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A's Top 5 first basemen: Gallegos' take

@MartinJGallegos
2:54 PM PDT

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on each player’s career while with that club. These rankings are for fun

MLB, players reach deal addressing key issues

@feinsand
March 27, 2020

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have finalized a deal that addresses both salary and service-time issues, among others, as the entire sport continues to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. With no start date set for the 2020 season, the two sides had been negotiating for the past

A's Minor League coach positive for COVID-19

@MartinJGallegos
March 28, 2020

OAKLAND -- Longtime A’s Minor League manager and coach Webster Garrison has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under hospital care in his home state of Louisiana. Garrison’s fiancée, Nikki Trudeaux, said in a post on social media that she has also tested positive for COVID-19 and is unable to

Relive the A's historic 20th straight victory

@MartinJGallegos
March 26, 2020

On Thursday, Major League Baseball presented “Opening Day at Home” -- a full slate of 30 games broadcast nationally across various platforms including networks, digital streaming and social media, creating a full-day event on what would have been Opening Day. The experience was intended to invite fans to feel a

Each team's WAR leader over the past 50 years

@williamfleitch
10:03 PM PDT

As we wait for games to be played again, it is perfectly natural to look backwards for a bit. If we can’t have baseball now, we can appreciate the baseball we had. After all: What we watched then turned out to be history. So, today, we thought we would, in

A letter from the Commissioner to baseball fans

March 26, 2020

Dear Baseball Fans, Opening Day holds an important place in our hearts. It signifies the arrival of spring, the promise of new beginnings, the return of following your favorite team on a long journey filled with twists and turns, and the hope that your team will put together a magical

Here are the future All-Stars of the AL West

@JesseSanchezMLB
March 27, 2020

Some of the game’s biggest names reside in the American League West. It’s packed with All-Stars like the Angels' Mike Trout, the Astros' Michael Brantley, José Altuve and George Springer and countless others. There’s also a growing list of future All-Stars to come from this loaded division one day. With

A's offer opener first pitch to fan with COVID-19

@MartinJGallegos
March 19, 2020

OAKLAND -- Longtime A’s fan Justin Wilhite tested positive for the COVID-19 virus earlier this month. He decided to chronicle the battle he’s gone through over the past week with a series of tweets on Monday. The thread caught the attention of many around the world, A’s president Dave Kaval

Hot take: 5 best catchers in A's history

@MartinJGallegos
March 23, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Most hyped catching prospects of the century

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 25, 2020

Our beat reporters have begun ranking the five best players in each franchise's history at each position, starting with catchers. To complement that coverage, each week we'll identify each organization's top prospect at that position during the MLB.com era, which began in 2001. Four players double as both their club's

Opening of regular season to be pushed back

@feinsand
March 16, 2020

Major League Baseball announced Monday that the start of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back even further following Sunday’s recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has urged a nationwide halt of any gatherings in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Opening Day, which was originally

Watch these classic MLB games on YouTube

March 19, 2020

In difficult times like these, we often look to sports for an escape, which is part of the reason why the lack of live games right now is so frustrating for many. To help fill the void, here’s a complete guide to how you can watch any number of classic

Here's a preseason look at the A's farm system

@JimCallisMLB
March 23, 2020

The Athletics are coming off consecutive 97-win seasons, their best back-to-back years since 2002-03, and could get even stronger in 2020. Their system has three legitimate American League Rookie of the Year candidates, all of whom gave a glimpse of their talents as late-season callups a year ago.

Watch every 2018 and '19 game free on MLB.TV

March 20, 2020

There's no live baseball for the time being, but you can now experience the last two years of Major League action on MLB.TV for free. The MLB.TV archives of the 2018 and '19 seasons are open and accessible for all, which means more than 4,800 games are available to stream

MLB clubs pledge $30M for ballpark employees

@castrovince
March 17, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has created uncertainty over when the Major League season will start, and that causes economic uncertainty for thousands of seasonal ballpark employees whose paychecks depend on games being played. MLB’s 30 teams are stepping to the plate to help those employees, with every team donating $1 million

9 rising stars who should be household names

@RichardJustice
March 21, 2020

To watch Matt Chapman play third base is to appreciate -- if you didn’t already -- the beauty of great defense. “Breathtaking,” says A’s manager Bob Melvin. Chapman makes extraordinary plays look routine. He does it so often that even his teammates lose perspective of his greatness. Because Chapman plays

Here is each team's active WAR leader

@williamfleitch
March 22, 2020

Here’s a fun trivia question: What players have been with their current teams, and only their current teams, for longer than 10 years? The answer: 12, according to MLB.com’s Matt Kelly. That’s an incredibly low number. It’s just a shifting, different game. But you’re still watching history every time you

10 Spring Training stat lines you shouldn't ignore

@mattkellyMLB
March 20, 2020

The unfortunate hiatus imposed on many facets of life (baseball and otherwise) by the coronavirus outbreak can lead stat-nerds to analyze numbers anywhere they can find them -- even in the one place everyone knows not to look: Spring Training. The notion that Spring Training stats are meaningless doesn’t need

MLB pledges funds to support Minor Leaguers

March 19, 2020

Since last week, Major League Baseball has been engaged in a variety of discussions with stakeholders to identify ways to blunt the wide-ranging impact of the national emergency resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic. As those conversations continue, MLB is announcing today a league-wide initiative that will create a level

Available now: Play R.B.I. Baseball 20 today

@HarriganMLB
March 17, 2020

R.B.I. Baseball 20 is now available on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam and is coming soon on iOS and Android. This year's launch includes a sweepstakes offering fans a chance to win a bat signed by the R.B.I. Baseball 20 cover star, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich. Head to

Ranking the top 10 lineups in MLB for 2020

Breaking down the Majors' best batting orders using the wRC+ metric
@castrovince
March 18, 2020

This unusual situation we’re all navigating has temporarily taken away our ability to watch baseball games … but it hasn’t taken away our ability to analyze and argue about baseball! So let’s move forward with our annual lists of MLB’s top 10 lineups, rotations and bullpens. For this lineup list,

How regular-season delay affects the AL West

@JesseSanchezMLB
March 19, 2020

Baseball players are usually very proficient at making the most of their time. Whether that is early batting practice or treatment in the training room, late-night study sessions or in-game adjustments, it’s in their DNA to maximize their time to create opportunities that wouldn't normally present themselves. They are creatures

Where the A's roster battles currently stand

Backup catcher, second base among most intriguing competitions
@MartinJGallegos
March 17, 2020

OAKLAND -- While the A’s entered Spring Training with clarity at most positions, there was an obvious vacancy at second base, and who might fill that spot was going to be determined largely by performance in the Cactus League. However, a position battle at another spot emerged in camp. With