All stayed quiet on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay as the 2015 Major League Baseball  Trade Deadline came and went. I recently wrote that it is virtually impossible to predict the moves that Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane would or wouldn’t make at any given time, […]

Athletics quiet as deadline passes, rebuild farm system   Recently updated !

The Los Angeles Angels have been relatively quiet during all chaos that has consumed these last few days leading up to Major League Baseball’s 2015 trade deadline. The Colorado Rockies sent the face of their franchise, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster deal that no […]

Angels make series of smaller moves, fill holes   Recently updated !

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Josh Hamilton will always be a villain in Anaheim. He was booed upon his return to Angels Stadium for the first time since being sent back to the Texas Rangers. The booing continued throughout the weekend as the Rangers took the series, three games to one, over the Los Angeles […]

Josh Hamilton will always be the villain in Anaheim   Recently updated !

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Update: July 26, 2015 11:45 pm PT Well I decided, stupidly to check Twitter one last time tonight and Jon Morosi has confirmed that the Blue Jays will be sending Miguel Castro and Jeff Hoffman along with Jose Reyes and another player to the Rockies in exchange for Troy Tulowitzki […]

Troy Tulowitzki traded to Toronto   Recently updated !

Update: July 26, 2015, 9:00 pm PT While the Kansas City Royals may have proven that they don’t plan on settling for second place this season by acquiring a rental pitcher in Johnny Cueto, by rental I mean that Cueto will be a free agent at season’s end and it’s unlikely […]

Update: Reds’ get solid starting pitching in return for Cueto

ELVIS ANDRUS Honestly, I haven’t the slightest clue what Texas Rangers’ second baseman Elvis Andrus was thinking. First of all, I’ve never seen anyone EVER throw their glove at a ball in play, not ever in over three decades of watching the sport. That was weird. Like hella weird. Your […]

A-Rod, Hamels & Andrus – Saturday’s must-see moments (video)

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You wouldn’t know it, mainly because the media have been focusing on three of the greatest pitchers who dominated during and despite a time of unprecedented offensive production in the Major Leagues, but Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are not the only ones being inducted into the National […]

Craig Biggio: Houston’s Hero   Recently updated !

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The Texas Rangers are currently in fourth place in the AL West, 10.5 games behind the first place Los Angeles Angels and only a half game up from being last in the division. At this point in the season, being in a position like that means that the team is […]

Rangers’ Joey Gallo not ready for Majors just yet

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The Pirates have acquired 37-year-old third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers for  minor league right-hander Yhonathan Barrios and cash. The Pirates, who are looking to make a postseason run, have a three-game lead above Chicago Cubs for the first National League Wild Card spot. And they are currently […]

Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez from Brewers

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Most saw this coming, many had hoped for a surprise from Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane and few thought he wouldn’t make a move when it came to A’s starter Scott Kazmir. However, Beane has done as expected, and the left-handed Kazmir is now officially a member of the […]

First trade domino falls: A’s trade Kazmir to Houston   Recently updated !

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It probably couldn’t have gotten better for the Chicago Cubs’ rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber  (one tiny detail). Let me set the stage a little just because this story is seriously cool.  Cincinnati, Ohio – Schwarber grew up a BIG Cincinnati Reds’ fans in Middletown, Ohio, not far from the city […]

Kyle Schwarber is … well, um …. Awesome!

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Stop me if you’ve heard this story before – left-handed starter Brett Anderson, now playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is …. wait for it … INJURED! “No!” you say? Oh yes, and not for the first, second, third or even fourth time in his career. Anderson left the Dodger’s […]

Brett Anderson’s injury-prone career continues with Dodgers

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Update: July 21, 2015 9:15 pm PT Your browser does not support iframes. Well, Josh Donaldson‘s homecoming went as planned. The All-Star third baseman returned to Oakland for the first time since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He received a rousing standing ovation from the crowd when he […]

Update: Donaldson’s return to Oakland bittersweet but very classy   Recently updated !

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25-year-old Billy Burns has had a quietly AmAzing year for the Oakland A’s in 2015. Yet I think he isn’t getting the National attention he deserves and All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt agrees with my assessment (you may have read about my take on Burns in (many but specifically two) recent […]

A’s Billy Burns is top AL ROY candidate   Recently updated !

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The Angels need a bat. The Reds are likely shopping Jay Bruce. A marriage of the two makes all the sense in the world. The Los Angeles Angels need a bat. Mike Trout can’t do everything himself. Well, actually, when you think about it, maybe he could. But in all […]

Angels need to go after Reds’ Jay Bruce

Johnny Cueto
The Astros have been linked to Johnny Cueto rumors for weeks. Now we ask, do they actually have the pieces to get a deal done?  The Houston Astros need to add a veteran starter if they want to go deep into October. As things stand today, the Astros have a […]

Do the Astros have what it takes to land Johnny ...

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After the 2012 season, Houston Astros’ starter Dallas Keuchel almost didn’t have a job. He ended the season with 38 strikeouts and 39 walks. Yet within two and a half seasons Keuchel was named to start the All-Star Game for the American League.  How he do it? He became a […]

Dallas Keuchel’s journey to being a 2015 All-Star Game starter   Recently updated !

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I’m a little late on reporting about the All-Star game, I know. I’ve been a little busy with work at FanRag Sports and Today’s Knuckleball but here’s a synopis of the Home Run Derby & All-Star Game highlights. Hometown Home Run Derby The Annual Home Run Derby’s rules have changed […]

2015 Home Run Derby & All-Star Game Highlights

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It’s nearly impossible to tell what Athletics GM Billy Beane is going to do at the trade deadline. Instead, here are three moves he could make. I’ve already established that we still don’t know what Billy Beane is going to do at the trade deadline. He hasn’t (as many expected) […]

Three Potential Trades for the Oakland A’s   Recently updated !