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Yonder Alonso shines at 2017 MLB All-Star Game
It is the eighth season for Yonder Alonso in Major League Baseball (really it’s just his sixth full season). He finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2012, but he hadn’t yet seemed to live up to his potential offensively. And he had definitely never made an appearance in the MLB All-Star Game. Defensively he’s a complete ace as a corner infielder at first base. That was the reason that the Oakland Athletics traded Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and Jabari Blash for Yonder Alonso and reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the San Diego Padres. Yet he […]

Yonder Alonso shines at 88th MLB All-Star Game


Coco Crisp takes job as high school coach 1
Coco Crisp, yes, that, Coco Crisp –  the one and only – has officially accepted a job as a high school baseball coach at Shadow Hills High School in Indio, California. One would think Coco Crisp should have and could have aimed a little higher, right? There are minor league coaching positions, scouting options, working in a front office somewhere – ya, know, maybe even in Oakland, where we adore him so much! But now Shadow Hills High School is likely to be by far the coolest and luckiest high school in the world! I wonder how many high schools […]

Coco Crisp accepts head coaching job at Shadow Hills High ...


Bartolo Colon signs with Twins
Go forth and rejoice! Everybody’s favorite Big Sexy pitcher is back in the game.  After being designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on June 29, many people wondered if Bartolo Colon would ever play in the big leagues again and everyone was in mourning — especially me! I always used the hashtag #Team Bartolo during the 2013 season when he should have won the Cy Young at age 40 and ever since!!  The #Braves today designated RHP Bartolo Colón for assignment and selected the contract of LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A @GwinnettBraves. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 29, 2017 […]

ICYMI: Bartolo is BACK!



Catching up on my articles
Well, being that I’ve been away from my blog but still writing I thought I would provide some links to some of my latest articles that I think might be interesting for you to read (plus, with The Inquisitr – as explained previously, I could use the extra readers)! Most of the articles are on the A’s or the AL West but lately I’ve ventured into other territory like the American League East and the National League Central. I’ve also written a couple of political and world news articles (even one NASCAR piece … shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone! LOL!) but […]

Catching up on my latest articles!


BBST is back and ready to talk some Major league Baseball
Hi Everyone! I’m back and I’m ready to write what I want to write about: Major League Baseball and the Oakland Athletics, of course!  As some of you may know, I took a sabbatical from my blog to work as the site expert for FanSided’s White Cleat Beat.  However, it was near impossible to find and recruit: 1. People who wanted to write about the Oakland A’s (LOL!) and 2. People who were even remotely competent when it came to knowing about the team. Ok, I’m somewhat of a hardass when it comes to knowing things about the Athletics, but for […]

BBST is back and ready to talk some Major League ...


free agent signing
The seal has been broken by the Atlanta Braves. They’ve made the first free agent signing of the offseason; R.A. Dickey. The #Braves today agreed to terms with R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) on a 1-year MLB contract for the 2017 season with a club option for 2018. pic.twitter.com/Yd5qMYfYMH — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 10, 2016 Dickey, who turned 42 on October 29, was a first round draft pick of the Texas Rangers – way back in 1996. He spent a significant amount of time playing for the Rangers, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays with short stints in Seattle., Milwaukee […]

Braves make first free agent signing of the year



otd, Bo Jackson
Hey everyone nice enough to read my blog! 🙂 I know I’ve been missing in action the past week or so! I just wanted to let you know that I had some home/family stuff that needed to be dealt with but that I am definitely back with some OTD in Baseball History (see below!) for ya!  But just so you know, you can expect my regular daily posts from FRSN’s Today’s Knuckleball, beginning with a new piece on A’s rookie Jharel Cotton, as well as pieces written exclusively for this blog on a daily basis once again so you can keep […]

OTD in Baseball History: Bo Jackson hits his first MLB ...


rookies
Rookies Manaea, Mengden and Overton may be key to A’s future  The Oakland Athletics have historically been at their best when their starting rotation led the way for the rest of the team.  The importance of a strong, healthy starting rotation helps even a mediocre bullpen or offense not be a crucial as they would be without a good rotation. The A’s have won with stellar starting rotations, decent bullpens and decent offenses. The majority of the time it’s been pitchers from the A’s farm system that have come up to the majors to end up leading the team to […]

Trio of rookies pitchers could be the key to A’s ...


Freeman, takeaways
Socks Girl’s seven takeways – Week 11 Well, I made a promise to myself and my blog to write my seven takeaways from the week every  Monday and I’ve already broken it by missing not just week nine but week ten as well …. I know, I know. Terrible – who can’t keep up with that?! But somehow it would be Thursday and I’d not done one yet … and so it goes …. but honestly, it’s not that easy when you are constantly writing for work and then want to spend some time with your loved ones – away […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB Week 11



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Just a quick BBST update! Just a quick update on what is going on with me! Sorry to interrupt your baseball reading but I just wanted to let everyone know that I will now have two Twitter accounts – one for my work at Fan Rag Sports Network and Today’s Knuckleball in which I won’t be overtly cheering for my Oakland teams. Being that my job is to cover the Athletics, I can’t be so overly biased on social media. I’m not biased in my columns on the network, however, I can’t go around (as much as I’d like to) […]

A quick BBST update!


cespedes talks about returning to Oakland 2
 Should potential buyers be weary of signing Yoenis Cespedes? Yoenis Cespedes had a couple of unbelievable months in August and September after being traded to the New York Mets from the Detroit Tigers. In fact, he’s had a very good year on the whole, batting .291 with 35 home runs and 105 RBI combined between his time with both teams. However, once October hit and Cespedes stepped on to baseball’s biggest stage, he hasn’t been the same player the Mets had during the second half of the regular season. His offense has gone downhill since the National League Division Series, […]

Buyer Beware: Should Cespedes get a big free agent contract?


managers
It appears that all but one vacant manager positions were filled within the last week, most within the last couple of days. The San Diego Padres fired former manager Bud Black in June and the Miami Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond in May and made the bizarre choice to put general manager Dan Jennings in his place. That did not work out as the Marlins went 71-91 (55-69 with Jennings as manager) in 2015. Now Jennings is out of a managerial job as well as his general manager job.  News of the end of Jennings’ tenure with the Marlins was reported […]

The managers and executives shuffle