Andrew Lambo rejects an outright assignment to AAA by the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 10 October 2016 at 9:55 pm

28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Andrew Lambo has rejected an outright assignment to AAA by the Oakland A’s, so he will be a free agent this winter.  Lambo played in 1 game for the A’s this year and he was 0 for 1 (.000 avg, .000 OPS).  He also played in 56 games in AAA-ball for the A’s last year in which he was 55 of 216 (.255 avg, .705 OPS) with 29 runs scored, 4 homers, 30 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Lambo has now played in 60 games in his first four years in the show and he is 18 of 95 (.189 avg, .525 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBI.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the A’s.

UPDATE:  (10/29/2016) – The A’s have re-signed Andrew Lambo to a minor league deal.

Tyler Ladendorf rejects an outright assignment to AAA by the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 10 October 2016 at 9:27 pm

28-year old righty swinging 2B/OF Tyler Ladendorf has rejected an outright assignment to AAA by the Oakland A’s, so he has become a free agent.  Ladendorf played in 45 games for the A’s last year and he was 4 for 48 (.083 avg, .185 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  Ladendorf played in 54 games in his two years with the A’s and he was 8 for 65 (.123 avg, .303 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  This is no loss for the A’s moving forward, as Ladendorf can’t hit a lick.

Eric Sogard rejects an outright minor league assignment from the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 9 October 2016 at 6:26 am

30-year old lefty swinging 2B Eric Sogard has rejected an outright assignment to AAA by the Oakland A’s, thus becoming a free agent this winter.  Sogard played in 2 games in A-ball last year for the A’s and he was 2 for 7 (.286 avg, .571 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Sogard has played in 435 games in his 6 years with the A’s and he was 289 of 1,210 (.239 avg, .609 OPS) with 138 runs scored, 8 homers, 105 RBI and 29 stolen bases.  Sogard got passed up by other players when he missed essentially the entire 2016 season due to injury.

The Oakland A’s lose Arismendy Alcantara on waivers to the Reds

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 6 October 2016 at 8:03 pm

The Oakland A’s have lost 24-year old switch-hitting 2B/OF Arismendy Alcantara off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.  Alcantara played in 16 games for the A’s last year and he was 4 for 19 (.211 avg, .474 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases.  He has now played in 97 games in his first three years in the show and he is 63 of 323 (.195 avg, .587 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 10 homers, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases.  This isn’t much of a loss for the A’s moving forward.

Marcus Semien is turning up the power for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 1:21 pm

26-year old righty swinging SS Marcus Semien is pounding the ball this year for the Oakland A’s.  Semien has played in 153 games for the A’s so far this year and he is 127 of 546 (.233 avg, .723 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 26 homers, 70 RBI and 9 stolen bases.  Semien is second currently on the A’s in both homers and RBI.  He is also #3 in run scored for the A’s right now.  Semien has now played in 308 games in his first two years with the A’s and he is 270 of 1,102 (.245 avg, .719 OPS) with 133 runs scored, 41 homers, 115 RBI and 20 stolen bases.  The A’s hope that Semien can bring his batting average up 20-30 points in 2017, without sacrificing any power.

Sean Manaea has been outstanding lately for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 1:16 pm

24-year old lefty starting pitcher Sean Manaea came into this season as the Oakland A’s #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  The A’s got him in the deal last July that sent Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals.  Manaea has pitched in 24 games (23 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 6-9 with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He has given up 130 hits and 36 walks while whiffing 119 batters in his first 138 2/3 innings for the A’s overall this year.  Manaea has pitched in 12 games (11 starts) for the A’s since the All-Star break and he is 3-4 with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.  Manaea looks like a possible future #1 starting pitcher for the Oakland A’s!

Sean Doolittle is an outstanding reliever for the Oakland A’s, when healthy!

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 1:12 pm

30-year old lefty reliever Sean Doolittle has downright nasty stuff and he is a outstanding reliever for the Oakland A’s, when he is healthy.  He has pitched in 42 games (0 starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 2-3 with 4 saves, a 2.68 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  He has given up 29 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 43 batters in his first 37 innings for the A’s so far this year.  Doolittle has now pitched in 229 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the A’s and he is 12-13 with 33 saves, a 2.98 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.

Ryon Healy is locked in at the plate for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 18 September 2016 at 8:30 am

24-year old righty swinging rookie 3B Ryon Healy came into this season as the Oakland A’s #22 prospect according to Baseball America.  He is proving that he was too far down on that list.  Healy has played in 58 games since the A’s called him up and he is 66 of 212 (.311 avg, .877 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 10 homers and 29 RBI.  Since September 1st, Healy has played in 15 games for the A’s in which he is 23 of 59 (.390 avg, 1.115 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 4 homers and 12 RBI.  It looks as if he has already won the A’s starting gig at 3B for the 2017 season.  That being said, the A’s hope Healy keeps raking the last couple weeks of the 2016 season!

Dave Revering was a solid player for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 15 September 2016 at 7:06 am

Lefty swinging 1B Dave Revering was a solid player for the Oakland A’s.  He played in 414 games for the A’s in his four years with the team and he was 406 of 1,456 (.279 avg, .777 OPS) with 172 runs scored, 52 homers, 195 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  His best season for the A’s came back in 1979.  He played in 125 games for the A’s in 1979 and he was 136 of 472 (.288 avg, .817 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 19 homers, 77 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Revering is still tied for #39 in batting average (.279), #26 in SLG (.452) and he is #42 in OPS (.777) in Oakland A’s history!

The Oakland A’s have released Billy Butler

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 6:09 pm

The Oakland A’s have released 30-year old righty swinging DH/1B Billy Butler.  Butler played in 85 games for the A’s this year and he was 61 of 221 (.276 avg, .733 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 4 homers and 31 RBI.  Butler played in 236 games in his two years with the A’s and he is 196 of 759 (.258 avg, .719 OPS) 87 runs scored, 19 homers and 96 RBI.  He has now played in 1,402 games in his first 10 years in the show and he is 1,469 of 5,076 (.289 avg, .795 OPS) with 589 runs scored, 146 homers, 724 RBI and 5 stolen bases.  The A’s weren’t going to bring him back next year, so it made sense to just let him go right now.

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