1. Oakland A's Farm Report: How Are Top Prospects Performing in 2011?

    While the big league club is showing flashes of the expectations that were placed on them during the preseason, several members of the team's future are making strides towards reaching the big leagues playing for the A's minor league affiliates...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,781 reads 2 comments

  2. MLB Trade Speculation: 6 Blockbuster 1-for-1 Deals That Make Sense

    MLB trade rumors are picking up, so let's dive into the role of fantasy GM's and see what we can put together to help some contenders get to the postseason...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 8,821 reads 24 comments

  3. 10 MLB Stars Who Need To Be Dropped in the Batting Order

    Stars are often afforded the benefit of the doubt and given multiple chances to work through their slumps in their normal position in the lineup...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 608 reads 1 comments

  4. Oakland Athletics: Is Bob Geren Losing the Clubhouse?

    I won't run through all of the reasons that a manager should be fired; you know them all. I won't run through all of the mistakes that Bob Geren has made over the course of his ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 835 reads 10 comments

  5. Oakland Coliseum and the 10 Worst Power Hitters Parks

    A lot has been made of the resurgence of pitching and lack of hitting during the 2010 season, and the carryover into 2011. There is no doubt and no arguing that offense is down league-wide...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 2,996 reads 11 comments

  6. MLB Trade Speculation: The 20 Best Hitters Who Will Become Available

    The middle of May is not traditionally a time for Major League teams to start pulling the trigger on blockbuster deals that will impact their rosters for a potential playoff push, or rebuild their farm systems for many years to come...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,003 reads 5 comments

  7. Carlos Beltran Trade Talks Picking Up: Oakland A's Could Use His Bat in Lineup

    New York Mets fans have got to be sick of hearing the names of their top players brought up in daily trade speculation pieces. As Oakland A's fans, this is something we can sympathize with Mets fans...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,865 reads 18 comments

  8. Stem Cell Therapy: Acceptable Treatment or Questionable Performance Enhancer?

    UPDATE: In light of several comments, both public on this article and private through direct email, I would like to clarify the point I was attempting to make...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,658 reads 13 comments

  9. MLB's 32 Pitchers Most Likely to Throw a No-Hitter in 2011

    After six no-hitters in 2010, and already two this season, it appears that one of the rarest accomplishments in baseball is becoming a little more common...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 79 reads 6 comments

  10. Carlos Gonzalez and the Worst Trades in Oakland A's History

    Dating back to their move to Oakland in 1968 from Kansas City, the Athletics have made a number of trades intending to both contend for the playoffs as well as rebuild their farm system towards future contention...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 5,552 reads 8 comments

  11. Justin Verlander Tosses 2nd No-Hitter: How High Can He Rank in No-No History?

    Justin Verlander tossed his second career no-hitter Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays , joining only 29 other pitchers in Major League Baseball history to throw two or more no-hitters in a career...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 523 reads 3 comments

  12. MLB Trade Speculation: Would Jose Bautista Be a Fit for the Oakland Athletics?

    In a recent Bleacher Report assignment I listed 15 potential sluggers that Oakland could add for a playoff push ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 2,047 reads 19 comments

  13. Oakland A's Are Over .500 With Stellar Pitching: How Good Can They Be With Bats?

    The Oakland A's improved their record to 16-15, one game over .500, with their win Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians . The A's can thank Trevor Cahill and David DeJesus for their victory, and that's about where the thanks end...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 553 reads 9 comments

  14. Oakland A's: Top 10 Best Organizational Prospects

    Every season since Billy Beane took over as the Oakland general manager, the A's farm system has been ripe with talent ready to step in and take over for a departing major leaguer, whether it be via free agency or trade...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 2,902 reads 7 comments

  15. Oakland A's Update: Andy LaRoche at 3rd Again, Dallas Braden to Revist Doctor

    Andy LaRoche continues to tighten his grip on the starting third baseman's position for the Oakland A's...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 291 reads 2 comments

  16. Liriano-No! Minnesota Twins Pitcher Francisco Liriano No-Hits White Sox

    Francisco Liriano pitched Major League Baseball's first no-hitter of the 2011 season tonight against the Chicago White Sox . Liriano, now 2-4 on the season, walked six batters while striking out two batters in his first career complete game...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 289 reads 1 comments

  17. A's Honor Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson with Bobblehead; Lose to Rangers

    The Oakland A's honored all-time stolen base champ and Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on Saturday with a bobblehead depicting his record setting stolen base...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 443 reads 1 comments

  18. Oakland Athletics: Time to Move on from Kevin Kouzmanoff at Third Base

    The A's tried all offseason to replace Kevin Kouzmanoff in the lineup and on the field. I was in the minority at the time of fans that wanted Kouzmanoff to be given another chance...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,130 reads 8 comments

  19. Oakland Athletics: 15 Sluggers the A's Could Add for a Playoff Run

    Oakland's starting pitching has been everything that was promised to us in the offseason and more. The league's best pitching staff has given the A's a chance to win almost every ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,779 reads 8 comments

  20. Oakland A's: Should They Package Jemile Weeks in a Trade?

    It pretty much goes without saying at this point that if Oakland wants to compete in the American League West this season a trade will need to be made to help boost their bipolar offense...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,954 reads 15 comments

  21. Patrick Peterson: San Francisco 49ers Hold Private Workout with Star CB

    According to Foxsports.com , the San Francisco 49ers have held a private workout with LSU cornerback, Patrick Peterson . Adam Caplan and Alex Marvez of Fox Sports report: "A source told FOXSports...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,379 reads 7 comments

  22. Neftali Feliz Injury a More Costly Loss Than Josh Hamilton for the Texas Rangers

    The Texas Rangers road to an American League championship repeat took another wrong turn on Saturday when the team announced that the team's 22-year-old closer was placed on the 15-day disabled list...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 1,039 reads 1 comments

  23. Bob Geren: Should the Oakland Athletics Manager Be on the Hot Seat?

    The greatest compliment you can pay a manager is that you can't imagine their team performing any better year after year...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 629 reads 8 comments

  24. MLB Predictions: Each Team's Struggling Player Who Will Still Have Big Season

    Even All-Stars are prone to getting off to slow starts sometimes. The benefit of a 162-game season is that even a slump to begin the season can be turned around into a productive season to help their team win...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 3,364 reads 7 comments

  25. Aroldis Chapman and the 15 Fastest Pitches Ever Recorded

    Monday night Aroldis Chapman reached back and threw a pitch to Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates . The pitch wound up being high and tight, not a location necessarily to be proud of, and yet he received a standing ovation...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about 3 years ago 164,117 reads 23 comments