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 added duties to 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 8/22/14
- Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis to be on cover of Sports Illustrated
- Remembering Roberto Clemente at 80
- For all the A’s fans who miss Cespedes ….
- Miss Texas makes me look like a professional pitcher!
- ICYMI: MLB updates with Oakland A’s Socks Girl 8/16
- A’s wear 1914 throwback jerseys (plus a short A’s history lesson, with links to more in-depth articles)
My Wednesday and Sunday August Columns from FanSided.com: as of 8/22/14
- Are the New York Mets being too careful with Matt Harvey?
- MLB: 10 best pitchers when you need a win
- 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
*NEW: every Monday during the season on FanSided.com: MLB Top Performances of the Week
This week’s latest news from Call to the Pen: as of 8/22/14
- Orioles’ Manny Machado out for the season**
- MLB playoff contenders square off this weekend
- Price pitches 1-hitter, loses to Rays
- Snake Bitten: The 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks
- Angels’ Garrett Richards is out for the season (video)**
- Chris Carter is the best slugger you’ve never heard of
- Mark Ellis to the DL, Cards re-call Garcia**
- Why Verlander should close for the Tigers
- Since when are the Padres an offensive juggernaut?
- Alfredo Simon and his post ASG struggles
- Reds’ Chapman dealing with shoulder soreness**
- Top prospect Byron Buxton’s season is over**
- Tigers’ Jim Johnson experiment already failing**
- Two series that could shape the N.L. playoff picture
- Cardinals bullpen breakdown: trouble in the late innings
- CttP’s Power Rankings week 22
- So Miss Texas can’t pitch (at all) … who cares?
- Cubs trade former top prospect Brett Jackson
- Tanaka throws first bullpen session**
- Seattle has found it’s offense
MLB Division and Wild Card Standings as of 8/22/14:
- Orioles 73-53
- Yankees 65-61
- Blue Jays 65-63
- Rays 63-65
- Red Sox 56-72
- Royals 71-56
- Tigers 68-58
- Indians 64-63
- White Sox 59-69
- Twins 57-70
- Angels 76-51
- Athletics 75-52
- Mariners 69-58
- Astros 55-74
- Rangers 49-78
- Nationals 73-54
- Braves 68-61
- Marlins 64-63
- Mets 60-69
- Phillies 57-71
- Brewers 71-57
- Cardinals 69-58
- Pirates 66-62
- Reds 61-68
- Cubs 56-72
- Dodgers 73-57
- Giants 68-59
- Padres 59-68
- Diamondbacks 54-75
- Rockies 50-77
A.L. Top 5 teams:
- Blue Jays
NL Top 5 Teams: