1. Why Are the Oakland Athletics so Bad This Season?

    After the Oakland Athletics traded stars like Josh Donaldson, Jeff Samardzija and Brandon Moss away during the offseason, few expected the team to return to the playoffs in 2015...

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  2. The NBA Draft's Top Booms and Busts at Every Spot over the Last 10 Years

    Every NBA draft is filled with untapped potential, but not every player reaches his ceiling. While some players pan out to be all-time legends, others drafted in the exact same spot in different years fall short of their high expectations...

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  3. Why Signing Cody Ross Was a Smart Move for the Oakland Athletics

    Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane spent the offseason tinkering with his roster , and didn't stop once Opening Day rolled around...

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  4. Analyzing DeMarcus Cousins' Case for Best Center in the NBA

    DeMarcus Cousins ' talent has never been in question. He only slipped to No. 5 in the 2010 NBA draft because scouts questioned his maturity , which proved problematic in his first couple of seasons...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 6 months ago 1,230 reads 1 comments

  5. Grading the Oakland Athletics' Offseason Trades so Far

    With seven All-Stars under contract through the 2015 season, many thought the Oakland Athletics would remain silent in winter meetings...

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  6. Why Trading Yunel Escobar Was the Oakland Athletics' Best Move of the Offseason

    Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has had the busiest offseason of any GM, making nine trades involving 27 players in total...

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  7. Where Does the San Francisco Giants' 2014 Season Rank in Recent Team History?

    The San Francisco Giants have evolved into baseball's improbable dynasty over the last five years, bringing home three World Series titles despite averaging just 87.2 wins per season...

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  8. The 5 Most Heartbreaking Games of the Oakland Athletics' Stretch Run

    A season that began with so much promise ended with the Oakland Athletics skidding into the last wild-card spot then heading home after a marathon game that seemed to sum up the year as a whole...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,228 reads 1 comments

  9. Why Sean Doolittle's Return Could Push the Oakland Athletics into the Playoffs

    After emerging as the best team in baseball over the first half, the Oakland Athletics have been free-falling throughout August and September...

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  10. Ranking the 10 Best Sacramento Kings Point Guards of All Time

    The Sacramento Kings have a rich tradition of top-class point guards comprised of deadly scorers, ball-handling magicians and pinpoint passers...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 12 months ago 3,086 reads 2 comments

  11. Oakland Athletics: Who Should Be the 5th Starter?

    Jason Hammel was having a career year for the Chicago Cubs when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics on July 5...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 387 reads 0 comments

  12. Oakland Athletics: Which Catcher Is Most Valuable?

    Much of the Oakland Athletics ' success this season has stemmed from manager Bob Melvin's implementation of platoons in the field. Quality players like catchers John Jaso and Derek Norris split time based on the opposing pitcher's throwing arm...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 529 reads 0 comments

  13. 5 Things the Sacramento Kings Need to Become Contenders

    The Sacramento Kings have toiled in mediocrity for far too long. No, that's not even true. Mediocrity is far too kind for a team with six consecutive seasons of fewer than 30 wins...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 2,019 reads 2 comments

  14. Oakland Athletics: What Happened to Jesse Chavez?

    Jesse Chavez began the year as a legitimate part of the Oakland Athletics ' one-two-three punch behind Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir but was rocked by offenses in July...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 4,173 reads 5 comments

  15. Sacramento Kings: Ranking the Top 5 Players of the Sacramento Era

    The Sacramento Kings haven't won an NBA title since moving to Northern California in 1985 but not for a lack of individual brilliance...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 1,589 reads 1 comments

  16. What the Oakland Athletics Need to Do to Win the AL Pennant

    The Oakland Athletics have had the American League 's best record for virtually the entire season, but any A's fan knows in-season success doesn't guarantee playoff wins...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 461 reads 1 comments

  17. What the San Francisco Giants Need to Right the Ship

    The San Francisco Giants have been slowly crumbling over the last two months, going from a powerhouse team with the best record in baseball to a wild-card contender...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 1 year ago 770 reads 0 comments

  18. Sacramento Kings: Who Should Be the Backup Shooting Guard?

    It's no secret that the Sacramento Kings are in a transitional stage. As the Kings work through revamping their front office and frontcourt, shooting guards Marcus Thornton and Jimmer Fredette have been locked in an ongoing battle for minutes...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about almost 2 years ago 3,205 reads 16 comments

  19. Oakland Athletics: Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Grant Balfour

    Grant Balfour has been a force at the back of the Oakland Athletics ' bullpen for the last three years, but could be on his way out now that his contract has expired...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about almost 2 years ago 1,538 reads 1 comments

  20. Examining Josh Donaldson's Case for American League MVP

    Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has emerged as a bona fide American League Most Valuable Player candidate in hi s first full year in the majors...

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  21. Oakland Athletics: Ranking 2013 Walk-off Wins

    While the Oakland Athletics may not duplicate their 15 walk-off wins from last season, 2013 has had no shortage of last-gasp wins...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about almost 2 years ago 1,572 reads 0 comments

  22. Ranking DeMarcus Cousins' Best Dunks of the 2012-13 Season

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins made a name for himself among NBA big men last season with his thunderous slam dunks...

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  23. Oakland Athletics' All-Time 25-Man Roster

    The Oakland Athletics have a history of excellence, with four World Series trophies and 16 playoff seasons since moving from Kansas City in 1968. Along the way, a number of A's have become stars at O...

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  24. Ranking Oakland Athletics' General Manager Billy Beane's Best Trades

    Since becoming the Oakland Athletics ' general manager in 1997, Billy Beane has made a career out of trading big names for young talent...

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  25. Examining the Oakland Athletics' September Call-Ups

    When major league rosters expanded on September 1, the Oakland Athletics promoted a handful of players to compete for first place against the Texas Rangers ...

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