According to David Lennon, there could be changes in line for the system used for bidding on Japanese players. Players may have up to three teams to choose between.
Final Coliseum "Holy Toledo" book signing by Ken Korach will be Sunday at the Coliseum Bar and Grille from noon-12:30 pm. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 16, 2013
Chris Jaffe has an article on the worst all-time seasons for relief pitchers. Two of these pitchers had historically bad seasons in Oakland. We're talking worse than Brian Fuentes here. This list makes the Astros bullpen seem like amateur hour.
On September 26, 2012, Chris Carter struck out against Roy Oswalt to give the A's possession of the AL's single-season strikeout record. This past Saturday, Trevor Crowe brutally wrestled the record away from the 2012 AL West Champions.
Sonny Dykes to throw out ceremonial first pitch before tonight's #athletics game. It's a Cal thing, as Bob Melvin would tell you.— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) September 16, 2013
Grant Brisbee's weekend breakdown includes a look at the AL Wild Card race.
Bob Melvin appeared on 95.7 The Game this morning and said that Jarrod Parker will start tonight, with all of the other starters being pushed back a day. That means Sonny Gray pitches tomorrow. Bartolo Colon will start on Star Wars Night before what is expected to be a full house against Twins rookie Andrew Albers.
On this day a year ago, Dan Straily struggled and the A's failed to sweep the Orioles, falling by a score of 9-5. But you don't want to read about that. They won the first game of the series in thrilling fashion and took the second game behind a 5-run inning. The first two games were far more enjoyable.