MLB Playoffs: With Losses, Athletics Find Themselves in Familiar SpotChad Pinder and the Oakland Athletics knew the Houston Astros were going to be a difficult opponent in the AL Division Series even after winning seven of 10 meetings during the regular season.
Fear Grips Major League Baseball as Virus Puts Reopened Season in DoubtThere's much uncertainty and some fear in the ranks of Major League Baseball, as coronavirus spreads through one team’s clubhouse.
Slugging A's Counting On Fast Start In Shortened Season To Challenge AstrosThe Oakland Athletics are on the cusp of starting the shortened 60-game season and ready to chase another playoff berth, knowing those mighty Astros likely stand in the way.
Playoff-Contending A's Get Starter Tanner Roark From RedsThe playoff-contending Oakland Athletics acquired Roark from the Reds on Wednesday, filling out a rotation that also could have left-hander Sean Manaea back soon.
A's Melvin Wins AL Manager Of The Year For Third TimeOakland's Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the AL honor after leading the Athletics to the playoffs despite the lowest opening-day payroll in the major leagues.
A's Give Contract Extensions To Beane, Forst, MelvinManager Bob Melvin has received a long-term contract extension from the Oakland Athletics, who also reached new deals with executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane and general manager David Forst.
Postgame Report: A's Celebration On HoldThe A's were hoping to clinch a playoff berth in front of their home fans on Sunday, but dropped the series finale against the Twins.
A's Bob Melvin Receives 1-Year Contract Through 2019 SeasonThe Oakland Athletics have long appreciated Bob Melvin's ability to balance the challenges of an ever-changing roster with keeping a competitive lineup on the diamond day after day.
Sonny Gray To Start Season On Disabled ListSonny Gray will not be the Oakland A's opening day starter. Instead, he will start the season on the disabled list after suffering a moderate lat strain. Gray will be shutdown from throwing for three weeks to allow the injury to heal.
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.
A's Snap 7-Game Losing Streak With 6-1 Victory Over RedsThe Athletics snapped their seven-game losing streak with a win over the Reds Sunday.
Consider Making Wholesale Changes To Your Fantasy Baseball Roster As May ApproachesMost MLB teams have played about 20 games so far this season, and that's a big enough sample size to determine whether or not to keep slumping players on your fantasy baseball roster. The bigger challenge is to decide if dropping those players makes sense—or just benching them for now is a better idea. That decision comes down to the rest of your rosters, along with its strengths and weaknesses. As we always say, no one ever said that fantasy sports were easy!
A's Reward Manager Bob Melvin With 2-Year Contract ExtensionOakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season.
Daily Madden: A's In Center Stage At Home Run Derby Circus A's All-Star Josh Donaldson will participate. Should A's manager Bob Melvin be concerned with Donaldson's statement that he'll try to hit one out of the stadium?
A's Snap Four-Game Skid With 10-0 Win Over TigersAthletics manager Bob Melvin issued a pregame message to his slumping team to grind out at-bats rather look for home runs.