The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot.
After a series of high-profile (and cost cutting) trades, it’s currently en vogue to take a swipe at the Billy Beane pinata. I’ll pass, and here’s why: the A’s, under Billy Beane, have been incredibly successful.
Oakland traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto.
As a member of the Oakland Athletics, Jose Canseco gained fame as the first person ever to steal 40 bases and blast 40 homers in the same year. Now in retirement, Canseco may become the first (we hope) to successfully sell a finger he shot off on eBay.
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.
Alvin Dark, manager of the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s and the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s following a stellar career as a player – has died at the age of 92.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to hire Oakland Athletics assistant GM Farhan Zaidi as the club’s new general manager, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
Former Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.
The San Francisco Giants – Kansas City Royals World Series is billed as a team of destiny versus a bid for a dynasty. For lifetime Giants fans used to decades of disappointment, it’s hard to see this team keeping it up every year (or every other year). But what if the Giants win the series? And what if they keep on winning them? At some point we are going to have to call them a dynasty, and even the most fatalist Giants fan will have to revise expectations upward. What will they root for? Here’s a partial to-do list. We’d love to have your additions in the comments below.
The 49-year-old managed in Arizona’s minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.