The Grant Napear Show with Doug Christie; Joe StiglichOakland A's Insider Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California joined Doug and Grant to discuss the two big injuries announced over the last 24 hours. Hear Joe explain the injury sustained by Marcus Semien and how long he is expected to be out. Plus, how close is Sonny Gray, hear all of that and more on The Grant Napear Show featuring Doug Christie.
Athletics' Sonny Gray To Begin Season On Disabled ListOakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray will begin the season on the disabled list with a lat strain.
A's Ace Sonny Gray Ready To Leave Disappointing 2016 BehindSonny Gray is starting fresh, ready to be Oakland's reliable ace again.
Ace Sonny Gray, Catcher Stephen Vogt Reach Deals With A'sRight-hander Sonny Gray reached a $3,575,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday to avoid arbitration.
Gray Area: 8 Ks, 1 Bad Inning As A's Win 6-3 At RangerSonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.
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.