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Athletics | Brett Lawrie on the block

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:36:08 -0800

Oakland Athletics 2B/3B Brett Lawrie and 3B Danny Valencia are on the trade block after the team acquired SS Jed Lowrie. Both are drawing interest from American League teams, but Lawrie is considered more likely to be dealt.

Fantasy Tip: Lawrie still has a lot of potential and is a MI candidate in traditional leagues wherever he plays.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Marcus Semien remains the SS

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:41:44 -0800

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien remains the team's starting shortstop, according to assistant general manager David Forst.

Fantasy Tip: Newly acquired Jed Lowrie may have to squeeze in at third. Semien had a decent year with a .257-15-45 line with 11 steals, and he'll be a MI consideration in mixed leagues.

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Athletics | Jed Lowrie headed to Oakland

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:19:51 -0800

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie was acquired by the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to multiple sources. The package headed to Houston has not been disclosed. Lowrie will make $7.5 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. He has a $6 million club option for 2018.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie really struggled with injuries last season, and he turns 32 in April. He still has pop, though, and will be a MI consideration in traditional leagues.

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Athletics | Rich Hill agrees with A's

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:31:41 -0800

Free-agent SP Rich Hill (Red Sox) agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Nov. 17, pending a physical.

Fantasy Tip: Hill rejuvenated his value with four good starts for Boston late last season. Hill went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA, a 0.66 WHIP and 36 K's in 29 innings. He'll be 36 when the season begins, and he has long struggled with injuries and control. He has some upside, though, as a SP5.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray not for sale

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:07:24 -0800

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray's trade value after two and a half years in the majors is at a high, but team official Billy Beane said "trading Gray is not something I think we could do." Beane also mentioned OF Josh Reddick as a tough player to part with.

Fantasy Tip: Gray was one of the best pitchers in baseball before an injury derailed his season. He went 14-7 with a 2.73 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched. He'll surely be one of the top starting pitchers off the board in fantasy baseball drafts in 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: GammonsDaily.com - Peter Gammons

Athletics | Drew Pomeranz undergoes surgery

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:55:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics P Drew Pomeranz (clavicle) underwent clavicle surgery Thursday, Oct. 22, and he is expected to be ready for spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz flamed out as a starter in 2015, but you'll want to keep a close eye on his expected role next spring before drafting him outside of AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. He could slide into save situations or the back end of the starting rotation. He isn't a worth a roster spot in the majority of keeper/dynasty leagues.

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Athletics | Mark Canha could become starting 1B

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:21:04 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha is expected to be the favorite for the starting first base job next season.

Fantasy Tip: Canha split his time at first base and in the outfield this season but it looks like may see the majority of his playing time at first base. He hit .254 with 16 home runs and 70 RBI this season and could be a solid option in deeper leagues.

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Athletics | Drew Pomeranz to have surgery

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:55:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will have arthroscopic surgery on his left AC joint in his shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Pomeranz could be in competition for a rotation spot in spring training and still has enough upside to be a worthwhile flyer near the end of drafts.

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Athletics | OAK wants to keep Josh Reddick

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:35:51 -0700

The Oakland Athletics will make every effort to keep OF Josh Reddick on the club for 2016.

Fantasy Tip: AL-only leagues should benefit from Reddick being around for another season or more in Oakland. The team needs Reddick, especially since it looks like Coco Crisp may be a health risk moving forward and may not be able to start.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Billy Burns not starting Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:56:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is out of the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Vidal Nuno. OF Craig Gentry will bat eighth and play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has always been known primarily as a defensive-minded outfielder, so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him this afternoon.

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Athletics | Stephen Vogt not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:47:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Vidal Nuno Sunday, Oct. 4. C Bryan Anderson will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Anderson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be viewed in FantasyScore as nothing more than a desperation source of salary cap relief.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien reaches 15 home runs

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:30:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien went 2-for-6 and hit his 15th home run of the season during Oaklands' 7-5 win over the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Sept. 3.

Fantasy Tip: The 25-year-old shortstop had a solid season, and he bounced back strongly from a significant mid-season slump. Dating back to Saturday, Aug. 1, Semien ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) owns a .284/.354.483 slash line with 27 runs and 23 RBI through 51 games. He checks out as a low-end middle infield option for mixed leagues next season.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick out against LHP

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:06:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is out of the lineup Saturday, Oct. 3, with 1B Mark Canha hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has oddly tanked against lefties with a .203-2-15 split and isn't a real good FantasyScore start against Roenis Elias.

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Athletics | Danny Valencia plays well Friday

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:32:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Seattle Mariners Friday, Oct. 2. He has recorded 34 RBI in 45 games with the Athletics, which is the most by a player that has played less than 50 games with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) appears to have found a home with Oakland and should be in their plans for next season. Valencia should be a solid starting option for the final two games of the season.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien out Friday

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:04:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Friday, Oct. 2. INF Eric Sogard will bat eighth and play shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Semien ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) from your fantasy lineups. Sogard ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is 4-for-13 with seven RBIs over the past seven days and is 5-for-17 versus Iwakuma in his career with a pair of doubles. FantasyScore owners looking for a productive source of cap relief should consider him tonight.

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Oakland Athletics Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adames Joselito P
Alcantara Raul SP
Alvarez R.J. P
Appert Luke 2B
Avila Andres P
Barham Trey P
Barone Daniel P
Barreto Franklin SS
Barrone Ben C
Bassitt Chris SP
Bell Kristian P
Best Tyler C
Bieker Jeff OF
Blair Carson C
Blasi Nick OF
Bowen Rob C
Boyd Chad OF
Bradley David P
Brasier Ryan RP
Brooks Aaron SP
Brown Andrew A. RP
Brown Dusty C
Brown Jeremy C
Bryant Steven P
Bunch Kevin P
Burns Billy OF
Butler Billy 1B
Byrd Darren P
Callahan Shawn C
Cammack Eric P
Canha Mark OF
Carpenter Drew RP
Carter Steven-Ryder P
Castillo David P
Castillo Yeiper P
Chacon Shawn SP
Chapman Matt 3B
Cobb Larry OF
Collins Bryan P
Corder Gordon 1B
Cornejo Eddie SS
Coughlin Cameron OF
Coulombe Daniel RP
Crisp Coco OF
Currin Patrick P
Davis Ike 1B
Day Dewon RP
Deal Scott P
DeHoyos Gabe RP
Dewing Branden P
DiNardo Lenny SP
Dixon Rashun OF
Doolittle Ryan P
Doolittle Sean RP
Doubront Felix SP
Dowling Greg 1B
Dull Ryan P
Duran Omar P
Everidge Tommy 1B
Fagan Mike P
Fahner Evan P
Fairbanks Scott P
Faison Vince OF
Farrell Sean OF
Fernandez Jason P
Fernandez Rodolfo P
Fisher Carlos RP
Fitts Matthews P
Flores Jose P
Ford Ryan P
France Ryan P
Franco T.J. P
Frankoff Seth P
Frash Justin 3B
Freiman Nate 1B
Frias Darwin P
Fuld Sam OF
Fuller Jim P
Gailey Frank P
Garcia Angel P
Garcia Jose P
Gentry Craig OF
Giese Dan P
Gomez Francis SS
Gomez Rosalio P
Gonzalez Junior P
Gordon Derrick P
Gossett Daniel P
Graveman Kendall SP
Gray Sonny SP
Hahn Jesse SP
Halama John RP
Hall Kris P
Hamblin Dan 1B
Haviland Shawn P
Heether Adam 3B
Hendriks Liam SP
Herrera John P
Heuser James P
Hill Rich SP
Hill Steven C
Hodson Scott P
Hoehn Connor P
Hooker Deryk P
House Tyreace OF
Hudson Herbert OF
Humber Philip SP
Hunter Brett P
Hurley Zachary OF
Ingold Ben SS
Ingram Brian SS
Jackson Steve C
Jennings Jason RP
Jensen Chris P
Jernigan Kevin 2B
Johnson Adam RP
Johnson Toddrick OF
Jones Ryan OF
Joseph Jonathan RP
Juma Alexis P
Kay Josh P
Keough Shane SS
Kerfoot Charles P
Kilby Brad P
Kleen Steve 1B
Klug Michael 2B
Kohn Shawn P
Komine Shane P
Kurcz Aaron P
Lacasse Jess P
Ladendorf Tyler 3B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lawrie Brett 3B
Lee Chad P
Leon Arnold SP
LeVier Mitchell C
Leyja Nino SS
Lowrie Jed SS
Lyman Jeffrey P
Lynch Matt P
Macias Lorenzo OF
Madsen Michael P
Manaea Sean SP
Marti Yadel P
Martin Richie SS
Martinez Shawn P
Martinez Wilman INF
Massaro Michael OF
Maxwell Bruce C
McAuliffe Jarod P
McBeth Marcus RP
McGirr Mike P
Meisner Casey P
Mendez Ramiro OF
Mendonca Tommy 3B
Mengden Daniel P
Miller Corey P
Mitchell Michael P
Morgan Josh X. P
Mota David P
Muncy Max 1B
Munoz Yairo SS
Napoleon Michael C
Newby Joe P
Nolasco Alex P
Nolin Sean SP
Nottingham Jacob C
Nunez Renato 3B
Oakes Earl P
Olsen Kevin RP
Olson Matt X. 1B
Omura Isaac 2B
Ortiz Jonathan P
Ortiz Ryan C
Oseguera Paul P
Pan Chih-Fang SS
Paramore Petey C
Parker Jarrod SP
Parraz Zeke SS
Penalo Rodolfo SS
Peralta Eyffer P
Perez Darwin INF
Peterson Max P
Phegley Josh C
Pinder Chris 3B
Piper-Jordan Andre OF
Pomeranz Drew SP
Pratt Haas 1B
Pruitt James OF
Quine John P
Rail Tim P
Ramirez Anvioris P
Ramirez Dionicio C
Ramirez Edwar RP
Ramos Mario SP
Rapp Randy P
Ravelo Rangel 1B
Ray Matt SS
Rea Anthony P
Reddick Josh OF
Reynolds Grant P
Richard Michael SS
Richmond Jamie P
Rivas Jose C
Rivera Julio C
Roberts Ryan 3B
Robnett Richie OF
Rodriguez Fernando RP
Rodriguez Raymond OF
Rogers Michael P
Rogowski Casey INF
Rojas Jose P
Romero Niuman 2B
Ruiz Ryan SS
Rutherford Rodney 3B
Saberhagen Drew 1B
Sanchez Jacob P
Sanchez Jesus P. P
Santos Alex P
Sayegh Jose OF
Schlichting Travis P
Schwartz Jordan P
Scribner Evan RP
Sellier Brian OF
Semien Marcus SS
Sewell Lance P
Shafer David RP
Sharpe Steve P
Sheridan Eric P
Shibilo Andy P
Shields Trey P
Shull James P
Simmons James SP
Smalley Kenny P
Smith Bobby INF
Smith Jacob C
Smith Jordon C
Smolinski Jake OF
Snyder Brian 3B
Sogard Eric 2B
Solano Wilfredo INF
Sosa Alfred OF
Sosa Wilfrido SS
Spanos Vasili 3B
Street Juston P
Sulentic Matt OF
Sullivan Brad P
Suniaga Elihoref P
Thigpen Curtis C
Thomas David X. OF
Thompson Derek P
Thompson Taylor P
Tichota Clay P
Tietje Chalon OF
Timmons Wes 3B
Urlaub Jeff P
Valdez Merkin RP
Valencia Danny 3B
Vaughan Beau P
Verdugo Ryan SP
Viola Pedro RP
Vitters Christian SS
Vogt Stephen C
Walton Kent OF
Watson Matt OF
Wells Jeremy 2B
Wendle Joey INF
Wentzell Dan OF
Werner Andrew SP
West Jareck OF
Whelan Kevin P
Whitney Matt INF
Windsor Jason SP
Wing Ryan P
Zambotti Anthony P

Aldrete Mike TO
Beane Billy GM
Bush Darren TO
Crowley Michael TO
Emerson Scott TO
Forst David TO
Garner Phil TO
Jensen Marcus TO
Kotsay Mark TO
Melvin Bob MAN
Pohl Phil TO
Washington Ron TO
Young Curt PC

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