Oakland Athletics 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - Despite the fact that the San Francisco Giants are willing to share AT&T Park in 2015, the Oakland Athletics are now considering moving the team to a temporary stadium rather than share one with their cross-bay rivals—perhaps weary from their current situation with the Oakland Raiders. The A's don't seem to be bothered by the status of three injured position players who are still days away from returning: catcher Derek Norris, first baseman Daric Barton and outfielder Craig Gentry. Oakland has averaged 4.5 runs in their 8 games thus far, with Billy Burns and Sam Fuld making statements as they battle for the fourth outfield spot. This week, Oakland Athletics tickets are cheapest when they play the Royals on Wednesday (get-in for $17).
3/3/14 - The Oakland Athletics have made some major waves just five games into Spring Training. The team has raked in a 3-1-1 record, with two against Bay Area rivals San Francisco, thanks in part to Billy Burns (replaced Coco Crisp in the lineup) who's hitting .308. A highlight reel moment came when Gold Glove winner Josh Reddick made an impossible catch in the Cactus League opener at Scottsdale. The A's will hope to keep this exciting winning momentum alive, with two big games lined up this week: Tuesday against Milwaukee ($5 get-in) and Friday against Arizona ($24 get-in).
2/25/14 - Great news for Oakland A's fans: catcher John Jaso will resume his role behind the plate in a game for the first time since enduring a severe concussion last season. Jaso will start at catcher when Oakland takes on the Milwaukee Brewers this Thursday (2/27) in Phoenix; tickets start at $10. In the Twitter-sphere, Oakland infielder Eric Sogard, a relative unknown, is trending as a finalist in the MLB Network's #FaceOfMLB competition. Support Eric and the A's with Oakland Athletics tickets! Spring training tickets run $38 on average.
2/11/14 - The Oakland Athletics extended fleet-footed Coco Crisp's contract for two-years with hopes he'll top last year's career-high 22 home run number. The outfielder has already proven his worth on the roster, but Oakland's starting rotation is another story. The A's may have a strong lineup, but with three days left until pitchers start reporting, a proven No. 1 starter has yet to emerge. Springtime is when pitchers fighting for the lead spot put their goods on show, so don't miss out on Oakland A's tickets! Shell out just $6 and you can be in Scottsdale for their first game of Cactus League play, when they take on cross-city rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
1/30/14 - The Oakland Athletics, AL West kings for the last two years, have bolstered their already stellar bullpen with the acquisition of strong arms within their budget: Sans Colon and Anderson, the team has signed Kazmir, O’Flaherty, Johnson and Gregerson. Spring Training tickets are $46 on average at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Get some Oakland A’s tickets today and see this new-look bullpen take off!
10/2/13 - Game 1 of the ALDS against the Detroit Tigers will be played Friday in Oakland. This ALDS is the cheapest of the four division series averaging just $108 on the secondary market. Oakland Athletics ALDS tickets for games 1, 2, and 5 (if nec.) are averaging $135. Entering the ALDS, Oakland Athletics World Series tickets are averaging $947, second cheapest in MLB only to St. Louis Cardinals World Series tickets.
9/25/13 - For the second year in a row the Oakland Athletics won the AL West and advanced to the MLB Playoffs. The A’s would like to make a deeper run in the postseason than last year with their right handers leading the way; Colon, Parker, Griffin, and Gray will likely be the four starters. It has been a September to remember for the A’s who went 17-6 this month and leads the West by 7.5 games heading into the last weekend of the regular season. The first home game of the division series at O.CO Coliseum has reasonably priced tickets, averaging $171 and starting at $56.
7/25/13 - Once again, the “Moneyball” crew have very quietly put together yet another impressive performance, while sneaking up on everyone and moving into first place in the AL West late in the first half. The A’s are getting offensive contributions from players such as second-year outfield starter (and All-Star Home Derby champ) Yoenis Cespedes, third baseman Josh Donaldson, and first baseman Brandon Moss; and ace pitcher Bartolo Colon. Will the A’s pull away in the second half?
Oakland Athletics 2014 Season
The Oakland Athletics are currently basking in victory with two back-to-back AL West league titles, but this time around, the franchise is determined to lockdown the national title. The A’s are headed into this season without Barton Colon or Brett Anderson, and the team still boasts a strong bullpen—especially with the recent signing of LHPs Eric O’Flaherty and Scott Kazmir, and RHPs Jim Johnson and Luke Gregerson.
The Oakland Athletics recently shot down the rumor of their interest in Stephen Drew at shortstop, stating that they were “comfortable with an Eric Sogard-Nick Punto” connection. Can the A’s relive their last two triumphant Septembers? Will they finally seek revenge over the Detroit Tigers after two straight ALDS losses? This team is loaded with talent—score you Oakland A’s tickets now and watch this Bay Area team take it to the top!
The 2012 A's season was one of their best in recent memory. After trailing the division leading Rangers by 13 games at the end of June and by 5 games with only 9 to play, the A's were able to catch up and clinch the division title by defeating Texas in the final game of the regular season. Despite losing a hard-fought ALCS to the Tigers, Oakland far surpassed expectations for the season. After winning the 2012 AL Manager of the Year award, Bob Melvin looks to return to the playoffs in 2013. Oakland had a relatively quiet offseason but should be aided by the acquisition of catcher John Jaso, outfielder Chris Young, and shortstop Jed Lowrie. The A's also acquired Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki "Hero" Nakajima, who was a consistent .300 hitter in the Japanese league. Oakland hopes Hero will have as effective a rookie year as Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes did for the team in 2012. Cespedes looks to continue his development after batting .292, hitting 23 home runs, and finishing 2nd in AL Rookie of the year voting.
The A's begin their division title defense on 4/1 at home in their season opener against the Mariners. Get-in price is around $27 with Oakland A's tickets averaging $79. Overall, average price to see a game at the Oakland Coliseum in 2013 is $59, 16% below league average and lowest of any 2012 playoff team. The most inexpensive A's games come in the month of April, when A's tickets average just $42. Currently, September is the next cheapest month to A's baseball with an average price of $51. Expect this number to rise if the A's manage to repeat their 2012 late-season performance.