Oakland Athletics Wiretap

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

Jan 14, 2019 1:56 AM

The Oakland Athletics can sign Kyler Murray to a major league deal and offer him significant guaranteed money to choose baseball over football without running afoul of Major League Baseball rules, league sources told ESPN, the latest twist in a sport-vs.-sport battle for the Heisman Trophy winner that's expected to be resolved in the coming days.

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A's Sending Top Brass To Meet With Kyler Murray

Jan 13, 2019 1:32 PM

The Oakland Athletics are sending a group of top executives to meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray on Sunday in hopes of convincing him to pursue a professional baseball career as he decides between honoring his contract with the team or playing quarterback in the NFL, sources with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN.

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Khris Davis Receives A's Highest Salary Ever

Jan 13, 2019 3:31 AM

The club announced Friday it has reached an agreement to avoid arbitration with Khris Davis, Marcus Semien, Mark Canha, Sean Manaea, and newcomer Jurickson Profar. The home run king of 2018, Davis will be rewarded with a $16.5 million salary, the highest salary ever given out to an A’s player over a single season. The previous highest was the $12.5 million given to Eric Chavez in 2010.

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Jed Lowrie Agrees To Two-Year, $20M Deal With Mets

Jan 10, 2019 7:22 PM

Jed Lowrie has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the New York Mets.

Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career, setting highs with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs and 78 walks as the surprising Oakland A's made the postseason.

Lowrie will join an infield that already includes the newly acquired Robinson Cano at second base, Todd Frazier at third base and Jeff McNeil in a utility role

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A's Among Those Interested In Brett Anderson

Jan 7, 2019 8:04 AM

The Oakland Athletics are among the clubs that have inquired about Brett Anderson, according to a source.

Anderson, 30, was inconsistent last season. He finished the year with a 4.48 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 17 starts.

Oakland signed 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

Dec 23, 2018 5:43 PM

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to sign Mike Fiers to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $15 million.

Fiers, 33, 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

Dec 21, 2018 1:54 PM

The Oakland A's have acquired Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers as part of a three-team trade.

The Rays get reliever Emilio Pagan and the 38th overall pick in the 2019 draft from the A's and minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy from the Rangers.

The Rangers receive Rays minor league relievers Brock Burke, Kyle Bird and Yoel Espinal, A's minor league infielder Eli White and international slot money.

Profar hit .254 last season with 20 homers. Profar played mainly shortstop and third base last season, but he could also be a replacement for Oakland at second base if Jed Lowrie.

 

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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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A's Fan Interferes, Helps Angels During Comeback Rally
The Athletics suffered a painful loss to the Angels on Tuesday night as they blew a three-run lead.

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Verlander Earns 200th Win, Astros Retake AL West Lead
Veteran pitcher Justin Verlander pitched just good enough to help the Astros defeat the A's on Sunday.

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A's Acquire Fernando Rodney From Twins
Fernando Rodney has a 3.09 ERA and 25 saves in 46 appearances this season.

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Tigers Trade Mike Fiers To Athletics
The Tigers will receive two players to be named later or cash considerations.

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A's Acquire Shawn Kelley From Nationals
The Nationals had designated Shawn Kelly for assignment after a mound tantrum last week.

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A's Selling Season Ticket Package Not Attached To Specific Seat
The program is called A's Access, which allows fans to buy tickets for a package that doesn't include the same season.

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A's Send Prospects, International Money To Mets For Jeurys Familia
The A's have acquired veteran closer Jeurys Familia from the Mets to bolster their bullpen.

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