Oakland A's Drew Pomeranz has control of his temper, and his pitches

Pomeranz broke his hand in frustration after a bad start last season; he's learned to deal better with stressful situations. 
Ask our experts about the Giants and A's prospects this season
Join in the discussion as Bay Area News Group sports writers John Hickey and Carl Steward take your questions during our discussion about the Giants and A's this season. The discussion takes place Thursday at noon at AT&T Park, but your can submit questions now that may be read on the air.  

Families & fandom: Multi-generational Giants, A's clans share their stories
Everyone knows families in the Bay Area that are bound by baseball. We wanted to know more about the history and geography and geneaology that leads to such multi-generational magic. 

Giants, A's pitchers share secrets of their money pitch
From Sergio Romo's slider to Sean Doolittle's four-seam fastball, A's, Giants break them down. 

Purdy: Baseball's magic tied to cross-generational connection
Giants, A's fandom runs deep in the Bay Area because of the stories that are passed on and shared. 

MLB Preview: Rating the AL West
Can A's keep pace with Angels and Mariners? 

Is baseball battling a Tommy John epidemic?
As MLB elbow surgeries continue, experts hone in on a culture that may be pushing young pitchers too much, too soon. 

A's, Giants describe what they love about their glove
Stephen Vogt, A's CModel: All-Star Pro EliteHistory with this glove: Vogt has used this model since getting to the big leagues. 

Major league bling: A look at the World Series ring tradition
Giants, A's have collected handsomely over the years 

Oakland A's Josh Reddick to miss another opener
Oakland A's outfielder Josh Riddick is injured and will miss opening day for a fourth straight season. He is expected to return to the lineup April 11 against the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez 

Sam Fuld hopes to stand tall for A's
Oakland A's outfielder Sam Fuld looks to measure up 

Oakland A's: Coco Crisp expected to start Tuesday
Tuesday could be a make-or-break day for A's leadoff hitter Coco Crisp. The A's have him scheduled to start in left field that day against the Angels. If he's in the lineup, there's a good chance he'll be ready to start the season.
 

Clippard will begin season as A's closer
Tyler Clippard will begin the season as the A's closer, manager Bob Melvin said Friday. 

A's Josh Reddick likely to start season on disabled list
Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick has been sidelined for much of the spring with an oblique sprain; manager Bob Melvin wants Reddick to get more at-bats before being activated, which likely will happen when the A's play the Seattle Mariners on April 11. 

Sogard leads A's past Giants 6-4
Eric Sogard drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and a two-run triple Thursday night in leading the Oakland A's to a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. 

A's: Billy Beane introduces Oakland players to former teammate Billy Bean
Bean, who played with Beane in the same outfield for Triple-A Toledo in 1988, says players and others have been reaching out to him individually 

A's notebook: Barry Zito should stick with A's, scout says
Barry Zito could generate outside interest, but he might be a great fit for the A's 

A's Sonny Gray hit hard by the Brewers
Gray, the A's opening-day starter, didn't make it out of third inning in game that ended 9-9. 

Cubs' Edwin Jackson drives to wrong stadium
Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson misses his start after initially driving to the wrong stadium, then finds right ballpark and gets pounded 

Corey Busch says San Jose made mistake by suing MLB
Corey Busch, member of committee that studied Oakland A's stadium situation, says San Jose made a mistake by filing antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball 

Oakland A's veterans Coco Crisp, Ryan Cook suffer setbacks
Crisp needs cortisone shot for ailing elbow. Ryan Cook optioned to minors to work out pitching woes 

Oakland A's power past Chicago Cubs 14-2
Stephen Vogt and Billy Butler homered in the A's rout. Barry Zito relieved and pitched four scoreless innings in his bid to make the team. 

Alameda County joining Oakland officials on stadium talks, but Raiders still silent
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into talks with the city and its private development partner on Coliseum City -- a proposal to redevelop about 200 acres in East Oakland and build a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders. The agreement doesn't require that the Raiders commit to the project. 

Ryan Cook's struggles raise questions about A's bullpen depth
Oakland A's reliever Ryan Cook has another difficult outing in 8-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Cactus League ERA climbs to 16.88.
 

A's Kendall Graveman delivers another strong start
Kendall Graveman, battling for a spot in the Oakland A's rotation, made another impressive start, pitching 51/3 scoreless innings in an exhibition against the Cincinnati Reds 

Photos: New Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells Arizona mansion
New A's designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler has sold his 5,872 square foot home in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $2 million. 

Oakland A's, Jesse Hahn defeat Cincinnati Reds
Jesse Hahn pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Oakland A's to an 8-1 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati Reds 

Oakland Athletics give Los Angeles Dodgers a scare in 3-2 win
Andy Parrino's liner up the middle hits the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who remained in the game. 

A's rotation contender Jesse Hahn appreciates the underdog
Jesse Hahn grew up where the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were kings, so he rooted for the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

A's Tyler Ladendorf makes impression after 50-game drug suspension
Tyler Ladendorf is trying to make the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster as a reserve outfielder/infielder after being handed the suspension while with Triple-A Sacramento last season. 

 
 
 
 
 
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