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The San Francisco Chronicle's podcast on the Oakland A's, featuring interviews with past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise.

The San Francisco Chronicle's podcast on the Oakland A's, featuring interviews with past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise.

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United States

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The San Francisco Chronicle's podcast on the Oakland A's, featuring interviews with past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hot Topics for Bay Area Baseball

2/25/2021
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser and A's beat writer Matt Kawahara break down the first few days of spring camp, the flurry of recent moves by both teams, big expectations -- and the return of fans. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:49

Scott Emerson: ‘Armed’ and Ready

2/16/2021
With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, Oakland’s pitching coach joins Matt Kawahara to discuss the storylines in camp, including bullpen issues, the A.J. Puk plan and intriguing prospects. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:08

Inside The Chronicle’s New Baseball Coverage

2/3/2021
Giants beat writer Susan Slusser, A’s beat writer Matt Kawahara and national baseball writer John Shea discuss The Chronicle’s plans for covering the Giants and A’s and the teams’ outlooks in 2021. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:21

Bill Greason, Negro Leagues Veteran

12/23/2020
A teammate of Willie Mays on the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, 96-year-old Greason talks with John Shea on this episode of the Giants Splash podcast that we're sharing with A's Plus listeners. Greason, who fought in Iwo Jima and was the St. Louis Cardinals' first Black pitcher, talks about his life and about MLB reclassifying the Negro Leagues as "major league." | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:17:53

Scott Emerson: Mounds of Information

12/14/2020
Oakland's pitching coach breaks down the team’s rotation and bullpen. He talks about how they fared in 2020 and what the A's have to look forward to in 2021, including their recent Rule 5 additions. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:51

Closer to Leaving

12/7/2020
All-Star Liam closer Hendriks talks with Susan about his first foray into free agency, an uncertain market, and the A's season and the series with the Astros. He also muses about next year's bullpen. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:31

Agent Rachel Luba's Amazing Journey

12/2/2020
Agent Rachel Luba, who is from Monterey, is making waves this off-season by representing two high profile clients, Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer and outfielder Yasiel Puig. She joins Susan to talk about being one of the few women in the industry, the obstacles she faced in becoming an agent, and trying to rein Bauer in on twitter. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:44

Jesús Luzardo Gives Thanks After Rookie Season

11/25/2020
Left-hander Jesús Luzardo checks in with Matt Kawahara about his rookie season, his playoff experience and his offseason roommate. Plus, he shares a few family Thanksgiving traditions. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:10

Dan Straily's Season in Korea

11/19/2020
Former A’s pitcher Dan Straily talks with beat writer Matt Kawahara about playing the 2020 season for the Lotte Giants of the KBO, how it restored his confidence on the mound, the experience of being overseas during a global pandemic -- what about that time he brought a gong to the Lotte dugout? | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:06

Feldy Follies, Offseason Edition

11/11/2020
Stats expert David Feldman talks World Series, the free agent market and what it might take for the A's to get Marcus Semien back, plus: Susan and David chat about their favorite baseball movies, including the one Feldy believes originally was his idea. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:32

Instructional League Report from Ed Sprague

11/4/2020
Director of player development Ed Sprague joins Matt Kawahara to discuss the A’s instructional league camp in Arizona. Who stood out? How will a year without minor-league games impact prospects? | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:10

The A's Future: Billy Beane, Free Agents and More

10/29/2020
Susan Slusser and fellow beat writer Matt Kawahara talk World Series — the Snell decision, Justin Turner's positive test — and what Billy Beane's likely departure might mean for Oakland. And: What will the A's do with free agents such as Marcus Semien and Liam Hendriks? | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:16

It’s a Wrap: Changes Ahead

10/13/2020
Stats expert David Feldman joins Susan to break down the A’s Division Series loss to the Astros and the many major offseason changes ahead: What happens with free agents Marcus Semien and Liam Hendriks? And will Billy Beane and Bob Melvin be back next year? | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:41

Ray Fosse: What the A's Have to Do Now

10/6/2020
The A's broadcaster breaks down Game 1 and discusses ways Oakland's pitchers could counterattack the favorable home-run conditions at Dodger Stadium. Plus: Fosse's thoughts on the ALDS, the Houston Astros and much more! A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:47

A's-White Sox Playoff Preview

9/28/2020
Co-A's beat writer Matt Kawahara joins Susan Slusser to break down Oakland's wild-card series with the White Sox, including the team's pitching plans, the less than ideal start times and which players might be the key to help the A's advance. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:31

Baseball's Final Week Drama

9/22/2020
Will the Giants make the playoffs? How far will the A’s go in the postseason? Susan Slusser and John Shea weigh the possibilities. Plus, each has a great Rollie Fingers story to tell. Also, a tribute to late baseball scout Gary Hughes. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:11

Dishing with Dallas Braden

9/14/2020
The A’s TV analyst and former pitcher chats about the difficulties of broadcasting from home when the team is on the road and his appreciation for sound engineers — "this nation's backbone during this time." Plus: A look at the first-place A’s with two weeks to go. And: Braden reminisces with Susan Slusser about the 10-year anniversary of his perfect game. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:45:16

A Rare Chat with A's President Dave Kaval

9/9/2020
A's president Dave Kaval joins Susan to talk about the progress on a new stadium, the difficulties of planning for next season and the team's success on the field. Plus: getting ready for playoffs at the Coliseum. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:48

Mark Canha: Big League Foodie | Extra Spicy Podcast

9/7/2020
Baseball players are mostly steakhouse guys, but Mark Canha of the Oakland A's is a self-proclaimed food influencer. Canha talks on The Chronicle's Extra Spicy podcast about his unlikely turn as a Bay Area food influencer and how he connects with his fans via his food-centric Instagram account, @BigLeaugeFoodie. Canha is rethinking the types of restaurants he eats from amid the coronavirus pandemic and talks about how food has kept him connected with his loved ones while living in isolation...

Duration:00:36:49

Next Stop: Doubleheader City

9/1/2020
Stats guru David Feldman joins Susan Slusser to talk about all the makeup games Oakland will have to play after multiple postponements. They also discuss the A’s positive COVID test and analyze the team’s trade deadline pickups. | A’s Plus Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/asnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:32