Athletics Underwrite Use of Coliseum Arena for Election Beginning Saturday
The Oakland Coliseum Arena will be the largest single voting location in Alameda County Saturday through Tuesday with the Oakland Athletics underwriting the cost of preparing for socially distanced general election voting.
Marcus Semien, Liam Hendriks Among 10 Athletics’ Free Agents
After winning the American League West in 2020, the Oakland Athletics are likely to field a much different team in 2021 with most of their 10 free agents likely to land elsewhere this off season, including shortstop Marcus Semien and closer Liam Hendriks.
Athletics' Closer Liam Hendriks Wins AL Reliever of the Year Award
Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendricks, who blew a save on opening night, then went 14-for-14 the rest of the season, has been named the winner of the American League Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year award for 2020.
Inside the Athletics Bids You Adieu, As Do I
With Sports Illustrated/Maven having decided to cut all local coverage of Major League Baseball as of Nov. 1, this will be the last story posted on the site. Thanks for being part of the ride in the demented year that was 2020.
Athletics Appear Ready to Bring Vancouver Into the Fold Even as Beloit Could Be Gone
There has been no finalization of a path forward for minor league baseball in 2021 and beyond, but the Oakland Athletics are making changes even so, adding Vancouver as a Class-A club while preparing to say farewell to Class-A Beloit.
The Ones Who Got Away: Athletics Castoffs Have Key World Series Roles in 2020
Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle, Dodgers slugger Max Muncy and Los Angeles setup reliever Blake Treinen all came to their current team from the Oakland Athletics.
Athletics Planning on Retaining Most of Baseball Operations Staff
Despite a COVID-19 plagued season that saw dramatic drop offs in revenue, the Oakland Athletics will be retaining about 90 percent of the A's baseball operations staff for the 2021 season.
Angels May Be Looking at Athletics' Billy Owens to Fill General Manager Opening
Billy Owens, who has worked his way up from minor league hitting coach and area scout to assistant GM/director of player personnel, reportedly is on the Angels' short list of candidates to fill that organization's open general manager's job.
On Second Thought: Athletics’ Heim Will Skip Winter Ball This Time Around
Reports out of the Dominican Republic saying rookie Oakland Athletics catcher Jonah Heim would be playing winter ball in the DR with Toros del Este were wrong. Between the unsettled nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and Heim and his partner expecting a child early next year, Heim has decided to give winter baseball this time around.
Athletics Finally Putting Minor Leaguers Through Their Paces in Instructional League
The Oakland Athletics have 46 players, including 25 pitchers and 21 position players, at their instructional league camp in Arizona after most of them missed baseball all summer thanks to the COVID-19 elimination of the minor league season.
Athletics’ Catcher Jonah Heim Will Give Winter Ball Another Shot
Rookie catcher Jonah Heim catapulted into the Oakland Athletics picture with a big 2019 minor league season followed by an impressive stint at winter ball in the Dominican Republic. He’s decided to rejoin Toros del Este this winter after a season that amounted to 13 games.
Billy Beane May Be Ready to Leave Oakland Athletics and Baseball for European Soccer
Billy Beane has been the Oakland Athletics general manager for more than two decades, but a Wall Street Journal story Monday said that there is a chance that he will have to make a choice between baseball and European soccer.
Baseball and Oakland Lose a Legend With the Passing of Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan gained national stature playing a flawless second base for the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine, but Oakland was at his heart. The final season of his Hall of Fame career came in an A's uniform. He'd go on to gain a national platform on ESPN's Sunday baseball telecasts and would make an effort to buy the A's. He died Sunday night at home in the East Bay.
10 Questions Facing the Athletics Heading Into the 2020-21 Offseason
The Oakland Athletics won the American League West Division, but faltered against the Astros in the AL Division Series. As the team now has to start thinking about what will happen in 2021 at the Coliseum, here are some of the questions that have to be addressed.
The Next Step for Athletics: Can They Keep Marcus Semien at Shortstop?
The Oakland Athletics, eliminated from the playoffs Thursday, move forward having 10 free agents and nine arbitration-eligible players on their roster. The first goal is going to be seeing if there is a way they can retain the services of shortstop Marcus Semien. It'll be pricey, and it may be out of Oakland's reach, but the A's will make the effort.
Athletics See Inability to Advance as a Failure and an Opportunity to Learn
In the wake of the 11-6 loss to Houston that bounced the Oakland Athletics from the 2020 postseason, outfielder Mark Canha said the loss was both a failure to achieve the team's prime objective and the opportunity to learn so that 2021 might be better.
Athletics Season Ends in a Midgame Collapse Against Astros as Houston Prevails 11-6
After the Oakland Athletics had taken an early 3-0 lead - the fourth time in four days the A's had jumped in front in the AL Division Series - the Astros got a game-changing catch from Josh Reddick and outscored the A's 11-1 down the stretch for an 11-4 win. Houston advances to the AL Championship Series after having a losing record in the abbreviated 2020 regular season. The A's have to think about remaking their roster for 2021.
Laureano Felt 'I Just Had to Say Something' When He Fired Up Athletics in the Dugout
The turnaround in Wednesday's stay-alive 9-7 Oakland Athletics win over the Houston Astros didn't happen on the field. It happened in the dugout when Ramón Laureano injected some life into a too-quiet dugout. The center fielder said he felt compelled to see if he could reenergize his team.
Fingers-Like Hendriks Takes the Long Road to a Game 3 Win, Keeping Athletics Hopes Alive
In a Rollie Fingers-like performance, Liam Hendriks threw three scoreless innings to collect the win Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 9-7 victory in Game 3 of the ALDS against Houston.