChanceIt appears that the Boston Red Sox may give Pablo Sandoval another chance.
New Oakland A’s President To Hold 'Office Hours' For FansDavid Kaval, the new president of the Oakland A's, plans to keep open “office hours” as he navigates the building of a new stadium in Oakland.
Giants Posey, Panik, Crawford Among Gold Glove WinnersSan Francisco Giant stars Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik were all honored with Gold Glove awards Tuesday.