Melvin becomes 8th to win 3 manager awards

Bob Melvin, who guided the A's to a surprising 97-win campaign and took them to the American League Wild Card Game against the Yankees despite fielding a team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in the league, was named the AL Manager of the Year on Tuesday, besting Alex Cora of the Red Sox and Kevin Cash of the Rays.… Read More
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Chapman, Olson win first Gold Glove Awards

A's corner infielders Matt Chapman and Matt Olson were awarded their first career Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Sunday evening, marking what will likely be an annual tradition for Oakland's rising stars.… Read More
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A’s exercise option on Rodney for 2019

The A's are retaining veteran reliever Fernando Rodney, exercising the right-hander's club option to ensure his return for 2019. Rodney, who will be 42 in March, is set to take home $5.25 million in his 17th Major League season; his option was worth $4.25 million, and 2018 escalators upped the value by $1 million.… Read More
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Chapman undergoes left thumb surgery

A's third baseman Matt Chapman underwent left thumb surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of Spring Training, the team announced Thursday.… Read More
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With pain of WC still fresh, A’s set sights on ’19

The recovery period can only last so long before A's decision-makers regroup and conquer the next task at hand. A Wild Card matchup with the Yankees in the Bronx didn't end in their favor, but business must continue in Oakland, and several critical decisions will be in play in the coming weeks. A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, general manager David Forst and manager Bob Melvin reunited at the Coliseum on Friday to discuss those decisions with local media.… Read More
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A’s magical season halted by Yankees

The A's decision to bullpen their way through Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game was the first of its kind in a postseason setting, and scrutiny surrounding it will surely accompany their 7-2 season-ending loss. But it can't be single-handedly blamed. A robust offense gone rogue will also have to answer for the disappointing ending.… Read More
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