We Might Actually Get A Barry Zito Versus Tim Hudson Matchup

After rosters expanded on September 1st and the Oakland A’s didn’t bring up Barry Zito—who has been toiling away in Triple-A Nashville all year—it was reported that he wasn’t going to come up this season. But after starting pitcher Jesse Chavez fractured a rib the team reversed course, once again proving that God… »9/17/15 1:34am9/17/15 1:34am

Astros Trade For Scott Kazmir, Are Going For The Whole Damn Thing

The Houston Astros, who this time last year were churning through a 92-loss season, but have suddenly become a team to be reckoned with in 2015, just swung the first big trade of the season. They are acquiring starting pitcher Scott Kazmir from the A’s in exchange for prospects Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham. »7/23/15 1:48pm7/23/15 1:48pm

Goodbye To Old-Ass Jason Giambi, Who Refused To Go Down A Villain

Jason Giambi is retiring. At age 44, the slugger announced yesterday that his gradual disappearance from the game—one that began all the way back in 2009, when Giambi remade himself into a grizzled pinch-hitter and nominal player-coach—has reached its terminus. His career probably should have ended long before… »2/17/15 1:21pm2/17/15 1:21pm

Jon Lester Vs. James Shields Is An Argument For The Second Wild Card

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the presence of MLB's second wild card teams, but tonight's matchup is not one of them. That's because we will get to watch two great pitchers—James Shields of the Kansas City Royals and Jon Lester of the Oakland A's—start the precise game that they were acquired to win, a game… »9/30/14 12:34pm9/30/14 12:34pm

A's Fans Rage One Last Time For Former Closer Grant Balfour

A cool thing happened in the bottom of the tenth inning of last night's extra-innings tilt between the Rays and Athletics. Grant Balfour, who spent three seasons becoming an Oakland fan favorite as the A's hard-throwing bullpen goon, came on to pitch for the Rays against his old squad. Even with the score tied 2-2… »8/05/14 10:41am8/05/14 10:41am