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Elephant Rumblings: Tensions rising between Arenado, Rockies A’s Coverage: Waldon: Baseball America Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects… BA Staff: Oakland Athletics 2020 Top 10 MLB Prospects Chat… Thompson: The Athletics make good with the Rule 5…

In a Game of Stars, Derek Jeter Distinguished Himself With a Flip Six players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot were part of a crucial 2001 playoff game. After divergent careers, only one has a strong shot at induction this year.

Oakland Athletics: Could Kyler Murray Play in the NFL and MLB simultaneously? Former Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray wants to start his baseball career while continuing his career with the Arizona Cardinals.

Elephant Rumblings: A’s target Wieters re-signs with Cardinals A’s Coverage: Bauman: Oakland Coliseum naming rights deal rescinded amid conflict-of-interest scandal… Kleinschmidt: Boston’s JD Martinez understands why Mike Fiers spoke up about Astros……

Analysis Moves From Parody To Parity Parody is a week of articles and comments around garbage cans, buzzers, lids and wires, fakes nieces and something called a "burner account" on what I understand is known as a "Twitter". Where there's smoke, apparently there's Fiers and Jessica Mendoza is not pleased.

MLB The Show 20: Oakland Athletics player rating predictions - Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Marcus Semien & more The A's have failed to win a playoff game in two straight season, so how will The Show 20 rate them?

Tony La Russa responds to Jack McDowell’s cheating allegation Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa fired back Friday at Jack McDowell after the former Cy Young winner alleged that La Russa used an elaborate sign-stealing system at Comiskey Park during his time with the Chicago White Sox. "My question is this: Was he ever on our team?" La Russa said.

Oakland Coliseum naming rights deal rescinded amid conflict-of-interest scandal The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority voted unanimously to rescind its contract with RingCentral after the former head of the authority, Scott McKibben, was charged with violating state conflict-of-interest laws in negotiating the original contract.

Kyler knows? Murray says he could play football, baseball While the Athletics continue to hold his baseball rights, Murray said he isn't intent on pursuing his diamond dreams at the moment. "I don't understand why in sports they try to marginalize it," Murray told the newspaper. "They try to make you pick one and I get it, but we'll see.

Elephant Rumblings: Beltrán officially out as Mets manager Instead, It's Only Getting Bigger… Vardon: How MLB, the NBA and the PGA used 'negotiation by bayonet' to get a slice of state gambling revenue… 2002 - OF Jermaine Dye agrees to a three-year extension worth $32 million to stay with the Oakland Athletics.

Fans think video shows Astros using hidden buzzers to cheat in 2019 MLB playoffs In light of rumors that the Houston Astros were using illicit buzzers during the 2019 MLB playoffs, fans and former MLB players are pointing to one video of Jose Altuve that lends evidence to support the theory. This story starts with Carlos Beltran.

Elephant Rumblings: Mets undecided on future of manager Beltrán A’s Coverage: Lockard: A look at how elite catching prospects like Joey Bart and Sean Murphy have turned out over the past decade… Mayo: Here are MLB’s Top 10 LHP prospects for 2020… O…

Astros Are Proof That "Winning" Is An Oft Misunderstood Concept There is some rejoicing, and much consternation, over the penalties levied on the Houston Astros in the wake of revelations that they did not come by the 2017 World Series title honestly. General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch went, overnight, from esteemed leaders to answers to trivia questions for years to come.

Is technology bumping against its limits in baseball? Before MLB runs amok with automated strike zones, it ought to reflect on lessons it’s learned the hard way about technological advancements in baseball.

Vegas has spoken: Oakland A’s win total projection jumps slightly Caesars released its sportsbook for the 2020 MLB season, and the projected Oakland Athletics win total jumped from 84 wins in 2019 to 89.5 in 2020. The A's had back-to-back 97-win seasons, but a total nearing 90 wins - the leap - certainly acknowledges Oakland's high-level consistency.

Oakland Athletics: Hey Twitterverse, how about defending Fiers, not Rose? At the same time the Twitterverse exploded with Rose partisans demanding Astrogate equal his reinstatement, it also exploded Monday with rounds of outrage against Oakland Athletics starter Mike Fiers the expressions of which would have been considered obscene even in a porn filmmaker\u2019s parlor.

Elephant Rumblings: Cora, Red Sox part ways amid sign stealing scandal Rosenthal and Drellich: What did Carlos Beltrán tell the Mets, and how might that impact his future with the team?

Women's Basketball Begins Michigan Swing at Oakland on Thursday Youngstown State begins the final week of its five-game, three-week road swing to open 2020 at Oakland. Tipoff at the Athletics Center O'rena is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio and ESPN3.

Athletics acquire outfielder Tony Kemp in trade with the Cubs The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder and second baseman Tony Kemp from the Chicago Cubs on Monday. In return, the Cubs received infield prospect Alfonso Rivas. Kemp, a native of Franklin, TN, shared his time last season with the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs.

Elephant Rumblings: MLB drops hammer on Astros for illegal sign stealing A’s Coverage: Shea: How Astros’ sign-stealing penalties will affect A’s… Gallegos: Oakland acquires Kemp in swap with Cubs… Slusser: A’s acquire Tony Kemp from Cubs… Lockard: With…

MLB Roundup 1/14: Tony Kemp traded to Oakland While the Astros punishment news was breaking Monday afternoon, the Cubs and Athletics snuck a minor trade through the wire. The deal sent Tony Kemp - who was on the 2017 Astros, ironically enough - to Oakland in exchange for minor-league first baseman Alfonso Rivas.

Oakland A's acquire Tony Kemp from Cubs The lefty hitter has an unusual skill set for a first baseman, relying more on contact and plate discipline than power, but he's been productive in the pros so far and is also considered a good defender. Rivas, 2019 A+:.283/.383/.408, 123 wRC+, 8 HR, 13.0% BB, 22.2% Ks.

Oakland Athletics: Breaking down the trade for Tony Kemp The Oakland Athletics have acquired speedy utility man Tony Kemp in a trade with the Chicago Cubs to bolster their second base and outfield depth. The Oakl…

A’s acquire versatile lefty-hitting utility player from Cubs The Oakland Athletics trade for versatile infielder, outfielder Tony Kemp to bolster left-handed options.

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