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Coco Crisp

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics leaves the mound after the second inning against the Detroit Tigers of Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Fantasy Baseball Preview: 5 Bay Area Bargain Players

But the Bay Area his home to a lot of reliable talent that should go in the middle rounds, and could be snapped up inexcusably early if you are playing in a league full of homer Giants and A’s fans. So who should you target if you miss out on Buster Pose, Hunter Pence, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Josh Donaldson or Yoenis Cespedes? There are several intriguing players worth taking a late round pick on in standard leagues.

03/24/2014

Minnesota Twins v Oakland Athletics

A’s Exercise Option For Crisp, Anderson

Coco Crisp makes the Oakland Athletics go from the top of the order, and figures to be doing so again in 2014.

11/01/2013

A's-Tigers game 4

A’s Unable To Close Out Tigers In Game 4 Of ALDS

Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied for an 8-6 win to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.

10/08/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 27, 2013 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Mariners, Clinch Home Field In AL Divisional Series

Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.

09/27/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Stephen Vogt #21 after Moss scored during the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Lower Magic Number To 4 For AL West Title

Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

09/19/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run homer during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 18, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold On, Lose To Angels In 11 Innings

Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday.

09/18/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored on an RBI double from Brandon Moss #37 (not pictured) during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Angels In Walk-Off, Stay 6 ½ Ahead In AL West

The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.

09/17/2013

Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Twins In Rout, Extend Lead In AL West

Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.

09/11/2013

Detroit Tigers (19-11)

A’s Will Take Their Swings Against Verlander

Coco Crisp may not have the most powerful bat in Oakland’s lineup, but he certainly picks good times to go deep.Crisp will try to lead the Athletics to a second straight win on Tuesday evening against the Detroit Tigers.

08/27/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits his 100th career home run and celebrates with teammate Jed Lowrie #8 in the third inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 26, 2013 in Detroit. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

A’s Hold On Late, Defeat Tigers

Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Monday night.

08/26/2013

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