A.J. Puk, A's top draft pick 2016
With the 6th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft the Athletics select A.J. Puk from the University of Florida The last time the Oakland Athletics had a draft pick higher than the number six pick they had in the 2016 MLB draft was almost two decades ago, in 1998. […]

Meet A's 2016 top draft pick A.J. Puk

colby lewis
Can the Rangers sustain their lead in the AL without Colby Lewis? The Texas Rangers are having a good first half of the 2016 season, so good in fact that they have the best record in the American League by six games. The Rangers are 46-26 and leading the AL […]

What will the Rangers do without Colby Lewis?

edgar martinez
Keeping Martinez by far Dipoto’s smartest move When Jerry Dipoto took over as the new general manager of the Seattle Mariners prior to the season he made more than a few changes. He flipped over 40% of the Mariners roster between mid-September and mid-December. Dipoto kept a handful of the […]

Keeping Martinez as hitting coach was Dipoto’s best move for ...

Freeman, takeaways
Socks Girl’s seven takeways – Week 11 Well, I made a promise to myself and my blog to write my seven takeaways from the week every  Monday and I’ve already broken it by missing not just week nine but week ten as well …. I know, I know. Terrible – […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB Week 11

tim lincecum
Tim Lincecum makes first start in a year against the Athletics The Tim Lincecum who made his major league comeback with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday wasn’t the same Tim Lincecum that played with the San Francisco Giants from 2007 to 2015. But that doesn’t mean his debut wasn’t a success. […]

Tim Lincecum makes his comeback with the Angels

Billy Burns
Friday night Kendall Graveman put up his best start of the year, holding the Angels to just three hits while striking out four through seven innings. He worked efficiently, getting ahead in the count and threw just 91 pitches.  It was by far his longest outing and best of the […]

Graveman cruises and Burns walks it off for A’s over ...

dull, new A's, bullpen, hahn, new bullpen
Update: 6/22/16:  As of Tuesday night’s game in which the Athletics defeated the Brewers by the score of 5-3, Ryan Dull extended his streak of keeping inherited base runners from scoring to 30. He’s been quite impressive thus far in 2016. I think the title to this piece fits him […]

Ryan Dull: the guy you wish your team had in ...

Even though Major League Baseball doesn’t count combined hits between Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan and its records here in America, Ichiro Suzuki has still officially entered territory only occupied by one person – MLB’s Hit King Pete Rose! It’s really pretty amazing when you think about it – he […]

Ichiro gets hit no. 4,256, ties Pete Rose (sorta) – ...

James Paxton, Paxton
This year was a make or break year for Seattle Mariner’s pitcher James Paxton, who pitched brilliantly in his first stint with the Mariners back in 2013. He went 3-0 in four starts with a 1.50 ERA and was slated to be the Mariners’ third starter behind Felix Hernandez and […]

With King Felix out, James Paxton is getting what could ...

starters, Sean Manaea, MLB debut
UPDATE: 4:15 pm Sean Manaea to the DL According to the San Jose Mercury News  Sean Manaea, 24, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained pronator muscle. This is yet another blow to the Athletic’s already depleted rotation, however, in a way it is lucky. Forearm […]

UPDATE: Sean Manaea placed on 15-day DL

Daniel Mengden
Daniel Mengden’s MLB debut was even better than expected Whether you were a fan of the Cincinnati Reds or the Oakland Athletics watching Saturday’s game, you may have felt as though you’d somehow time-traveled back to the year 1972. The year the Athletics defeated the Reds in the World Series […]

Mengden reminds of former A’s, provides hope for the future

Arismendy Alcantara
Brooks or Alcantara? In a surprise move, the Oakland Athletics sent 31-year-old veteran utility man Chris Coghlan back to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for 24-year-old prospective utility man Arismendy Alcantara. Alcantara entered the professional baseball as an infielder but has been successful at all three outfield positions along with multiple […]

Aaron Brooks or Arismendy Alcantara: Who’s a better fit for ...

ketel marte, marte
Will the return of Ketel Marte provide the spark the Mariners need? Although you may not of heard of Ketel Marte due to the influx of amazing rookies in 2015 and the fact that he was a prospect in the Seattle Mariners’ underwhelming farm system, he’s made an impact on […]

Return of Marte could be the spark Mariners need

danny valencia
Danny Valencia can be an asset to the A’s after this season Danny Valencia has an interesting path through the major leagues, but it finally appears that the A’s third baseman may have found a home in Oakland. However, whether or not the A’s intend to keep him (he’s under team […]

The A’s should hang on to Danny Valencia

Prince Fielder. Tony Gutierrez/AP.
Banister benches Prince Fielder Well, to be honest I thought I was gonna be wrong the day after I wrote that Jurickson Profar should stay with up with the Texas Rangers and not be sent down to Triple-A. It may not be under the circumstances I would have liked but […]

Prince Fielder benched for Jurickson Profar

Danny Valencia, offense
Can the A’s offense hold its own without Reddick? At the beginning of the season, things for the Oakland Athletics’ offense seemed set in stone. The team would have their Gold Glove-winning right fielder and middle-of-the-order hitter Josh Reddick until the August 1 trade deadline. That the A’s would trade […]

A’s offense proving they can compete without Josh Reddick

hill, vesting option
There’s a saying in Oakland, an old adage that is often used not only by the fans but by the television broadcasters, beat writers, bloggers, columnists, the players and even Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin. “As Coco goes, so go the A’s” For most of Coco Crisp’s six-plus seasons in Oakland, […]

What will the A’s do about Coco Crisp’s vesting option?

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Just a quick BBST update! Just a quick update on what is going on with me! Sorry to interrupt your baseball reading but I just wanted to let everyone know that I will now have two Twitter accounts – one for my work at Fan Rag Sports Network and Today’s […]

A quick BBST update!

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 8 Well, I’m a day late but I still made my commitment to do something not published elsewhere for my  blog! LOL! Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’ve been giving  you a […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 8

Profar 1
In the wake of Rougned Odor’s suspension, Jurickson Profar has made his long awaited return to the Rangers Jurickson Profar made his debut with the Texas Rangers as a September call-up in 2012. He began the 2013 season named baseball’s top prospect, but started the season at Triple-A Round Rock […]

Profar returns to Rangers, perhaps for good?

Rich Hill
From unemployable at age 35 to big league ace by 36, Rich Hill defies all odds Thirty-six-year-old Rich Hill, who had bounced around for years mostly as a reliever, had control problems, suffered a personal tragedy, underwent two surgeries and then, while playing independent ball, decided to reinvent himself back […]

Defying all odds, Rich Hill is one of the league’s ...

Bautista & Odor, brawls, profar
When Bryce Harper said, “Make baseball fun again” it’s doubtful this is what he meant …. Glorifying baseball brawls will just lead to more, likely among the kids who idolize the players involved    The brawl between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays that occurred two Sundays ago […]

Rougned Odor has glorified baseball brawls

left-heavy rotations
Seven takeaways from MLB week 7 Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’ve been giving  you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 7

Sonny Gray, DL
After five very poor starts, it was time for the A’s to put Gray on the DL Sunday the Oakland Athletics announced that Sonny Gray has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius. Daniel Coulombe has been called-up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Gray on […]

It’s about time the A’s put Sonny Gray on the ...

Khris Davis, grand fashion, disaster
If Davis goes down along with Reddick, it could spell disaster for Oakland Just when the A’s, who already had 11 players on the disabled list, thought things couldn’t get any worse, Josh Reddick broke his thumb sliding into second base on Thursday night. This left the A’s without their biggest trade […]

An injury to Khris Davis could spell disaster for A’s