Ex-A's Sean Doolittle, Kurt Suzuki well-deserved World Series champions


Ex-A's Sean Doolittle, Kurt Suzuki well-deserved World Series champions

The A's didn't take home the World Series trophy this season, but the Oakland faithful still were celebrating. Two of the team's fan-favorites, reliever Sean Doolittle and catcher Kurt Suzuki, were dripping in champagne.

After the Washington Nationals' 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, Suzuki walked on to the MLB Network set and put his arm on Pedro Martinez's shoulder. He was sporting the celebratory goggles to keep the burn from the alcohol out of his eyes and a soaked 2019 Nationals World Series T-shirt.

Doolittle was commemorating the occasion as well by showing off his lightsaber skills.

He also took to social media to tweet out another perfect reaction to what had just happened:

The Nationals were not supposed to get this far. The team started the 2019 season with a 19-31 record and were the winners of the NL Wild Card Game. They took that and brought a championship to the nation's capital for the first time in 95 years.

It was a well-deserved celebration for the Nats as well as A's fans everywhere, who were happy to see the duo -- both former A's -- hoisting the trophy.

Both Doolittle and Suzuki were drafted by the A's and made an impact both on and off the field when they spent the majority of the 2012 season as teammates in Oakland. The two combined for 13 seasons with the A's organization, and if you take a look at some of the mentions, you can see the impact they left on the team.

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Doolittle's wife Eireann Dolan, also an A's fan-favorite, celebrated accordingly as well:

Who woulda thought?

A's top pick Logan Davidson among spring training non-roster invitees

A's top pick Logan Davidson among spring training non-roster invitees

The A's aren't playing it safe with 2019 first-round draft pick Logan Davidson.

The No. 29 overall pick is among 10 non-roster players the A's invited to spring training Friday.

Davidson, a shortstop, isn't on the A's 40-man roster, but the invite will give him a chance to compete in big league camp. Barring an incredible showing in the Cactus League, the A's No. 7 prospect won't break camp with the A's. But this opportunity allows him to try to impress A's coaches.

In 54 games with the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters, Davidson slashed .239/.345/.332 with seven doubles, four homers and 12 RBI.

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The other invitee to keep an eye on in camp is A's No. 6 prospect Nick Allen. While small in stature, the middle infielder is an incredible defensive player and could find himself playing for the A's at some point in 2020. While Marcus Semien is blocking Allen's path at shortstop, the 21-year-old could get a look at second base if none of the other in-house options pan out for Oakland.

Three other top-30 prospects were invited to spring training: Outfielder Greg Deichmann (No. 17), right-handed pitcher Brian Howard (No. 22) and right-handed pitcher Parker Dunshee (No. 24).

MLB rumors: A's 'showing interest' in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo


MLB rumors: A's 'showing interest' in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo might be headed back to the Bay Area -- just to the opposite side.

The former Giants relief pitcher is a free agent, and according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the A's reportedly are interested in acquiring his services.

Romo, 36, is a 12-year veteran who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Giants, playing a major role in helping San Francisco win three World Series titles in a span of five years. Over 60 1/3 combined innings with the Marlins and Twins last season, he posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 60 strikeouts and 20 saves.

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Liam Hendricks has Oakland's closer spot locked down, but with Blake Treinen being non-tendered, there could be one or more openings in the A's bullpen. Given that Romo has filled just about every possible role within a major league bullpen over the course of his career, he could be an ideal fit if the price is right.