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


Trevor Rosenthal Reportedly Signs With the Oakland Athletics

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Right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal has signed with the Oakland Athletics. Rosenthal and the A’s agreed to a one-year deal worth $11 million. Rosenthal, 30, will bolster an A’s bullpen who lost their 2020 closer, Liam Hendriks. The deal is pending a physical. Source confirms: Trevor Rosenthal to A’s, one year, $11M, pending physical. First: @JonHeyman. […] READ MORE


San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Closer Options

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The San Francisco Giants need to solidify the back end of their bullpen and it starts with a solid closer.  The Giants relievers lost several ninth-inning leads, which ultimately thwarted their 2020 playoff hopes.  Nothing is more frustrating for a team than blowing a game in the ninth inning that you should have won. Manager […] READ MORE


Trevor Rosenthal Free Agent Destinations

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Among the better relief pitchers on the free-agent market this offseason is Trevor Rosenthal. The 30-year-old is coming off a very productive season with the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres. In 23 and two-thirds innings, Rosenthal posted a 1.90 ERA and struck out 14.5 batters per nine innings. Both are the best rates […] READ MORE


2020 Kansas City Royals Season Review

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Royals 2020 Season In Review The Kansas City Royals concluded the regular season with a 26-34 record. That was good enough for fourth place in the American League Central. In contrast, the Minnesota Twins won the division with Kansas City ten games back of first place. Among the rest of the division, the Royals finished […] READ MORE


San Diego Padres Trade Deadline: Friars Fix What’s Broken

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San Diego Fills the Gaps In August, the San Diego Padres had several weaknesses that desperately needed fixing before the trade deadline on August 31st. They needed a frontline starting pitcher, a stronger catcher, and consistent relief pitching to boost their chances of making a serious playoff run.  Now it’s September, and those three weak […] READ MORE


Trade Deadline Premier: Relief Pitchers

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Trade Deadline Preview: Relief Pitchers Last time around, the focus was on starting pitching. This time the focus is on everything bullpen related. With the Trade Deadline quickly approaching this coming Monday, teams are deep in conversations regarding a number of players at the moment. As is the case with every Trade Deadline, a large […] READ MORE