Oakland Athletics

4th AL West | 55-72
  • Batting Avg
    .250 AVG
  • Runs
    504 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.58 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    150 HR
  • David Price pitches the Red Sox back into first place
    Big League Stew

    David Price pitches the Red Sox back into first place

    Now this is the David Price for whom the Red Sox paid $217 million, the ace Boston thought could lead it back to the World Series. This David Price, he threw eight shutout innings on Monday night as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. The Red Sox hadn’t had a share of first place in the AL East since July 20.

  • Oakland A’s officials taking a tour of a possible waterfront ballpark site
    HardballTalk4 hours ago

    Oakland A’s officials taking a tour of a possible waterfront ballpark site

    The Oakland Athletics’ ballpark saga has gone on for years now, with false starts in Fremont and San Jose, lawsuits and seemingly interminable talks with the City of Oakland over a new place on the current Coliseum site. That’s all complicated, of course, by the presence of the Raiders, on whose address — be it Oakland, Las Vegas or someplace else — the A’s future is still largely contingent. The city has tried to get the A’s interested in a waterfront site for several years now. There are a lot of problems with that due mostly to zoning and regulatory matters, as well as proximity to transit and other practical concerns. The artist’s renderings are often pretty, but it takes more than artist’s

  • Yoenis Cespedes says he does not plan to opt out of his contract
    HardballTalk3 hours ago

    Yoenis Cespedes says he does not plan to opt out of his contract

    Yoenis Cespedes is in the first year of a three-year, $75 million deal with the Mets that includes an opt-out clause leading into 2017. It’s a great situation for him. If he was hurt or ineffective this year, hey, he still gets $75 million. If he rakes he can go back out on the free agent market this November and see if he can’t do better than the two years and $50 million he’ll have left. Cespedes said today, however, that he does not plan to exercise his opt-out this winter: Speaking through an interpreter, Cespedes stayed on message, saying his focus is on “helping the team win so we can hopefully make it to the playoffs.” When asked by The Record’s Matt Ehalt if he intended to honor all three