1. Oakland Athletics: A's Fans Who Show Up Get a Great Show

    The Oakland Athletics are not considered to be a big draw in baseball these days. They rank 12th out of 14 teams in American League attendance and the top decks of The Coliseum (or whatever it is called this week) remain tarped off...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 1,139 reads 27 comments

  2. Houston Astros Are Rebuilding Their Team in Bulk

    The Houston Astros are, as of this writing, the worst team in all of baseball. And they were the worst team in baseball for 2011 as well. When a once proud team is as bad as the Astros currently are, changes need to be made...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 858 reads 5 comments

  3. Oakland Athletics Strangely Did Not Trade for Kevin Youkilis

    The Boston Red Sox offered their one-time superstar homegrown hero Kevin Youkilis to many different teams this June...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 1,497 reads 4 comments

  4. Oakland Athletics' Brandon Hicks Hit the Least Likely Walk-off Shot

    The Oakland Athletics have long been known to obsess over statistics. From glorifying on-base percentage to Brad Pitt's Oscar nomination, crunching numbers is king in Oakland...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 511 reads 2 comments

  5. San Diego Padres: Will O'Malley Family Spend to Build a Winner

    According to the Associated Press , commissioner Bud Selig has given his full endorsement for the O’Malley family to return to baseball...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 1,296 reads 3 comments

  6. Miami Marlins: Finally There Is Sanity in the Bullpen

    Chances are most baseball fans are not familiar with Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Mike Dunn. This is his fourth year in the big leagues and second with the Marlins ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 426 reads 4 comments

  7. 5 Reasons to Go to the San Diego Padres vs. Houston Astros Game, Monday Night

    With so many teams still in contention this year, virtually every game has some sort of playoff implication. Tonight's Padres and Astros game is not one of them...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 288 reads 0 comments

  8. Oakland Athletics Are Experiencing the Calm Before the Storm

    If any reader was told at the beginning of the season that the Oakland Athletics would be two games above .500 and within two games of a playoff spot, they would probably think "Maybe in April, but not after that...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 1,077 reads 27 comments

  9. Houston Astros: Why New Owner Jim Crane Might as Well Change Team's Name

    According to the Associated Press (via ESPN) , this past winter, new Astros owner Jim Crane mulled a name change for the franchise for the 2013 season...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about almost 2 years ago 2,402 reads 57 comments

  10. Miami Marlins' Pennant Hopes Begin Today in Washington

    If someone told you at the beginning of the season that the Phillies would go into the All-Star break with 50 losses and would be fielding offers for Cole Hamels, you would probably think the Marlins would be running away with the division...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 306 reads 1 comments

  11. Penn State Football: Can Anyone Be Surprised by Freeh's Revealtions of Paterno?

    When the story of Sandusky and Penn State football broke last fall, it was startling and truly one of the ugliest stories ever experienced in American sports history. And somehow it kept getting worse until today's release of the Freeh report ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 485 reads 7 comments

  12. Houston Astros: Make a Decision on Manager Brad Mills Now

    Brad Mills has had a solid baseball career. He played in the major leagues briefly. After his career ended, he became a scout, coach and manager in the minor leagues for more than a decade...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,088 reads 10 comments

  13. Miami Marlins: Ozzie Guillen Needs to Mix and Match Relievers Like the '05 Sox

    Before the season began, the Miami Marlins looked like a team that was going to be a big-time contender. In fact, this author picked them to win the World Series...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB All-Star Game: Why Matt Cain Starting over R.A. Dickey Is a Good Thing

    Tony LaRussa announced that Giants ace Matt Cain and not Mets star R.A. Dickey will be starting the 2012 All-Star Game for the National League...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,195 reads 27 comments

  15. Oakland Athletics Go into the All-Star Break with a Winning Record of 43-43

    The first half of the baseball season is over. Actually, mathematically, more than half of the season is over. Most teams have played 85 to 86 games of the schedule of 162. But traditionally the All Star break is the halfway point...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 288 reads 4 comments

  16. San Diego Padres Should Make Trades, but They Should Keep Huston Street

    The San Diego Padres are loaded with young talent who have been the spoils of smart deals, especially the haul from the Cincinnati Reds for Mat Latos...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 82 reads 8 comments

  17. Red Sox vs. Yankees: No Winner, Only Degrees of Losing

    Last night's game at Fenway was a travesty. It is not going to be included in any montage of the Yankees vs. Red Sox rivalry, except possibly by someone who wants to illustrate why he hates both teams...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,256 reads 4 comments

  18. San Diego Padres Got the Best of the Mat Latos Trade Tonight

    Mat Latos returned to San Diego last night and was brilliant for his new team, the Reds . He pitched seven shutout innings and did everything in his power to win the game for Cincinnati and keep pace with the surging first place Pittsburgh Pirates ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 880 reads 2 comments

  19. San Diego Padres Look to Be NL's Biggest Spoilers in the Second Half

    The San Diego Padres are not winning the 2012 World Series. That seems like a pretty solid prediction. But they look like the kind of team that will destroy someone else's hopes for a World Series title down the stretch...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  20. Yankees Could Have Already Ended Their Big Spending Ways

    There are a few things that people can be 100 percent sure of in the world. The sun will rise. The sun will set. The summer will have too many movies based on comic book heroes...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,079 reads 32 comments

  21. Miami Marlins: Stop Having Heath Bell's Contract Ruin the Marlins' Season

    The Miami Marlins lost a game yesterday that should have been one of the great highlights of their season. Down 9-2 going into the seventh, the Marlins stormed back and took the lead in the 10th inning...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,205 reads 26 comments

  22. Alexi Amarista Could Be the Next Tony Phillips for San Diego Padres

    Alexi Amarista is not a very tall player. Baseball Reference lists him as 5'7". Yahoo Sports has him more generously as a 5'8" man. Either way, the 23-year-old Padre is on a very unlikely power streak...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,550 reads 2 comments

  23. Arizona Diamondbacks: Promote Ryan Wheeler so He Can Get the Experience

    The Diamondbacks are in a very unusual position for a franchise. They are a very young team with many of their key players entering their prime...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,369 reads 27 comments

  24. Oakland Athletics: Ranking Billy Beane's Most Haunting Postseason Innings

    The movie Moneyball opens with Brad Pitt as Billy Beane frustrated over the Athletics' razor-thin loss to the Yankees in the 2001 Division Series...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 559 reads 27 comments

  25. Cole Hamels: Philadelphia Phillies Should Offer Him to the Yankees Right Now

    There is a great scene in the film Dr. Strangelove when George C. Scott talks to the President, played by Peter Sellers, about the advantages of starting a nuclear war. At one point he says, "The truth is not always a pleasant thing...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about 2 years ago 1,621 reads 55 comments