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  1. By the numbers: Scott Kazmir

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:22 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics won’t be getting a Cyber Monday deal for left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir. The soon-to-be 30-year-old pitcher and the A’s have agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract, according to multiple reports. Here’s a look at the Kazmir signing by the numbers. 22,000,000: The amount of dollars Kazmir will reportedly be getting paid by…

  2. Anthony Dixon’s younger brother is a baseball trick shot master

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:40 PM PDT

    This unbelievable video is the work of Deshun Dixon, Jarrod Parks and Cody Satterwhite. All three of the players are prospects from different parts of Mississippi. Dixon, 21, is a Tampa Bay Rays prospect and the younger brother of 49ers running back Anthony Dixon and A’s prospect Rashun Dixon. It further proves the Dixon bros.…

  3. Tuesday’s A’s-Tigers Game could be moved to a new time

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:41 PM PDT

    UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night. The Oakland Athletics-Detroit Tigers game will be played at 2:07 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet California will begin pregame coverage at 1:00 p.m. with October Quest.  The Oakland Athletics are one win away from going to the American League…

  4. Field of Links: Why the A’s benefit greatly from no. 2 playoff seed

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:46 AM PDT

    Major League Baseball’s Wild Card games capture the intensity fitting of a win-or-go-home game in a convenient and tidy package. The games give the fans in an additional two cities hope. They also rake in extra ticket sales, postseason apparel sales and plenty of other profits for MLB. The format, however, is a little screwed up.…

  5. Field of Links: Did the Rangers anger the baseball gods?

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:04 AM PDT

    The Texas Rangers have completed their most recent collapse. This time it came in the 163rd game of the season at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. They will fall short of the playoffs after leading the American League West by as many as seven games in May, and entering the final month of the…

  6. A’s magic number drops to five

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:38 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings on Wednesday. Even though they went down, so did their magic number.

    The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 12th inning, dropping the A’s magic number to clinch the American League West to five.

  7. What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West. At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American…

  8. TBT: Rick Langford tosses his 22nd consecutive complete game

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:13 PM PDT

    Right now, the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff leads Major League Baseball with eight complete games. In 1980, Oakland Athletics pitcher Rick Langford went the distance 28 times. On this day in 1980, Langford, a right-handed pitcher, tossed his 22nd consecutive complete game for the A’s to defeat the Kansas City Royals 9-5. Langford’s complete…

  9. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics should be considered favorites to win the American League West for a second year in a row. Here’s why: After taking five of six against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, both teams they trailed heading into each series, their next seven games are against bottom of the barrel teams. Their…

  10. Rays pitcher underestimates the power of BART

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:22 PM PDT

    Even Cy Young Award-winners have to commute like us. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price learned the hard way what happens when the Bay Bridge isn’t open. Price decided he didn’t want to take BART to the Oakland Coliseum for Friday’s start against Jarrod Parker, and he documented his misadventures on Twitter. Rather than…

  11. From tough times to TDs: How 49ers RB Anthony Dixon became a father figure for his brothers

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:55 PM PDT

    Stories about athletes going from homeless to the pros are few and far between. However, in the Dixon household, it has become a common occurrence. San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon helped pave the way. When he was a kid growing up in Terry, Miss., he had to help raise his three brothers, because…

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