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Jim Johnson Out As Athletics' Closer

Oakland will go with a closer by committee for the indefinite future. Perhaps this is the year that they finally break the stupid tradition of the designated closer?

Game Thread #9: A's at Twins (3)

The A's have scored six runs in seven innings and Dan Straily has cruised through seven innings, allowing one run on just three hits. After seven complete, it's 6-1 Oakland.

Game Thread #9: A's at Twins (2)

After four innings, the A's lead, 5-1.

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Game Thread #9: A's at Twins

This afternoon (on the East Coast, anyway) the A's will try to complete their first sweep at the season, which would come at the expense of the team the A's have played best against over the last...

Addison Russell Tears Hamstring

Russell will be out for a month.

Thursday Podcast: Who's In, Who's Out

Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the impending return of Craig Gentry, the early success of Jesse Chavez, and the failures of Jim Johnson.

Time To Close The Book On Jim Johnson?

What should the Athletics do with their struggling closer?

"Yank My Johnson!" And Other Deep Thoughts

If you want knee-jerk reactions, that's down the hall two doors on your left. Here at the Knee Company, also known as "Knee Co," we try to separate our knees from our jerks. So my suggestion to put...

Game #8: Chavez, Otero and Norris Hailed As Heroes

It certainly has been the strangest start to a season that I've ever seen, as the A's turned a simple, fast, all-but-guaranteed win into a nightmare for their fans, their announcers, the replay...

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