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White Cleat Beat is online & BBST is taking a short vacation!

Change can be a good thing! BBST is taking a vacation! Hey all! I’m sure that you’ve noticed that I have written anything new in the last few weeks, perhaps longer. I’m not sure anyone really cares but I’m putting my blog on vacation indefinitely but I am hoping to have it back up and running by the beginning of spring training 2017. Why would I do such a thing? It’s a good question. In November, to be honest I was just a bit burnt out so I slacked on my blog to keep a little bit of my sanity […]

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My column on the front page of SI.com! 6

To Read the original article CLICK HERE! So yeah! My completely awesome column (that I honestly did relatively fast since I overslept) made the front page of Sports Illustrated’s website for the first time! How awesome is that? It’s one thing having fun and running a MLB site for FanSided but applying for the Features Division was a great idea! I just have to write three extra pieces a week – plus a few a day for Call to the Pen and then attempt to keep up with my poor blog!!! My blog numbers are dwindling – actually I am […]


Can the A’s comeback to win the A.L. West (again)? 4

It’s been 14 straight months of regular season baseball since the Oakland Athletics have had a losing record. That streak ended Saturday night as they lost their third straight game to the Los Angeles Angels. Even if they win Sunday on August’s final day the Athletics will finish the month with a 13-16 record. However, the Oakland Athletics generally play better baseball when they are considered the underdogs. On August 31, 2012 the A’s were four games back of the A.L. West leading Texas Rangers and on August 31, 2013 they Athletics were two games behind the Rangers. The A’s […]


10 best MLB pitchers when you need a win (Sunday column)

  Happy Sunday! It’s that time again, time for my column and today we are talking pitchers – who’d you start in a “win or go home” situation? Say it’s game 7 of the World Series and it’s your favorite team’s championship on the line. What current MLB pitcher would you want starting that game for your team? Would it be the guy with the best ERA? Best playoff record? Most wins? It’s a tough call, for sure. There are all kinds of variables in reality such as what team you are playing against, righty or lefty, the ballpark you […]


MLB: Introducing the 2014 All-Injury Team

A brief intro to my Featured Column written for FanSided.com on Wednesday August 13, 2014:   The 2014 MLB All- Injury team was not an easy group to pick. It seems as though the entire year has been one big injury after another. Guys started going down right at the beginning of spring training and the epidemic, mostly among pitchers – 90% of whom needed Tommy John surgery, has not stopped.  Before the season started both the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland A’s lost two of their top starters to Tommy John surgery in Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen and […]


Latest Leaders – July 2014 – Need your Help Please! :) 5

Uh oh! I know I have been neglecting my blog a bit lately in order to get work done on Call to the Pen and get my Featured Columns in by their deadlines for FanSided’s main page – but I worked pretty hard on the blog for July and still fell a little short in the July fan rankings! From May to June I jumped from #34 to #17 but in July I fell back two whole spots to #19! 🙁 Sure, I know it could be worse but it will be worse if I don’t get moving on it […]


BBST is back with MLB Trade Deadline news, video blogs, new posts and more!

I know it has been awhile since I posted. I haven’t posted any updates from Call to the Pen and believe me we have the scoop on everything that went down on Thursday. Every trade, every move! You can find it on CalltothePen.com!  I was in a state of ecstatic shock regarding my Oakland A’s and the biggest trade (IMO) of the Trade Deadline. Those emotions moved from shock and awe to shock and anger/annoyance as the day’s second blockbuster trade went down just before the 4 pm Eastern deadline. I’ve been working furiously on trade stuff, attempting to keep […]


Gentry hits DL, A’s call up OF Billy Burns from Double-A

 Billy Burns is extremely exciting news, it also comes with a loss. It was reported today by John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that outfielder Craig Gentry, 30, has been put on the disabled list with a broken hand. However, Burns is as fast as they come. He came over to the Athletics organization in the trade that sent lefty-reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals and will be the first rookie the A’s have used all season. Back before the season began I made the Bold Prediction that Billy Burns would make the A’s Opening Day roster. It was a bold statement […]