Oakland Athletics Wiretap

A's Trade Yonder Alonso To M's For Outfield Prospect

Aug 6, 2017 1:30 PM

The Athletics have traded first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Mariners for minor league outfielder Boog Powell.

Alonso, 30, is having a breakthrough power season while playing on a one-year contract, batting .266 with a career-high 22 home runs and 49 RBIs.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

MLB Suspends A's Matt Joyce Two-Games For Anti-Gay Slur

Aug 5, 2017 8:28 PM

Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay Saturday for directing an anti-gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim.

Major League Baseball announced the suspension Saturday, saying that Joyce will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Suspension

D-Backs Place Owings On 60-Day DL; Acquire Rosales From A's

Jul 31, 2017 3:37 PM

The Diamondbacks placed valuable utility man Chris Owings on the 60-day disabled list Monday, shortly after acquiring infielder Adam Rosales in a trade with the Athletics.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Yankees Acquire Sonny Gray From A's

Jul 31, 2017 3:25 PM

The Yankees' pursuit of Athletics starter Sonny Gray spilled into the final hours before the trade deadline, but a swap has been agreed to that will send the right-hander to New York, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Athletics are getting back shortstop Jorge Mateo, outfielder Dustin Fowler and pitcher James Kaprielian, according to multiple reports. Oakland is taking on two injured players, as Fowler ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during his first game in the majors last season while Kaprielian underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year.

Gray is under club control through the 2019 season. He is making $3.6 million this season and is arbitration eligible in 2018.


Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Yankees, A's Appear Closer To Making Trade For Sonny Gray

Jul 31, 2017 1:01 PM

The Yankees' pursuit of Athletics starter Sonny Gray spilled into the waning hours, as officials for both teams tried to decide if they're ready to make the compromises needed to bring a trade to fruition before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline.

The teams are "close enough to get over the hump," a source said. But Oakland executive VP Billy Beane has given indications he's prepared to hang onto Gray, who isn't eligible for free agency until 2019. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has thus far been resistant to giving up the prospect package the A's are seeking for Gray.


Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bay Area Icon Bill King Receives Ford C. Frick Award

Jul 30, 2017 12:50 PM

At long last, Bay Area radio icon Bill King was awarded the highest honor in baseball broadcasting Saturday.

King, the A’s radio play-by-play man for 25 years, posthumously received the Ford C. Frick Award in a star-studded ceremony at Doubleday Field, with his stepdaughter, Kathleen Lowenthal, accepting on his behalf.

“I think this is a ‘Holy Toledo’ moment,” Lowenthal said, using her stepdad’s catchphrase with dozens of Hall of Fame players and managers applauding behind her on the stage. “It is for me. Holy Toledo.”


Tags: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Sources: A's, Yankees Continue To Discuss Sonny Gray

Jul 30, 2017 12:11 AM

The Athletics and Yankees continue to discuss a potential trade for right-hander Sonny Gray, with both sides making concessions but no agreement reached yet, sources told ESPN.

Gray, one of the marquee names being shopped, was scheduled to pitch Sunday for Oakland but had that start pushed back to Monday night -- hours after the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.

Earlier Saturday, a source told ESPN that Athletics executive vice president Billy Beane was ready to "walk away'' and try again this offseason if he can't land the package he wants for Gray.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

A's Ready To Table Sonny Gray Trade Talks

Jul 29, 2017 6:36 PM

As the Athletics and Yankees talk a potential trade for Sonny Gray, a source said Oakland executive vice president Billy Beane is ready to "walk away'' and try again this offseason if he can't land the package he wants for the right-hander by Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

A's Want Frazier Or Torres From Yankees In Package For Sonny Gray

Jul 28, 2017 9:19 AM

The New York Yankees are unwilling to include Clint Frazier or Gleyber Torres in a package for Sonny Gray, according to a report.

The Athletics have, to this point, asked that the Yankees include Frazier or Torres to get a deal done.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Clubs Have Informed A's Which Prospects They'll Deal For Sonny Gray

Jul 27, 2017 8:28 AM

Rival clubs believe most interested teams have informed the Oakland Athletics which centerpieces they're willing to part with in a trade for Sonny Gray.

The New York Yankees are still believed to be the front-runners to acquire Gray. The Athletics are expected to deal the right-hander before his scheduled start on Sunday.

The Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners have also shown interest in Gray lately.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Athletics Seek Young Center Fielder In Gray Trade
The Athletics are expected to trade Sonny Gray this month and in return they would like to acquire a young center fielder, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Astros, Yankees Leading Race To Acquire Sonny Gray
At least seven Major League teams had scouts to watch Sonny Gray pitch on Tuesday night.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Brewers 'Fading' In Pursuit Of Trade For Sonny Gray
The report doesn't indicate whether Milwaukee's stance is a result of their own decision or the rise of another suitor.

Ken Rosenthal

Athletics Still Open To Extension With Yonder Alonso
With some trade options off the table, the Athletics have once again reached out to representatives for Yonder Alonso about a contract extension.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Yankees, Athletics Discussing Yonder Alonso
It remains to be seen if the two sides will agree on a deal, but they appear to be a good match for a swap.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Brewers Have Been Most Aggressive In Pursuit Of Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray remains one of the hottest names on the trade market and the Brewers "may be the most aggressive" in pursuit of the starter, according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Beane: A's In 'Full Rebuild' With New Stadium In Mind
A's executive VP Billy Beane said the franchise's pledge to find a new stadium isn't "lip service."


Nats Acquire Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson From A's
The Nationals have been looking for help at the back end of their bullpen.


Athletics May Not Wait For Deadline To Deal Veterans
The Athletics don't feel the need to wait until right before the non-waiver trade deadline to begin moving veterans.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Red Sox 'Keen' On Trade For Sonny Gray
The Red Sox have sent respected scouts to Sonny Gray's last two starts.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Braves Seeking Trade For Controllable Starter
The Braves would like to trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter and have Chris Archer and Jose Quintana on their wish list.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brewers Claim Stephen Vogt Off Waivers From A's
The Brewers added veteran catcher Stephen Vogt to their roster on Sunday.


A's Make History As Three Teammates Hit First Career HR In Same Game
Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman, and Franklin Barreto became the second trio in history to each hit their first career home run in the same game.


A's Designate Stephen Vogt For Assignment
Stephen Vogt was an All-Star in each of the past two seasons for the club.


A's Working To Announce Site For New Ballpark
Athletics president Dave Kaval said this week that the team will announce its location to build a new ballpark within this calendar year.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Yonder Alonso Open To Extension With A's
Yonder Alonso hopes to remain with the Athletics and is open to forgoing free agency by signing an extension at midseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros, Athletics Have Mutual Interest In Sonny Gray Trade
The Athletics are monitoring the Astros' farm system closely in preparation for a possible Sonny Gray trade.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Rays Acquire Trevor Plouffe From A's
Trevor Plouffe batted .214 with seven home runs in 58 games with the Athletics.


A's To Promote Matt Chapman
He is expected to join the club's for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report