The Oakland A’s activate Sean Manaea off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 8:03 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Sean Manaea from the D.L.  He has pitched in 9 games (all starts) so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Manaea has given up 55 hits (8 homers) and 16 walks while whiffing 40 batters in his first 49 1/3 innings this year.  The A’s hope that he is better for them this time around.  The A’s have sent 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara to AAA to make room on the roster for Manaea.  Alcantara played in 3 games for the A’s in his first stint with the team and he was 2 for 8 (.250 avg, .500 OPS) with 2 stolen bases.  He will probably be back in the near future for the A’s.

The Oakland A’s activate Josh Reddick off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 5:29 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day D.L.  Reddick has played in 41 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 47 of 146 (.322 avg, .860 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 5 homers, 18 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  To make room for Reddick on the active roster, the A’s have sent 25-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B/OF Max Muncy to AAA.  Muncy has played in 14 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 9 for 35 (.257 avg, .680 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  He did show a good eye at the plate this time around with 6 walks and only 3 whiffs.  Muncy has now played in 59 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 30 for 137 (.219 avg, .666 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs.

The Oakland A’s call up Dillon Overton

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 25 June 2016 at 5:37 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old Dillon Overton and he will start tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.  Overton came into this season as the A’s #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  Overton has pitched in 14 games (13 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Overton has now pitched in 53 games (50 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 15-13 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  The A’s have sent 28-year old lefty starting pitcher Eric Surkamp to AAA to make room for Overton.  Surkamp has now pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-5 with a 6.98 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP.  The A’s should just let the kids pitch.  Surkamp isn’t suddenly going to quit stinking up the place.

UPDATE:  (6/29/2016) – The A’s have lost Eric Surkamp on waivers to the Texas Rangers.

The Oakland A’s have called up Arismendy Alcantara

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 2:05 pm

The Oakland A’s have called up 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara.  Alcantara played in 10 games in AAA-ball for the A’s this year after coming over in the Chris Coghlan deal with the Cubs and he was 6 for 37 (.162 avg, .517 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer, 3 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  To make room for Alcantara on the roster, the A’s have sent 26-year old lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe to AAA.  Coulombe has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s activate Liam Hendricks from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 19 June 2016 at 2:23 pm

The Oakland A’s have activated 27-year old righty reliever Liam Hendricks from the D.L.  Hendricks pitched in 11 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0-0 with a 8.27 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  He has given up 28 hits (2 homers) and 1 walk while whiffing 19 batters in his first 16 1/3 innings this year for the A’s.  To make room in the pen for Hendricks, the A’s have sent 27-year old righty reliever Andrew Triggs to AAA.  Triggs has pitched in 11 games (1 start) for the A’s so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 7.29 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s lose R.J. Alvarez off waivers to the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 9:26 pm

The Oakland A’s have lost 25-year old righty reliever R.J. Alvarez off waivers to the Chicago Cubs.  Alvarez pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in A+AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP.  Alvarez pitched in 21 games (0 starts) for the A’s last year and he was 0-0 with a 9.90 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  Alvarez gave up 27 hits (7 homers) and 13 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his 20 innings with the A’s last year.  So he was wild and he got hit hard with the A’s in 2015.  They won’t miss him moving forward.

The Oakland A’s called up Daniel Mengden earlier today

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 9:17 pm

The Oakland A’s called up 23-year old righty starting pitcher Daniel Mengden and he made his Major League debut against the Reds and he pitched pretty well.  He was the losing pitcher despite working 5 2/3 innings in which he gave up 6 hits (1 homer), 2 runs (both earned) and he walked 4 batters while whiffing 5 of them.  Mengden came into this season as the A’s #24 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 11 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the A’s in which he was 5-1 with a 1.19 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.  He gave up only 43 hits and 22 walks while whiffing 67 batters in 68 1/3 innings in the minors this year.  Mengden has now pitched in 43 games (34 starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 15-5 with 1 save, a 2.87 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s send Jesse Hahn back to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 6:05 am

The Oakland A’s have sent 26-year old righty starting pitcher Jesse Hahn back to AAA.  Hahn has pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 6.49 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP.  Hahn has given up 46 hits (6 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 16 batters in his first 34 2/3 innings this year, as he has been getting hit hard!  Hahn has been very disappointing for the A’s so far this year.  He looked good in his first year with the A’s in 2015, working in 16 games (all starts) in which he is 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  The A’s have called up 27-year old righty starter/reliever Zach Neal to replace Hahn on the pitching staff.  Neal pitched in 3 games (1 start) earlier this year for the A’s and he was 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

The Oakland A’s deal Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 9 June 2016 at 5:15 pm

The Oakland A’s have dealt 30-year old lefty swinging OF/2B/3B Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs for 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara.  Coghlan played in 51 games for the A’s this year and he was 23 of 158 (.146 avg, .487 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Alcantara has played in 53 games for the Cubs in AAA-ball this year and he was 52 of 197 (.264 avg, .751 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers, 21 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  He has played in 81 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 59 of 304 (.194 avg, .594 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 10 homers, 30 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  He has also whiffed 104 times so far in the majors, so he swings a lot.  That being said, I like this deal for the A’s, as Coghlan had been struggling for them this year.  Alcantara will start out in AAA-ball for the A’s, but he could be called up in the near future.

Matt Olson is not off to a good start in AAA for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 7:05 am

22-year old lefty swinging 1B Matt Olson came into this season as the Oakland A’s #6 prospect according to Baseball America.  Olson has struggled in AAA-ball so far this year.  He has played in 53 games in AAA-ball for the A’s so far this year and he is 40 of 181 (.221 avg, .744 OPS) with 23 runs scored, 6 homers, 29 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Olson has also walked 32 times which is good, but he has also whiffed 59 times so far this year which is awful.  Olson has now played in 508 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 451 of 1,828 (.247 avg, .840 OPS) with 317 runs scored, 92 homers, 339 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

Next Page »

Proudly powered by Wordpress - Theme Triplets Identification band, the boyish style by neuro