1. Oakland Athletics Close to a 3-Year Contract Extension with Bob Melvin

    According to the Associated Press , the Oakland Athletics and Bob Melvin are closing in on a three-year contract extension that would keep him with the A's through 2014. Melvin took over for Bob Geren when he was dismissed in June...

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  2. 15 Most Ridiculous Walk-Offs in MLB History

    There's nothing more exciting than a walk-off win for both the fans in the stadium and the players on the field...

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  3. Moneyball Actor Stephen Bishop Calls Film 'Greatest Ever Made' in B/R Exclusive

    With Moneyball , the film based on Michael Lewis' best selling book, set to release globally this week, I thought now would be a good time to take a behind the scenes look from the perspective of one of the films key actors...

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  4. Oakland Athletics: Where Do September Call-Ups Fit in 2012 Roster Plans?

    Heading into Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers , the Oakland A’s made a few additional roster moves, promoting Chris Carter and Graham Godfrey as the most recent September call-ups to join the big league club...

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  5. Signing Josh Willingham to Long-Term Deal Should Be Oakland A's No. 1 Priority

    It certainly won’t be the first task on the Oakland Athletics ' to-do list this offseason; that item will be the removal of the “interim” label in front of Bob Melvin’s manager title...

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  6. MLB Trade Speculation: Best Player Available at Each Position This Offseason

    With the regular season winding down, it's unlikely we will see any more major transactions before the beginning of the postseason...

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  7. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Ranking the 25 Best Players Who Will Be Available

    This coming offseason has plenty of big-name free agents that will keep us following baseball news throughout the winter...

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  8. 15 Most Child Friendly Stadiums in MLB

    Let's face it, going to the ballpark with a kid can turn into quite an ordeal. Kids play little league and softball, they look up to Major Leaguers as their idols and heroes; they certainly belong at Big League ballparks...

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  9. Mariano Rivera's Cutter and the 50 Greatest Pitches of All Time

    There have been plenty of pitchers who have dominated hitters throughout the history of baseball. Many of the game's greats, such as Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn and of course Cy Young, ...

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  10. 30 MLB Hitters You Would Least Like to Face in Pressure Moments

    The game is on the line. Your team is within striking distance, down by just a run or two. Who do you want at the plate in these key situations? Well, I studied hours and hours of game films to answer this question for you...

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  11. Andrew Luck Leads Stanford to 57-3 Rout of San Jose State

    New head coach David Shaw had a near perfect debut as the successor to Jim Harbaugh as he took over the Stanford Cardinals coaching reigns this season...

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  12. Oakland Athletics: Brandon McCarthy Making a Case for an A's Encore in 2012

    For the first time this season, Brandon McCarthy tossed a complete game and won. Now, it’s not the first time this season that McCarthy has gone the distance; he’s done that four times...

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  13. Justin Verlander: Comparing Him to the Only 9 Pitchers in the Cy Young-MVP Club

    Any time a pitcher has a truly great season and warrants Most Valuable Player talk, there will be a debate about whether a pitcher should be included in MVP voting or not...

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  14. Power Ranking the 25 Best Prospects Called Up on September 1

    Although it was just the beginning of what will likely be several waves of players finding their ways to the majors as September call-ups, a few big names were given their ticket to the big leagues on September 1...

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  15. 13 Baseball Players We're Shocked Didn't Get Called Up on Sept. 1

    It's not exactly a huge shock when top September call-up candidates don't get called up on the first day of eligibility for expansion of the rosters...

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  16. Oakland A's Reinforcements May Be a Bit Delayed This September

    With Major League clubs able to expand their rosters to 40 players in just a little over 24-hours, A’s fans may have some new faces to familiarize themselves with soon, just not right away on September 1...

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  17. The 25 Coolest Minor League Baseball Team Names

    Aside from being the home of the stars of the future that we will enjoy watching on our favorite teams for years to come, the minor leagues are all about cheesiness and entertainment...

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  18. Oakland Athletics: Will Bud Selig's Stalling Lead to Billy Beane Bailing?

    This feels like déjà vu writing this article tonight. It seems we touched on this six months ago, and the topic is reminiscent of 2002...

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  19. MLB: Stephen Strasburg and Every Team's Prospect to Watch Down the Stretch

    With rosters expanding next week on September 1, several teams will turn to their top prospects down the stretch to show of their skills at the major league level...

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  20. Texas Rangers Prospect Tommy Mendonca Turning Heads in Texas League

    A .283 batting average with 24 homers and 86 RBIs with games still remaining in your first Double-A season is a good way to start turning some heads around the big league club and the national baseball audience as a whole...

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  21. 40 Most Hilarious Bloopers in Baseball History

    In striving to find the 40 most hilarious baseball bloopers, I ran across some very funny moments in all levels of the game...

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  22. 10 Weirdest Baseball Uniform Fashion Statements

    Long gone are the days of baseball uniforms being "uniform." For years now, baseball players have been finding small ways of expressing their individuality through small accessories ...

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  23. A's Have Reason to Be Optimistic for 2012

    The A's are playing well, but let's face it, they're playing for 2012. At least, that's the best way to remain positive about the results of this current up and down season...

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  24. Giants Need to Extend Tim Lincecum Before 'Torture' Becomes Reality

    The past three weeks of San Francisco Giants baseball has renewed the fabled "torture" theme that drove last year's surprising playoff run all the way to becoming World Series Champions ...

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  25. MLB Trade Speculation: 13 Offseason Targets Who May Move

    Regardless of how well or how poor a team finishes this season, they all must start over again, looking towards 2012 once the World Series concludes...

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