Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who's two-year, $22 million free-agent deal with the A's was made official on Wednesday, chose to come to Oakland because of the club's recent success and its pitcher-friendly ballpark.
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
With the additions of closer Jim Johnson and starter Scott Kazmir, Billy Beane has addressed the A's biggest needs prior to the Winter Meetings.
With strong performances by QB Rich Gannon and WR Tim Brown, the Raiders came back to beat the New York Jets 24-23 on October 24, 1999.
On the field, the calmest person was 38-year old Raiders QB Vince Evans. He told RB Nick Bell to score from the one-yard line. Behind solid blocking, Bell scored and with just four seconds left, the Raiders had earned another victory with another classic comeback, defeating the New York Jets, 24-20.
The Raiders took on the NY Jets on November 17, 1968. With the Jets up by 3 with 65 seconds left, NBC switched away from the game to its scheduled programming - the movie Heidi - and TV viewers never saw the Raiders emerge victorious.
A week after losing to the Jets in the regular season finale, the Raiders eliminated them from the playoffs.
In 1970, The Oakland Raiders took on a New York Jets team that had nothing to lose and ended up in a tough fight on the road.
The Oakland Raiders battle the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Our At-A-Glance series takes a look at this match-up.
With four games remaining in the 2013 season and the holidays upon us we thought it would be a good time to remind you of all the ways you can follow the Oakland Raiders.
For Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims, football is still very much a contact sport.
The Oakland Raiders will make their second appearance at MetLife Stadium when they face the Jets in Week 14 action this Sunday.
Rodney Parker, from Emery High School, was named The Oakland Raiders High School “Coach of the Year” for 2013.