Coco Crisp, impact
How do the A’s keep both Crisp and Burns in the lineup? The Oakland A’s are better with both Coco Crisp and Billy Burns in the lineup. The problem? They both play center field. One would think it would be easy to keep them both in the lineup being an […]

A's need both Burns and Crisp in the lineup

Dee Gordon, takeaways
Seven takeaways from week 4 So, this is NEW! – well it’s the third time I’ve done this so I’m leaving the introduction for the first couple of weeks. For the first edition of this weekly column you can click here. Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 4   Recently updated !

Sean Manaea, MLB debut
Sean Manaea makes MLB debut a success There’s no doubt about it. The kid looked good. Even though Sean Manaea got a no-decision in his first major league start, you could see the talent that is there. If Manaea stays healthy, he’ll be an excellent addition to the Athletics’ starting […]

Manaea’s MLB debut a well-rounded outing of successes and struggles   Recently updated !

starting rotation
In a perfect world what would your team’s starting rotation look like?* *(no trades, just using the players you have) Find out what I’ve envisioned for my Oakland Athletics:  What if everything went as planned for your team’s starting rotation? What if that one highly-touted prospect worked out, your ace […]

In a perfect world what would your team’s starting rotation ...

Kirk Gibson, 1988, World Series Game 1. Getty images.
Eckersley and Gibson joking around? NO WAY! You’d think it would have happened before almost 28 years had passed since Kirk Gibson hobbled to the plate and hit a walk-off, pinch-hit home run against Dennis Eckersley to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series , you’d think that the two ballplayers […]

The Eck & Gibson reminisce for the first time

What happened to Sonny Gray? Well, so much for my dream re-match of the pitcher’s duel that was Games 2 and 5 of the 2013 American League Division Series. Just a rookie who had been called up in July, Sonny Gray faced Justin Verlander in the postseason twice. He was […]

So much for my dream re-match between Gray & Verlander

Khris Davis
Will Khris Davis keep his much improved offense going? Khris Davis hasn’t had a great start to his season. Actually, until recently most would have called it dismal, but it seems that Davis is finally starting to turn a corner with his bat. Wednesday night, his turnaround continued as he […]

A’s Khris Davis seems to have finally turned an offensive ...

Manaea, pitching depth, surkamp 2
A’s new fifth starter: Sean Manaea?! The Oakland Athletics had a choice to make. They had options for who would be their fifth starter this week and it’s not the more obvious of choices. It’s 24-year-old Sean Manaea, the A’s number two overall prospect and top pitching prospect. According to […]

The A’s needed a fifth starter and it’s Sean Manaea

sonny gray, Oakland A's, keep Gray, re-match
Gray or Verlander: Who’s got the edge in the re-match? The last time these two pitchers went head to head in a game one was the 2011 Cy Young  Award and 2011 American League MVP  and the other was a rookie who had been called up to the big leagues […]

Gray and Verlander finally meet again for 2013 ALDS re-match

Seven takeaways from MLB week 3 So, this is NEW! – well it’s the second time I’ve done this so I’m leaving the introduction for the first couple of weeks. Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’m going to give […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 3

Danny Valencia
Without Danny Valencia will the A’s be able to stay hot? After their 7-3 win that completed the Oakland A’s three-game sweep over the New York Yankees on Thursday, the team announced that third baseman Danny Valencia would be put on the 15-day disabled list with a left-hamstring strain that […]

A’s send Danny Valencia to the DL but should still ...

Mark McGwire
Baseball slowly allowing PED players like McGwire & Bonds back in the game On Tuesday night when the San Diego Padres hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates an unprecedented event occurred in the third inning causing Padres’ manager Andy Green to be ejected from the game. The umpires called a balk on […]

McGwire first PED-linked player to manage in the big leagues

Eric Surkamp
Will the A’s keep Surkamp or bring up Hahn or Manaea? Depending on how left-hander Eric Surkamp does Tuesday night against the New York Yankees and right-hander Michael Pineda, Oakland A’s fans may be seeing the team’s number two prospect lefty Sean Manaea or perhaps,  the more experienced, right-hander Jesse […]

Surkamp’s performance could determine fate of Hahn and Manaea

podcast, fantasy baseball, fantasy sports warehouse, get witted sports, 3 point conversion sports lounge, fantasy impact moves, About BBST, dont forget about me, socks girl's seven takeaways
New Weekly Column: Socks Girl’s seven takeaways of the week! So, this is new! Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’m going to do a quick wrap up of the important things that have happened in MLB, and even some […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 2

sean doolittle, closer, returns, success, 2016 bullpen, new bullpen
Yes, the A’s should be worried about Sean Doolittle Sean Doolittle has allowed just 16 home runs in his entire career dating back to 2012, when he was starting out as a member of the Oakland A’s bullpen in 2012. He allowed just three in 2012 and four in 2013. […]

Should the A’s be worried about Doolittle?

lineup, burns, semien
Can the A’s fix their ailing offense with a new lineup? The Oakland Athletics aren’t hitting. It’s not exactly unusual in the pitcher-friendly confines of the Oakland Alameda Coliseum, nor it has it been unusual in recent years. So far in 2016, the team is averaging just 2.7 runs per […]

A’s need a new and consistent lineup

dbacks, opt-out clauses, round table. Zack Greinke
Are the DBacks in real trouble? As you may have guessed, due to the fact they are one of the only teams I talk about on here, that I support the Arizona Diamondbacks (aka the DBacks – I even have a DBacks’ shirt if you can believe that! I’ll post […]

WIth injuries and a wild Greinke, DBacks may be in ...

All-Star Game Ballot, Athletics
Can the Athletics stop their struggles against the Royals? The Oakland A’s may have a tough time this weekend. The reigning World Champion Kansas City Royals are heading into town tonight to begin a three-game series. Unfortunately for Oakland they have a terrible track record against Kansas City, at least […]

Athletics will need offense and luck to get wins vs. ...

Mariners and Angels, angels, watched
A post a bit past it’s expiration date but worth a read and watch! I still have not seen this with volume (just ask my little tiny Levono Yoga 2  computer why because I don’t know why I can’t get sound!! Talk about inconvenient! Even though the Angels just killed […]

I never watched this video before today ….

Felix Doubront. Getty Images.
Doubront to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday You’ve already heard this news I’m sure and we all (at least I did) completely saw it coming. Felix Doubront, who was named the Oakland A’s fifth starter in late March, couldn’t even make it through his first exhibition game against the Giants.  […]

Doubront’s injury may be what’s best for A’s

Trevor Story, hazelbaker, takeaways 1
You’ve heard the “Story” but have you heard of White and Hazelbaker? I decided I couldn’t be the only writer/blogger/columnist on the internet who just somehow skipped over the “Story” of the season. Being mostly assigned to the A’s and AL West, Trevor Story isn’t exactly within my jurisdiction, so […]

You’ve heard the “Story” but have you heard of White ...

lineup, sweep, contract, Josh Reddick
Will the A’s extend Reddick’s contract? Not long ago, just as position players were starting to show up at their respective spring training camps, Josh Reddick gave the Oakland A’s a sort of ultimatum. He told them that he wouldn’t negotiate a new long-term contract during the season, which is not […]

The A’s won’t be extending Reddick’s contract

Eric Surkamp
Could Surkamp become a permanent part of the A’s starting rotation? Twenty-eight-year-old left-hander Eric Surkamp secured himself a regular season start, perhaps even a place in the Oakland Athletics rotation, while pitching in the A’s 4-1 exhibition game win over the San Francisco Giants at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on […]

Surkamp may have earned opportunity to alter MLB career path

2016 Oakland Athletics, game results
Despite recent game results, don’t worry, it is not 2015! The Oakland A’s are now 1-3 on the young 2016 season. Yes, they lost the first two games but I wouldn’t say I spoke too soon about the A’s new bullpen or the 2016 A’s team in general. Even though […]

Game results similar but don’t worry A’s fans, it’s not ...

dynasty 1
What does a real MLB dynasty look like?   I’ve been wanting to write this piece for forever – I’ve started and I’ve stopped but this picture is an inspiration to finally write the story I need to write. The “even year” San Francisco Giants are NOT a dynasty and the above picture […]

What is the definition of a real sports dynasty?