Beware Players That Switch Leagues At The Trade DeadlineEvery year it happens: Big-league trades send hitters and pitchers from the National League to the American League—and vice versa. This isn't always a good thing, though, as pitchers have a hard time adjusting going from the NL to the AL, while hitters have a hard time adjusting going from the AL to the NL.
A’s Trade Another All-Star, Send Derek Norris To PadresThe 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.
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Starts And SitsThe fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 22 Starts And SitsThe fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
Lester Goes The Distance, A’s Shut Out Twins For 70th Win Of The SeasonJon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night. The All-Star left-hander struck out eight, walked two and only allowed two runners past first base in the 11th complete game of his career.
‘Rally Possum’ Becomes Instant Fan Favorite After Extra Inning A’s WinAn opossum ran onto the field in the 10th inning during the A’s- Rays game. A short time later, Derek Norris hit a single to give the A’s a walk-off win.
Derek Norris Singles In 10th, A's Defeat RaysDerek Norris singled up the middle with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.
A's All-Stars Play Role In Leading American League Over National LeagueOn a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the AL kept up nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 in the All-Star game Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.
6 MLB All-Stars That You May Not KnowHere are 6 MLB All-Stars that you may not know.
6 Baseball Players With Beards Like 19th Century PresidentsStyles always come back. But who knew the bushy beards of 19th Century presidents would take over Major League Baseball?
Daily Madden: All-Star Selections Honor The A'sSix players from the Oakland A's have been selected for the All-Star game, the most since 1975.
A’s Lead Major League Baseball With 6 All-Star Selections, Giants Earn 2 The team with baseball's best record also boasts the most All-Star selections for next week's midsummer classic. The Oakland A's will send six of their starters to the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.