Nic Coffman was selected in the 40th round of the 2011 draft by the Oakland A's. The Oregon native chose to go to junior college rather than sign. With one year of junior college ball under his belt and another set to begin soon, Coffman is hopeful of hearing his name again this June. Donald Moore spoke with Coffman this summer.
OAKLAND - The Oakland A's were able to defy the odds all season, but they finally found a challenge they couldn't overcome in Detroit Tigers' ace Justin Verlander. The A's lost Game Five to the Tigers by a score of 6-0 and are headed home after a memorable 2012 campaign.
OAKLAND - The Oakland A's have been the walkoff kings all season long and they added another dramatic win to their resume with a stunning, three-run ninth-inning rally to defeat the Detroit Tigers, 4-3. The A's and Tigers will now face-off in a decisive Game Five of the ALDS on Thursday at the Coliseum.
OAKLAND - The Oakland A's finally won a playoff elimination game on Tuesday night after losing their previous five. However, they face another elimination game on Wednesday, when the A's and A.J. Griffin take on hard-throwing right-hander Max Scherzer and the powerful Detroit Tigers. Chris Biderman previews the match-up.
OAKLAND – Pitching, defense and the longball have been the winning recipe for the Oakland A’s all season. The used all three to earn their first win of the ALDS and stave-off elimination in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
The Oakland A's have faced steep challenges all season and their steepest challenge to date will come on Tuesday when they look to stave off elimination against the Detroit Tigers. Oakland finds itself in a 2-0 hole after two tough losses to the Tigers.
DETROIT - Justin Verlander wasn't at his sharpest, but he was good enough to keep the Oakland A's from mounting much of an offensive threat. The Tigers benefited from some well-placed bounces and an Alex Avila homerun in earning a Game One victory over the A's in the American League Divisional Series.
OAKLAND - The Oakland A's capped a remarkable comeback by defeating the Texas Rangers, 12-5, in the final game of the 2012 regular season. The win gave the A's the AL West division title, their first since 2006. The A's were five games out of first place with nine to play, but they finished the regular season with six straight wins to win the division title.
When Rick Magnante isn’t busy developing future major leaguers for the Oakland A’s, he is hard at work building a foundation for baseball in South Africa. Since 2006, Magnante has been the manager of South Africa’s national team. South Africa is more known for cricket, soccer and rugby than America’s pastime, but Magnante is part of an effort to drum up interest in the sport.
The Oakland A's were expected to lose 90 games this season. Instead, they are heading to the post-season. The A's improbable 2012 journey added another chapter on Monday when they clinched a spot in the post-season with a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers.
One win and the Oakland A's are in the playoffs. Three wins and they are the AL West champions. One loss and the A's watch the Texas Rangers celebrate another division crown on the A's home turf. The A's-Rangers series will be filled with compelling storylines as the 2012 regular season comes to a close in Oakland.
The Oakland A’s have put together a remarkable run in 2012. They have six more games to make that remarkable run even more memorable, as Oakland returns home to face the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers while clinging to a slim lead in the Wild Card race.
When Rick Magnante isn’t busy developing future major leaguers for the Oakland A’s, he is hard at work building a foundation for baseball in South Africa. Since 2006, Magnante has been the manager of South Africa’s national team. South Africa is more known for cricket, soccer and rugby than America’s pastime, but Magnante is part of an effort to drum up interest in the sport...
The Vermont Lake Monsters struggled to win ballgames in 2012, but there were still several positives on the player development front in regards to the Oakland A's short-season affiliate. We take a look back at the 2012 campaign for the A's New York-Penn League affiliate.