Astros Send Message With Sweep of Athletics

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It can be really hard to get it going out of the gates for teams at the beginning of the season. Sometimes it takes time to get into a rhythm as a team. However, the Houston Astros were heavily motivated coming into 2021. After Houston’s struggles in the regular season of 2020, particularly against the […] READ MORE


Previewing the 2021 Oakland Athletics

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The Oakland Athletics find themselves in a familiar situation as the 2021 season begins. Coming off their first division title since 2013, Oakland will once again be in the mix in a competitive AL West. The lack of offseason improvement, however, diminishes the likelihood that Bob Melvin’s squad will advance past the divisional round for […] READ MORE


Texas Rangers Trade Elvis Andrus to Oakland A’s

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In baseball, there are trades that affect the team, and then there are trades that affect both the team and their fanbase. The Texas Rangers have just made a trade that falls in the latter category. The team announced on Saturday that they have traded shortstop and longtime fan favorite Elvis Andrus to the Oakland […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for Kolten Wong

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The number one second baseman on the free-agent market is DJ LeMahieu. Kolten Wong is one of those quality options who will come at a cheaper price than LeMahieu. While not at the same level offensively as the top second baseman, Wong has won a Gold Glove in each of the past two seasons and is […] READ MORE


Sly Rule 5 Picks For The Oakland A’s

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Not surprisingly, the Oakland A’s snapped up two players in the MLB Rule 5 Draft during the virtual Winter Meetings Thursday. In the first round, David Forst and company selected outfielder Ka’ai Tom out of the Cleveland Indians system. Then the A’s were one of only two teams to make a second-round pick and took […] READ MORE


Dick Allen Passes Away

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Yet another powerhouse player from an era gone by has passed away. Philadelphia Phillies great Dick Allen has passed away at the age of 78. Career Accolades Allen was a native of Wampum, Pennsylvania, a town of less than one square mile in total area, not far from Pittsburgh. He was one of three professional […] READ MORE


Potential Destinations for Andrelton Simmons

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The free agent class of 2021 features prominent names at the shortstop position. Corey Seager, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, and Trevor Story are likely to be sought after by any team that can afford them. Although names of that caliber are not available in 2020, Andrelton Simmons, Didi Gregorius, and Marcus Semien still […] READ MORE


The Oakland A’s Song Remains The Same

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Band members come and go yet the song goes on and on. Thus is the plight of the Oakland A’s. The team that invented small market guerilla tactics enters the offseason with that process intact and their course set. Money Talks Only one player on the roster qualifies as a big-money player and that’s Khris […] READ MORE


Top World Series Contenders

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The 2020 MLB Playoffs have officially begun, and it’s unlike any postseason in the history of baseball. After a pandemic-shortened 60-game regular season, a best-of-three Wild Card round will determine the first squads to advance in the 16-team playoff bracket that will end with a World Series champion. Any fair-weather fan can select the higher […] READ MORE


Astros vs Athletics ALDS Preview

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Two familiar foes will face off in the American League Division Series as the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics will begin their series on Monday, October 5. After knocking off worthy opponents in the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox respectively, these teams will battle it out. This ALDS will be an extension […] READ MORE