Sorry for the late post I was on a plane but I made this earlier. The A’s are officially buyers they traded reliever Bobby Wahl and third baseman Will Toffey for the New York Mets star closer Jeurys Familia. He has a 2.88 ERA and will probably be our 8th inning man. There wasn’t as many great starter option so we trade for a great reliever to deepen our bullpen. I believe we now have a top 5 bullpen in baseball if not the best. What do you think about this trade? #mlb#baseball#oaklandathletics#oaktownathletics#trades#welcometooakland
For the first time in 13 years, the tarps are off the seats in the upper deck of the Coliseum - an area known as Mount Davis.
That section adds 8,190 additional seats, meaning tonight’s sold out game between the @athletics and the @sfgiants could be the largest crowd in Coliseum history.
Hear the story of the Battle of the Bay tonight on @kpixtv News at 5p and 6p. #battleofthebay#oaklandathletics#sanfranciscogiants
Breaking news as the Mets and Athletics have come to an agreement to send RHP Jeurys Familia to Oakland for two minor leaguers and international money.
Mets sell off a pending free agent for two average prospects. Wahl and Toffey aren’t high end prospects by any means so it’s surprising the Mets trade such a potentially valuable piece for so little. I expected Familia to bring in at least a Top 100 prospect (albeit ranked between 100-85) so the number 17 prospect in the organization is quite alarming.
The A’s buy in to a strong first half and will continue to improve their team in an attempt at the second wild card spot. Familia will pair with All-Star Blake Treinen to produce a formidable back end. #baseball#mlb#tradedeadline#jeurysfamilia#bobbywahl#willtoffey#newyorkmets#oaklandathletics#oaklandas#mets#newyork
Oakland Athletics acquire 28 year old RHP Jeurys Familia from the New York Mets. Familia has a 4-4 record in 40 games this season with a 2.88 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched with 43 strikeouts and 17 saves. He’s played in the majors for 7 years. 2012-2018 with the Mets. He has a career 13-17 record with a 2.66 ERA in 321.1 innings pitched with 329 strikeouts and 123 saves. -Jeurys Familia is a 1x All-Star (2016)
-NL saves leader (2016)
DODGERS WIN IN MACHADO DEBUT. All-star and newly minted Dodger Manny Machado singled twice and doubled twice as the Dodgers defeated the Brewers, 6-4. Kike Hernandez added a three run home run in the ninth, his 17th of the season. ( @dodgers) #losangelesdodgers#LADetermined
GIANTS STAT SECOND HALF WITH WIN AGAINST BAY RIVALS. Dereck Rodriguez got back into the starting rotation and pitched six innings and striking out five getting his fourth consecutive win as the Giants get the win against the A’s, 5-1. Oakland’s Khris Davis doubled and scored providing the Athletics their own run of the game. ( @sfgiants) #sanfranciscogiants#SFGiants#oaklandathletics#RootedInOakland
PADRES PUMMELED BY PHILLIES. The Padres got off to a great start after a four run inning in the first but ended losing at the end to the Phillies, 5-11. Freddie Galvis had three hits including two RBIs. ( @padres) #sandiegopadres#LetsGoPadres
SPARKS EDGED OUT BY FEVER. All-star captain Candice Parker recorded her seventh double-double of the season and Jantel Lavander added 23 points but the Fever snuck out with the win against the Sparks, 76-78. (la_sparks) #losangelessparks#All4LA
Mets trade Jeurys Familia to the Athletics for Will Toffey, Bobby Wehl and bonus pool money
The Oakland Athletics have officially acquired Mets closer Jeurys Familia. Familia rumors began heading up last night, as Familia was not used in his usual closers role in a 7-5 game last night against the Yankees. The Mets will get a pair of minor leaguers in return: 3B William Toffey and RHP Bobby Wahl. They also acquire some international bonus money in the deal. The Mets were considered a contender for a wild card spot entering the season but currently find themselves in last in the NL East, and 13 GB of a wild card spot. They will look to reshape their roster as the deadline approaches.