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Can the Mets match what the Athletics are asking from the White Sox for Frankie Montas?

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The New York Mets aren’t the only team hoping to overcome an injury to a major starting pitcher. Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox went onto the IL which forced them to dive into their starting pitching depth early on. They’ve also lost Lucas Giolito as well, leaving them in a similar spot as the Mets.

Commanders Corner: Monday Night Mayhem keeps Washington in playoff mix

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For NFL pretenders, the season is a slippery slope: One or two losses can compound itself like credit card debt, and a team that once had playoff hopes can quickly find itself staring at a double-digit defeat season. Washington has fought its way back from the brink (1-4 with four straight losses and 35 total points over a three-game stretch) and while one could write of wins over sub-. 500 squads like Chicago, Green Bay and Indianapolis, the 32-21 win over Philadelphia keeps this team in the playoff mix (at least, through Thanksgiving).

Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Surprises Tailgaters at Monday’s Game

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Some Delco fans had a chance to tailgate with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie at a recent Lincoln Financial Field game, writes Sharifa Jackson for 6abc. These faithful fans along with those living outside of Delaware County showed up before sunrise Monday and tailgated the entire day away before the late-night Eagles-Washington Commanders game.

Elephant Rumblings: Will Tony Kemp stay with the A’s?

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For his own part, Kemp will hit his final year of arbitration next season, and Matt Kawahara at the San Francisco Chronicle noted yesterday that the 30-year-old second baseman and outfielder hopes to remain in green and gold in 2023. Kemp’s offensive numbers have dropped significantly since last season, but he’s greatly improved through the second half of 2022. He’s also put on some dazzling defensive displays, including this jaw-dropping catch last week in Anaheim.

Elephant Rumblings: Jordan Diaz makes MLB debut MLB news roundup

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Yet another prospect has made their big league debut with the A’s in 2022, as Jordan Diaz was called up from Vegas to start at first base for Oakland in yesterday’s season series finale against the Astros. The pending promotion was initially reported by Daniel Alvarez-Montes at El Extrabase. The Oakland Athletics are calling-up Colombian-born INF/OF Jordan Díaz from AAA-Las Vegas, sources tell @ElExtrabase. Has a .326/.366/.515/.882 this year in the minors. Los Atléticos de Oakland subieron a Grandes Ligas al INF/OF colombiano, Jordan Díaz. — Daniel Álvarez-Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) September 17, 2022 Mark Polishuk at MLB Trade Rumors posted a rundown on Jordan’s history and attributes. The 22-year-old signed with the A’s as an international free agent in his teens and has blossomed into a formidable hitter, posting impressive numbers in Double- and Triple-A this season:

Oakland Athletics release veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus

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The Oakland Athletics have released veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus, it was announced Wednesday. Andrus, who hit a home run in the Athletics' 5-1 victory against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, voiced his frustrations about playing time this past weekend. "Everybody knows I'm an everyday player. So doing this, it's not fun for me," Andrus told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday after not being in the starting lineup for the fourth time in seven games. "Of course I'm upset. I'm pissed about it. But like I said, the best I can do is stay positive and wait for my turn and be ready whatever happens."

After blowout loss, A’s Kotsay senses White Sox knew what pitches were coming

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A’s manager Mark Kotsay speculated after his team’s 14-2 loss Thursday that the Chicago White Sox knew what was coming from Oakland starter JP Sears. That would certainly help explain why Sears had his shortest and least-effective Major League start of the season. Sears allowed six earned runs in two innings as the A’s were handed their most lopsided loss of the year before an announced crowd of 4,591 at the Coliseum. In his seventh career big league start, Sears allowed home runs to Elvis Andrus and Yoán Moncada in the first inning, then allowed another homer to Moncada in the second, a three-run shot that gave the White Sox a 6-0 lead.

Can the Mets match what the Athletics are asking from the White Sox for Frankie Montas 2022?

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The New York Mets aren’t the only team hoping to overcome an injury to a major starting pitcher. Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox went onto the IL which forced them to dive into their starting pitching depth early on. They’ve also lost Lucas Giolito as well, leaving them in a similar spot as the Mets.

Mudcat Grant’s Underrated Late-Career Run as a Fireman

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A fun & informative look at Jim "Mudcat" Grant’s 1970 & 1971 seasons spent with the A’s

Matt Chapman goes IN

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He never badmouthed or dissed the team but he opens up A LOT and pulls no punches