A’s Plus

Matt Kawahara hosts The San Francisco Chronicle's podcast on the Oakland A's, featuring interviews with past and present players, managers and executives of the trend-setting franchise. With contributions from national baseball writer John Shea.

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Matt Joyce and Danny Coulombe
This week's guests include A's outfielder Matt Joyce, who discusses how to best put together a strong at-bat and his thoughts on this year's team. We also catch up with Danny Coulombe to talk hacky sack and ping pong. On Shea Plus, John Shea stops by...
45 min
202
Blake Treinen and Bruce Maxwell
Closer Blake Treinen talks about his unusual and inspiring road to the major leagues and his return to the A’s last year. Catcher Bruce Maxwell describes a play for all ages he saw on Broadway while the team was in New York. In the last segment,...
44 min
203
Mark Canha and Ken Korach
John Shea steps in for Susan Slusser and talks with Mark Canha, who addresses his transition to center field, his versatility, his ski mask — a necessity or superstition? — and which players he admired while growing up in San Jose. Ken Korach...
20 min
204
Daniel Mengden and Chris Bassitt
Houston native Daniel Mengden talks about starting in his hometown Saturday, the same night his sister, Rachel, is dancing in the West Side Story ballet several blocks away. Chris Bassitt then joins the podcast to discuss his love of the outdoors, and...
44 min
205
The A's turn 50
To celebrate the A’s 50th anniversary in Oakland, we chat with equipment manager Steve Vucinich, who started working for the club in 1968 — hired in part on the recommendation of Joe DiMaggio. He discusses some of his all-time favorite players, as...
43 min
206
Is Shohei Otani the A's kryptonite?
Two members of the A's coaching staff join A's Plus this week: former Oakland outfielder Mark Kotsay explains his duties as the team's quality control coach and new first base coach Al Pedrique breaks down some of the A's young players, including...
34 min
207
We're Baaaaack!
In each episode of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Oakland A’s podcast, beat writer Susan Slusser and assistant sports editor Janny Hu discuss the trend-setting team known for innovating baseball business, with regular updates on the pursuit of a...
24 min
208
Boog Powell and Nick Swisher
Opening Day center fielder Boog Powell stops by to talk about competing for a job this spring with his friend Dustin Fowler, meeting his namesake last year and much more. Player’s Choice is a free-form chat with Nick Swisher, who updates us on his...
40 min
209
Kendall Graveman and Simon Castro
Kendall Graveman, the A’s Opening Day starter, joins A’s Plus to discuss his new leadership role, Greg Maddux and his own fielding prowess, while reliever Simon Castro stops by to tell us what music he’s listening to and which sitcom character...
36 min
210
Andrew Triggs and Dustin Garneau
A's Starter Andrew Triggs joins A’s Plus to discuss his unconventional path to the majors and the times he nearly threw in the towel, while Catcher Dustin Garneau talks about what he’s currently watching — or, more accurately, re-watching —...
36 min
211
Liam Hendriks and A.J. Puk
A’s reliever Liam Hendriks stops by to discuss the team’s bullpen, his love of animals - including a new addition to the family - and his wife’s efforts to help stop cyber bullying. Hotshot prospect A.J. Puk discusses his current favorite video...
33 min
212
Brandon Moss and Khris Davis
San Francisco Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser catches up with popular outfielder Brandon Moss, who was let go by the team Sunday. Moss discusses his time in Oakland, his favorite embarrassing stories and his plans after being designated for...
35 min
213
More from spring training and the debut of "She...
San Francisco Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser catches up with veteran second baseman Jed Lowrie about recent pace of play changes, features Mark Canha in the "player's choice" segment and debuts Shea's Plus, a new segment with the Chronicle's...
40 min
214
Dave Stewart at Spring Training
San Francisco Chronicle's A's beat writer Susan Slusser catches up with former A’s great Dave Stewart at spring training. They discuss who stood out to Stewart and we debut "Player’s Choice."
20 min
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Spring Training Preview
Join San Francisco Chronicle Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and A's beat writer Susan Slusser as they break down the top five questions heading into spring training.
23 min
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Introducing A's Plus
In each episode of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Oakland A’s podcast, beat writer Susan Slusser and assistant sports editor Janny Hu discuss the trend-setting team known for innovating baseball business, with regular updates on the pursuit of...
24 min