*New, Improved* ICYMI: MLB Updates with Oakland A’s Socks Girl 8/16
Welcome to ICYMI: MLB Updates with Oakland A’s Socks Girl! Here at Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk I’ve tried to keep my readers updated on what’s new in Major League Baseball in a couple of different ways, though mainly through daily updates that included highlights from my blog (here! bbstmlb.com), the newest articles from the FanSided Network’s flagship MLB site CalltothePen.com and the day’s scores. However, with the editions my position as Editor at Call to the Pen and as a Featured Columnist on FanSided Network’s main page FanSided.com, it has become increasingly difficult to keep you updated on a daily basis and continue to include all the new articles plus the scores from every single game.
So what I am now proposing is this: every week on Saturday!!! I will bring you a approximately a week’s worth of new articles from Call to the Pen, highlights of some of my favorite blog posts from the week here on Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk, any important/relevant posts from other MLBlogs or FanSided sites I may have noticed, plus the team standings in each MLB Division and the Wild Card.
If you like the new format or don’t like it, please leave a comment below! Constructive criticism is always welcome as I strive to continue to improve my blog with each post! It seems my readership has diminished a bit lately and any suggestions on whatever I can do to keep you coming back is appreciated! So hopefully you will enjoy the *New, (hopefully) Improved* edition of ICYMI: MLB Updates with Oakalnd A’s Socks Girl!
Highlights from Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk: as of 8/16/14
- Is vanity worth the life of a pitcher? Why won’t more pitchers wear protective caps?
- Only in Oakland: We now have a Rally Possum (video)
- My 2nd video blog attempt … Uh oh!
- Latest Leaders – July! Help needed!
My Wednesday and Sunday August Columns from FanSided.com: as of 8/16/14
- Introducing MLB’s All-Injury Team 2014**
- MLB: The 4 biggest disappointments of 2014
- Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics: The starting rotation
- Can the A’s still get Jimmy Rollins?
- 5 active MLB Players who are Hall of Fame locks
- MLB Trade Deadline: Why the A’s should trade for Jimmy Rollins
This week’s latest news from Call to the Pen: as of 8/16/14
- Reds: Cueto gets 15th win, Chapman’s streak ends at 49**
- Rays have climbed back to .500
- Dodgers put Ryu on the DL**
- Kyle Hendricks: The next soft-tossing star?
- CarGo to have season-ending knee surgery**
- Tulo’s season over (again)
- Lester won’t go to the highest bidder
- How good is the Indians’ rotation?
- The upcoming baseball weekend
- The ’94 strike at 20
- Manfred named MLB’s 10th Commissioner**
- Rangers place Darvish on DL**
- Injury Updates: Machado to DL, Verlander gets MRI results**
- Jayson Werth charged with reckless driving**
- Sailing in Seattle
Links to help panicking A’s fans calm the f*** down!
- Matt Snyder at CBSSports: There is cause for concern for the A’s but let’s not go overboard
- SwinginAs.com: What’s wrong with the Oakland Athletics?
MLB Division and Wild Card Standings as of 8/16/14:
- Orioles 69-51
- Blue Jays 63-60
- Yankees 61-59
- Rays 61-61
- Red Sox 55-66
- Royals 67-54
- Tigers 65-55
- Indians 61-60
- White Sox 58-64
- Twins 54-66
- Athletics 73-49
- Angels 71-49
- Mariners 66-55
- Astros 51-72
- Rangers 47-75
- Nationals 67-53
- Braves 62-60
- Marlins 60-62
- Mets 58-65
- Phillies 54-68
- Brewers 68-55
- Cardinals 65-56
- Pirates 64-58
- Reds 61-61
- Cubs 52-69
- Dodgers 70-54
- Giants 63-58
- Padres 57-64
- Diamondbacks 53-69
- Rockies 47-75
A.L. Top 5 teams:
- Blue Jays
NL Top 5 Teams: