1. Oakland A's: Youth Movement Might Be Just What is Needed To Energize the Offense

    I absolutely hated the catch phrase of the 2010 San Francisco Giants season: "torture." I could not wrap my mind around the notion that watching a baseball game could ever be "torture...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 497 reads 10 comments

  2. MLB International Signing Officially Begins, Top Foreign Prospects Sign Deals

    The top players in Latin America officially became eligible to sign with Major League teams today. Some of the top names on the board have already come to terms on signing bonuses, locking up their services to join their new franchises...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 4,526 reads 1 comments

  3. MLB Trade Speculation: 15 Players Teams Would Most Regret Moving

    The risk of any trade is that the player leaving your team will wind up having the more productive future than the player that you received. Major League Baseball is full of these stories...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 3,051 reads 11 comments

  4. Oakland A's: Gio Gonzalez Deserving of All-Star Selection, Not Trade Speculation

    Gio Gonzalez rewarded Billy Beane and the Oakland A's for the faith they showed in him when they shipped Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for him, Ryan Sweeney and Fautino De Los Santos...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 656 reads 8 comments

  5. Oakland Athletics: Rich Harden to Make 2011 Debut Friday Against Diamondbacks

    After signing a one-year contract for $1.5 million to rejoin the team that originally drafted him, A's fans have wondered when they would see Rich Harden climb the mound and make his first pitch back in green and gold...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 438 reads 9 comments

  6. Albert Pujols and Every MLB Team's Injured Player They Need Now More Than Ever

    It's one of the unfortunate realities of sports; injuries occur to those who play. Those injuries can have a major impact on the individual season of the player who gets hurt, not to mention a lasting effect on the season of the team as a whole...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 4,034 reads 9 comments

  7. Daric Barton Optioned to Triple-A, Is Chris Carter the Answer for Oakland A's?

    As expected, the Oakland A's optioned struggling first baseman, Daric Barton , to Triple-A, following Tuesday's game against the New York Mets ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,285 reads 17 comments

  8. Hanley Ramirez: Has the Time Come for Florida Marlins to Cut Ties with All-Star?

    When the Florida Marlins signed Hanley Ramirez to his current contract (six years, $70 million from 2009-2014), they envisioned him being the marque attraction at their new stadium, set to open next season...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,446 reads 25 comments

  9. MLB Trade Rumors: 3 Teams Who Will Target Every Big Trade Target

    The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is now just six weeks away, and a clear picture is beginning to form as to which teams will be buyers, and which teams will be sellers this July...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 5,545 reads 3 comments

  10. Jose Bautista in Midst of Historic 2-Season Run, Where Will He Rank All-Time?

    Jose Bautista 's improbable rise to stardom in the Major Leagues is one of the best post-steroid era stories in baseball...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,372 reads 4 comments

  11. Oakland Athletics: Are the A's Considering Demoting Daric Barton to Triple-A?

    It is getting harder and harder to justify keeping Daric Barton on a major league roster, especially one still struggling to find consistent offense...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 775 reads 8 comments

  12. Hanley Ramirez and the 14 Laziest Players in Baseball

    I have to admit, I have a tiny bit of a problem with calling a professional athlete lazy. These are the guys that have reached the pinnacle of the sport after all, the best of the best...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 12,102 reads 38 comments

  13. MLB Fans and Foul Balls: The Good and Bad of Getting a Game-Day Souvenir

    We go to the game, some of us bring gloves and some of us dare to try to snag a quick-moving ball with our bare hands...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  14. Oakland Athletics: Rich Harden Making Progress in Rehabilitation

    Rich Harden's return to the Oakland A's has not gone exactly as planned. Perhaps it has gone as should have been expected, given Harden's past injury history, but certainly not the way the A's envisioned when they inked the righty to a one-year $1...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 771 reads 1 comments

  15. Houston Astros Want to Stay in National League, Jered Weaver and Latest MLB News

    LeBron James and the rest of the Heatles lost to the Dallas Mavericks, leaving just two potential NHL games standing between baseball and the full attention of the national sports media—Boston is pushing to even the series at 3-3 by the way...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,258 reads 0 comments

  16. Oakland Athletics: Why It's Not Too Late to Turn This Season Around

    It's hard to still consider the Oakland A's contenders in 2011. In the midst of a 1-9 road trip, and losers of 10 of the past 11 games, the A's certainly don't have the look of a team that knows how to win...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 396 reads 4 comments

  17. MLB Realignment, Stephen Colbert, Derek Jeter and All the Latest MLB News

    With the NBA and NHL Finals winding down, status of the NFL's upcoming season still in question and no college sports until the fall, Major League Baseball is set to take center-stage for the remainder of the summer...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 3,069 reads 1 comments

  18. 2011 MLB Trade Rumors: How Every Team's Needs Have Changed

    We're into June now and the division races are starting to take shape. A clear picture is forming of which teams are emerging as buyers, and which teams are falling out of the race and will likely end up as sellers...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 10,096 reads 13 comments

  19. Oakland Athletics: Bob Geren Out, Bob Melvin In... Is He The Right Pick For A's?

    " Bob Geren relieved of his managerial duties..." These were the words I heard as I walked out of 7-11 this morning with my Rockstar drink in hand, listening to Sports Radio 95...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 417 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Draft 2011: Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics' Top 10 Draft Picks

    Christmas comes in June for the Oakland Athletics front office. Since the release of Michael Lewis' best seller, Moneyball , it has been well documented how the A's value draft picks...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 445 reads 2 comments

  21. Oakland Athletics: Jemile Weeks, Adam Rosales and Scott Sizemore Called Up

    This isn't quite the "Great Roster Shakeup" of 2002, but the Oakland A's roster has a much different look to it today than it did before the current road trip began...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,280 reads 8 comments

  22. Oakland Athletics: "Moneyball" Not the Only Movie Hollywood Could Make

    When Moneyball is released in theaters this September, the Oakland Athletics will, for once this season, be drawing attention for reasons other than clubhouse controversy, losing streaks and managerial second-guessing...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,306 reads 12 comments

  23. 2011 MLB Mock Draft: Oakland A's Targeting UConn's George Springer as No. 1 Pick

    It's a little bit rare for multiple mock drafts to have a consensus pick deep into the first round, but this year that seems to be the case for the No. 18 selection of the Oakland Athletics ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 686 reads 0 comments

  24. Oakland Athletics: Trade for Playoff Push or Clean House to Rebuild?

    It's definitely an unpopular scenario to suggest cleaning house, and not a scenario I am putting out there quite yet. The Oakland A's are in that limbo-stage of the season though...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 732 reads 9 comments

  25. MLB Collision Controversy Has Gone Too Far, Fans and Giants Need to Move on

    The following is my opinion on the ongoing coverage of the collision between Buster Posey and Scott Cousins, discussion of a rule change and retribution by the Giants against the Florida Marlins...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 906 reads 7 comments