Ryan Cook

Oakland Athletics #48 - Relief Pitcher

  • Born: 06/30/87
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 215
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
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Arbitration situations could decide closer

Overemphasis of saves in salary determinations spurred trade of Addison Reed, and it might alter plans for Nate Jones

A Pitch F/X Look At Ryan Cook's Platoon Split

A's reliever Ryan Cook has shut down righthanded batters this year, but lefties reach base at a very high clip against him. Can a look into his Pitch F/X explain his problems with southpaws, and can it offer any possible fixes?

DLD 7/5/13: On The Road Again

Links before the A's open up a three-game set at the K.

Game Thread #83: A's vs. St. Louis (2)

Down 3-0 and 5-2 early, the A's have come all the way back: 6-5 A's going to the 5th. Personally, I'd go straight to Ryan Cook to start the 5th, but we'll see how it actually plays out...

Mets acquire Cowgill

The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infield prospect Jefrey Marte.

AN Mailbag #4: Verducci Effect on A’s pitchers?

We have received two questions on pitcher innings effects, so let’s group them together.

It's a heartache: A's walk off, force ALDS game 5

Only 3 outs away from advancing, closer Jose Valverde implodes, A's walk off to force ALDS game 5.

Athletics vs. Tigers 2012 ALDS: Series Preview

The Oakland Athletics will face off against the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS starting Saturday.

Open Thread: Game 107 - Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays (cont'd (cont'd))

He did it. Bob Melvin went to Ryan Cook for the 3rd day in a row, because dammit, he's the closer and this is a save situation. No one is the least bit surprised that he blew the save again. This...

Milone's Fantastic Start Leads To A's 10th Walk-Off Win

Well, I'm not sure if Milone agreed to trade the textbook win for the more exciting walk-off win, but I'm sure the Oakland fans who were doing their best to drown out the Yankees' fans didn't mind....

Brandon Hicks' First Homerun Leads A's to Storybook Walk-off Win

Well, it really doesn't get better than that. Entering the game as a pinch-runner, not even a pinch-hitter, Brandon Hicks took advantage of his only at-bat of the afternoon to untie the game with...

The Five Best Games of the Season (Other Than That One)

The Giants aren't in first place at the All-Star break, but they still had a fantastic first half in a lot of ways. Here are the five best games of the first half (other than the perfect game, of course).

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