Tag Archive: Oakland Athletics

Aug 03

Bold predictions: Athletics will win AL West

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone we get to see what the final teams pretty much will look like.  Yes, trades can still happen if players make it through the waiver wire but the big names are likely off the market.  I predict that the Oakland Athletics will win the American League …

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Jul 24

Athletics release Jim Johnson

The Oakland Athletics have released former Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson. Johnson was traded to the Athletics this offseason and has a really tough go of it since joining the Athletics. Johnson has a 6.92 era and has only recorded two saves. For a closer that is still due a majority of his one-year $10 …

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Jul 21

Oakland Athletics fans of booing

The Baltimore Orioles just finished up a weekend series with the Oakland Athletics and they lost the series two to one. The Orioles played well in every game but the final game, which was on a Sunday a day that the Orioles typically do not play well on. The Athletics are a very good team …

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Watch: Benches clear, Orioles versus Athletics

May 10

Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics 5/10 Lineup and Preview

The Washington Nationals will look to even up the series against the Oakland Athletics a day after they suffer a shellacking that resulted in them losing eight to zero. The Nationals will try to bounce back with Tanner Roark on the mound, who is two starts removed from his complete game, and he will almost …

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Apr 03

Johnson's career with Athletics off to a bad start

During the offseason the Baltimore Orioles traded Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for Jemile Weeks, that full story can be found here.  Weeks did not make the Orioles 25-man roster. The Orioles did not want to pay Johnson his large $10 million arbitration number.  Johnson  also showed signs of losing his touch last season …

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Dec 03

Orioles trade Jim Johnson to Athletics

The Baltimore Orioles have traded closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for Jemile Weeks.  The Orioles will also get a player to be named later.  Johnson has been the Orioles closer and has had two back to back 50 save seasons.  Johnson recorded a franchise best 51 saves in 2012. Johnson has been with …

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Jul 01

Yard Birds

The O’s tied a season-high with five homers on Wednesday night, beating the Oakland A’s 9-6 at Camden Yards. (It’s hard to believe, but the Birds hit five homers against the Red Sox on May 1st…) Just like the previous wins over the past week, it wasn’t easy…the Orioles had to come from behind yet …

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Jun 30

O's Win Streak Comes to an End

You can’t win them all, right? The O’s snapped a season-high four-game win streak on Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the visiting Oakland A’s. Brian Matusz had yet another quality start, but was saddled with the loss. After starting the season with two straight wins, Matusz has lost nine straight, though he has pitched far …

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Jun 22

Who is Jake Fox?

I know a lot of people are wondering who the new Baltimore Oriole Jake Fox is, well I did some stat searching to help inform everyone. Fox was a third round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs and had a very good minor league career, he has a .293 career minor league batting average. Fox …

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