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A’s Mark Kotsay says no need for clubhouse discussions of possible trades

With the trade deadline of Aug. 2 barely more than a week away, the subject of which players on the Oakland Athletics’ roster might be, could be or almost assuredly will be dealt figures to be a topic of conversation in the clubhouse. Or maybe it doesn’t. In...
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A’s Mark Kotsay favored to be next manager fired

The Oakland Athletics’ Mark Kotsay is the favorite to be the next manager fired after the Toronto Blue Jays parted ways with Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday. SportsBetting.ag is offering odds on the third manager to be let go during this season — the Los Angeles Angels fired Joe Maddon last month — and Oakland’s first-year manager leads the way at +350. The rebuilding A’s entered Thursday tied with Washington for the worst record in Major League Baseball at 30-60.
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Next MLB Manager Fired Odds: A’s Mark Kotsay Leads Pack

The Oakland Athletics’ Mark Kotsay is the favorite to be the next manager fired after the Toronto Blue Jays parted ways with Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday. SportsBetting.ag is offering odds on the third manager to be let go during this season – the Angels fired Joe Maddon last month – and Oakland’s first-year manager leads the way. The rebuilding A’s entered Thursday tied with Washington for the worst record in Major League Baseball at 30-60.
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2022 Best of the East Bay Meet: Mark Kotsay

Among its many charms, the suburban East Bay has historically held a special appeal for sports superstars. From Steph Curry to Buster Posey to Kristi Yamaguchi, generations of the region’s bold-faced names have embraced the area for the respite it offers the world-famous athlete. Here, you can grab your morning coffee in peace, without selfie takers interrupting your every move.
Mercury News

Athletics manager Mark Kotsay gives way to Brad Ausmus as daughter graduates from high school

The Athletics willl attempt to recover from their latest home loss Saturday without manager Mark Kotsay. Kotsay boarded a flight before 6 a.m. to San Diego to see the high school graduation of his daughter Grace. His role will be filled by bench coach Brad Ausmus, 53, who has five years of managerial experience with the Detroit Tigers (2014-17) and the Los Angeles Angels (2019).
San Francisco Chronicle

A’s Mark Kotsay welcomes MLB extending 14-pitcher roster limit

Oakland Athletics manager Mark Kotsay welcomed Thursday’s news that Major League Baseball will let teams carry 14 pitchers for an extra three weeks, through June 19. MLB set aside its 13-pitcher limit when this season started due to injury concerns after a shorter spring training. It was set to kick back in Monday.
San Francisco Chronicle

Ramón Laureano returns to A’s lineup; Mark Kotsay discusses injuries

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Ramón Laureano returned to the Oakland Athletics’ lineup Thursday night for the opener of a four-game series against Texas at the Coliseum. He was in the leadoff spot and playing right field. At the outset of manager...
San Francisco Chronicle

‘Don’t lose your confidence’; Mark Kotsay buoys A’s before skid-snapping win

DETROIT - His team on a nine-game losing streak, manager Mark Kotsay gathered the Oakland Athletics in the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park about 2 ½ hours before first pitch Monday. “He just called the group together and said, ‘Don’t lose your confidence,’” second baseman Tony Kemp said. “That’s...
Athletics Nation

Replay review: Sean Murphy called for blocking plate, Mark Kotsay earns first ejection

Add another chapter to the weird saga of MLB replay review. The Oakland A’s were involved in a close play at the plate on Saturday, and the initial call was that they tagged out the Texas Rangers runner. Upon further inspection, the call was overturned, not because the runner was determined to be safe but because of a technical rules violation. Though the runner really was probably safe anyway.
San Francisco Chronicle

A’s Mark Kotsay gets first managerial win and a baseball to remember it by

PHILADELPHIA — Mark Kotsay sat behind a desk in the visiting manager’s office at Citizens Bank Park, the whispers of a celebratory beer shower in the air. A baseball rested on the desk in front of him. Minutes earlier, A’s reliever Lou Trivino had fired that baseball past...
San Francisco Chronicle

A’s notch first win under Mark Kotsay, 4-1 over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — The A’s notched their first win of the season — and Mark Kotsay’s first as manager — as five pitchers combined to allow three hits in a 4-1 win over the Phillies. Here are three takeaways from Sunday’s finale in Philadelphia:. Pitching...
Mercury News

New A’s manager Mark Kotsay isn’t getting bogged down in negativity

Mark Kotsay spent much of his first spring training as a big-league manager fielding questions about all that was lost. Kotsay, hired Dec. 20 to replace Bob Melvin as the 19th manager of the Oakland A’s, surely realized his team would be dramatically different from that of his predecessor. Speculation was rampant of a looming roster reset at the behest of owner John Fisher, an overhaul designed to rid the team of large salaries while attempting to restock a depleted farm system as the A’s await a stadium deal in Oakland or elsewhere.