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  1. Bullpen help on horizon for A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics, winners of just two of their last 11 games, are hoping to soon get closer Sean Doolittle back on the mound in the hopes of stopping this late-season skid from removing them from playoff contention. Susan Slusser of the San...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Dunn deal coming?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Dunn is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, and has reportedly been pondering announcing his retirement following this season. With the White Sox out of contention, should Dunn decide to hang it up, he would ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. A's to add Escobar?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics are still trying to make do with the combination of Eric Sogard and Andy Parrino at shortstop while Jed Lowrie continues to miss time with a fractured finger, which is why the idea of adding a player such as Yunel Escobar of the...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Who closes Sunday for A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics got what they hope was just a temporary scare on Saturday as reliever Sean Doolittle felt "a grab" in his side while closing out the team's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. According to Aaron Leibowitz of MLB.com, "Doolit...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  5. Which A's SP gets the boot?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Jesse Chavez was tagged for three home runs by the Houston Astros in a 7-3 loss. After the game, the Oakland Athletics pitcher said, "It won't happen again." He may be right, but not for the reasons he meant at the time. When the A's tr...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  6. Lester's gone: now what?

    AJ Mass

    Now that the Boston Red Sox have traded away Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics -- along with outfielder Johnny Gomes -- in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, there's one obvious question to ask. Which other starting pitchers might yet still b...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Has Lester thrown last game for Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    Jon Lester was originally scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but amid all of the trade rumors surrounding the pitcher, the team has instead decided to recall Brandon Workman from Triple-A to take the mound in his place...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. Orioles getting healthy?

    AJ Mass

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado is "getting better" and will participate in both batting practice and infield practice on Thursday, with an eye on making it back into the Baltimore Orioles lineup at some point during the four-g...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. A's getting rid of Johnson?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, the Oakland Athletics have designated reliever Jim Johnson for assignment. The move should come as no surprise as the pitcher has struggled mightily during his tenure with the team. On Wednesday night, Johnson fai...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. Marlins to make moves in bullpen?

    AJ Mass

    With the trade deadline only a few weeks away, the Miami Marlins may be preparing to swap out one closer for another. Rumors regarding the departure of Steve Cishek are starting to heat up, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Meanwhile, accordi...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. Cubs still preparing for more moves?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have already contributed to the biggest deal thus far in 2014 -- sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics -- but may not yet be done supplying players to contending teams this season. Gordon Wittenmyer of ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  12. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. Could Castro be on the move?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs got shortstop prospect Addison Russell in the deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, some people saw that as a sign that Starlin Castro's days in a Cubs uniform might be numbered. As Daryl ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. Angels pursuing Padres pitchers?

    AJ Mass

    As we enter the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Angels are in a good position in the standings, having won 12 of their 14 July contests. However, that doesn't mean the team isn't still looking to improve their roster going forward. As Ken Rosentha...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. Will A's make even more moves?

    AJ Mass

    After making headlines with a trade for not one, but two starting pitchers, don't think that rules out the possibility of the Oakland Athletics making another July transaction to further improve their chances of making a deep post-season run. As E...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  16. Are Castro's days in Chicago numbered?

    AJ Mass

    After the Chicago Cubs made big headlines by trading away pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package that included highly-touted shortstop prospect Addison Russell, the team was ecstatic about their new acquisiti...

    Blog | July 06, 2014