1. MLB Trade Rumors: Should the Oakland Athletics Trade for David Wright?

    After spending the entire offseason upgrading every portion of the Athletics roster, it’s time for Billy Beane to work the phones and finish the one loose end he failed to tie up...

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  2. Cooperstown and Steroids: Where Do You Draw the Line of Eligibility?

    As much as Major League Baseball would like to set the issue of steroid use behind them and move on, the debate is here to stay for the foreseeable future...

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  3. Oakland Athletics: Are Roster Changes Necessary To Improve A's Play?

    It's still too early to panic at only 14 games into the regular season, but this Oakland team is underwhelming the baseball world in all facets of their game but one, and it is costing the A's in the win column...

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  4. Oakland A's Radio Flagship Changes Format, Finally Equal Media Coverage for A's

    It appears that for once the statement "all things happen for a reason" has some validity in regards to the Oakland Athletics ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 211 reads 5 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers QB Update: Alex Smith Needs Competition to Win over Fans

    The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows has reported that prior to the NFL lockout, the San Francisco 49ers made a one year offer to Alex Smith to return to compete for the starting quarterback position...

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  6. Barry Bonds Guilty of Obstruction of Justice but Not Perjury? Wait, What?

    After eight years of building a case against Barry Bonds and millions of dollars spent to prosecute baseball's all time home run king, the government finally got their guilty conviction today...

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  7. MLB Predictions: Oakland A's and 5 Teams Who Could Be 2011's Rays or Padres

    It seems every season a small-to-mid market team emerges and makes some noise in the division races, posing a significant threat to the investments that "big market" clubs such as ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,283 reads 7 comments

  8. MLB: Josh Hamilton Headed to the DL, What Does it Mean for the AL West?

    The Texas Rangers ' impressive offense took a major step backwards Tuesday when reigning American League MVP Josh Hamilton injured his right shoulder sliding into home plate...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,010 reads 9 comments

  9. Texas Rangers: Does Hot Start Prove 2011 Team Better Than World Series Team?

    After the final out of the fifth game of the World Series last season, it was hard to imagine that the 2011 version of the Texas Rangers could possibly repeat the miraculous run ...

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  10. Cal Bears Raise Over $9 Million To Reinstate Baseball Program in Berkeley

    In September, the University of California-Berkeley announced that, due to financial constraints, it was cutting five sports from its athletic department, including varsity baseball...

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  11. Oakland Athletics Newcomers All Contribute in 5-3 Victory Over Minnesota Twins

    Oakland's newcomers finally put it all together and the A's put together back-to-back wins, taking their first series of the season...

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  12. Manny Ramirez: 3 Strikes and Hall of Fame Chances Are Out

    His numbers are indisputable; on paper Manny Ramirez is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Manny announced his retirement today, ending a career in which he hit .312 on 2,574 career hits...

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  13. Questions Mounting as Oakland Athletics Fall to 2-5 After Loss to Twins

    The old baseball cliche is that pennants are not won in April, but they most certainly can be lost. In an AL West that is expected to be tight all season, the A's can not afford ...

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  14. Series Preview: Oakland Athletics Open 3 Game Series in Minnesota Against Twins

    The Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins enter this weekend's three-game series with identical 2-4 records. Both teams are currently tied for last in their respective divisions (the A's are tied with Seattle and Minnesota is tied with Detroit)...

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  15. Oakland Athletics: How Should A's Address Bullpen and Defense Struggles?

    The Oakland Athletics ' starting pitching continues to impress; the defense and bullpen continue to underwhelm...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 452 reads 1 comments

  16. Oakland vs. Toronto Series Preview: A's Start 9-Game Road Trip vs. Blue Jays

    To say the opening series did not go as planned for the Oakland Athletics would be an understatement. The team's defense was atrocious, as evidenced by the seven total errors committed against the Mariners , five on opening night...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 220 reads 1 comments

  17. MLB Fan Fights: Why Rivalry Belongs on the Field, Has No Place in the Stands

    It's the nature of the best rivalries in sports to bring a more intense, competitive feeling to the game...

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  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Could Jered Weaver Become The Next Surprise Deadline Target?

    Since his debut in 2006 at the age of 23, Jered Weaver has emerged as one of the games elite starters. Last season, Weaver earned his first All Star selection and finished fifth in Cy Young voting while leading the majors with 233 strikeouts...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 2,453 reads 10 comments

  19. Coo Coo for Coco Crisp: Oakland Athletics Center Fielder Key To A's 2011 Success

    When the Oakland Athletics signed Coco Crisp to a two-year contract (one year guaranteed with a team option for a second season) beginning last season, they did not anticipate ...

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  20. Oakland A's vs Seattle Mariners: Too Early To Worry About A's Bullpen Problems?

    Entering the 2011 season, the Oakland Athletics bullpen was projected to be one of the deepest and most solid relief cores in baseball. After the first two games of the season, the bullpen looks anything but what was projected...

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  21. Poor Defense and Pitching Cost Oakland Athletics in Opening Day Loss to Mariners

    The offseason buildup and hype surrounding the 2011 Athletics mostly centered on the improved offense that would support the teams solid pitching and defense...

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  22. MLB Spring Training: Power Ranking the Most Improved Teams in Baseball

    Spring training is over and the games finally count. It's time to see which teams made the biggest leap during the offseason, whether it be via free agency, trades or the benefit of another year of experience...

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  23. Andy LaRoche, Landon Powell, Bobby Cramer Make A's Roster; Tyson Ross Reassigned

    Following the Bay Bridge series finale and end of spring training, the A's made their final roster cuts and set their 25-man opening day roster...

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  24. Oakland Athletics Preview: Opening Series vs. Seattle Mariners

    The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners kick off their 2011 seasons this Friday evening in Oakland , both looking to improve on their 2010 campaigns...

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  25. NFL Draft 2011: With Blaine Gabbert Likely Gone, Should 49ers Trade 7th Pick?

    Most of the offseason speculation regarding the San Francisco 49ers has been focused on who will fill the quarterback position at the beginning of the season...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 3,252 reads 12 comments