1. MLB Power Rankings: Ichiro and the Top 20 Hitters in the AL West

    The American League West has become known as a division built around pitching. The West is home to the reigning American League Cy Young Winner, Felix Hernandez. All four teams' rotations currently rank in the top half of the American League...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,193 reads 9 comments

  2. B.I.G. Question: Could Shaq Have Saved Notorious B.I.G. or Shared His Fate?

    Shaquille O'Neal celebrates his 39th birthday today as the Boston Celtics currently sit at the top of the Eastern Conference...

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  3. Oakland Athletics Commercials: "Hustle Meets Humor"

    Not a whole lot of insight to this posting, just thought it would be fun to post some of the A's funnier commercials from past seasons. The A's put together several commercials each year...

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  4. Battle of the Bay: Oakland A's Defeat Giants in First 2011 Meeting

    I admit that if the Athletics had lost this game, I would probably have fallen into the crowd that says "well this is just spring training and doesn't matter, we'll get them in the regular season...

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  5. Milton Bradley Accused of Spousal Abuse: Time To Cut Ties

    It's fair to say that on the diamond Milton Bradley has been given his fair share of chances. Bradley has worn out his welcome with the Cleveland Indians , Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 833 reads 4 comments

  6. JaMarcus Russell in Desperate Need of New Job; Mansion Facing Foreclosure

    Just how much "purple drank" and full length fur coats do you have to buy to squander over $38 million and go broke? TMZ.com reported earlier today that Russell's $2...

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  7. MLB Spring Training 2011: How Long until 2011 Giants Turn to Brandon Belt?

    While managers often find themselves playing “parent” to the 25 men that share a clubhouse with them for the duration of the 162-game season they spend together, Giants' manager ...

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  8. 2011 Oakland A's: Billy Beane's Master Rebuild Takes the Field Ready to Contend

    The 2010 campaign marked the first non-losing season out of the last four years for the Oakland A's. The A’s can argue that their teams have underachieved the past few seasons ...

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  9. MLB Spring Training 2011: 10 Things We've Already Learned About the Mariners

    Let's face it, the Mariners' 2010 season was forgettable, just down right awful. At 61-101, only the Pittsburgh Pirates were worse in 2010 at 57-105. The Mariners will likely struggle to compete in the AL West again this season...

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  10. MLB Spring Training 2011: Can Brandon Webb Take Over for Cliff Lee in Texas?

    The Rangers made a bold move in 2010, trading away prospects Justin Smoak, Blake Beaven, Josh Lueke and Matthew Lawson to the Seattle Mariners for left-handed starting pitcher Cliff Lee...

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  11. MLB Oakland Athletics 2011: Breaking Down the A's Roster by Position

    With not a lot of competition for roster positions existing thanks to the added roster depth during the offseason, let's take a look at who's filling each spot on the A's roster right now...

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  12. 2011 NFL Combine: 49ers Interview QB's Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick

    With new coach Jim Harbaugh already hired to lead the team from the sidelines, it has been no secret this offseason that the 49ers are on the hunt for a new quarterback to lead the team on the field...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 7,036 reads 57 comments

  13. MLB Spring Training 2011: Josh Outman Leading A's Fifth Starter Competition

    Nearly two years removed from season-ending Tommy John surgery that interrupted his very promising rookie season, Josh Outman is back on the mound for the Oakland Athletics ...

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  14. Is the 2011 Oakland Athletics Lineup Better Than the 2006 ALCS Runner-Up Team?

    With A's owner Lew Wolfe on record as saying he believes the 2011 A's team is better than the 2006 team which won the American League West, I decided to take a look at both teams and see how they compare against each other...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,150 reads 6 comments

  15. Oakland Athletics: Daric Barton Headed For Breakout Season

    Over the offseason, the A's addressed their lack of power in the lineup primarily by signing Hideki Matsui and trading for Josh Willingham...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 799 reads 2 comments

  16. MLB Power Rankings: Where Does the Athletics Rotation Stand Among All AL Teams?

    With Cliff Lee bolting to Philadelphia and the National League, Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum being traded to Milwaukee, Matt Garza traded to the Cubs and Andy Pettitte retiring, the ...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 715 reads 6 comments

  17. Oakland A's Stadium Update: Beane's Future With Team Tied To San Jose Decision

    The Oakland A's stadium situation has taken yet another interesting turn. Over the last two weeks I have outlined the A's desire to move from Oakland to San Jose...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 1,179 reads 11 comments

  18. Rich Harden Hurt: Oakland Athletics' 5th Starter Competition Down to 2 Already?

    It feels like I'm having a flashback or experiencing déjà vu. Welcome back Rich Harden, to the disabled list that is...

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  19. Grand Sham: Thirsty Fans Cheated at The Beer Stands

    UPDATE: I incorrectly stated that ARAMARK was the beer vendor for Qwest Field during the National Football League playoff game in early January, the actual vendor was Levy Restaurants ...

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  20. Oakland Athletics: Pitching, How the West Will Be Won

    If 2010 taught us anything it is that the old saying "pitching wins championships" is no lie. The 2010 Texas Rangers were able to ride the fourth best pitching staff in the ...

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  21. Brian Wilson: Getting Weird, Staying Dedicated, Ready To Dominate 2011

    When you hear the name Brian Wilson , what are the first thoughts that come to mind? I bet you did not think of his selection to the National League All-Star team two times or his league-leading 48 saves in 2010...

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  22. MLB 2011 Preview: Derek Jeter, Jim Thome and Ichiro Suzuki Approach Milestones

    All eyes will be on Albert Pujols for the next few days until he reports to Spring Training. If his self-imposed deadline for a new contract comes and goes without an extension being reached with the St...

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  23. Oakland A's Stadium Update: Time Running Out for Both Oakland and San Jose

    In early February I wrote about the A's stadium frustration and that the time for MLB to make its recommendation is now...

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  24. Spring Training Preview: After Busy Offseason, A's Head To The Desert

    Expectations are high for the 2011 Oakland Athletics as they get ready to report to Spring Training in Phoenix, preparing to hopefully bring the World Series trophy back across the Bay Bridge for the first time since 1989...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 458 reads 8 comments

  25. Albert Pujols To Giants? An Opportunity Neither Party Should Pass Up

    With every passing day that the St. Louis Cardinals and their star slugger remain far apart in contract extension talks, speculation grows as to where the future Hall of Famer will take his talents next season...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about over 3 years ago 2,380 reads 13 comments