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How's it going A's fans and welcome to Locked On A's, part of the Locked On podcast network. This podcast is your daily stop for all things Oakland Athletics. Of course we'll be covering the news and providing analysis, but we're also going to incorporate mailbags, statistical deep dives, A's history episodes, series previews and talk a bit about the minor leagues as well! The A's are a young and exciting team, and Locked on A's will be here with you every step towards winning the final game ...
 
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Episode 350 -- The Oakland A's travel to Kansas City to wrap up their season series with the Royals to begin this week. The A's need to rack up a bunch of wins heading into two straight weeks of matchups with the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros to close out the season, so what needs to happen for the A's to leave victorious? Subscribe to our Yo…
 
Episode 349 -- Even though Jason is on vacation, he had such a great with Dan Wilson last week that there was some audio that was left on the cutting room floor. Dan and Jason talk about the Phillies chances in the NL East, and debate whether one single title after a painful rebuild is worth it, given that the A's will likely be entering a rebuild …
 
Episode 348 -- The Oakland A's are on a two-game win streak and welcome the Texas Rangers to the Coliseum this weekend. The Rangers are on a four-game win streak and have been a tough matchup for the A's all season. What needs to happen for the A's to collect some wins this weekend and stay in the postseason hunt? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! …
 
Episode 347 -- Frankie Montas provided the spark that the Oakland A's have been searching for of late, dominating the Chicago White Sox over seven innings on Wednesday night. The A's offense did work up and down the lineup, and if the A's are going to be competitive the rest of this month and into the postseason, this is how they're going to have t…
 
Episode 346 -- The Oakland Athletics dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, but Jason shines a light on some things he saw (besides the losing) during the game. Jason also has some new thoughts about Vegas and why it doesn't make sense that the A's would be *allowed* to leave the Bay Area. Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Get social …
 
Episode 345 -- The Oakland Athletics have the worst bullpen in baseball since August 21, and last season the Philadelphia Phillies finished the shortened season with a 7.06 bullpen ERA, so Jason enlists the help of Dan Wilson of Locked on Phillies to figure out how to deal with late-inning woes. Jason and Dan also talk about the current Phillies, E…
 
Episode 344 -- The Oakland A's broke out hearts (again) on Friday, gave us false hope on Saturday, and then mercifully got two-hit by Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Yet, Bob Melvin said postgame that the A's best baseball is "yet to come." Jason breaks down Melvin's comments, give you his series takeaways, and provides updates on t…
 
Episode 343 -- The Oakland A's escaped Detroit with two wins, and now they travel to Toronto with the hope of winning another series and pushing the Blue Jays into the rearview, instead of inviting them up to the front seat of the playoff chase. What needs to happen this weekend for the A's to be successful? How daunting of a task is this? Who are …
 
Episode 342 -- The Oakland A's start the week 1-1, dropping a winnable game to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday because James Kaprielian only went four innings, and there was a lack of options for Bob Melvin in the bullpen with Lou Trivino and Andrew Chafin reportedly unavailable. Jason goes over what to expect from new additions Khris Davis and Aus…
 
Episode 341 -- The Oakland Athletics just played what was billed as a season-defining series against the New York Yankees and each team took two games. So where does the A's season sit after their split with New York? Jason gives heaps of praise to Frankie Montas, Paul Blackburn, and Tony Kemp, and then creates a new (awesome?) home run call on the…
 
Episode 340 -- The Oakland A's lost their fifth straight on Thursday night, this time in the series opener with the New York Yankees. Four of those five losses have been absolutely heartbreaking. This time it was an Aaron Judge bloop single that scored the game-winning run. Jason begrudgingly goes over the A's latest loss, some injury news on Steph…
 
Episode 339 -- The Oakland A's welcome the New York Yankees to the Coliseum this weekend in what could end up being a season-defining series. Jason and Stacey talk about the storylines coming into this series, the pitching matchups, what to watch for, and some series predictions! They also get sidetracked and talk crap about the AL Central. Get soc…
 
Episode 338 -- For the third straight day the Oakland A's coughed up a late lead en route to a brutal loss. Jason goes over who's to blame, the surprising Paul Blackburn, and the Wild Wild West Watch in today's episode. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Get all of your A's merch at FOCO.com and use promo …
 
Episode 337 -- The Oakland Athletics should have swept the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. They outplayed the Giants, they outscored the Giants overall, but the black and orange guys came through with big hit after big hit and the green and gold did not. Also: Starling Marte, Sean Murphy and Matt Chapman have intriguing stat lines, plus wher…
 
Episode 336 -- Matt Olson slugged the A's to victory on Thursday afternoon in Chicago, but this game didn't come without another worrisome moment for Oakland. Jason goes into his takeaways from the series with the White Sox. In the second segment, we get you ready for this weekend's series with the San Francisco Giants. How do the A's attack the pr…
 
Episode 335 -- The Oakland Athletics provided an update on the status of ace Chris Bassitt on Wednesday. Paul Blackburn was called up and tasked with starting against a solid White Sox offense and held his own across 5 1/3 innings. The A's offense just couldn't produce that one big hit...again. Jason also provides you with updates on Chad Pinder, K…
 
Episode 334 -- The A's lost on Tuesday night, but that doesn't really matter. Chris Bassitt was struck in the head, below the eye, by a line drive in the second inning, and everything else became secondary. Jason provides the latest updates, talks about what Chris Bassitt has meant to this club and how hard he's worked to get to where he is, the si…
 
Episode 333 -- The Oakland Athletics just keep on rolling. Jed Lowrie played the late inning hero, Sergio Romo continued his dominance out of the bullpen, and Matt Chapman has a mustache. Jason also talks about the 2021 A's Hall of Fame inductees and gets you updated with Wild Wild West Watch. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs Subscribe t…
 
Episode 332 -- The Oakland Athletics won a game on Tuesday that they would not have won before the trade deadline. Starling Marte was his usual electric self, Burch Smith kept the A's in the game and saved the bullpen, and the A's offense did just enough to pull out the win on Tuesday. The A's also called up A.J. Puk and DFA'd J.B. Wendelken. Jason…
 
Episode 331 -- The Oakland A's start a three game series with Cleveland tonight, so Jason goes over the pitching matchups and why the A's should be able to take at least two of three games. In the third segment, the Yankees won, Aaron Boone had a comical take on the win and Jason has some thoughts on a proposed MLB partnership. Get social with us: …
 
Episode 330 -- The Oakland Athletics have been on a bit of a streak, winning 8 of 10 and the trio of offensive additions the A's made at the deadline have had a lot to do with the recent surge. Jason goes over the impact Yan Gomes, Starling Marte and Josh Harrison has each had on the team, and then wraps up the show with Wild Wild West Watch, provi…
 
Episode 329 -- The Oakland Athletics won via walk-off for the second straight game, this time with Starling Marte playing the hero, but the news coming out of Oakland in between those two walk-off wins has been anything but uplifting. Longtime A's announcer Ray Fosse revealed on Thursday that he's had cancer for the past 16 years and will be steppi…
 
Episode 328 -- What. a. win. The Oakland Athletics looked DOA for the first eight innings on Wednesday afternoon, but their bats came alive in the ninth against Mark Melancon and they ended up with a huge, much-needed walk-off win in extras against the San Diego Padres. The A's also brought back beloved slugger Khris Davis on a minor-league deal, s…
 
Episode 327 -- The Oakland Athletics sure had a lot of chances to drive home runs in the first four innings of Tuesday's game against Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres, but went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Jason talks about the new additions in RISPy situations, Jesús Luzardo finding out he got traded on Twitter, Wednesday's start…
 
Episode 326 -- The Oakland Athletics added Yan Gomes, Andrew Chafin, and Josh Harrison to the roster last week in trade deadline deals, but we haven't gone in-depth on them yet. So what can we expect from the latest additions to the A's roster? In the third segment, Jason re-brands last year's "West Watch" to provide updates on the playoff race, as…
 
Episode 325 -- The Oakland Athletics took three of four from the Angels over the weekend, and received a huge spark from their new additions Starling Marte, Yan Gomes and Josh Harrison on Sunday. Are the A's turning things around? Jason also has some thoughts on James Kaprielian's IL stint, and introduces the return of West Watch (to be renamed for…
 
Episode 324 -- Starling Marte made his Oakland A's debut on Thursday in Anaheim, Frankie Montas continued to shut down the Angels in 2021, and the lineup construction made Jason very happy. Jason also talks about a couple of moves that other teams have made; particularly the Astros (ahead of the A's) and Yankees (chasing the A's). Get social with u…
 
Episode 323 -- The Oakland Athletics keep adding on as the trade deadline nears, this time bringing in Starling Marte to help out their outfield mix. To land Marte, the A's had to trade Jesús Luzardo, which has fans asking a lot of questions. Jason goes over the trade, tries to answer those questions, and looks at what's next for Oakland in 2021 an…
 
Episode 322 -- The Oakland A's made a deal for lefty reliever Andrew Chafin, giving Oakland a second left-hander in their bullpen in addition to Jake Diekman. Jason goes over the trade and what this could mean for the A's at the deadline, then welcomes Javier Reyes of Locked on Padres to talk about the upcoming series and what San Diego plans to do…
 
Episode 321 -- Oakland Athletics second baseman/outfielder Tony Kemp stops by to talk about his All Star break, what he does on the road, the mental side of the game, making adjustments at the plate, and the Players Alliance. Oh, and Bone Thugs -n- Harmony. Jason also talks about the debate between whether the A's should be buyers or sellers at the…
 
Episode 320 -- The Oakland A's have won three in a row and the bats look like they're starting to wake up a bit. Sean Manaea was dominant over seven innings, and the bullpen slammed the door in the final two frames. The A's are heating up, folks. Plus, Nelson Cruz was traded to not Oakland, so who could the A's target with Nellie off the market? D.…
 
Episode 319 -- Tuesday morning the Oakland City Council voted on their own term sheet. Jason goes through some of his takeaways from the meeting, and what Dave Kaval + Rob Manfred have said since the vote. How are things looking? Are the A's staying in Oakland? All that, plus a couple of tidbits about this weekend's matchup versus Seattle. Get soci…
 
Episode 318 -- Today the Oakland City Council voted on their own term sheet, and agreed to it. So what does that mean for the A's staying in Oakland? What are the next steps? Hal Gordon (or Hal the hot dog guy) stops by to give his analysis of the situation. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs Email us any questions: LockedonAthletics@gmail…
 
Episode 317 -- The Oakland City Council is set to cast their eight votes on the term sheet they drafted for the A's ballpark project this morning. Jason goes over the key factors to look out for ahead of this vote, what the holdups have been, and what a yes or no vote means for baseball in Oakland. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs Email …
 
Episode 316 -- The A's started the second half of the season how they played the final few weeks of the first half: losing two of three. One play from Ramón Laureano stood out on Sunday, so Jason decided to take a deep dive into his struggles at the plate in hopes of turning him around. Jason also ponders whether A.J. Puk is an A's bullpen option o…
 
Episode 315 -- The Oakland A's are starting off the second half of the 2021 season by welcoming the struggling Cleveland Indians. Jason talks to Jeff about the A's draft, which A's pitcher will throw a no-hitter this weekend, and if Cleveland could be inclined to sell at the trade deadline. They also remember some trades between the two teams, thou…
 
Episode 314 - -The 2021 MLB Draft is over, and the Oakland Athletics selected 18 college players in 20 rounds. Who stood out to Baseball Prospectus' Senior MLB Draft Writer, Keanan Lamb? Who's cracking the A's top 30? Any top 100 guys taken? Keanan also mentions one player and says the words "All Star". You're going to want to tune in to find out w…
 
Episode 313 -- Nash Walker stops by the show to talk about what a trade between the Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins could look like. Nelson Cruz looks like the most obvious target, but could lefty reliever Taylor Rogers be available as well? Jason and Nash also talk about their breakout performers from the first half, project their second…
 
Episode 312 -- The Lansing Lugnuts are a new Oakland Athletics affiliate as of 2021, so their broadcaster, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler joins the show to give the inside scoop on the team. Who's standing out? Which players could be trade bait with scouts circling around Lansing? Jesse also tells some great stories about arrival of Vladamir Guerrero Jr.…
 
Episode 311 -- In episode 311, the Oakland Athletics didn't come original. In fact, they played some covers from 2012, drafting high school shortstop Max Muncy at number 25 overall. What are the prospect guys saying about the A's latest draftee? Plus Jason talks about the A's first half versus their expectations heading into this season and Oakland…
 
Episode 310 -- The Oakland Athletics finally beat the Houston Astros, and Jason gets into why this win felt like a good sign going forward. He also had some starts on new call-up Jacob Wilson that are sure to intrigue! Finally, with so many rumors bubbling because of Twins scouts visiting Lansing, Jason takes a look at some of the top ranked prospe…
 
Episode 309 -- The Oakland Athletics have been mentioned in rumors Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel, so Jason and Joe talk about what went from for the Cubbies, what their trade deadline could look like and what they're looking for in a potential trade partner. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs + @JoeKilgallon Email us with any questions…
 
Episode 308 -- The offense came out swinging (literally) and won the first three innings. Unfortunately, the other six innings were dominated by Houston. Jason gives you one stat that has determined wins and losses versus Houston this season, as well as what to look for against Luis Garcia on Wednesday. Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs E…
 
Episode 307 -- The A's travel to Houston to face-off with the Astros in a huge series right before the All Star break. So who's pitching, who's hot, and what will be the keys for the A's to come away with a series win? Jason also dives into the pitch mix that some key players could be seeing from Framber Valdez on Tuesday night. Get social with us …
 
Episode 306 -- The Oakland Athletics have been struggling to score runs with Mark Canha out of the lineup and Jason tells you why. Plus, Matt Olson is a very deserving All Star, but what about the seasons Mark Canha and Chris Bassitt are having? Jason wraps today up by answering a question from Robb: Can this group of A's hit elite pitching in the …
 
Episode 305 -- The Boston Red Sox are headed to Oakland this weekend for an Independence Day series against the A's, so new Locked on Red Sox co-host Lauren Campbell of NESN stops by to talk about the rebrand, the state of the Red Sox and which teams scare her in the AL East. Get social with us on Twitter: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs + @Lalalalaurrrren…
 
Episode 304 -- The Oakland Athletics got back in the win column with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles were busy sweeping up in Houston, so the A's are only 0.5 in the West with a big series coming up next week. Jason answers a listener question about Greg Deichmann and then talks about the A's outfield situation on…
 
Episode 303 -- The Oakland Athletics dropped another game to the Texas Rangers and that just stinks. Jed Lowrie and Mitch Moreland did go yard in the 9th, so Jason talks about Lowrie's current streak and Moreland's potential turnaround. Jason also talks about expectations for Frank Schwindel, a cool stat for Sean Murphy and a couple of Miami Marlin…
 
Episode 302 -- The Oakland Athletics just finished up a three city road trip, going 4-6 in the three series. With more reliable bullpen arms, they could have taken 2 of 3 from both the Yankees and Giants in their ballparks, so Jason talks about the urgency for adding relief and one reason he would hold off another week or two. Jason also had some p…
 
Episode 301 -- The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants are meeting up for the first time in 2021 this weekend, so Jason and Ben give overviews of their teams, including what's working, what isn't, and what to look out for this weekend and Oracle Park. Get social with us on Twitter: @LockedonAs + @LO_SFGiants Follow Jason + Ben on Twitter: @B…
 
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