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A's Announce Final Roster

With the transactions that were made today, the A's roster is set for opening day. Release The Oakland A's optioned right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross, catcher Josh Donaldson and infielder Eric...


A's to sign top Dominican talent

According to Jorge Arangure, A's will sign Vicmal de la Cruz. Appears the #Athletics will sign top amateur Dominican OF Vicmal de la Cruz. Very active week for the A's.

Hermida off 40-man Roster


According to the A's transaction page, Jeremy Hermida declared free agency. I assume this means the A's removed him from the roster and guarantees that he will not be part of the '11 squad..

A's Remove Wolf and Kilby from 40-man Roster


In addition to Aki Iwamura, the A's have cut two more from their 40-man roster From Baseball America's transaction page: Oakland Athletics Granted free agency: RHP Ross Wolf, LHP Cedrick Bowers Removed from 40-man: RHP Ross Wolf, LHP Brad Kilby Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP Michael Ynoa


A's Nearing Deal with Gabe Gross

According to Ken Rosenthal, the A's are in serious discussion with Gabe Gross: The team is in serious discussions with free agent Gabe Gross on a one- year contract, according to major-league...


A's Select Bobby Cassevah in Rule V; Release Santiago Casilla

UPDATE: The A's released Santiago Casilla. To make room for Cassevah on their 40-man roster, previously full, the A's designated for assignment right-hander Santiago Casilla, who had been one of...


Beane Deserves Credit for Trying to Bring Marco Home

Scutaro turns down more money from the A's to sign with Boston: per Rosenthal: Scutaro turned down a slightly more lucrative three-year contract from the A's before signing his two-year, $12.5...


UPDATED - Open Thread: Best of the Unprotected; Top Rule V Prospects

What players did your team not protect that may be a decent pick in the Rule V draft on December 10? It would be interesting to hear Mr. Sickels thoughts on the subject as well.  In the 2009 Rule...


A's Protect Carter, FDLS, Figueroa and Souza from Rule V

The A's selected the following players on November 20, 2009: Oakland Athletics called up Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats. Oakland Athletics called up Fautino De Los Santos from AZL A...


UPDATE: Denorfia Outrighted; Becomes 6-Year Minor League Free Agent

*There has been some discussion as to the status of Chris Denorfia after he was outrighted by the A's last week.  According to this LINK at the Game of Baseball.com, Denorfia's name appears on the...


A's Outright Four

Bill Beane and staff got right to work on the off season today by removing Edgar Gonzalez, Kevin Cameron, Dan Giese and Eric Munson from the 40-man roster.  No big surprises here.  Of the group, I...


Farhan Zaidi: Dispelling Some AN Rumors?

I noticed this interview with Farhan Zaidi on Scout.com yesterday.  Melissa Lockard and Zaidi discuss many issues that we've all debated over the past year.  I just wanted to pass it along and see...


A's recall Blevins and Eveland; Select Kilby from Sacramento

Official Release The Oakland A's recalled left-handed pitchers Jerry Blevins and Dana Eveland and selected left-handed pitcher Brad Kilby from Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. E...


MT. Everidge Down; Patterson Recalled

Official Release The Oakland A's recalled outfielder Eric Patterson from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned infielder Tommy Everidge to Sacramento, the club announced today.  


A's Sign 1st Round Pick Grant Green; Come to Terms with Ian Krol

Official Release The A's have now signed or agreed to terms with 29 of their 49 selections from the draft, including each of the first eight and 15 of the first 18. According to Slusser, the...


A's Recall Gray; Demote Reineke

Official Press Release Gray joins the A's for the fourth time this year and has appeared in one game in each of his first three stints. Giambi still not activated; A's carrying 13 pitchers,...

A's Sign Four '09 Picks


06/19/09 Oakland Athletics signed Stephen Parker. 06/19/09 Oakland Athletics signed 3B Michael Spina. 06/19/09 Oakland Athletics signed OF Myrio Richard. 06/19/09 Oakland Athletics signed OF Anthione Shaw

A's Agree to Terms with 14 '09 Picks


The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with 14 players from the 2009 First-Year Player Draft held last week, the club announced today. The players are RHP Murphy Smith (13th round, Binghamton), LHP Max Peterson (18th, San Jose State), RHP Daniel Tenholder (19th, Austin Peay State), LHP Ryan Quigley (22nd, Northeastern), CF Kent Walton (23rd, Brigham Young), RHP Daniel Straily (24th, Marshall), RHP Nathan Long (26th, Texas-Arlington), 2B Michael Gilmartin (27th, Wofford), OF Connor Crumbliss (28th, Emporia State), RHP Paul Smyth (35th, Kansas), 2B Jeremy Wells (36th, Patten), 1B Blake Crosby (42nd, Sacramento State), LHP A.J. Huttenlocker (44th, Missouri Western State) and IF Joel Eusebio (46th, Northeastern State).


A's Bonus Baby Out: Ynoa Has Elbow Issue

Link Slusser Reports: Now top pitching prospect Michael Ynoa, the 17-year-old sensation from the Dominican Republic, is out of action because of elbow soreness. According to assistant general...


DLD (5/12/09): Chavez Has Bulging Disk

Link Already on the DL for an elbow problem, he’s now headed to Phoenix to have his back checked after an MRI yesterday showed a bulging disk. He’ll be examined by Phoenix-based...


A's demote Eveland; promote Copeland

Link The A's reinstated outfielder Ben Copeland from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned left-hander Dana Eveland to Triple-A Sacramento.   Not sure why the A's need another OF...


Eagles: Rookie Free Agent Signings

Link The Eagles added to their roster Monday, signing nine rookie free agents.The players include defensive end Josh Gaines (Penn State); safety Reshard Langford (Vanderbilt); fullback Marcus...


Giese Up; Blevins Down

According to Susan Slusser at sfgate.com: The A's recalled right-hander Dan Giese, a onetime Giant, from Triple-A Sacramento this morning and they sent out lefty Jerry Blevins. Giese said...


DLD (4/1/09): Nico is Famous

Wolff to meet with Dellums Many A's fans were happy to hear the team may remain in Oakland, their home of 41 years. "I'd love to see them stay in the city where they belong," said Nico...


Roster Watch: 2 Week Countdown

Zonis hasn't done one of these in some time and they always generate some discussion.  With today's cuts, we know Mazzaro is out of the mix for a rotation spot.  From the same link, we see...


A's may face Contraction?

NY Daily News Article The rumblings already have started. With three years to go in the basic agreement, baseball's owners are once again sounding the flashpoint "c" word - as in salary cap. But...


7 A's on BA Top 100 Prospect List

Baseball America's Top 100 This is Baseball America's 20th annual Top 100 Prospects list. Any player who has not exceeded the rookie limits of 130 at-bats or 50 innings in the major leagues...


Unsigned Free Agents - Will we ever see you again?

What a strange time to be a free agent.  It's February 14 and there are still over 70, MLB-experienced, players to be had.  We've all read stories this offseason about the effect the economy is...


Report: Nationals Sign Dunn

According to the Washington Post: The Washington Nationals have agreed to a preliminary deal with free agent Adam Dunn, a signing that would fulfill their offseason-long search for a...


Report: Angels Sign Abreu

According to Heyman: Free agent outfielder Bobby Abreu and the Angels have an agreement on a one-year deal, SI.com has learned. The deal is worth a little more than $5 million and also...

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