If You Need Saves In Fantasy Baseball, Look For High Strikeout RatesThe job of closer for a MLB team comes with few guarantees, meaning it's tough to secure saves all season long at the draft. Scouring waivers will net saves where no one was looking.
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.
Athletes Push Back Against Trump's 'Locker Room Talk' CharacterizationDonald Trump continues to call crude comments about women that were captured in a recorded 2005 conversation as “locker room talk,” and professional athletes are pushing back.
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!
You Can't Win Your Fantasy Baseball League In June, But You Can Lose ItSummer is coming; the kids will be out of school soon if they aren't already. This is not the time to forget about your fantasy baseball team. Sure, life gets busy, but the minute you let a transaction period go by unattended is the minute you lose your league. Staying on top of your roster all the time is key to winning your league, even if it becomes a challenge to find the time to manage your team.
Landlord Asks A's Pitcher, Girlfriend For Their Dog's Resume As Part Of Rental ApplicationFinding an apartment in the Bay Area is hard enough nowadays, perhaps harder for professional ballplayers who may only want to be rent for less than a year, and especially if they have pets.
A's Lose To Rangers After Doolittle Blows Save, Angels Win AL WestSean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Gray Ends Losing Skid, A’s Beat Angels To Begin Crucial AL West SeriesSonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.
American League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the American League's mid-season team MVPs.
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.
Jesse Chavez Pitches Gem, A’s Defeat White Sox For 5th Straight WinJesse Chavez struck out seven and came up an inning short of his first career complete game as the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Kazmir Stays Strong In Spring, A’s Fall To Royals In Cactus LeagueScott Kazmir silenced the Royals for four innings in his second start of the spring. He has not allowed a run and only three hits over seven innings. He has five strikeouts.
A's Unable To Close Out Tigers In Game 4 Of ALDSSean 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.