Stephen Vogt
I BELIEVE IN STEPHEN VOGT!! There’s a chance you may have heard of Oakland Athletics’€™ All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt; there’€™s also a pretty good chance that you haven’€™t. You might heard random Athletics‒ fans chanting “€œI believe in Stephen Vogt”€ at your home ballpark (it”€™s happened before, more than once) […]

I believe in Stephen Vogt - will Major League Baseball?

2015 ALDS
On this page I will do a short recap and post the finals scores for the games and when each series concludes there will be a recap of each! I’d love to do more on each game but that amount of time isn’t in the cards right now with my […]

2015 ALDS Game Highlights   Recently updated !

The National League wild card game  was certainly far from boring. Chicago Cubs’ starter Jake Arrieta continued his phenomenal run since the beginning of the second half of the regular season, throwing yet another complete game four hit shutout while striking out 11 Pittsburgh Pirates batters. He did not even […]

Arrieta does it again, Cubs win the NL Wild Card   Recently updated !

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Mendoza doesn’t let barriers stand in her way It wasn’t just one man who criticized the history making moment when two-time softball Olympic Gold medalist and four-time, first-team All-American at Stanford, Jessica Mendoza, made history by stepping into the broadcast both Tuesday night prior to the American League wild card […]

Jessica Mendoza makes history, takes criticism with a smile

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Astros advance to ALDS It was the young vs. the old in the 2015 American League wild card game. The young Houston Astros played their game of hit the long ball or strikeout with their Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel on the mound. They may have won on the back […]

Astros shutout Yankees behind Keuchel, move on to ALDS   Recently updated !

Clayton Kershaw. Jeff Gross/Getty Images.
 How can we fairly decide the Cy Young Award especially in 2015? It’s that time of year when the members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) will cast their votes for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the Cy Young Awards for both the American and National Leagues. […]

Cy Young Award voting made easy!

Recent front office promotions will benefit the Oakland A’s It’s been a trend among teams in the last few seasons to have multiple general managers. They don’t all share the same title but it seems to be the way teams are essentially keeping or stockpiling talent in their front office. […]

Promotions of Beane and Forst good for A’s

American League Wild Card
Who is your choice to win the American League Wild Card game? This year’s American League wild card game is, in my opinion, just too hard to predict. There are so many variables. My instinct is to go with the Houston Astros and my main reasoning is that if the […]

American League Wild Card game too close to call?

home runs
*Originally written for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball on Oct. 1, 2015 Astros seeing a home run resurgence in season’s final days About a month ago the Houston Astros’ lead in the American League West was slipping from their grasp. They had been in first place in the division almost everyday […]

Astros homer runs may just save season

Jerry DiPoto
Jerry DiPoto, former general manager of the Los Angeles Angels and, briefly, advisor for the Red Sox, has officially been named the new GM of the Seattle Mariners.  Mariner’s president Kevin Mather was hoping to find someone with experience, but someone who also had the “new school” aptitude for statistical […]

DiPoto needs to make a splash in Seattle

female coach
Oakland A’s hire first female coach Justine Siegal What started as just a spark way back in 2001 when Lisa Boyer was hired as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2001-2002 season, has begun to catch fire over a decade later. Women are finally being included, albeit […]

MLB team hires first ever female coach

Mariners and Angels, angels,
With a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels now find themselves four games back in the American League West behind the first-place Texas Rangers. They find themselves in a much better position when it comes to the race for the second AL wild card […]

2015 postseason holds no hope for Angels

Yogi Berra
You can’t say that New York Yankees legendary catcher Yogi Berra didn’t live a long, uneventful or amazing life. All of those adjectives are true. Yet, what is truly hard to believe is that the legend is truly gone. The Yogi Berra Museum made the announcement at approximately 11:00 pm […]

In memory of Yankee legend Yogi Berra, dead at 90

sonny gray
*Written originally for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball I realized that there were parts that I wanted to highlight and pieces that I wanted to add. To read the original version, you can click on the link below: Timing Finally Right to Award Sonny Gray Sonny Gray might not be leading the […]

It’s well past the time to acknowledge Sonny Gray as ...

adam wainwright
Adam Wainwright to return to Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright fate has been figured out – finally. Today on MLB Network’s show MLB NOW it was announced that Wainwright has been cleared for baseball activities. Wainwright went down in late April after tearing his left Achilles tendon and […]

Adam Wainwright likely to pitch out of the bullpen in ...

new A's
Lately, for the Athletics it has been the new guys and/or September call-ups who have been making some of the biggest contributions to the team. In doing so, they are also helping their cases to be kept around to continue helping the team in 2016. Infielder Danny Valencia, picked up […]

New A’s playing their way into 2016

It appears it may be the beginning of the end for the Houston Astros after they were annihilated this week by the Texas Rangers. The Rangers swept the Astros in a four-game series, outscoring them by 20 runs and taking away the Astros lead in the American League West. Houston […]

Is the postseason really in the 2015 Houston Astros’ future?

Marcus Semien may just be the A’s shortstop of the future Oakland Athletics’ shortstop Marcus Semien appeared to be a gamble from the start.  He was acquired in a roundabout way to replace Addison Russell, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Jeff Samardzija, and who’s also been a […]

Semien’s improvement should keep him a career shortstop

The Great Roberto Clemente: #Retire21 Today is Roberto Clemente Day in Major League Baseball. The nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award will be honored on this day and the winner announced in October as voted upon by the fans and members of the media. Originally instituted in 1971 and known […]

Retire #21: Another Roberto Clemente Story (but better!)