Jon Becker, San Jose Mercury News

Jon Becker

San Jose Mercury News

Pleasanton, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • East Bay Times
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Monterey Herald
  • Pioneer Press
  • ChicoER
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Whittier Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jon:

Winter Meetings: A’s may trade Sean Murphy, sign some free agents

A’s ready to pursue multiple players through trades and free agents as Winter Meetings near. → Read More

Warriors rookie Ryan Rollins misses second half of G League game after tweaking foot

Rollins scores nine points in his G League debut before stepping on an Oklahoma City Blue player’s foot. → Read More

A’s bench coach Brad Ausmus won’t be back next season

Ausmus reportedly wants to find a front office job in the major leagues. → Read More

SF Giants starter Rodón opts to become free agent

After a stellar 2022 season, Rodón should be in line to earn a $100 million-plus contract. → Read More

SF Giants starter Rodón opts to become free agent

After a stellar 2022 season, Rodón should be in line to earn a $100 million-plus contract. → Read More

The real Forrest Gump: Bay Area photographer Michael Zagaris has seen it all

49ers team photographer Michael Zagaris' book "Field of Play" shows fans what life in the NFL is really like for players. → Read More

‘Memorial Madden Cruiser’ bus here to stay in Tri-Valley

Getting a bus decorated to become a tribute to the late Hall of Fame coach and iconic broadcaster turned out to be a chore. → Read More

Fremont’s Mathias hits game-winning home run against A’s

A’s blow five-run lead as Santa Clara-born Mathias sends Oakland to its 10th loss in 12 games. → Read More

What 49ers’ Trey Lance will face in his Week 1 test against Bears

Lance could thrive against Bears, who have NFL’s worst-rated roster. → Read More

De La Salle vs. Serra: How to watch Friday night’s huge high school football game

Serra has gone 0-10 against powerhouse De La Salle since ex-Spartans star Walsh began coaching the Padres. → Read More

Tearful Jon Gruden apologizes for his emails, wants to return to NFL: “I am a good person”

Gruden misses the NFL and hopes to some day get a chance to either coach again or return to broadcast booth. → Read More

Why MLB draft lottery robbed A’s-Nationals series of real drama

In order to discourage teams from tanking, the first six picks in each year’s draft will now be determined by a lottery system. → Read More

A’s win first ever game at Nationals Park, now await phenom’s debut

Top prize from Yankees trade will start Thursday’s game in Washington. → Read More

A’s might lose 100 games, but it’ll be hard to be as miserable as the 1979 club

There are too many parallels between current A's and Oakland's worst squad ever. → Read More

Ex-A’s pitcher Luzardo motivated to face his old team on Wednesday

“I felt like they gave up on me,” former Oakland left-hander says of last year’s trade. → Read More

A’s release veteran shortstop Andrus with playing-time contract incentive looming

Andrus would have had a player option for next year if he had reached 550 plate appearances this season. → Read More

Hall of Fame: Vermeil expecting a tear-filled day during his induction Saturday

The Calistoga native and former San Jose State quarterback will be the 28th coach elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. → Read More

Will Warriors give Draymond Green a max contract? If not, would he leave?

Warriors also have to deal with impending free agent Andrew Wiggins this offseason. → Read More

Killing Lacob’s deal to buy A’s just one of Selig’s costly decisions for Oakland

Former baseball commissioner Selig made a few decisions that showed he never was Oakland’s bud. → Read More

Athletics unveil latest plan for Montas’ return from shoulder injury

Montas will throw a bullpen session this weekend rather than starting vs. Astros. → Read More