Stephen Vogt. Getty Images.
Before we get started here my one hope that you get out of this post is …. VOTE FOR VOGT!! Because all of Oakland loves to chant #IBelieveinStephenVogt for a reason! There is also the fact that I was raised an American League fan. My reasoning for picking some of the […]

2015 All-Star Game Ballot



walk-off
Four clubs walked-off in one night on Tuesday. One of them could have been mine. There could have been pie at the Coliseum in Oakland.  There was a decent chance. It had been 1-0 since the top of the first inning in the game against the Detroit Tigers and my […]

Four clubs walk-off in one night   Recently updated !


Sean Doolittle
Sean Doolittle activated from DL! The A’s activated left-hander Sean Doolittle from the disabled list the club announced on Tuesday. #Athletics reinstate Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list; option Angel Castro to Nashville — #VoteGreenCollar (@Athletics) May 26, 2015 Although Doolittle was the closer almost all of last season, […]

A’s activate closer Sean Doolittle from the DL & more ...


A's
The Oakland Athletics won two games in a row! While this may not seem like a big accomplishment, it is when you are struggling the way the 2015 A’s are. They hadn’t won two straight games since April. Saturday the A’s defeated the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays by […]

A’s win 2nd straight game for 1st time since April



foreign substance
And why MLB may want to re-examine Rule 8.02 The Miami Marlins got their first win under GM turned new manager Dan Jennings on Saturday. Jennings had been manager for six games, all losses, and this first win came under some interesting circumstances. First of all it was a 0-0 game that […]

Orioles’ pitcher ejected for foreign substance, Marlins win


foreign substance
As it has in recent years the pitchers and pine tar debate is back. This year it starts with Milwaukee …  So, with Brewers pitcher Will Smith (insert “Fresh Prince” joke here), Major League Baseball moved quickly. Smith was ejected from the game last night for having a foreign substance […]

And the pine tar debate continues with Will Smith…


Coco Crisp 2
Update: May 24, 2015 9:15 am PT Coco Crisp has been officially placed on the 15-day disabled list. Susan Slusser reported via Twitter that Crisps’ only option to help his ailing neck is rest and rehabilitation. Any surgery would unfortunately be career ending, so Crisp will go that route and try […]

Update: A’s could be without Coco Crisp for the season   Recently updated !



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Last season I wrote a post on how team could have both their league’s batting champion and home run champion and still finish in last place. I am of course referring to the Houston Astros. Although they didn’t end up in last place in the American League West or with […]

Why the Houston Astros may NOT win the AL West


Washington
It’s official, or it will be, when Ron Washington re-joins the Oakland Athletics tomorrow in Tampa Bay. He has been hired by the A’s as a special instructor. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, Washington will not be on the field during games but will be during pregame […]

It’s official (almost)! Washington will return to Oakland!


Pomeranz
A day after the Oakland A’s struggling bullpen contributed 4.2 innings of shutout baseball and the Athletics finally succeeded in winning a one-run game defeating the Houston Astros by a score of 2-1, they are currently 2-13 in one run contests, the bullpen was the main cause of yet another […]

A’s fall to Astros, Pomeranz to DL



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The Detroit Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez hasn’t been the same player that we saw last season. In 2014 Martinez led the league in on-base percentage (.409) and on-base plus slugging percentage (.974).  He was an All-Star for the fifth time in his then 12 years in the major leagues. […]

Tigers call up Tyler Collins as Victor Martinez is placed ...


Alex Torres
Seriously, this is something I do not understand. I don’t understand the big deal about New York Mets’ pitcher Alex Torres‘ cap. Yet one thing never fails since he started wearing the protective cap offered to pitchers in 2014, and that is people still make fun of him. Even the […]

Why are people still making fun of Alex Torres’ cap?


Miami Marlins
On Sunday after almost being no-hit by Atlanta Braves starter Shelby Miller who completed the team’s three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins, Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria fired both his team’s skipper Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary. Monday morning Marlins’ general manager Dan Jennings confirmed to ESPN’s Jim Bowden […]

Miami Marlins GM Dan Jennings to step in as new ...



shelby miller
Could Shelby Miller be this year’s surprise pitching star? Perhaps even steal the Cy Young Award away from Kershaw? So far he’s made quite the name for himself in Atlanta. I talked about how he was emerging as the Braves’ new ace and how, in my opinion, the Braves have gotten […]

Could Shelby Miller be this season’s Corey Kluber?


Ike Davis
Oakland Athletics’ first baseman Ike Davis hasn’t played in a game since May 11, with the exception of a pinch hit appearance on May 13 against the Boston Red Sox has been officially moved to the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain. In a corresponding move outfielder Craig […]

A’s send 1B Ike Davis to DL, Recall OF Craig ...


Trade Market
In his latest column on ESPN.com, Buster Olney, points our three trade chips the Oakland Athletics have that could be dangled if the team is deemed done for the season. The candidates Olney picks out in Scott Kazmir, Ben Zobrist and Stephen Vogt are all very valid. Zobrist would have […]

2015 Trade Market: Is it too early to talk about ...



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Cal Ripken Jr. gets a 22-minute standing ovation during his 2, 131 consecutive game It’s an off-day for the Oakland A’s. I know a lot of teams may not have today off but in honor of the players getting days of rest once in a while and the fans that […]

Off-Day Baseball Fun Fact from BBST!


Corey Kluber
Update: May 19, 2015 at 11:45 am PT Corey Kluber made his first start on Monday. Well, it was his first start since his epic 18 strikeout performance. After a very slow start, which you can read about below, the 2014 Cy Young Award winner had everyone wondering if that […]

Update: Which Corey Kluber is the real one?


Justin Masterson
Update: May 13, 3:00 pm PT Well, it didn’t take long for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell to decide what to do with Justin Masterson. Masterson who, as described in the original text below, struggled mightily against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night has already been scratched from his Sunday […]

Update: Masterson suffering from “fatigue” according to Farrell