Category: Oakland Athletics

Josh Reddick Hopes Shaving his Beard Will Cure his Hitting Woes and he Isn’t Bothered by Being Dropped in the Lineup

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Josh Reddick finally decided to cut his hair and trim his beard over the weekend. The Athletics outfielder is looking for an outlet to escape his recent struggles at the plate. Reddick was batting .164 heading into Tuesday night's action and acknowledges that he's been hurting his team offensively. He's hoping ...

Former Boston Red Sox Outfield Josh Reddick Says that Even in Oakland, Monday was All About Boston

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Josh Reddick got his Gold Glove in front of his family Friday in Oakland's home opener, but the former Boston outfielder wasn't able to extend the good feelings for the duration of the Athletics' opening homestand. On Monday, a pair of bombs killed three and injured plenty more at the ...

Bob Melvin and the Oakland Athletics Pick Up Right Where They Left Off Last Year With Hot April Start

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Oakland A's owned the American League's best record heading into Monday night's action, but Oakland has had some tough injury news of late. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes has been put on the DL and Coco Crisp has missed some time, as well. Bob Melvin is pleased with what he's seen so ...

Bob Melvin: The A’s are Looked at Differently this Season, But We Can’t Look at Ourselves Differently

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

They were the fifth team in history to come back from 13 games down and win a division title. The Oakland Athletics were the talk of the American League as they stole the West Division crown from the Texas Rangers. The A’s were 94-68 last season and earned their first ...

Brandon McCarthy Believes the D-Backs can be ‘Successful Quickly,’ Isn’t Worried About Pitching at Chase Field

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Daniel Hudson. Ian Kennedy. Trevor Cahill. These are some of the names that Brandon McCarthy will be joining on the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitching staff this season. The former Oakland Athletics hurler agreed on a two-year contract with the D-Backs this week. McCarthy, 29, finished 8-6 last season with a 3.24 ...

Athletics Manager Bob Melvin Talks the Return of Brett Anderson, Coco Crisp’s Miscue and the Pat Neshek Tragedy

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Oakland Athletics are now in a do-or-die situation after a devastating loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALDS. But because they've fought back when facing large obstacles before, manager Bob Melvin isn't panicking as the A's return home for Game 3 tonight in Oakland. It might ...

Grant Balfour Never Lost Confidence When He Lost His Closer’s Job

Friday, October 5th, 2012

At the beginning of the season, the Oakland A's were wondering who would close out games for them. They had a lot of young arms on their pitching staff and a few different options. Grant Balfour was one of the guys that was under consideration but he had never been ...

Mike Trout Puts The Finishing Touches On A “Surreal” Season

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Mike Trout is having a rookie season for the ages. The 21-year-old Los Angeles Angels outfielder was hitting .327 with 27 homers and 77 RBIs heading into Thursday night's action. No.27 also has signed an endorsement deal with the beverage brand BODYARMOR SuperDrink. As the MLB season comes to a close ...

Bob Melvin on Josh Reddick wearing a Spiderman Costume: “There’s always a line. We’re not the only team that celebrates.”

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The Oakland Athletics have been one of the biggest surprises in Major League Baseball this season. The A's have a league-leading 13 walk-off wins. In fact, the latest walk-off win stirred up a bit of controversy after Josh Reddick elected to pie Coco Crisp in the face while wearing a ...

Bob Melvin Is Really Excited About the Future of the Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

With a roster full of rookies and young players that many people have never heard of, the Oakland Athletics are somehow managing to be one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. Thanks to a ten game stretch where they won nine of ten, including four straight, Oakland is ...