Oakland Athletics Wiretap

Khris Davis Wants To Stay With A's 'At Least Three More Years'

Feb 18, 2019 9:18 AM

Khris Davis hit a Major League-best 48 home runs last season.

It was his third-straight season with 40-plus homers and his fourth-straight season hitting exactly .247.

He will be a free agent after the 2019 season, but hopes to remain with the Oakland Athletics.

"I'd like to be here. I hope something gets done," Davis said. "It's not a good thing being a free agent right now. For my security, it's going to impact a lot. That's the way the business is. I'm already 31 so I don't know if I'm too old. There's a lot of things that run through my head. Who knows. If it happens, it happens.

"Shoot, I want to stay here at least three more years, but that's a long time to be an Oakland A. But if anybody can do it, I guess it's me, hopefully," Davis said. "I don't think they'll trade me as long as we're doing good. So we better do good so I don't get traded."

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Brett Anderson, A's Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Feb 12, 2019 8:55 AM

The Oakland Athletics and Brett Anderson have agreed upon a one-year, Major League contract, according to a source.

Anderson had a 4.48 ERA in 17 starts for the A's last season.

The deal is pending a physical.

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Kyler Murray Will Give Back Signing Bonus To A's, Pursue NFL Career

Feb 11, 2019 5:32 PM

Kyle Murray has announced he is fully committed to becoming an NFL quarterback.

Murray's future has been in doubt as he was also a first round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics.

Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the A's gave him last year, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. 

"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," Murray wrote. "Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I was raised to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL championships. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming NFL workouts and interviews. I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft."

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A's Still Unsure If Kyler Murray Will Report

Feb 10, 2019 7:31 PM

The Oakland Athletics still don't know if or when top draft pick Kyler Murray will report to camp.

The two-sport star has a locker and a No. 73 jersey waiting for him in Oakland's clubhouse at Hohokam Park, but general manager David Forst said Sunday that the team is still talking to the Murray family as the Heisman Trophy winner tries to decide whether to pursue MLB as an outfielder or the NFL as a quarterback.

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A's Blake Treinen To Receive $6.4M In 2019

Feb 2, 2019 11:04 PM

Athletics closer Blake Treinen will receive a $6.4 million salary for 2019 after winning his arbitration case.

Treinen's case was heard Friday. He asked arbitrators Steven Wolf, Allen Ponak and Phillip LaPorte for a raise from $2.2 million to $6.4 million, while Oakland offered $5.6 million. The pitcher's agent, Matt Sosnick, confirmed the deal Saturday in a text message.

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Athletics Hire Sandy Alderson To Help Front Office

Jan 30, 2019 9:21 AM

The Oakland Athletics have hired Sandy Alderson as senior adviser to baseball operations.

Alderson was formerly the general manager of the New York Mets.

"His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and perspective he will add at every level of the organization," Billy Beane said.

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A's Reach One-Year, $4M Deal With Marco Estrada

Jan 25, 2019 4:04 PM

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million deal with Marco Estrada, according to a source.

Estrada is one of just 14 starters with at least 175 innings a year from 2015-17.

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A's May Have New Name For Stadium

Jan 21, 2019 1:12 AM

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum may soon have a new name with a ring to it. Or at least one that’s easier to nickname.

Coliseum Authority Executive Director Scott McKibben said RingCentral is interested in naming rights at the stadium. Executives from the Belmont-based company toured the Coliseum last month, he said.

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Deion Sanders Advises Kyler Murray To Choose Baseball

Jan 17, 2019 8:10 AM

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft on Monday, giving him more time to decide between football and baseball.

The Oakland Athletics drafted Murray ninth overall last June.

While appearing on Sportscenter, Deion Sanders offered some advice to the Oklahoma quarterback.

"If I was in his shoes," Sanders said. "I'm picking up the baseball bat and I'm not looking back."

Sanders played for five Major League teams, but made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Kyler Murray Enters NFL Draft, Can Still Negotiate With A's

Jan 15, 2019 7:43 AM

Kyler Murray announced via Twitter on Monday that he is entering his name into the NFL Draft.

The Oklahoma quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner is giving himself the option to choose football over baseball. He has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that carries a $4.66 million signing bonus.

The A's picked Murray with the ninth pick in 2018.

Entering the NFL Draft will not preclude Murray from choosing baseball, but it does put additional pressure on Oakland to offer Murray a Major League contract with additional money in hopes of dissuading the outfield prospect from pursuing a football career.

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Sources: A's Receive OK To Offer Kyler Murray More Money
The sports battle for Kyler Murray's services is expected to be resolved in the coming days.

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A's Sending Top Brass To Meet With Kyler Murray
The A's are hoping to convince Kyler Murray to pursue a baseball career.

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Khris Davis Receives A's Highest Salary Ever
Khris Davis will receive a one-year deal worth $16.5 million from the A's next season.

East Bay Times

Jed Lowrie Agrees To Two-Year, $20M Deal With Mets
Jed Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career.

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A's Among Those Interested In Brett Anderson
Oakland signed Brett Anderson to a Minor League deal heading into the 2018 season.

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Mike Fiers Agrees To Re-Sign With A's On Two-Year Deal
Mike Fiers is coming off his best season (12-8, 3.56 ERA) as a major league starter.

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A's Acquire Jurickson Profar In Three-Team Trade With Rangers, Ray
The A's have a potential replacement for Jed Lowrie in Jurickson Profar.

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A's, Joakim Soria Agree Upon Two-Year, $15M Deal
Joakim Soria had a 4.09 ERA in 26 games with the Brewers last season.

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Matt Chapman Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
A's third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to begin swinging a bat in six weeks after shoulder surgery on Friday.

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A's Prospect Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy
The A's made Kyler Murray the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.

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A's Allow Graveman, Fiers, Gearrin To Become Free Agents
The A's also announced that the team tendered contracts to Khris Davis and Marcus Semien.

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Pirates, A's Complete Trade
The Pirates have acquired pitcher Wilkin Ramos from the A's as the player to be named from the trade of pitcher Tanner Anderson on November 20.

Press Release

A's Announce Location For New Ballpark
The A's, on Wednesday, announced they have found a location for their new ballpark near Jack London Square, along the water.

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A's Acquire Tanner Anderson From Pirates
Pittsburgh will receive a player to be named later or cash.

Associated Press

Bob Melvin, Brian Snitker Named Managers Of The Year
Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker have been named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively.

RealGM Staff Report

A's Give Long-Term Extensions To Beane, Frost, And Melvin
Bob Melvin led the A's to the fourth best record in the Majors and a postseason berth this season.

Press Release

Longtime Giants' Broadcaster Hank Greenwald Dies At 83
Hank Greenwald was the Giants’ lead radio announcer from 1979-86, returning in 1989 — after two season with the Yankees — through the 1996 season.

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A's To Discuss Extension With Bob Melvin
The A's signing manager Bob Melvin to an extension is among the team's priorities.

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Khris Davis Posts .247 Average For Fourth Straight Season
Khris Davis hit more home runs (48) than anyone else in baseball this season, but it's his batting average that has people talking.

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Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot
The Athletics clinched the final playoff berth in the American League with the Rays' loss on Monday night.

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