Oakland Athletics

Blake Treinen Wins Arbitration Case, Receives Record Raise For A Relief Pitcher

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By: Daniel Wilkins   Former National and current A’s closer Blake Treinen has won his arbitration case, and will be paid $6,400,000 in 2019 instead of $2,150,000. A source told MLB’s Mark Feinsand that he won the case on Saturday, and Treinen’s agency, Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon, tweeted on the news as well. This raise is worth $4,250,000 and is the highest raise ever received by a relief pitcher going into his second year of eligibility for arbitration. Treinen had a good reason for asking for more cash, as he has made himself known as one of the most dominant...

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Analyzing The A's Options At Catcher

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By: Noah Wright   The A’s have just lost out on resigning their 2018 catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Last season, the former Brewer all-star batted .241/.291/.325 with 4 home runs and was worth 70 wRC+. Defensively, Lucroy was so-so. Granted he was worth -11 DRS, -3.7 framing runs and -.3 dWAR, he did catch 30% of runners trying to take an extra base on him. Plus, many of the A’s pitchers did enjoy having Lucroy behind the plate. Regardless, the Angels have swooped in and nabbed him on a 1 year, $3.35 million deal. This leaves the A’s without a good...

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