The Oakland Athletics built for the future this trade deadline. What does that future actually look like, and when will it be? Step into our time machine. Chances are, if you’re a fan of the Oakland Athletics you are a bit sick of losing and not too happy that Billy […]

Forecasting the future Oakland Athletics

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GM Jack Zduriencik hasn’t been able to duplicate the success he had in Milwaukee to Seattle The Seattle Mariners made the announcement Friday morning that they have relieved general manager Jack Zduriencik of his duties and that assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will be the interim GM for the remainder of the 2015 […]

GM Jack Zduriencik fired by Seattle Mariners

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“Hey, Jen, was Mike that bad? What are you hearing in Oakland?” – Robert Casey A couple of days ago this question was posed to me by a fellow blogger and founder of the BYB Hub, of which I am a member/contributor. The head writer of the blog, Bleeding Yankee Blue, remembered […]

Hey, Jen, was Mike Gallego really that bad?

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Ron Washington is one of the most well-liked personalities in Major League Baseball, by the fans, the media, the players and his peers, despite making mistakes and having to fight his own personal demons. Washington has had his issues over the years and they’ve been quite serious, but baseball is a […]

Ron Washington finds another chance with Oakland

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I’m back online for a  few hours (Wednesday afternoon I will be officially back!!_ We are  LOVING the new house but living without cable or internet is completely insane! I have missed so much!! Ron Washington was named the new A’s third base coach, Sean Doolittle is back and Kendall […]

Check out some of my favorite Billy Burns highlights (videos)

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I just moved. No, not my blog … It’s still right here at! But I moved from the Bay Area up to a small town in the mountains and I will not have full internet service until Wednesday! Yikes! I mean, that’s a lot of baseball Im going to […]

Gonna be MIA for a minute … so don’t forget ...   Recently updated !

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The Houston Astros have lost 10 of their 18 games in August and five of their last ten. While there’s no shame in playing at a .500 clip, the Astros are going to need to do more than that if they want to win the American League West, let alone secure […]

Astros’ drop in power may cost them the postseason

With Holland’s return and a smoking hot offense the Rangers might just make a postseason run Derek Holland, starting left-hander for the Texas Rangers, made his first start since being sidelined in April with a shoulder injury. He also missed most of last season after injuring his knee in an […]

With return of Holland and a hot offense the Rangers ...

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The Angels’ trade deadline acquisitions have essentially fallen flat  Since the trade deadline, when the Angels added a trio of outfielders and a third baseman to hopefully improve their offense, the Los Angeles Angels went from a team that was having a very good July and reverted back into the sluggish unit […]

Angels’ trade deadline acquisitions falling flat

Dombrowski in as president of baseball operations, Cherington out as GM The Boston Red Sox have named former Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski their new president of baseball operations. Dombrowski was recently and very suddenly released from his contract with the Tigers. At the time,  Dombrowski expressed his desire […]

Dave Dombrowski named Red Sox president of baseball operations

AL Wild Card race
On a (not so great) record-breaking Sunday for the Oakland Athletics, broadcasters Ray Fosse and Glen Kuiper talked about the A’s and their potential to use their losing season to play spoilers. By spoilers they, mean keeping their rival teams out of the playoffs. I can’t recall who said what to […]

A’s play spoiler, despite loss, in crazy AL Wild Card ...

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The Los Angeles Angels are likely currently praying that they can stop their 6-16 game skid tonight against the Kansas City Royals or at the very least, when they begin a four-game series against the 55-60 Chicago White Sox on Monday night. They currently sit three games, three and a […]

Angels demote Matt Shoemaker, now what?

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OMG! How shocking! There’s an active gay baseball player! Well, of course there is! There have been more than one or two gay baseball players over the past century and a half, that’s a fact whether people talk about it or not. There are two – well three now – […]

History made, barrier broken: There’s a gay baseball player

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After watching GM Billy Beane trade one All-Star, Athletics fans should be less worried when it comes to Sonny Gray. It isn’t a surprise that most baseball fans believe Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane is going to trade their 25-year-old ace and AL Cy Young Award front-runner Sonny Gray. […]

Why it’s unlikely the A’s will trade ace Sonny Gray

Matt Kemp, Bryce Harper and Ichiro Suzuki each left their own mark on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. While each achievement had its own level of significance each one certainly made a mundane Friday afternoon into something a little more exciting. Prior to the start of play on Friday just two […]

Harper, Ichiro, Kemp each make their mark on Friday

Taylor Ward, Angels
Not many agreed with the Los Angeles Angels’ decision to draft catcher Taylor Ward with their first pick in the 2015 draft, but thus far, he’s proving the naysayers wrong. A lot of people, from the fans to other baseball executives, scoffed when the Los Angeles Angels took 21-year-old Fresno […]

Angels’ top pick Taylor Ward is 2015 Draft’s biggest surprise

Jay Bruce, Reds
Monday the ninth player in the history of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 200th homer run. It came on the first pitch from San Diego Padres starter Ian Kennedy, an 89 mph four seam fastball. The ball sailed 406 feet into right field, just clearing the wall. Reds’ outfielder Jay […]

Jay Bruce joins elite group of Reds with 200th HR

It’s a baffling thought to most of baseball but especially to a team like the Oakland Athletics to have a lineup so good that the team can designate a player for assignment who is hitting .296 and a whopping .326 against left-handers. The majority of teams in Major League Baseball […]

Valencia making most of new chance in Oakland

Yes, it is already that time of year where predictions for the winners of Major League Baseball’s most prestigious awards will be coming at you from every which way. We’ve hit the dog days of August and pretty soon teams will be desperately trying to make a run down the […]

A’s Gray a front-runner for AL Cy Young