- Gallegos: Inbox - What changes might come to A’s in 2020?
- Poindexter: A’s year in review - A typically excellent season followed by a typically abrupt exit... ($$$)
- Lockard: Lefties Jesús Luzardo and A.J. Puk and catcher Sean Murphy lead the A’s top-30 prospect list... ($$$)
- Martino: Mets doing background work on Carlos Beltran for managerial opening, mutual interest between player and team...
- Heyman: Padres looking into Ron Washington as potential manager...
- Coskrey: Yokohama DeNA BayStars to post slugging outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo this offseason...
Baseball Interest Stories:
- Stark: Suppose the Rays shock the world... ($$$)
- Epstein: For the Love of Baseball...
- Baumann: The Nationals Are on the Brink of Elimination, but Davey Martinez’s Pitching Decisions Aren’t to Blame...
- Gammons: What aspiring MLB managers can learn from those who made it to October... ($$$)
- 1930 — George Earnshaw finishes off the Cardinals, 7 - 1, to win the World Series for the Philadelphia Athletics. Earnshaw is clearly the pitching star of the Series with two victories and a 0.72 ERA.
- 1972 — In Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Bert Campaneris of the Oakland Athletics throws his bat at Detroit Tigers pitcher Lerrin LaGrow after being hit by a pitch. Both players are ejected and Campaneris is suspended for the rest of the series.
Best of Twitter:
- What a personality...
What confidence does the team have in Justin Verlander pitching tomorrow?— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 7, 2019
Zack Greinke: "I don't know who is pitching tomorrow."
It was just announced that it's Justin Verlander
Greinke: "I haven't had enough time to digest that."
- The A’s aren’t the only team fighting a playoff curse...
UPDATED (Through 2019 ALDS)— Bob Vetrone Jr. (@BoopStats) October 8, 2019
Longest Postseason Losing Streaks, By Sport --
MLB ----16 . . . Twins, 2004-19 (current)
NHL --- 16 . . . Blackhawks, 1975-79
NBA --- 13 . . . Knicks, 2001-12
NFL ----- 9 . . . Lions, 1991-2016 (current)
- These look pretty sweet...
A few of the new renderings from the BCDC presentation deck: pic.twitter.com/sa4PZXFSuJ— Oakland Fan Pledge (@FanPledge) October 7, 2019