Category Archives: Oakland Athletics

Cheap Seat Chronicles’ 2015 MLB Staff Predictions

It seems like ages ago that we were debating whether or not Alex Gordon could have scored in game seven of the World Series (he couldn’t), but in reality it was just a few short months ago that baseball went … Continue reading

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Trying to Find a Team for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was released by the White Sox on Wednesday after the club designated him for assignment the week prior. Viciedo, 25, should – in theory – be an interesting option for a number of clubs. He’s young, he’s still … Continue reading

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Ranking the Top Landing Spots for James Shields

It’s been a very long and – undoubtedly – very disappointing offseason for James Shields, but it appears as though it is finally reaching a conclusion. Jon Morosi of FoxSports is reporting that Shields has a number of offers in … Continue reading

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Oakland Closer Sean Doolittle Expected to Miss Opening Day with Shoulder Injury

There is some unfortunate news coming out of Oakland this evening. We’re learning that Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear and significant inflammation in his pitcher shoulder. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection, but he … Continue reading

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MLB Arbitration Rundown

If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, your feed was probably inundated with arbitration updates. That’s because Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures; each submitting what they think the individual player is worth … Continue reading

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Athletics Send Recently-Acquired Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Here’s hoping Yunel Escobar didn’t unpack, because the veteran shortstop is on the move once again. Less than a week after getting traded from Tampa Bay to Oakland, Escobar is headed back east to join the Nationals in exchange for … Continue reading

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Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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