Chris Carter


Oakland Athletics reunite with Chris Carter
The Oakland Athletics have reunited with an old friend, first baseman Chris Carter.  The Oakland Athletics announced Friday that they have signed Carter to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Nashville. Carter was drafted in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He was eventually traded to the Oakland Athletics along with Brett Anderson, Aaron Cunningham, Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson in 2007. Carter made his debut in August of 2010 with the Athletics but didn’t exceed his rookie limits in 2012. He played in 67 games for the A’s […]

Oakland Athletics reunite with Chris Carter


astros, unsung hero
When the Oakland Athletics acquired Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros last November, they thought they knew the type of player they were getting. It was, afterall, the second time in two years that the Houston and Oakland had made a trade for the versatile infielder. The A’s thought they were getting a versatile mostly defensive player who they would be using all over the infield. Instead they’ve gotten a second baseman who is leading the team in errors but has become a complete RBI machine. The first time Oakland acquired Lowrie from the Astros in 2013, he was part […]

Jed Lowrie is Oakland’s unsung hero


home runs
*Originally written for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball on Oct. 1, 2015 Astros seeing a home run resurgence in season’s final days About a month ago the Houston Astros’ lead in the American League West was slipping from their grasp. They had been in first place in the division almost everyday since mid-April and were slowly losing ground to the Texas Rangers. Now it’s a three-way chase for the AL West and second wild card spot, which could possibly even end in a three-way tie between the Astros, the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers. The Angels had been behind in […]

Astros homer runs may just save season



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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 the AL home run champion, it all still could have happened. It could happen again. The Astros’ finished only three games above the last place Texas Rangers and slugger Chris Carter finished just three home runs shy of tying Nelson Cruz for the most home runs in Major League Baseball. […]

Why the Houston Astros may NOT win the AL West


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So this is interesting! It was just brought to my attention while watching the Cardinals play the Pirates and it makes sense but not a lot of people pay attention to the Houston Astros but an odd situation could very well occur for the team once the 2014 MLB season has come to an end.  The Houston Astros, who have the second worst record in the American League, could possibly finish dead last and have both the A.L. Home Run Champion and the Batting Champion as part of their last place team. Of course the Astros will probably not fall […]

It’s possible: A team can finish last while having BOTH ...


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Top MLB Performances of the Week