Yoenis Cespedes

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cespedes hammers Giants again

After sharing a clubhouse with Yoenis Cespedes during the second half of…

 

Joe Panik, seen here on August 17, has improved his play as of late. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Moore stumbles at home again

AT&T PARK — No at bat better epitomized Matt Moore's frustrating Saturday…

 

The Bay Bridge Series: This dud’s for you, baseball fans. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bay Bridge Series reminds us what’s wrong with baseball

Baseball Fever. Forget It. This is the week of the Bay Bridge…

 

Giants fans have come to expect a championship during the even years of the 2010s. The team’s front office showed it’s committed to delivering another World Series by spending during the offseason. But spending money doesn’t guarantee results; that’s why they play the games. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Even years and errors: Differing expectations await Bay Area MLB teams

The Even Year Odds. That’s the headline in the regional edition of…

Giants fans have come to expect a championship during the even years of the 2010s. The team’s front office showed it’s committed to delivering another World Series by spending during the offseason. But spending money doesn’t guarantee results; that’s why they play the games. (Darron Cummings/AP)
National Baseball Hall of Fame electee Goose Gossage holds a plastic goose wearing a New York Yankees helmet. Gossage blasted the state of baseball for being too flashy on ESPN on Thursday.  (Richard Drew/2008 AP)

Goose Gossage blasts Buster Posey, state of baseball

Add Hall of Famer Goose Gossage to the growing list of oldtimers…

National Baseball Hall of Fame electee Goose Gossage holds a plastic goose wearing a New York Yankees helmet. Gossage blasted the state of baseball for being too flashy on ESPN on Thursday.  (Richard Drew/2008 AP)
LeBron James insists he was as surprised as everyone else when he heard of David Blatt's firing. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Blatt’s All, Folks: LeBron Wanted Mark Jackson

In addition to revolutionizing basketball, the Warriors have contributed mightily to discombobulating…

LeBron James insists he was as surprised as everyone else when he heard of David Blatt's firing. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Former 49ers quarterback Steve Young’s comments about his old team didn’t faze tight end Vernon Davis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

49ers to Steve Young: Nothing ‘scary’ here

Is Steve Young on to something when he says his old team…

Former 49ers quarterback Steve Young’s comments about his old team didn’t faze tight end Vernon Davis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin signed a two-year extension with the ball club on Wednesday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Love that Bob, but Melvin should want more

Balls likes Bob Melvin. Has for a while. Good guy. Knows baseball.…

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin signed a two-year extension with the ball club on Wednesday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Tony Avelar/AP PhotoOn Monday Yoenis Cespedes made his first appearance back in Oakland since he was traded to the Detroit Tigers.

Cespedes criticizes A’s management for trading stars

Yoenis Cespedes is no different than fans and critics who wonder why…

Tony Avelar/AP PhotoOn Monday Yoenis Cespedes made his first appearance back in Oakland since he was traded to the Detroit Tigers.
Dave Tulis/AP file photoThe A’s losing streak hit five games Sunday after getting swept by the Braves. The loss dropped the A’s out of first place in the AL West.

It’s time for the A’s to shake out of their slump

With 38 games left in the season, the A’s are mired in…

Dave Tulis/AP file photoThe A’s losing streak hit five games Sunday after getting swept by the Braves. The loss dropped the A’s out of first place in the AL West.
AP file photoYoenis Cespedes was the A’s player everyone could name

Cespedes trade will show A’s have depth to replace star

There have been two distinct eras of accomplishment since Billy Beane took…

AP file photoYoenis Cespedes was the A’s player everyone could name
AP Photo/David J. PhillipOakland Athletics' Brandon Moss

A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and…

AP Photo/David J. PhillipOakland Athletics' Brandon Moss
Associated PressA's slugger Yoenis Cespedes launches his fourth-inning home run against the Astros on Wednesday. Cespedes homered twice.

Cespedes homers twice as A's hang on to beat Astros

OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with…

Associated PressA's slugger Yoenis Cespedes launches his fourth-inning home run against the Astros on Wednesday. Cespedes homered twice.
Jeff Roberson/APWith 28 total home runs

Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed…

Jeff Roberson/APWith 28 total home runs
Eric Risberg/APThe A's Josh Donaldson will take part in the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby.

A’s slugger Josh Donaldson picked for Home Run Derby

Third baseman Josh Donaldson will join A’s teammate Yoenis Cespedes in the…

Eric Risberg/APThe A's Josh Donaldson will take part in the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby.
Kathy Willens/2013 AP file photoOutfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on a show at the Home Run Derby last year

A’s should want Cespedes back in the Home Run Derby

The A's have made it about as clear as possible that they'd…

Kathy Willens/2013 AP file photoOutfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on a show at the Home Run Derby last year
Mark J. Terrill/APStephen Vogt’s two-run homer capped off a three-run sixth inning for the A’s.

Another Cespedes assist helps A's knock off Angels

ANAHEIM -- Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season,…

Mark J. Terrill/APStephen Vogt’s two-run homer capped off a three-run sixth inning for the A’s.
Pat Sullivan/ap file photoA’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes isn’t putting up eye-popping numbers

Yoenis Cespedes not getting enough credit for A’s success

It could very well be that we're too busy marveling at the…

Pat Sullivan/ap file photoA’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes isn’t putting up eye-popping numbers
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

Yoenis Cespedes homers twice as A's knock off Yankees

NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

Cespedes drives in give as A’s sweep Indians

CLEVELAND — Yoenis Cespedes drove in a career-high five runs, Brandon Moss…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.