Oakland Athletics Top 20 Prospects for 2015
Minor League Ball (blog)
Now with Athletics after Derek Norris deal. Ranking relief prospects is problematic but he is one of the better ones around, mid-90s, good slider, no question about the stuff. 1.13 ERA in 10 game, eight inning big league debut. I think he can close if ...
Spring Game Thread #4: Oakland A's at Arizona D'Backs
The Oakland A's are undefeated, baby. But wait, so are the 2-0 Arizona D'Backs. Well then, two shall enter unscathed and only one shall leave that way ... unless they tie, of course, which is totally a thing in spring training. The big news of the day ...
Ambidextrous pitcher Venditte irks Cubs
MESA, Ariz. -- The chatter about Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Venditte was still going one day after he threw both left-handed and right-handed in the same inning against the Chicago Cubs in a spring game Thursday. Venditte pitched the third inning ...
Barry Zito on the mound today for A's vs. Cubs
There are some news tidbits today – Sonny Gray's first start will be Tuesday and Scott Kazmir's next Thursday, and Nate Freiman will be out up to two weeks with a back strain – but the main focus today will be on Barry Zito, beginning his comeback attempt.
Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win
The Mets' ace retired all six Detroit Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field. It marked Harvey's first game since Aug. 24, 2013. He underwent Tommy John surgery two months later and missed all of ...
Slain NYPD cops' families visit Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Two new lockers were assembled in the New York Mets' spring training clubhouse Friday, each bearing the name "Ramos." Justin and Jaden Ramos, the teenage sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, are special guests of captain ...
Palladino: Wright And Wheeler Show Mets Have Right Attitude
And it has nothing to do with the nice pitching rotation or the two new faces that arrived to bolster the offense. ... If tone were the ultimate barometer for success, the Mets would appear a lot closer to making a run at the postseason than the Yanks ...
In spring debut, Mets' Bartolo Colon shows why he's ageless
New York Post
Bartolo Colon didn't show any evidence of rustiness Thursday, retiring all six batters he faced in the Mets' 5-4 exhibition loss to the Nationals. The 41-year-old righty induced three routine grounders in the first inning and struck out the final two ...