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Kirk Gibson not coming to A's as bench coach

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's have openings for a bench coach and hitting coach; Mike Aldrete or Alan Trammell could be two of the leading candidates for manager Bob Melvin's staff.
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A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

Inside Bay Area (By Mike Rosenberg <a href='mailto:mrosenbe) — The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win...
  • 12 hr 35 min ago

A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss won't need the more extensive microfracture surgery and could be ready for the start of spring training.
  • 23 hr 46 min ago
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A's and San Jose agree on 7-year extension -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

Inside Bay Area (By Mike Rosenberg <a href='mailto:mrosenbe) — The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago
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New investor named for Oakland's Coliseum City

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune) — Floyd Kephart, who heads a firm that advises major investment funds, is leading a new investment team that is seeking to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.
  • 2 days ago
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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

Inside Bay Area (By Rachel Cohen Associated Press) — Please watch another channel. That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind...
  • 3 days ago
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Oakland: New investor on board for Coliseum City

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune) — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday will discuss extending negotiations with a development team that has brought aboard in new investor who will take the lead in trying to build new sports...
  • 6 days ago
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Earthquake World Series: The hero of Candlestick Park

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Fay Vincent was praised for his actions when disaster struck the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, but the former commissioner of Major League Baseball...
  • 8 days ago

A's Vogt recuperating from foot surgery

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for a post-surgery checkup Thursday, then will fly back from Los Angeles to Washington state to begin six to eight weeks of recovery; Vogt had Dr....
  • 9 days ago
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Oakland Coliseum board to pick new leader, seek new powers

Inside Bay Area (By Matt O'Brien and Matthew Artz Staff) — The authority that runs O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena is set to name its first director in over five years, while also seeking a leading role in future stadium development with the...
  • 9 days ago
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A's hitting coach Chili Davis is candidate for same job with Yankees

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — New York Yankees are looking for a new batting coach, and Chili Davis of the Oakland A's will interview for the position.
  • 10 days ago

Reports: A's bench coach Chip Hale hired as new Diamondbacks manager

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group staff and wire) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to announce Monday that Oakland A's bench coach Chip Hale is their new manager, USA Today reported
  • 11 days ago

A's Stephen Vogt, Brandon Moss have surgery dates set

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's Stephen Vogt to have foot surgery Oct. 14; Brandon Moss having hip surgery Oct. 21
  • 16 days ago
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A's have numerous worries heading into 2015 season

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's should have a competitive rotation, but the team needs up at second and short
  • 22 days ago
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Oakland A's: Five issues this off-season

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — A's most pressing issues will be free agency, payroll and injuries
  • 22 days ago
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A's coach Chip Hale interviewing for Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial job

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Chip Hale has received permission from the A's to interview with the Diamondbacks.
  • 22 days ago
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A's notebook: Manager Bob Melvin regrets not using Adam Dunn

Inside Bay Area (By Carl Steward <a href='mailto:csteward@b) — Shortstop will be a key offseason target of A's management as Jed Lowrie is now free to test the open market.
  • 22 days ago
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Coco and Soto would have been sidelined had the A's advanced

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin said neither Coco Crisp nor Geovany Soto would have been able to play in the Division Series if his team had beaten the Kansas City Royals in the wild card round.
  • 22 days ago
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A's Billy Beane defends deals

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Trading Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester was key to A's success, Billy Beane says
  • 23 days ago
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Oakland A's players not satisfied with their season

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Josh Reddick, Jed Lowrie feel like A's season shouldn't have ended in Kansas City
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

Gregor Blanco homer opens game, Royals battle back

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Gregor Blanco homered to lead off Game 2 – the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history, and the first by a Giants player.  It...
  • 2 days ago
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Dave Magadan doesn’t get Yankees’ job, might be A’s top choice

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Onetime A’s player Dave Magadan was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting job, but he told me today that he did not get that...
  • 4 days ago
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Chili Davis goes to Red Sox, A’s seek hitting coach

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — With Chili Davis heading to Boston to become the Red Sox’s new hitting coach as reported by WEEI Boston, the A’s are likely to target Angels’ assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen,...
  • 5 days ago
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Chili Davis interviews with Yankees, Red Sox next

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at AT&T Park It’s pretty safe to assume the A’s will be looking for a new hitting coach soon: Chili Davis interviewed for the...
  • 8 days ago
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Chip Hale set to become Arizona’s manager today

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser A’s  bench coach Chip Hale, 49, will be announced as the Diamondbacks new manager later today, according to numerous reports this morning. This will...
  • 11 days ago
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Another look at A’s wild-card loss, plus today’s news

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum A’s manager Bob Melvin has done a lot of rehashing of last night’s 9-8 loss in 12 innings to the Royals in the American League...
  • 23 days ago
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A’s wild swing of a season ends in wild-card loss to Royals

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Mo. – If you missed Oakland’s regular season, you got to see the condensed version at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. For...
  • 23 days ago
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Adam Dunn not in A’s wild-card lineup; Geovany Soto is catching

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium The A’s lineup hasn’t been posted yet, but I’ve heard it is the same as Sunday’s but with Adam Dunn out and...
  • 24 days ago
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Eric O’Flaherty out, but A’s roster includes Hammel, Burns

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle staff writer Susan Slusser in Kansas City As I wrote in this morning’s Chronicle might be the case, left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty was left off today’s...
  • 24 days ago
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A’s Jon Lester, king of the big game, takes on KC’s Big Game James

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Jed Lowrie, the A’s shortstop and a former player representive, said that when Major League Baseball and the Players Association first...
  • 25 days ago
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Oakland A’s fans: Time for playoff predictions

SFGate.com (Vlae Kershner) — Just a normal season, right? Las Vegas over-under lines for the A’s in spring training ranged between 86.5 and 88.5 games, the and they wound up right around there with 88. Well, maybe not...
  • 25 days ago
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Sonny Gray magnificent as A’s grab wild-card spot

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the ballpark in Arlington Sonny Gray is a big-game pitcher, that’s why the A’s gave him Game 5 vs. Detroit last October. And in Game 162, Gray was the...
  • 26 days ago
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Game 162 – A’s need to win to avoid Game 163

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the baseball stadium in Arlington, Texas Crunch time. Well, yes, it’s been crunch time for a while now, and who’d have thought we’d...
  • 26 days ago
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A’s fall to Rangers, wait for Mariners’ result

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the ballpark in Arlington Oakland had a superb chance to snatch a wild-card spot on Saturday. The A’s had Jeff Samardzija, pitching as well as anyone...
  • 26 days ago
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Josh Donaldson in lineup; A’s could clinch spot tonight

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the onetime Ballpark in Arlington Josh Donaldson is hurting, but the All-Star third baseman is in the lineup after leaving hard on his injured left...
  • 27 days ago
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A’s on verge of playoff spot with win over Rangers

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser in Arlington, Texas If anything, throughout six miserable weeks for the A’s, the team’s players tried too hard, were guilty of wanting to do too much. On...
  • 27 days ago
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