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Oakland Athletics MLB News - A’s Baseball Blog » 2010 » August

The Oakland Athletics bring back Tommy Everidge

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 31 August 2010 at 10:29 pm

The A’s have signed 27-year old righty swinging 1B Tommy Everidge to a minor league deal. He has played in 95 games in AAA-ball with the Mariners & Astros this year and he is 90 of 360 (.250 avg, .733 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 12 homers and 50 RBIs. Everidge’s only made league experience came with the A’s in 2009. He played in 24 games for the A’s last year and he was 19 of 85 (.224 avg, .667 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs.

The Oakland Athletics have to be pleased with Coco Crisp

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Playing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 31 August 2010 at 7:59 am

30-year old switching hitting CF Coco Crisp started this season pretty late due to nagging injuries but he’s trying to make up for lost time. Crisp has played in 57 games for the A’s this year and he is 62 of 226 (.274 avg, .774 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 6 homers, 29 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. He’s also playing very solid defense for the A’s in CF. It’s no surprise that the A’s are hanging in there in the A.L. West as Crisp is a big reason for that.

The Oakland Athletics are developing a new “Big Three” in the starting rotation

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 26 August 2010 at 9:25 am

The last time the A’s were truly relevant was back when they had Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito heading the starting rotation. While all of those guys were great pitchers they didn’t have arms like Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez and Brett Anderson. Look out for the A’s in the next few years if their new “Big Three” continue to improve. 22-year old righty Trevor Cahill started this season in the minors but that didn’t matter as he made the All-Star Team. Cahill has started 23 games for the A’s this year and he is 14-5 with a 2.43 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has only given up 110 hits in 155 2/3 innings so far this season as he has been flat out incredible. 24-year old Gio Gonzalez bounced around in trades for quite a while because a lot of teams fell in love with his upside. This is the season that it’s all starting to come together for the A’s. Gonzalez has started 26 games for the A’s this year and he is 11-8 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He has only given up 134 hits while whiffing 134 batters this season in 161 innings pitched which shows what kind of stuff he has. He still needs to tighten up his control a tad as he has walked 71 batters this year but that’s nitpicking. 22-year old Brett Anderson has the potential to be the A’s ace if he can just stay healthy. Anderson has started 11 games for the A’s this year and he is 3-4 with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He has whiffed 47 batters in 63 innings this season while only walking 10 batters as he has been flat out nasty for the A’s this year. Look out for this team in the very near future if they ever find any hitting.

The Oakland Athletics place Conor Jackson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 21 August 2010 at 11:40 am

The A’s have placed 1B/OF Conor Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a sports hernia which could require season ending surgery. Jackson has played in 18 games for the A’s this year and he is 13 of 57 (.228 avg, .678 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer, 5 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The A’s have called up Jeff Larish to replace him on the active roster. Larish played in 1 game earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0 for 3 (.000 avg).

The Oakland Athletics send Chris Carter to AAA

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at 11:15 pm

23-year old righty swinging LF/1B Chris Carter is one of the best prospects the A’s have but they have sent him to AAA. Conor Jackson was activated off the D.L. to take his place. Carter was clearly overmatched by making league pitching in his brief stay with the A’s. He played in 6 games for the A’s and he was 0 for 19 (.000 avg, .050 OPS) with 1 walk and 9 whiffs. The A’s might give Carter another chance when rosters expand on September 1st if he plays well in the minors the next couple of weeks.

The Oakland Athletics place Adam Rosales on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 13 August 2010 at 5:55 pm

The A’s have placed IF/OF Adam Rosales on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right ankle. Rosales has played in 80 games this season for the A’s and he is 69 of 255 (.271 avg, .721 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 7 homers, 31 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The A’s have called up 26-year old righty swinging infielder Steve Tolleson to replace Rosales on the active roster. Tolleson played in 3 games for the A’s earlier this year and he was 1 for 4. He has also played in 80 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 97 of 292 (.332 avg, .915 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 9 homers, 43 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. The A’s will miss Rosales who played pretty well for them so far this year.

The Oakland Athletics are very happy with Vin Mazzaro this year

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 2:13 pm

23-year old righty starting pitcher Vin Mazzaro looked overmatched last season in his first taste of the majors. He started 17 games for the A’s last year and he was 4-9 with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP. He gave up a amazing 120 hits in only 91 1/3 innings last season for the A’s. This year though Mazzaro has stepped up for the A’s. He has pitched in 16 games (13 starts) for the A’s this year and he is 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. The A’s need Mazzaro to keep up the good work the rest of the 2010 season.

The Oakland Athletics place Matt Watson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 8:27 am

The A’s have placed 31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Matt Watson on the 15-day disabled list with kidney stones. Watson has played in 12 games for the A’s this year and he is 6 of 30 (.200 avg, .639 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. The A’s have recalled 23-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Chris Carter to replace him on the active roster. Carter was the A’s #1 prospect coming into this season according to Baseball America. Carter made his major league debut for the A’s last night and he was 0 for 3 with 2 whiffs. Carter played in 113 games in AAA-ball this year and he was 111 of 424 (.262 avg, .898 OPS) with 84 runs scored, 27 homers and 89 RBIs. He has now played in 661 games in his six years in the minors and he is 704 of 2,471 (.285 avg, .921 OPS) with 458 runs scored, 145 homers, 502 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. The A’s really hope that Carter is ready for the show because they need his power.

Adam Rosales has been excellent for the Oakland Athletics this year

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Playing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 5 August 2010 at 12:46 pm

27-year old righty swinging IF/OF Adam Rosales has been a godsend for the A’s this season as he can literally play almost everywhere. He has played in 78 games for the A’s this year and he is 69 of 250 (.276 avg, .735 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 7 homers, 31 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Rosales could be a starting player for the A’s in the near future but unless someone gets traded or hurt I see him coming off the bench the rest of 2010.

The Oakland Athletics DFA Adam Heether

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 3 August 2010 at 7:22 pm

The A’s have designated 28-year old righty swinging 3B/OF Adam Heether for assignment. Heether played in 98 games in AAA-ball this season and he was 78 of 326 (.239 avg, .741 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 10 homers, 41 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. The A’s felt that Jeff Larish was a better bet to help them in the future and that’s why they let Heether go.

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