1. Oakland A's: Bob Melvin Is Currently the AL Manager of the Year

    Throttling the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 on Wednesday does not necessarily mean the Oakland A's are legitimate playoff contenders. They've been making that case for the past month...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,281 reads 1 comments

  2. Oakland A's: 3 Keys to Staying Above .500 in the Second Half

    The Oakland A's became a winning team in the past few weeks in exciting and powerful ways, crushing their way to a road series sweep over the Minnesota Twins and splitting a pair of games with the Texas Rangers , the latter in walk-off fashion...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,283 reads 3 comments

  3. Oakland Athletics: Why Jarrod Parker Has Transitioned so Easily to MLB

    Jarrod Parker has had a more than OK start to his career as an Oakland A’s starting pitcher after being thrust into the rotation in late April. The A’s rookie has a 2...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 966 reads 3 comments

  4. Oakland Athletics: Halfway Through, They're Five Games Out; Thank Billy

    As the Oakland A’s play their 81st game of the MLB Regular Season against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, the half-way point of the year, they’re just five games back of the two American League Wild Card spots...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 700 reads 2 comments

  5. Oakland Athletics: Now Is Not the Time for Beane to Sell off

    It’s about one month before the July 31 MLB trade deadline and the Oakland A’s are one of teams known throughout the league to make deals as the time comes close...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,466 reads 3 comments

  6. Oakland Athletics: 5 Prospects Who Could Add Some Much-Needed Power

    Brandon Moss, though far from a "prospect," has been a welcome surprise to the Oakland A's offense in the past two weeks. The 28-year-old has hit six home runs and 11 RBI in just 11 games with the club, most of those starts...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 890 reads 2 comments

  7. Oakland Athletics: Do the 2012 A's Have Billy Beane's Stamp on Them?

    It’s been a year where the Oakland A’s can say there’s been some good, but too much bad to go along with it...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 939 reads 0 comments

  8. Oakland Athletics Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons They Shouldn't Sell at the Deadline

    The Oakland A's seem to annually ship away some of their best talent. The finger could be pointed at many different people in the organization (or maybe just Billy Beane, because he starts and signs off on every trade?) including ownership...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 179 reads 2 comments

  9. Oakland Athletics Fans, Don't Like the Bats? Speak Up

    After Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham blasted a three-run walk-off home run to defeat his former team, the Oakland Athletics , 3-2 on Tuesday, A’s fans were seething...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 369 reads 0 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers: Jim Harbaugh Playing Games with Smith-Manning Comments

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh likes to leave the world guessing. He’ll poke, jab and knock on the media’s and fans’ brains because he can, and what comes out of his mouth has people tuning in, tweeting, reading, etc...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 2,418 reads 10 comments

  11. Oakland Athletics: 10 Most Hyped Prospects in Recent Franchise History

    The Oakland Athletics have been known for years to have one of the most productive farm systems in MLB. The Sacramento Rivercats, Oakland's Triple-A affiliate, have won four Pacific ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,953 reads 0 comments

  12. Oakland Athletics: 5 Reasons Ryan Cook Is Currently the Best Reliever in MLB

    Who's this Ryan Cook guy and why is he the best relief pitcher in MLB right now? To start, he's a setup man for the Oakland A's and could arguably be the closer at some point this ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 981 reads 3 comments

  13. Oakland Athletics: 5 Bold Predictions for Jarrod Parker's Career

    Jarrod Parker has lived up to the hype so far for the Oakland Athletics . The rookie has allowed only six earned runs in 25.2 innings pitched this season with an ERA of 2.10...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,462 reads 2 comments

  14. Albert Pujols: Downhill from Here for the Angels 'Slugger'?

    It’s not that Albert Pujols won’t be a significant part of the Los Angeles Angels offense at some point in the 2012 MLB season—he just won’t be that Albert ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 1,356 reads 4 comments

  15. Grant Balfour Struggles Opens Closer Debate for Athletics

    It was just last week that the idea of which team may deal for Grant Balfour before the trade deadline was discussed. This week, it's time to figure out who could replace him as the Oakland Athletics ' closer...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about 2 years ago 793 reads 2 comments

  16. 2012 NFL Draft: Why Did the San Francisco 49ers Choose A.J. Jenkins?

    A.J. who ? That had to have been the thought crossing the minds of many San Francisco 49ers fans last night when their team picked A.J. Jenkins as the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 2,176 reads 2 comments

  17. NFL Draft 2012: San Francisco 49ers Should Shy from Tight End Coby Fleener

    Former Stanford tight end, Coby Fleener, is the biggest prospect to be available at his position in the NFL draft since Vernon Davis was picked by the San Francisco 49ers in 2006, ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 4,189 reads 68 comments

  18. Grant Balfour: 5 Teams Who Will Call for Athletics Closer by the Deadline

    The Grant Balfour sweepstakes? It’s a contest that could heat up as the MLB season inches closer to the trade deadline...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 991 reads 4 comments

  19. San Jose Sharks: Win or Lose, It's Time for a Big Change

    The San Jose Sharks need to hit the self-destruct button now. Like, this moment right now. Don't wait for the Sharks to come back and win a game in St. Louis...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 648 reads 3 comments

  20. Yoenis Cespedes: Will Teams Adjust to Him Faster Than He Adjusts to Them?

    Yoenis Cespedes has shown Oakland Athletics fans that he can crush a baseball when given the chance, but he hasn’t shown he can do it consistently, yet...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 495 reads 4 comments

  21. Oakland Athletics: 5 Things to Boost Attendance

    Oakland Athletics fans have grimaced at the paltry crowds that attended the A’s three-game series with the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum earlier this week...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 468 reads 4 comments

  22. Peyton Manning Means Super Bowl or Bust for San Francisco 49ers

    “ Peyton Manning may come to the San Francisco 49ers !!! OMG! OMG! OMG!!!” Too many people have Facebooked that or tweeted it in the last 48 hours...

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  23. Alex Smith Should Be the San Francisco 49ers QB, Not Peyton Manning

    With Alex Smith as their quarterback, under Jim Harbaugh’s guidance, the San Francisco 49ers have come a long way from the team that seemed unable to find a clean offensive ...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 1,243 reads 17 comments

  24. Oakland Athletics Lineup Won't Stack Up in Tough AL West

    The Oakland Athletics will not be able to compete in the A.L. West with the lineups they will have in any game this year. It’s a plain fact. A very sad fact. Don’t point the finger at the players on the team or manager Bob Melvin...

    Peter Fournier Written by Peter Fournier about over 2 years ago 1,278 reads 2 comments

  25. Super Bowl 2012: Eli Manning Is Playing in Peyton's City for a Title

    The 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis will have an interesting side story featuring brothers Eli and Peyton Manning ...

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