SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, bench coach Mike Aldrete and Manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals look on during Game Two of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on October 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Hire Mike Aldrete As Bench Coach

The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin’s staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona’s manager earlier this […]

KHTK Sports 1140–10/28/2014

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 17: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics sits on the field after being forced out at second base against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field on August 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

While Giants Prep For World Series, A’s Prep For Surgeries

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for surgery on his troublesome right foot Tuesday, while outfielder Brandon Moss is set for surgery on his right hip later this month. Vogt said Friday he would […]

KHTK Sports 1140–10/17/2014

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Little Joe Loudmouth: Who’s To Blame For The A’s Early Exit?

I won’t forget July 4th, hearing the news that the Oakland A’s traded for Jeff Samardzija.  At that time, the A’s were 3.5 games up on the Angels and had the best record in baseball at 53-33.  […]

KHTK Sports 1140–10/03/2014

Deuce as Robert Horry after "The Shot"???? Even I think this is over the line. And brilliant.

Carmichael Dave: Yes, #BlameDeuce

  I love Deuce Mason. If you’re not familiar with him, tune in 12-3 Monday thru Friday on Ye Olde Sporty 1140. I first met Deuce on a Kings message board. He was 15, or […]

KHTK Sports 1140–10/01/2014

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5 Things The A’s Must Do This Offseason

The A’s season ended in disappointing fashion last night, falling 9-8 in 12 innings in a one-game wildcard playoff in Kansas City. Oakland had the best record in baseball at the All-Star Break, but went […]

KHTK Sports 1140–10/01/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Speed Kills: Royals Run Past A’s Into ALDS With Walkoff Win

Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collided in midair on the warning track with neither coming up with the ball. That allowed the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer to leg out a triple and eventually score the game-tying run

KHTK Sports 1140–09/30/2014

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A Look Inside An A’s Fan’s Mind

By Matt Furtado/KHTK Sports 1140 Tonight is the start of Major League Baseball’s postseason…and the Oakland Athletics made it! Barely. It’s a huge game for the players, Manager Bob Melvin, General Manager Billy Beane and […]

KHTK Sports 1140–09/30/2014

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Wild-Card Playoff With Kansas City Royals Will Be Battle Of Bold Trades

For the Royals, it’s “Big Game James” – James Shields, the centerpiece of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays that finally pushed the long-downtrodden franchise into the postseason for the first time in 29 years. For the A’s, it’s Jon Lester – the postseason star of the Red Sox last season who was acquired by Oakland at the trading deadline just for this moment.

KHTK Sports 1140–09/29/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Oakland Athletics celebrates with champagne on after securing a playoff spot beating the Texas Rangers 4-0 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

PICS: Oakland A’s Celebrate Wild Card Clinch

The Oakland Athletics clinch their third consecutive playoff berth after Sunday’s win in Arlington. Check out the images of the team finally being able to celebrate after game 162.

KHTK Sports 1140–09/29/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28:  Manager Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics celebrates in the locker room after advancing to the MLB playoffs at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Clinch AL Wild Card With 4-0 Win At Texas

The Oakland Athletics finally clinched their third consecutive playoff berth — on the last day of the regular season after a prolonged slump.

KHTK Sports 1140–09/28/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers backs up Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers as he tags out Billy Burns #19 of the Oakland Athletics stealing second base in the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Texas, Wild Card Lead Down To 1

The Oakland Athletics are still waiting on their third straight trip to the playoffs. On this night, they had only themselves to blame. The A’s couldn’t take advantage of their first chance to clinch an […]

KHTK Sports 1140–09/27/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 26:  (L-R) Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates his homerun with Derek Norris #36 against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 26, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Closer To Wild Card After 6-2 Win At Texas

Josh Reddick drove in three runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in seven starts and the Oakland Athletics moved oh so close to finally clinching their third consecutive playoff berth. After snapping a […]

KHTK Sports 1140–09/26/2014

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