Call it revenge against the nerds: with just hours to go, the big-market New York Mets and star slugger David Wright staged a comeback to claim the “Face of MLB” title over surprising finalist Eric Sogard of the Oakland Athletics in a Twitter-based contest run by Major League Baseball.
A lack of name recognition hasn’t stopped the Oakland A’s from claiming the last two American League West titles and, if their fans have anything to say about it, it won’t stop spectacle-sporting infielder Eric Sogard from becoming the face of Major League Baseball.
Center fielder Coco Crisp is staying with the Oakland Athletics for an additional two seasons, agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money.
Outfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
When Eric O’Flaherty returns to health and his former form, the Oakland Athletics believe they have one of baseball’s best left-handers to add to an already stout bullpen.
The National Football League’s formulaic methodology for scheduling means the Oakland Raiders already know who their opponents will be in 2014.
The underachieving San Diego Chargers are 7-7 and just one game out of a postseason slot in the AFC hierarchy, so when the Oakland Raiders travel south this weekend, they have a chance to bury the Bolts in 2013.
Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics’ fifth trade in 10 days.
A person with knowledge of the Deal says the Oakland Athletics have dealt left-hander Brett Anderson to the Colorado Rockies for lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league pitcher Chris Jensen.
Baseball’s latest Hall of Famer, Tony LaRussa, joins KCBS’ morning crew and John Madden for a congratulations on a job well done.