1. Oakland A's: Why Billy Beane Should Sell High on Ryan Cook at the Deadline

    Oakland has fared well so far this season, far exceeding expectations by finishing at the .500 mark at the All-Star break despite being tagged as being in a “rebuilding” mode...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about 2 years ago 2,080 reads 15 comments

  2. 8 Oakland A's Prospects You Don't Know Yet, but You Should and Will

    Oakland always seems to be a revolving door for young prospects, with the club constantly clearing room for up and coming studs making their first trip to the bigs...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about 2 years ago 2,050 reads 4 comments

  3. Yoenis Cespedes: Is the A's Cuban Star Destined for an Injury-Prone Career?

    Five-tool player budding with talent? Check. Promising numbers and efficiency through first half of rookie season? Check. Long-term tenure with a small market team? Check...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 142 reads 4 comments

  4. Oakland A's Trade Scenarios: 5 A's Most Likely to Be Moved at the Deadline

    Is it that time of year already? Bay Area baseball fans have grown to treat the trade deadline as a sort of annual science fair, waiting to see what Beane's latest 'win-on-the-cheap' experiment is conjuring...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,706 reads 2 comments

  5. Why Manny Ramirez May Never Wear an Oakland A's Uniform

    It was a crapshoot at best when the Oakland Athletics signed disgraced slugger Manny Ramirez last winter in hopes of channeling production from his glory days to the middle of the A’s bargain basement lineup...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 2,714 reads 0 comments

  6. Manny Ramirez and the Most Famous Hair in Oakland A's History

    Manny Ramirez might still be progressing through the minors in his haul back into the Major Leagues, but he'll be in the A's lineup soon enough...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,430 reads 3 comments

  7. Oakland A's: Pros and Cons of Manny Ramirez's Return to the Lineup

    Manny Ramirez 's much anticipated A's debut is just days away, with his suspension expiring on May 30. With Oakland fans eagerly awaiting to see what the soon-to-be 40-year-old ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,395 reads 1 comments

  8. Golden State Warriors: Move to San Francisco Is What's Best for the Franchise

    The thought of leaving Oracle Arena in Oakland might be bittersweet to Warriors fans, but a move to San Francisco might be what is inherently best for the future of the franchise ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 4,774 reads 8 comments

  9. Manny Ramirez: 6 Reasons A's Fans Are Stoked for His Return from Suspension

    It’s time A’s fans. Manny Ramirez ’s long anticipated debut in Oakland is on its heels now as the world-renowned slugger's suspension is up on May 30 ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 569 reads 0 comments

  10. Josh Reddick: 5 Reasons A's Outfielder Is Thriving in His New Environment

    Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane, infamous for his wheeling and dealing front office habits, made another seemingly brazen move in the offseason by sending All-Star closer Andrew Bailey ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 2,966 reads 7 comments

  11. Oakland Athletics: Manny Ramirez and 6 Reasons to Watch the Team Right Now

    The A's are far exceeding expectations early in 2012. In what many deemed to be a rebuilding year for Billy Beane's squad, the A's have managed, so far, to remain in contention...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,264 reads 0 comments

  12. Oakland A's: 8 Prospects Who Will Make an Impact in 2012

    The A's have far exceeded expectations in 2012. They are 16-15, just 4.5 games behind the Texas Rangers and occupying second place in the AL West in what many analysts tabbed as a rebuilding year for the franchise...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,860 reads 0 comments

  13. Jered Weaver No-Hitter: 5 Reasons the Angels Are Still Legit Playoff Contenders

    The no-no’s keep coming out of nowhere this season, first with Phillip Humber of the White Sox throwing a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21, and now Angel’s ace Jered Weaver hurling a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 429 reads 1 comments

  14. 6 NBA Players Who Need to Give Up the Game

    As another NBA season comes to a close, NBA veterans are certainly considering their futures in the league, particularly ones who are approaching their mid to late 30s...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 2,478 reads 17 comments

  15. NBA Players That Need to Shed Some Weight

    Basketball is a rigorous and physically demanding sport. It requires staunch athleticism, tremendous conditioning and countless hours spent in the weight room. The NBA is full of some of the greatest athletes in the world...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 8,840 reads 0 comments

  16. Ideal Playoff Scenarios for Every NBA Contender

    The playoffs are fast approaching, but the seeds still aren't set in either conference. While the contenders like the Chicago Bull and Miami Heat appear to be locked in to their respected ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 471 reads 1 comments

  17. NBA Awards Race: Final Predictions for Every Major Award

    As the NBA season winds down, the annual debate for who will win the NBA's individual awards always puts the basketball world at a juxtaposition. Many of the awards this season are no-brainers, but there are a few that will stir up debate...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 407 reads 2 comments

  18. NBA Power Rankings: Sixth Man of the Year Candidates

    It's the last leg of the 2011-12 season, which means that voting on regular seasons awards is just around the corner...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 567 reads 53 comments

  19. 5 Players the Golden State Warriors Need to Target This Offseason

    As the Golden State Warriors play out the rest of 2012 without stars Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut, head coach Mark Jackson has had plenty of time to assess his rotations and personnel going into next season...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 3,302 reads 8 comments

  20. Golden State Warriors: Five Reasons Why They Already Miss Monta Ellis

    Warriors GM Larry Riley made a bold franchise-altering move in dealing long-time star Monta Ellis just before the trade deadline to the Milwaukee Bucks for their star big man, Andrew Bogut...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,375 reads 3 comments

  21. Golden State Warriors: 7 Biggest Games Left on the Warriors' 2012 Schedule

    It’s been a disappointing year for Golden State, with the team finding itself in familiar place amongst the Western Conference’s worst...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,423 reads 5 comments

  22. Why the Golden State Warriors Made the Right Move in Monta Ellis Trade

    Golden State made a seemingly brazen move at the trade deadline by shipping away fan favorite Monta Ellis and budding youngster Ekpe Udoh to Milwaukee in exchange for injured ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 2,605 reads 13 comments

  23. 5 Players Frustrated by Their New Role After Trade Deadline

    We saw a plethora of moves at this year's trade deadline, with many teams attempting to add that final piece as they geared up for postseason runs...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  24. How Andrew Bogut Can Fit in with the Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Bogut will take the over the role of "franchise player" for the Golden State Warriors . This is the result of swapping their prized star Monta Ellis alongside Ekpe Udoh ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 3,423 reads 10 comments

  25. Boston Celtics Rumors: Why Danny Ainge Must Break Up the Big 3

    When Danny Ainge formed the "Big Three" by dealing for future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to team up with Paul Pierce in the summer of 2007, many predicted that ...

    Matt Hines Written by Matt Hines about over 2 years ago 1,076 reads 5 comments