Inside The Oakland Raiders

16 Jun 19
Archy news nety

OAKLAND, Calif. — As the seagulls circle around Oakland Coliseum before Saturday’s game, a thought comes to mind: How many people will show up to T-Mobile Park next week with the Royals and Orioles coming to town? If you think the Mariners are bad, take a look at those two teams and what they’re doing […]

15 Jun 19
News Directory

Autoplay Show thumbnails Show Subtitles SlideNext slide last Matt Patricia was asked Thursday if he felt he had relieved that HBO's “Hard Knocks” had chosen the Raiders instead of his Detroit Lions. He said not. But it certainly does. After all, when asked about a documentary series behind the scenes in February, Patricia suggested that […]

14 Jun 19
High Velocity Sport

The surprise offseason standout for all 32 teams https://es.pn/2WKZoVi The NFL is officially on vacation and that means school’s out for summer. Pencils down, we’ve learned all we can from organized team activities and mandatory minicamps, which came to an end this week. We won’t get another live look at teams until training camps open […]

14 Jun 19
Pro Football Network

The general idea of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” training camp docu-series tends to get a bitter scoff by many across the NFL. On ESPN’s “Get Up,” a former NFL defensive linemen said “Hard Knocks is the worst damn thing the Oakland Raiders could do,” but why? Because it can be intrusive? Because it can give away training […]

13 Jun 19
JacksonKaneSports

After putting the league on notice for the foreseeable future by tossing 50 touchdowns and earning the league’s MVP award, Patrick Mahomes has some heavy expectations to live up to in Year 3. A sour AFC Championship exit at the hands of the Patriots had to sting badly for Mahomes and Co., but will the […]

13 Jun 19
The Raider Ramble

The wait is over; HBO and the NFL announced on Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders will be featured on this season’s edition of Hard Knocks. Whether you want the team to be on the show or not, it’s here to stay and all we can do is embrace it. Oakland has a lot of dynamic […]

12 Jun 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
Redwood Times
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
The 300s

HELL EFFING YES! On Wednesday, it was announced that the Oakland Raiders would be the team featured on this year’s version of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” which is set to air, per usual, during training camp in August. Merry freakin’ Christmas, NFL fans. No matter which NFL team you root for, there is truly no better […]

12 Jun 19
Daily Democrat
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
Times-Standard
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
The Mercury News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
Red Bluff Daily News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.
12 Jun 19
The Reporter
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the A’s will have Thursday off and head home for Friday night’s weekend series opener against the Seattle Mariners. But before the A’s met the Rays for the final time, pregame talk turned to the club’s potential new home — the proposed 34,000-seat Oakland Ballpark at Jack London Square that could open as early as 2023. The Rays, who have a lease at the Trop through 2027, are scuffling with their future ballpark plans after the club pulled away from a proposed site in Ybor City near downtown Tampa. A’s manager Bob Melvin said a potential new ballpark is a distant issue that shouldn’t work its way into the 2019 clubhouse. “We’ve been dealing with it a long time,’’ Melvin said. “It looks as if we’re headed in the right direction. I think that’s still 2023 at the earliest, so our guys have to understand where we are is where we are. “Our playing surface is terrific. It’s an old place as far as the inside stuff for us and guys just have to realize that’s what we have to deal with. I think if you’re looking too far out then maybe that’s not the proper thing to do.’’ Melvin said he’s looking forward to potential improvements at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. “Maybe if the Raiders end up moving (to Las Vegas) after this year, then we can expand a little bit in our clubhouse to create some more space and better space inside,’’ Melvin said. “It is what it is. I think if you’re keeping yourself bothered with it, then it’s probably not the right way to go. That’s what my rhetoric is.’’ Pitching Plans Melvin hasn’t determined how to use right-hander Tanner Anderson, who took a shutout into the sixth inning during his major-league starting debut on Monday night. “We’re going to use (Chris) Bassitt, (Frankie) Montas and TBA and figure out what we need to do after today,’’ Melvin said. “We’ll slot him in somewhere.’’ Injury Report Melvin said catcher Chris Hermann (right knee surgery, on injured list since March 17) will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday at Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s expected to catch five innings. Meanwhile, top A’s left-handed pitching prospects A.J. Puk (coming off Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder strain) had productive outings with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday night. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Puk worked two innings, striking out four and walking one. He allowed one hit, a solo home run by Giants prospect Heliot Ramos. Luzardo tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two singles, while striking out two. “They looked great,’’ Melvin said. “Puk’s first four pitches were 99 (mph) from what I understand. An easy 99. And Luzardo was at 97, so everybody was pretty happy with the way things went.’’ What’s next for Puk and Luzardo? “Just incremental progress,’’ Melvin said.