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San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser interviews past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise. She also regularly talks with The Chronicle's national baseball writer, John Shea, about happenings around the league.

San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser interviews past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise. She also regularly talks with The Chronicle's national baseball writer, John Shea, about happenings around the league.
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San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser interviews past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise. She also regularly talks with The Chronicle's national baseball writer, John Shea, about happenings around the league.

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English


Episodes

Kyler Murray’s Big Decision

1/16/2019
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Susan Slusser, John Shea and Matt Kawahara discuss the biggest current topic in MLB and the NFL — the future of the A’s top draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. Did the A’s make a mistake choosing him? Which way might he be leaning? And what happens next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:41

Winter Meetings wrap-up

12/13/2018
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Reporting from the the last day of the MLB Winter Meetings, San Francisco Chronicle Oakland A's beat writer Susan Slusser says one executive told her that recently released catcher Bruce Maxwell may not be signed by any team, not because of his play but because he kneeled for the national anthem. San Francisco Giants writer Henry Schulman says the Farhan Zaidi era is in full swing, as the club has made an unprecedented two picks in the Rule 5 draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:12:27

Winter Meetings, Day 3

12/12/2018
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A baseball beat writer says if he had to, he'd buy a ticket. To a baseball game? Heck no. To Scott Boras' scrum by the Christmas tree at the Winter Meetings. In their daily joint podcast from Las Vegas, Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser talk about the annual "State of the Scott Address." This year's talk included thoughts on Kyler Murray, the top A's draft pick, who also plays a little football. Plus: Buster Posey's health, the A's and Giants' second-base situations, and the future of Oakland...

Duration:00:22:15

Winter Meetings, Day 2

12/11/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle beat writers Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman talk about the possibility of Troy Tulowitzki landing in Oakland and discuss new A's catcher Chris Herrmann. Plus: The Giants didn't make any moves, but they did reveal how they might approach their starting pitching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:57

Winter Meetings, Day 1

12/11/2018
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In a joint A's Plus and Giants Double Play podcast, San Francisco Chronicle beat writers Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman review the first day of the 2018 MLB winter meetings. The Giants and A's may be pursuing the same starting pitchers. The A's may be pursuing 2B D.J. LeMahieu, and they're trying to sign a catcher. Nick Hundley? The Giants have a new outfielder and may have the inside track on Japanese free-agent lefty Yusei Kikuchi. Plus: Susan and Henry work out a Giants-A's trade. Pack...

Duration:00:17:33

Steve Kerr talks baseball with John Shea

10/19/2018
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It's a special "Warriors Off Court" edition of A's Plus. John Shea talks to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about baseball — which, long before his basketball stardom, was his best sport. He twice pitched in city championship games at Dodger Stadium. Kerr says that with the Warriors and Raiders leaving, the A's can own Oakland, and as an East Bay resident, he'd love to go to games at a new A's ballpark Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:02

Looking ahead to 2019 With John Shea and David Feldman

10/5/2018
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It's a Shea's Plus-Feldy Files mashup as San Francisco Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser talks with Chronicle national baseball writer John Shea and official scorer and stats guru David Feldman about the wild-card loss and what the A's have to do this offseason to try to keep the magic of 2018 going in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:58

Mike Fiers, Ramon Laureano

9/27/2018
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Mike Fiers talks with Susan Slusser about being left off the Astros' playoff roster last year, throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, and leading the A's into the playoffs this year. Plus: Rookie sensation Ramon Laureano. And: Shea Plus with Chronicle national baseball writer John Shea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:06

Khris Davis, Fran Riordan

9/20/2018
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Cleanup hitter Khris Davis talks about the A's big season and how Oakland is a great fit for him, then Triple-A manager Fran Riordan stops by for a chat about Nashville's standouts, including Jesus Luzardo. On Shea Plus, John Shea and Susan Slusser analyze the final week and a half and talk about Stephen Piscotty's fine year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:26

Scott Emerson, Buck Showalter

9/13/2018
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Pitching coach Scott Emerson stops by to discuss the A's improbable success despite an astonishing number of rotation injuries, plus his thoughts on "bullpenning." Orioles manager Buck Showalter provides his take on Oakland's surprising season (he's not surprised at all). And John Shea and Susan Slusser talk about Sean Manaea's surgery, the A's season compared to the Giants, and whether the wild-card game could be a "bullpenning" game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:50:35

Marcus Semien, Matt Olson

9/6/2018
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A's shortstop Marcus Semien talks about the team's — and his own — defensive improvement; first baseman Matt Olson discusses Oakland's winning ways; and John Shea and Susan discuss the big Yankees series and the A's using Liam Hendriks as an "opener." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:27

Bob Melvin, Stephen Piscotty

8/30/2018
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Bob Melvin makes his A’s Plus debut. Is he as surprised by the team’s dash into contention as everyone else? And just how great a player is Matt Chapman? Stephen Piscotty, who lost his mother, Gretchen, to ALS in May, talks about Monday’s ALS Awareness Day. And David Feldman and Susan discuss the rotation injuries, the stretch run and “bullpenning.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:24

Josh Phegley, Randy Velarde, Rick Peterson

8/23/2018
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Catcher Josh Phegley discusses his superb work with the A's starters, along with getting whacked in the face during batting practice recently; former A's infielder Randy Velarde talks life after baseball; onetime pitching coach Rick Peterson on what he's doing now and David Feldman and Susan break down the week including — Khris Davis, MVP? Music: "So Easy" by Jahzzar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:44

Shawn Kelley, Dallas Braden

8/16/2018
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Brand-new reliever Shawn Kelley discusses his sudden departure from Washington and his thoughts on his future; starter turned broadcaster Dallas Braden will steal your nachos and has a new man crush; plus John Shea and Susan talk about the week in A's baseball, including the controversial topic of attendance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:08

Matt Chapman, Farhan Zaidi, Dave Feldman

8/9/2018
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A's third baseman Matt Chapman explains Matt Williams' influence on him and discusses the team's key upcoming stretch; Dodger GM Farhan Zaidi talks L.A. and A's; and Susan and Dave Feldman break down all the team's recent news, including trades, in the Feldy Follies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:15

COO Chris Giles, Nick Martini, trade deadline review

8/2/2018
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A’s COO Chris Giles talks about the team’s unusual new way to see games — via memberships (with no price increase). Outfielder Nick Martini answers the burning question: shaken or stirred? And John Shea and Susan talk trade deadline. Did Oakland do enough? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:06

Matt Williams, Mark Kotsay, Jeremy Bleich

7/26/2018
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Matt Williams on working with Matt Chapman and the challenges of coaching third base in a new league. Coach Mark Kotsay on his close relationship with Hall of Fame inductees Jim Thome, Chipper Jones and Trevor Hoffman. Plus: Reliever Jeremy Bleich, and Susan Slusser and John Shea on the A's at the break, the Giants series, Jeurys Familia and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:15

Billy Beane, Brett Anderson

7/16/2018
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On a special All-Star break edition, Billy Beane discusses the A's outstanding first half and what he and the rest of the front office might do before the trade deadline. In a wide-ranging conversation, Beane also talks about the possibility of long-term deals for some key contributors. Then, Susan chats with pitcher and fellow cat person Brett Anderson about his love of animals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:58

Adam Rhoden, Josh Lucas, Bay Bridge Series

7/13/2018
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A's video coordinator Adam Rhoden breaks down what goes into deciding if the team wants to challenge a call and recalls the time Sonny Gray subbed in for him as Oakland's replay-review point man. Does reliever Josh Lucas play as himself on MLB: The Show, and how about sharing a celebrity's name? On Shea Plus, John and Susan look at the A's All-Stars in depth and discuss the upcoming Bay Bridge Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:28

Edwin Jackson on Tying an MLB Record

6/28/2018
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New Oakland starter Edwin Jackson talks about tying a major-league record by joining his 13th team, his thoughts about the A's and his recollections of his most unusual no-hitter. Then, bench coach Ryan Christenson talks about his unique artistic talents, and on Sluss Plus, Susan and David Feldman examine the A's at the midpoint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:13