Chirinos, Odor Lead Rangers Over A's 7-5Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice as the Texas Rangers rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Wednesday night.
5 Things: The Defending Champs Are In Trouble, While Strasburg is 10-0The American League East Division has more teams in the hunt than MLB fans realize, thanks to resurgent weeks by both the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Is it the best division in baseball this year? Probably. However, there's a pitcher in the NL East no one is paying attention to, despite his 10-0 start to the season that including an amazing strikeout rate so far.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Prepare To Say Good Bye To Favorite Athletics PlayersIf you were considering buying an A's jersey of your favorite player, read this to refrain from buying one of a player who will be gone shortly.
Mariners Hit 3 Home Runs To Power Past The AthleticsRobinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Gray Lasts Only 2 Innings, A's Lose 9-4 To TigersSonny Gray lasted only two innings in the shortest start of his big league career, and the Oakland Athletics lost 9-4 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. J.D. and Victor Martinez both homered for the Tigers.
Trout Hits First Home Run Of 2016 To Lift Angels Past A'sLos Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics and ace Sonny Gray 4-1 on Monday night.
Sonny Gray Only Sure Thing In A's RotationThe A's have always been able to push out good starting rotations despite trading away all star pitchers seemingly every year, but this season could be different.
Baseball Writers Announce Finalists For Major AwardsWashington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is one of three finalists for the NL MVP award from teams that failed to make the playoffs.
Sonny Gray Finalist For AL Cy Young AwardThe MLB released the finalists for the American League Cy Young Award Tuesday, among the list was Oakland A's starter Sonny Gray.
Gold Glove Finalists Include Four Giants, Two A'sThe World Series is well underway, which means yearly awards are handed out to keep the other 28 teams interested in baseball this time of year. Thursday, the MLB released the three NL and AL Rawlings Gold Glove finalists per position. Among them, four San Francisco Giants and two Oakland A's are in the hunt for some hardware.
Gray Struggles Early As Athletics Lose 8-7 Loss To White Sox