Khris Davis

Ryon Healy, 2017 lineup
The Oakland Athletics have been scoring runs — a lot of runs. This is somewhat unusual for a club that is fighting with the Los Angeles Angels to be the one who will not finish last in the AL West this season. Since expanding the roster on September 1, the Athletics have scored 93 runs. That number is the same as they scored in the entire months of both July and April. With 12 games left on the 2016 schedule, they are going to surpass their August total of 96 runs, which could easily happen Tuesday night in Oakland against […]

Are the A’s giving us a glimpse of their projected ...

Cotton, changeup
A lot of members on the Oakland Athletics were responsible for the team’s second win over the reigning World Champion Kansas City Royals in as many days. Left fielder Khris Davis and third baseman Ryon Healy went deep and Yonder Alonso’s double knocked in the A’s fourth and fifth runs in the top of the eighth. Even Marcus Semien, who was responsible for two of the Royals unearned runs early in the game, came back with an RBI single in the eighth. The A’s bullpen and defense were solid. Most memorable defensive plays belonged to Healy and Jake Smolinski in […]

Cotton gets it done in second start with magical changeup

Jaycob Brugman, outfield
The A’s outfield in 2017 will look completely different than it did in April 2016 The look of the Oakland Athletics’ outfield has changed quite a bit throughout the current season. It began with Khris Davis in left field, Billy Burns and Coco Crisp sharing time in center field and Josh Reddick in right field. Upcoming free agent Reddick, a staple with the A’s since 2012, has now been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Burns suffered a big sophomore slump and after being sent down to Triple-A Nashville was eventually being traded to the Kansas City Royals for another […]

Predicting what the A’s 2017 outfield will look like

power hitter
You’ve probably heard the name. Actually you have probably heard the name multiple times, however, nine times out of ten when someone says the name “Chris Davis” in the same sentence as the words “home run,” your mind jumps to slugger Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. That’s not the Davis you’re going to read about here. The Orioles’ Chris Davis is quite a slugger, he’s one of the elite power hitters in the game today. Many names could be added to the list from Boston’s David Ortiz to the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy, who lead their respective leagues in slugging […]

A’s Davis is quickly climbing the ranks as an elite ...

Billy Butler
Billy Butler is one of the Oakland Athletics’ hottest hitters which has come as a huge surprise to just about everyone, from the fans to the A’s brass to I’m sure other teams as well. Their scouting reports on Butler had to be changed quite a bit since the end of June. He’s gone from hardly hitting against left-handers which he is characteristically better at getting to, to having his numbers against both righties and lefties having gone through the roof in the past month and a half. When the  Athletics signed first baseman and designated hitter Billy Butler as […]

Billy Butler has suddenly turned into one of the A’s ...

Khris Davis, trade, Nottingham
Back in mid-February, the Oakland A’s traded their top pitching prospect Jacob Nottingham and minor leaguer Bubba Derby to the Milwaukee Brewers for left fielder Khris Davis. At the time there were many who questioned the trade for the A’s. They didn’t have much catching depth at the time and it was believed that Nottingham was going to be the team’s catcher of the future. Davis on the other hand was believed to be a decent left fielder without a very powerful arm and was supposedly a bit of a streaky hitter with some power. It seemed like the A’s […]

Khris Davis deal was a good one for Athletics

Ryon Healy, 2017 lineup
Twenty-four-year-old Ryon Healy has had what he’ll always remember as the best week of his life. Well it was a week and two days, it was ten baseball games and it was one heck of a week for a rookie. Healy has been a spark for the Athletics who have struggled all season. Now they have won seven of their last ten games since the all-star break and Healy has played in each one of those games. He even played a huge part in two of their last three games, both walk-off wins for the A’s. On Saturday, the A’s […]

Ryon Healy’s providing the spark A’s need

Bruce Maxwell, infield
A’s catching prospect Bruce Maxwell to get first taste of the big leagues this weekend Update: The reason for Vogt’s absence is unfortunately some very sad news. According to A’s beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Susan Slusser,  Vogt’s mother, Toni, died Thursday at the young age of 59. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Visalia Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 109, Visalia, CA 93279; (559) 740-4178. Original Text: During spring training, just after the Oakland Athletics had traded catching prospect Jacob Nottingham for slugging left fielder Khris Davis I took stock of the […]

A’s place Vogt on family leave, call up Bruce Maxwell ...

danny valencia, altercation
Danny Valencia can be an asset to the A’s after this season Danny Valencia has an interesting path through the major leagues, but it finally appears that the A’s third baseman may have found a home in Oakland. However, whether or not the A’s intend to keep him (he’s under team control through next season) or trade him to a team that needs a third baseman is completely up in the air. Valencia’s major league adventures began when he was drafted in the 19th round of the 2006 draft by the Minnesota Twins. He finished his 2011 rookie season third in […]

The A’s should hang on to Danny Valencia

Danny Valencia, offense, incident
Can the A’s offense hold its own without Reddick? At the beginning of the season, things for the Oakland Athletics’ offense seemed set in stone. The team would have their Gold Glove-winning right fielder and middle-of-the-order hitter Josh Reddick until the August 1 trade deadline. That the A’s would trade Reddick was a no-brainer. He was, after all, headed for free agency in the offseason and it was going to be a thin group of outfielders for him to compete against, meaning he’d have dibs on one of the highest contracts going to outfielders this year. That is something a […]

A’s offense proving they can compete without Josh Reddick

left-heavy rotations
Seven takeaways from MLB week 7 Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’ve been giving  you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or whatever it was I would have loved to do an entire post on but didn’t have the time. ( If I did do a post on an event it’s likely you won’t usually see here because I already wrote about it – however in some cases – you might! LOL!) […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 7

2017 lineup, Khris Davis, grand fashion, disaster
If Davis goes down along with Reddick, it could spell disaster for Oakland Just when the A’s, who already had 11 players on the disabled list, thought things couldn’t get any worse, Josh Reddick broke his thumb sliding into second base on Thursday night. This left the A’s without their biggest trade piece, their number-three hitter and Gold Glove right fielder. However, things did get worse on Saturday, when Khris Davis left the game early, reportedly with forearm tightness. Khris Davis left for #Athletics with tightness in his right forearm. — John Hickey (@JHickey3) May 21, 2016 The team is already in […]

An injury to Khris Davis could spell disaster for A’s