Sat, 03 May 2014 23:55:37 -0700
The Oakland Athletics may try to shore up their starting rotation via trade. The Athletics have gotten great results from the front group of SPs Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez but have suffered on the back end.
Thu, 01 May 2014 05:24:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez allowed one hit and a walk while fanning eight in seven shutout innings to beat the Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 30.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez is now 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and 41 K's in 38 innings through six starts. He's showing no signs of this being a fluke.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:37:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez became the first pitcher in franchise history to be on the opening-day roster and allow one earned run or less in six innings during each of his first four starts. He picked up his first win of the season over the Houston Astros Sunday, April 20.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:21:43 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez had his third straight solid start Monday, April 14, but doesn't have a win to show for it. He allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks while fanning nine in seven innings in his no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fantasy Tip: We've been on his bandwagon since his great spring showing. He has a 1.35 ERA and 22 K's in 20 innings this year. Buy now, if it's not too late.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:20:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez has allowed two runs (1.38 ERA) in 13 innings and has struck out 11 batters in his first two starts of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez was a sneaky pick at the end of AL-only leagues, but he is starting to make some noise. He had a tremendous spring, and his first two starts indicate he could be one of those sleepers that make a big difference in your title run. Pick him up if you have the space.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:30:25 -0700
The Oakland Athletics had their game against the Cleveland Indians rained out Tuesday, April 1. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 2. SP Jesse Chavez might be pushed to Thursday, April 3, with the team recalling a starter from Triple-A Sacramento to start the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 2.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:31:18 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez is on track to slot into the rotation behind SPs Scott Kazmir and Dan Straily, and his anticipated regular season debut would be April 2. "I like it, it's fun. It just gives me more confidence that they have confidence I can do it. I'm going to try to ride that wave of confidence," Sanchez said Tuesday, March 18.
Fantasy Tip: Chavez will be worth a look in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues, but those in mixed formats won't want to bother with him.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:16:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics assistant general manager David Forst said the team won't look outside the organization for starting pitching help now that SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) is out for the season and SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will miss more than a month with flexor tendonitis. SPs Tommy Milone and Jesse Chavez will enter the rotation.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:51:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin acknowledged that SPs Jarrod Parker (forearm) and A.J. Griffin (elbow) are in jeopardy of starting the season on the disabled list. SP Jesse Chavez is expected to claim one of the rotation spots, and SP Tommy Milone is also likely to be in the starting five in April.
Fantasy Tip: Avoiding Parker and Griffin in your drafts might be the smart thing to do right now, until we know more about their injuries. Chavez and Milone are flier picks in cavernous mixed leagues and AL drafts.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:26:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (forearm) is dealing with forearm tightness and will visit with Dr. James Andrew Monday, March 17.
Fantasy Tip: It's never a good thing when a pitcher goes to see Andrews about forearm or elbow problems. Keep tabs on how the visit goes. If Parker's issue is serious, there's a good bet Tommy Milone or Jesse Chavez will take his rotation spot.