1. 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 7 months ago 2,975 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 1,328 reads 1 comments

  3. 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...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 1,363 reads 3 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 1,212 reads 0 comments

  5. 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...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 770 reads 8 comments

  6. 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...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 962 reads 0 comments

  7. 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...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 6,748 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 ...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 950 reads 2 comments

  9. Ranking Metta World Peace's 15 Best Tweets of the Summer

    New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace is many things. A defensive-minded player on a team full of shooters. A philosopher on the wonders of the human body. A table-leg-murder witness ...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 2,916 reads 7 comments

  10. Breaking Down the Oakland Athletics' September Series

    After winning Wednesday's series finale against the Texas Rangers , the Oakland Athletics are in spitting distance of first place in the American League West with a favorable September schedule ahead...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 688 reads 2 comments

  11. 5 Biggest Things to Watch for in San Francisco 49ers Opener

    The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers open the season on September 8 with a rematch of the NFC divisional game, when Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for a record 181 yards to lead his team to a 45-31 victory...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 10 months ago 1,229 reads 3 comments

  12. Ranking the Oakland Athletics' Top Pitching Prospects

    Blue, Hunter and Fingers. Hudson, Mulder and Zito. Gonzalez, Cahill and Bailey. Parker, Griffin and Straily ...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,521 reads 3 comments

  13. Who the Sacramento Kings Should Start at Power Forward in 2013-14

    The Sacramento Kings have a problem many teams would love to have: too many good power forwards. Incumbent Jason Thompson is joined by recent acquisitions Patrick Patterson and Carl Landry, all of whom are fighting for starter's minutes...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,514 reads 7 comments

  14. Ranking the Best Oakland Athletics Teams of All Time

    Since moving to Oakland in 1968, the Athletics have consistently churned out star-studded teams, winning four World Series and making the playoffs 16 times...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,249 reads 5 comments

  15. Breaking Down Jarrod Parker's Top Pitches

    In Jarrod Parker's second season as a starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics he has emerged as a young star thanks to an impressive arsenal of pitches. Parker has been untouchable since May 22, compiling a 8-0 record, 2...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 738 reads 0 comments

  16. In Defense of the Sacramento Kings' Chuck Hayes

    The Chuck Hayes Gardenia is one of America's toughest flowers as it is able to withstand both hot and cold temperatures. Sacramento Kings ' forward/center Chuck Hayes ' parents picked a fitting name for their sturdy son...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,811 reads 13 comments

  17. Ranking the San Francisco Giants' Top Outfield Prospects

    The San Francisco Giants ' minor league system is teeming with young outfielders, all of whom have the potential to play for the big leagues one day. As B/R featured columnist J...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,954 reads 1 comments

  18. Sacramento Kings: 2013-14 Season Should Be Improvement

    After weathering a storm of losing, the Sacramento Kings are ready to right the ship in the 2013-14 season. The Kings have gone seven straight seasons without a .500 record, but a number of new pieces are in place for a franchise turnaround...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,464 reads 4 comments

  19. Oakland Athletics' Ultimate 'Moneyball' Team

    When Michael Lewis' best-selling book "Moneyball" hit the market in 2003, baseball was changed forever. Lewis chronicled the inner workings of the Oakland Athletics , the team that somehow managed to turn bands of rejects into playoff contenders...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 2,447 reads 2 comments

  20. 5 Reasons Why the Oakland Athletics Will Win the American League West

    Bad breaks , thin pocketbook and recent sloppy play aside, the Oakland Athletics are still the best team in the American League West. If a couple key players perform well in September, the Athletics should repeat as division champions...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,560 reads 8 comments

  21. Ranking Isaiah Thomas' 5 Most Dangerous Offensive Moves

    At just 5’9”, Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas relies on quickness, agility and an impressive selection of jukes to get to the hoop...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 2,121 reads 5 comments

  22. Why Luis Suarez Is the Most Lethal Striker in the English Premier League

    Liverpool star Luis Suarez , the object of many clubs’ transfer window desires, has established himself as the English Premier League’s top striker...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 2,724 reads 4 comments

  23. 5 Lessons Learned from Madison Bumgarner's Brilliant 2013 Season

    In the San Francisco Giants ’ season to forget, starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has established himself as a player to remember. The newly minted All-Star has steadily improved since making his major league debut at the age of 20...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,253 reads 2 comments

  24. Twitter Reacts to Hottest NBA Free Agency Rumors Surrounding Mo Williams

    Most stars have been plucked from NBA free agency, but there is one Mo guy on the market. The Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and New York Knicks are fighting over former Utah Jazz ...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 3,493 reads 9 comments

  25. What Twitter Says About the San Francisco Giants After 2013 MLB Trade Deadline

    The 2013 MLB trade deadline was one of the most stagnant in recent memory, and the last-place San Francisco Giants were no exception to the norm, ultimately staying put instead of overhauling with a fire sale...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 12 months ago 1,598 reads 1 comments