- Schulman: Which A’s players will be at FanFest? Details for event, single-game tickets... ($)
- Official: Oakland A’s 2020 season highlighted by Dave Stewart retirement, fireworks celebrations, and a bleacher tribute...
- Gallegos: Semien among 7 A’s eligible for arbitration...
- Callis: 2020’s top rookie? We asked MLB execs...
- Toribio: Rays net OF/DH Jose Martínez, trade top pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore in intriguing deal with Cards...
- Nightengale and Gomez: OF Marcell Ozuna reportedly choosing between Rangers and Cardinals...
- Rosenthal: With four superstars on the trade market the hot stove is still sizzling, and more notes... ($$$)
- McTaggart: Astros land relief pitcher Austin Pruitt in trade with Rays...
Baseball Interest Stories:
- Kuty: In bizarre lawsuit, Yankees’ failed prospect says Derek Jeter ruined his career...
- Edwards: Is the Cost of a Win in Free Agency Still Linear?
- Walker: Baseball Could Go to the Dogs...
- Posnanski: The Baseball 100 - No. 78, Clayton Kershaw... ($$$)
- Jaffe: JAWS and the 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - One-and-Dones, Part 5...
Today in Baseball History:
- 1918 — Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack trades first baseman Stuffy McInnis, the last remaining player from their famed $100,000 infield, to the Boston Red Sox for three players to be named later. Philadelphia will later receive third baseman Larry Gardner, outfielder Tilly Walker and catcher Hick Cady in return for McInnis.
- 2015 — Two of the teams that have been the busiest this offseason, the Rays and the Athletics, complete another trade. Super utility player Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar head to Oakland, in return for C John Jaso, whose career began in Tampa, and prospects Boog Powell and Daniel Robertson.
Best of Twitter:
It’s so cold in The D. pic.twitter.com/lJetNeX5Dl— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) January 9, 2020
- This shouldn’t be too surprising if you’ve watched a few A’s games...
Top current infield combos based on 2019 Outs Above Average— David Adler (@_dadler) January 9, 2020
Up the middle -- Cardinals
DeJong (SS) +13, Wong (2B) +10
Corners -- A's
Chapman (3B) +14, Olson (1B) +12
Left side -- Rockies
Arenado (3B) +17, Story (SS) +15
Right side -- Cardinals
Goldy (1B) +5, Wong (2B) +10
- It can’t be a coincidence that the “Bleacher Tribute Giveaway” falls on a game against the Astros...
┏━━┓┏━━┓┏━━┓┏━━┓— Oakland A's (@Athletics) January 9, 2020
TELL ME WHEN TO GO