There wasn't supposed to be any major questions revolving around the Athletics infield this offseason.
In the 40 June amateur drafts between 1978 and 2017, the Giants failed to draft and develop a single All-Star outfielder.
The Giants spent the offseason improving the infield and outfield on both sides of the ball but had done very little to upgrade the bullpen. Until Friday, that is.
The last time Oakland's was a top-five bullpen in the American League was 2014 -- the last time the A's played in the postseason.
The Giants infield of the past few seasons has shown spurts of being one of the better units in the majors.
After wily, grey-haired vets Kendall Graveman and Sean Manaea the competition is pretty much wide open for spots in the Oakland rotation.
Since the departure of fixtures Javier Lopez, Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo the San Francisco bullpen has lacked lockdown-ability.
The San Francisco Giants have long since been characterized as a team built on pitching and defense.
Amidst the two blockbuster trades that brought Longoria and McCutchen to San Francisco, Jackson was signed last month to far less fanfare.
Since he joined the Athletics in 2016, no American Leaguer has hit more home run than Khris Davis. Only four have driven in more runs.
The Athletics acquired lefty reliever Ryan Buchter, and with him former-Athletic Brandon Moss, via trade from the Kansas City Royals.
The pair of pitching additions Oakland did make offer the combination of youthful power and veteran savvy to that overworked relief corps.
The word "comeback" is one that may become something of a mantra of the 2018 Oakland Athletics.
Sixty degrees and sunny, nary a cloud int the sky, with only the calmest breeze sweeping through Jack London Square off the Bay.
The weather was perfect — for Athletics fans to show up in droves and ask only the…
Dustin Fowler and Emilio Pagan understand that replacing Sonny Gray and Ryon Healy will not be easy.
The Athletics have taken great pride in celebrating their 50 years in Oakland.
Just like that, the Giants have their outfield.
The major league season unofficially begins in less than four weeks, when pitchers and catchers report to camp.
The takeaway from Friday's press conference: Everything is going according to plan for the Giants, and they're not done.
Bobby Evans and his team had only small spaces to work with.
After nabbing Evan Longoria in December, the Giants seem intent on building the best team of 2013.
The Athletics and NBC Sport California have filled their television broadcast team for the 2018 season, the team announced Wednesday.
The Giants acquired Evan Longoria from Tampa Bay, immediately improving both the lineup and the team's already sterling infield defense.
The Peralta Community College District board of trustees decided to direct its chancellor to halt a community engagement process with the Oakland A's.
The Contra Costa County coroner's office has identified four people who died in a crash caused by an alleged drunk driver on Saturday night.
Groups representing faculty, staff and students at Laney College have taken official positions strongly opposing plans to build a new baseball stadium near the college.
African-Americans are three-times more likely to be killed by police gunfire than European-Americans in this country.
Members of a coalition of business, labor leaders and community leaders said Monday that they support the Oakland Athletics plan.
All of San Francisco’s parking meters and city-operated garages could soon be part of The City’s demand-responsive parking program known as SFpark.
Hours before he headed out to Rickey Henderson Field to warm up for his 22nd start of the season, Jharel Cotton sat alone in the Athletics.
University of California at Berkeley police are asking the public to stay away from a planned rally today on the school's campus.
A game once riddled with hope offered instead a single-inning roller coaster of emotions.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce was suspended two games without pay by Major League Baseball today for yelling an anti-gay slur at a fan.
BART police arrested a person early Saturday morning on suspicion of jumping on the tracks at Oakland's Coliseum station and resisting arrest.
Come to the Oakland Coliseum and the Athletics will treat you to, among other things, one of baseball's premiere bullpens.
Wednesday was looking more and more like just another loss for the lowly Giants.