Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Fish and A’s no one wanted to give in in extra inning contest

Cole Irvin the A’s starter had the best outing of 2022 giving up only three hits and 11 strikeouts against the Miami Miami at the Oakland Coliseum on Wed Aug 24, 2022 (@Athletics photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Sky Bolt hit sacrifice fly to centerfield to score David McKinnon from third base in the bottom of the tenth for a walk off win 3-2 to defeat the Marlins at the Coliseum. It was a quick 2:40 contest at the Coliseum.

#2 The Oakland A’s ended a no hit bid by the Miami Marlins started by Jesus Luzardo when the A’s Jonah Bride led off the last of the sixth with a smash single to left for the A’s first hit of the game.

#3 It was a bit of pitching duel between Marlins Luzardo and A’s starter Col Irvin.

#4 Chad Piner hit a two run RBI that scored Nick Allen and Shea Langeliers for a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

#5 In the top of the ninth the Marlins when Nick Fortes hit a 367 foot shot for his seventh home run of the season to tie the game at 2-2.

#5 The A’s open a four game series with the New York Yankees Thursday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The Yankees have not announced a starting pitcher and the A’s will start James Kaprielian (3-7, 4.29) a 6:40 pm PDT first pitch.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Will latest lawsuit be the one to stop A’s move to Howard Terminal?

Oakland A’s team president David Kaval in green shirt said that the lawsuit filed by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association could stop the Howard Terminal project (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Bay Conservation and Development Commission who voted for the Howard Terminal project is now facing a lawsuit brought on by the East Oakland Stadium Alliance and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, the Harbor Trucking Association and the California Trucking Association the plaintiffs say that the vote by the BCDC was too fast with not enough thought process going into the project.

#2 Pacific Merchant lawyer and vice president Mike Jacob said that the A’s are only interested in doing something fast where the plaintiffs want to do something right.

#3 MLB and David Kaval the A’s team president have made it clear if the A’s don’t get to move to Howard Terminal there headed to Las Vegas and Kaval stated that he has visited several potential sites and said that it’s easy to build in Vegas than in Oakland.

#4 Jerry, with the trades of Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino how much of a setback will it be for Oakland going forward.

#5 For today’s fourth and final contest in Anaheim going for the A’s Paul Blackburn (6-6, 4.15) and for the Angels Janson Junk (1-0, 0.00) a 12:07 pm PDT fist pitch.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: MLB Commissioner says A’s owner trying everything to stay in Oakland; plus more

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses the media at the MLB Draft Day on Sun Jul 17, 2022 at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

On the Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 During the All Star break MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that Oakland A’s owner John Fisher has committed significant dollars trying to get baseball in Oakland. No doubt Fisher has made every effort to stay in Oakland but on the field the team has suffered and whatever the A’s have left might go before this month’s trade deadline.

#2 To give you an idea how the A’s are trying to save money they booked A’s lone All Star representative Paul Blackburn to fly commercial from Houston after last Sunday’s game to Los Angeles for the All Star Game but the Astros said that Blackburn can join their All Star players who were flying charter to LA.

#3 Manfred who speaking at the annual Baseball Writer’s Association of America on Tuesday before the All Star Game saying that the A’s Howard Terminal situation is, “an extraordinary difficult situation with their ballpark request.”

#4 A’s are coming off ending their first half with seven wins in nine games and hope to get some traction in the second half but a key factor is will they hold onto some of their players that have some experience to get those wins like Frankie Montas, Paul Blackburn, Sean Murphy, Chad Pinder, and Ramon Laureano.

#5 The Detroit Tigers come in Thursday for only one day at the Oakland Coliseum to play a doubleheader against the A’s as the front game starts 12:37pm PDT followed by the night cap. No starters have been announced for either game as of Wednesday night.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Chapman comes back to haunt old teammates in finale; Astros-A’s open series Friday night at Coliseum

Toronto Blue Jays Matt Chapman gets greeted by teammates after hitting his 12th home run of the season off Oakland A’s starter James Kaprielian in the top of the seventh inning at the Oakland Coliseum on Wed Jul 6, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, how big was it for the Toronto Blue Jays Matt Chapman to come back and whack a tying home run against the Oakland A’s starter James Kaprielian at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.

#2 The Blue Jays Bo Bichette said that it was a needed win after losing five straight games and two of three games to the A’s.

#3 Bichette provided his own punch with a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning for the tie breaker to put the Jays on top 2-1.

#4 The A’s Ramon Laureano hit his sixth homer of the season that got the A’s the lead earlier in the game but it didn’t stand up in the later innings.

#5 The Houston Astros pay a visit to the Oakland Coliseum for a three game series which starts Friday night at 6:40 pm PDT. The Astros and A’s have not announced starting pitchers as of Wednesday night.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Big vote today to keep A’s in Oakland; A’s can’t hang onto lead against Mighty Yankees in 5-3 loss

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton takes a cut in the bottom of the third inning for a home run against the Oakland A’s at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Wed Jun 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton pointed out after Wednesday’s game that he’s seen a lot of teams fold after the opposition gets the lead in ball games but not with this Yankees team as they came back after the Oakland A’s started out with a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.

#2 Stanton who homered in the game said this Yankee team knows how to push the envelope night in and night out and they do have one of the best offenses in baseball to make that stand up.

#3 Stanton and Aaron Judge who both homered for New York have the best record in MLB for comebacks leading majors with 24.

#4 The A’s after scoring those three runs in the top of the first inning continue to struggle at the plate where they didn’t score a run after the first inning and lost by two runs 5-3.

#5 After getting swept in New York the A’s are off to Seattle they will face the Mariners for a four game series starting Thursday night at T-Mobile Field in Seattle the A’s will start right hander Adrian Martinez (1-0, 0.00) going for the Mariners (Logan Gilbert 8-3, 2.44) 7:10 pm PDT

Join Jerry for the Oakland A’s podcast Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: A’s open four game series tonight against Rangers

Oakland A’s Christian Beathancourt (23) welcomes Elvis Andrus (17) home after hitting a two run home run in the top of the sixth inning at T Mobile Park in Seattle on Wed May 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Oakland A’s (19-27) starter Paul Blackburn is starting to make a name for himself pitching 5.1 innings, one hit and five walks against the Seattle Mariners (18-27) to pick up his fifth win against no loses no about it Jerry Blackburn is dealing.

#2 The A’s got home run help from Elvis Andrus and Seth Brown off of former Cy Young Award winner and M’s starting pitcher Robbie Ray.

#3 With the win the A’s who took two out of three from the Mariners at T Mobile have passed up the Mariners in the AL West standings as Oakland are no longer occupying the cellar.

#4 The Mariners are in trouble that is of late and 45 games into the 2022 season losing eight of their last ten games and 21 of their last 28 games. M’s manager Scott Servas whose rumored to be on the hot seat says he’s aware that the M’s are not playing good baseball right now.

#5 The A’s open a four game series against the Texas Rangers (19-23) tonight at the Oakland Coliseum starting pitcher for Texas Martin Perez (3-2, 1.64) he’ll be opposed by Oakland starter Frankie Montas (2-4, 3.55) a 6:40 pm first pitch.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Manaea dealt to Padres pitches against old team on day one; Lawsuit against A’s has team seriously looking to Vegas

The Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip is being considered for a future destination for the Oakland A’s new ballpark if the A’s and the Howard Terminal project is voted down on Jun 2, 2022 by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)  (photo from troplv.com)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The East Bay Alliance who have filed a lawsuit with co plaintiffs Schnitzer Steel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Harbor Trucking Association, California Trucking Association, International Longshore and the Warehouse Union. At issue is their dispute regarding the California Environmental Impact Quality Act regarding non compliance.

#2 The East Bay Alliance wants the A’s to stay at their current site at the Oakland Coliseum saying that the Coliseum meets all the standards of traffic, public transit, freeway access and plenty of room with no jobs to be concerned about getting cut.

#3 A’s team president David Kaval disputes that notion saying that the East Bay Alliance and the plaintiffs lawsuit is absolutely crazy, “We think they should drop the lawsuit. It’s an odd way to use an environmental law to prevent the environmental review from being completed.”

#4 Meanwhile in spring training at Mesa: Former A’s pitcher Sean Manaea started against the A’s on Sunday after being traded to the San Diego Padres for two prospects Infielder Euribiel Angeles No.12 on their system, plus Adrián Martínez, a pitcher and No.26 prospect. The Athletics also sent minor league pitcher Aaron Holiday with Manaea to San Diego. Former A’s manager and Padres manager said that Manaea could have started with an A’s hat and a Padres jersey.

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Oakland A’s podcast with Charlie O: Montas and Manaea is their stay in Oakland a minute by minute thing?

Hohokahm Park in Mesa AZ the spring training home of the 2022 Oakland A’s as the A’s go through their paces during a steady diet of roster changes seen taking batting practice Wed Mar 16, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Charlie O:

#1 Charlie, When you look at A’s pitchers Sean Manaea and Frankie Montas that they didn’t get dealt to any of the teams that were pursuing them how much of a reprieve and how relieved for the meantime is manager Mark Kotsay.

#2 There is the tale of the two stories on the futures of Manaea and Montas, Manaea and Montas might stay for now or the other story that the A’s want to deal Manaea first and Montas next. It’s possible that both could be gone by opening day. Either way you look at it they could help the A’s or help another ball club.

#3 Montas in an interview during spring training this week said that he has to perform whether he’s with the A’s or not and focus on what he has to do Montas said he didn’t want to put himself with thoughts of being on the trade block.

#4 Charlie, we didn’t get a chance to get your thoughts on the A’s acquiring Stephen Vogt Thursday. Vogt had such an influence on the A’s clubhouse and had a veteran presence between 2013-17. Manaea remembers Vogt during his rookie year and pitching to him and says he’s excited that he’s back.

#5 Charlie, talk about the shoulder injuries of right fielder Stephen Piscotty who got a cortisone shot to ease the pain and is hoping to get into some Cactus League games just before the regular season starts and pitcher James Kaprielian who is going to start some throwing sessions as he tries to get his shoulder ready. Kaprielian is not expected back until April 5th or later.

Join Charlie O for a look at the Oakland A’s podcasts every other Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Kaval says until a new stadium plan is in place more favorite players will leave

Oakland A’s team president David Kaval (center) addresses the media with Ces Butner, president of the Board of Port Commissioners (left) and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (right) at a news conference back on Nov 28, 2018 regarding the new Howard Terminal park in downtown Oakland. This past week the Seaport Planning Advisory Commission recommended against the new Howard Terminal ballpark in what is considered a major setback for the A’s (AP file photo)

On the Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry let’s ask you about some of what Oakland A’s president David Kaval said concerning why the A’s are unloading some of their key players. Kaval said in order to have a high payroll the A’s have to have a facility that’s on the level of a Camden Yards, Oracle Park, Petco Park. At the Coliseum the A’s can’t make that kind of revenue and once the A’s can get that kind of revenue and new park to play in then they can consider a high payroll.

#2 Kaval said that a lot of the players that were traded away, Matt Olson, Mark Canha, Starling Marte, Matt Chapman, and soon to leave A’s pitcher Frankie Montas and Sean Manaea are being dealt to see if the A’s can pick up a good return on prospects and Kaval said it’s no secret that vice president Billy Beane and general manager David Forst have built this team up like this in the past.

#3 Kaval said the A’s have not had a normal season in three years that has impacted the team financially, In 2020 a 60 game season with no fans, in 2021 a 162 game season with Covid 19 restrictions, and 2022 a lockout to begin the season.

#4 Kaval said in not signing the star players and keeping key players not having a new stadium in place holding back the A’s adding that the Coliseum in antiquated and it’s been ten years since it’s life expectancy and in order to move ahead with keeping a higher payroll a new stadium is needed.

#5 Kaval said on the higher ticket prices and key players leaving that everything in dependent on getting a new stadium and that elected officials and fans understand that raising revenue is all riding on getting a new stadium.

Jerry does the A’s podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Mayor Schaaf says A’s project will be a positive change for Oakland

Artists rendition of Oakland A’s new ball park with surrounding offices and retail (image from AP News)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry how important was the vote for the Howard Terminal project yesterday by the Oakland City Council?

#2 A’s team president David Kaval said the A’s have never been this far and the vote is an important step for the City of Oakland and that the A’s project has never been this far before and that he vote is a milestone.

#3 Now the next step is for the city to negotiate the final terms of the new ballpark, affordable housing, retail, public transit to the park and benefits for the neighborhood.

#4 Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said that any legal challenge has 270 days according to state law which could shorten any delay.

#5 City Council president Nikki Fortunato Bas who said she wants to see that project delivers the economic and community benefits that Oakland needs. Also city council member Carroll Fife who represents the district where Howard Terminal is located said that the is moving fast. Also residents of West Oakland and Chinatown have expressed concern about traffic in their neighborhoods.

Jerry Feitelberg is an Oakland A’s reporter at http://www.sportsradioservice.com