By Susan Slusser Published 7:54 pm PDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 If the A’s are going to win this season, they’ll do it with a monster bullpen - they are going all in on relievers. The team picked up a big name Thursday evening, acquiring Twins closer Fernando Rodney, 41, in a waiver-claim deal for minor-league starter Dakota Chalmers. In the past … [Read more...] about A’s add veteran Fernando Rodney to already packed bullpen
By Susan Slusser Updated 11:46 am PDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 A day after adding a reliever to their already lights-out bullpen, the A’s picked up an experienced starter for their patched-together rotation. Oakland will send two players to be named or cash considerations to Detroit for right-hander Mike Fiers, who had been targeted by the team before the … [Read more...] about A’s add starter Mike Fiers to their makeshift rotation
By John Shea Updated 6:52 pm PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 Oakland’s pitching staff is bullpen-heavy, and perhaps it wouldn’t be surprising if the A’s made the bullpen even heavier before Wednesday’s trade deadline. With seemingly far more available relievers than starters on the market, the A’s would benefit from adding a bullpen arm … [Read more...] about Will A’s add reliever before trade deadline?
A federal grand jury indicted Mariia Butina on Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent, adding a new charge against the Russian national, who was arrested over the weekend in Washington and accused of playing a part in a secret Russian attempt to influence U.S. politics. Jessie Liu, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, signed off on the … [Read more...] about U.S. adds second charge against Russian national linked to NRA
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an upwardly revised 135,000 in March. The unemployment rate fell after having held … [Read more...] about U.S. adds 164,000 jobs in April, jobless rate down to 3.9%