2009 Oakland Athletics season

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2009 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–87 (.463)
Other information
Owner(s) Lewis Wolff
General manager(s) Billy Beane
Manager(s) Bob Geren
Local television CSN
Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse
Local radio Xtra Sports 860
Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse
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The Oakland Athletics' 2009 season was their 41st in Oakland, California. It was also the 109th season in franchise history. The team finished fourth in the American League West with a record of 75-87.

The Athletics entered the season with a measure of hope. During the 2008-09 offseason, the team added numerous hitters through both trades and free agent signings. The most notable addition was that of outfielder Matt Holliday. Holliday was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for rookie outfielder Carlos González, starting pitcher Greg Smith, and closer Huston Street. Oakland also added a handful of veterans via free agency; these included Orlando Cabrera, Nomar Garciaparra, and former Athletics superstar Jason Giambi. The signings were meant to improve the team's offense, which was the American League's worst (as measured by number of runs scored) in 2008.

While the Athletics' offense improved considerably in 2009, its gains were largely offset by inconsistent pitching. All told, Oakland would finish the season with a third consecutive losing record.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 97 65 0.599 49–32 48–33
Texas Rangers 87 75 0.537 10 48–33 39–42
Seattle Mariners 85 77 0.525 12 48–33 37–44
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 22 40–41 35–46


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2–16 5–4 2–5 3–5 4–4 2–8 3–2 5–13 1–5 4–5 8–10 5–5 9–9 11–7
Boston 16–2 4–4 7–2 6–1 5–3 4–5 4–2 9–9 5–5 2–4 9–9 2–7 11–7 11–7
Chicago 4–5 4−4 10–8 9–9 9–9 5–4 6−12 3–4 4–5 4–5 6–2 2–4 1–6 12–6
Cleveland 5–2 2–7 8–10 4–14 10–8 2–4 8–10 3–5 2–5 6–4 5–3 1–8 4–4 5–13
Detroit 5–3 1–6 9–9 14–4 9–9 5–4 7–12 1–5 5–4 5–4 5–2 7–2 3–5 10–8
Kansas City 4–4 3–5 9–9 8–10 9–9 1–9 6–12 2–4 2–6 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–3 8–10
Los Angeles 8–2 5–4 4–5 4–2 4–5 9–1 6–4 5–5 12–7 10–9 4–2 8–11 4–4 14–4
Minnesota 2–3 2–4 12–6 10–8 12–7 12–6 4–6 0–7 4–6 5–5 3–3 6–4 3–5 12–6
New York 13–5 9–9 4–3 5–3 5–1 4–2 5–5 7–0 7–2 6–4 11–7 5–4 12–6 10–8
Oakland 5–1 5–5 5–4 5–2 4–5 6–2 7–12 6–4 2–7 5–14 6–4 11–8 3–6 5–13
Seattle 5–4 4–2 5–4 4–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 5–5 4–6 14–5 5–3 8–11 3–4 11–7
Tampa Bay 10–8 9–9 2–6 3–5 2–5 9–1 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 3–5 3–6 14–4 13–5
Texas 5–5 7–2 4–2 8–1 2–7 3–3 11–8 4–6 4–5 8–11 11–8 6–3 5–5 9–9
Toronto 9–9 7–11 6–1 4–4 5–3 3–4 4–4 5–3 6–12 6–3 4–3 4–14 5–5 7–11

Through October 5, 2009


Roster[edit]

2009 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2009 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Sweeney, RyanRyan Sweeney 134 484 68 142 31 3 6 53 .293 6
Hairston, ScottScott Hairston * 60 233 24 55 13 1 7 35 .236 3
Patterson, EricEric Patterson 39 94 15 27 5 1 1 11 .287 6
Cabrera, OrlandoOrlando Cabrera * 101 414 41 116 23 0 4 41 .280 11
Kennedy, AdamAdam Kennedy 129 529 65 153 29 1 11 63 .289 20
Holliday, MattMatt Holliday * 93 346 52 99 23 1 11 54 .286 12
Suzuki, KurtKurt Suzuki 147 570 74 156 37 1 15 88 .274 8
Davis, RajaiRajai Davis 125 390 65 119 27 5 3 48 .305 41
Pennington, CliffCliff Pennington 60 208 27 58 11 3 4 21 .279 7
Cust, JackJack Cust 149 513 88 123 16 0 25 70 .240 4
Barton, DaricDaric Barton 54 160 31 43 12 1 3 24 .269 0
Giambi, JasonJason Giambi * 83 269 39 52 13 0 11 40 .193 0
Ellis, MarkMark Ellis 105 377 52 99 23 0 10 61 .263 10
Crosby, BobbyBobby Crosby 97 238 35 53 10 2 6 29 .223 2
Buck, TravisTravis Buck 36 105 11 23 3 0 3 10 .219 1
Garciaparra, NomarNomar Garciaparra 65 160 17 45 8 0 3 16 .281 2

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Braden, DallasDallas Braden 8 9 3.89 22 22 0 136.2 144 61 59 42 81
Kilby, BradBrad Kilby 1 0 0.53 11 1 0 17.0 10 1 1 4 20
Casilla, SantiagoSantiago Casilla 1 2 5.96 46 0 0 48.1 61 32 32 25 35
Tomko, BrettBrett Tomko * 4 1 2.95 6 6 0 36.2 31 12 12 6 22
Cahill, TrevorTrevor Cahill 10 13 4.63 32 32 0 178.2 185 93 92 72 90
Anderson, BrettBrett Anderson 11 11 4.06 30 30 0 175.1 180 81 79 45 150
Eveland, DanaDana Eveland 2 4 7.16 13 9 0 44.0 70 36 35 26 22
Cameron, KevinKevin Cameron 0 0 3.44 11 0 1 18.1 15 7 7 6 15
Mortensen, ClaytonClayton Mortensen * 2 4 7.81 6 6 0 27.2 37 24 24 12 11
Gonzalez, GioGio Gonzalez 6 7 5.75 20 17 0 98.2 113 63 63 56 109
Bailey, AndrewAndrew Bailey 6 3 1.84 68 0 26 83.1 49 17 17 24 91
Ziegler, BradBrad Ziegler 2 4 3.07 69 0 7 73.1 82 25 25 28 54
Mazzaro, VinVin Mazzaro 4 9 5.32 17 17 0 91.1 120 54 54 39 59
Outman, JoshJosh Outman 4 1 3.48 14 12 0 67.1 53 28 26 25 53
Breslow, CraigCraig Breslow * 7 5 2.60 60 0 0 55.1 37 16 16 18 44
Giese, DanDan Giese 0 3 5.32 7 1 0 22.0 22 13 13 9 11
Wuertz, MichaelMichael Wuertz 6 1 2.63 74 0 4 78.2 52 24 23 23 102
Springer, RussRuss Springer * 0 1 4.10 48 0 0 41.2 52 20 19 14 47
Gallagher, SeanSean Gallagher * 1 2 8.16 6 2 0 14.1 21 14 13 7 10

Awards and honors[edit]

On December 22, 2009, Sports Illustrated named general manager Billy Beane as number 10 on its list of the Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade (in all sports).[1]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento RiverCats Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Darren Bush
A Stockton Ports California League Aaron Nieckula
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Steve Scarsone
A-Short Season Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Rick Magnante
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Marcus Jensen

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Midland

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The list's only other MLB GMs were Boston's Theo Epstein (No. 3) and Seattle and Philadelphia's Pat Gillick (No. 7). Friedman, Dick (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 GMs/Executives". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 

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