Mark Mulder


Mark Mulder wins third straight American Century Championship
As it turns out Mark Mulder, former Major League Baseball pitcher for both the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals, is an exceptionally good golfer. There’s a chance maybe people, people like pro-golfer Phil Mickelson who has won five major championship titles a professional in the sport, might take issue with that statement. Then again 2017 was Mulder’s third straight victory at the world’s premiere celebrity golf tournament, the American Century Championship. Mark Mulder was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 1998 and was fast-tracked to the majors, making his MLB debut and exceeding his rookie limits during the […]

Mark Mulder gets unprecedented third straight win at star-studded celebrity ...


A.J. Puk, A's top draft pick 2016
With the 6th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft the Athletics select A.J. Puk from the University of Florida The last time the Oakland Athletics had a draft pick higher than the number six pick they had in the 2016 MLB draft was almost two decades ago, in 1998. In 1998, with the second pick in the draft, the A’s selected a 6-foot-6, imposing left-hander by the name of Mark Mulder. With the sixth pick of the 2016 draft, the A’s selected a 6-foot-7, even more imposing left-hander by the name of A.J. Puk. While the majority of their […]

Meet A’s 2016 top draft pick A.J. Puk


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As previously noted there is an influx of players who have been out of the game or even officially retired that are suddenly prepped to make their big comeback to the Major Leagues. I’ve written quite a few posts both here on BBST and on Baseball Hot Corner in regards to this phenonmenon. Seriously when you see the list and the number of posts written, it’s almost like last year’s trend where seemingly almost every pitcher imaginable was in some stage of the Tommy John surgery process. With the exception of the “signing Cuban players” trend, I’d say that older […]

The 2015 comeback “kids”



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Update: February 3, 2014 – According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik, Barry Zito will be holding a showcase for teams today – Tuesday – and I felt it appropriate to update and repost this. Barry Zito is throwing for a select group of teams Tuesday, says Scott Boras. He still wants to pitch after sitting out 2014. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) February 2, 2015 I’ve become fascinated with the fact that it seems like everyone and their mom is trying to make a comeback in 2015 whether your 33-year-old Joe Blanton or 37-year-old Andruw Jones, it’s a rush to try to […]

Barry Zito should NOT come back, EVER.


There has already been a rash of pitchers, Mark Mulder, Johan Santana, Dontrelle Willis and Joe Blanton to name a few, attempting to make a comeback out of retriement. Some haven’t officially retired but they’re coming back after missing multiple seasons in the big leagues For those of you old enough to remember, our next comback kid hit two home runs for the Atlanta Braves, at the age of 19, in game one of the 1996 World Series against the New York Yankees. He won ten consecutive Gold Gloves as the Braves centerfielder among other accomplishments. Yes, I’m talking about Andruw Jones. […]

Andruw Jones to make comeback attempt


*I know I’ve already written about a few of these players’ comeback attempts in more detail but Wednesday a new name was added to the list so ….. here’s a little slide show! It looks like 2015 is already the year pitching comebacks or comeback attempts, at least. Whether or not the pitcher in question has been retired for years or out of baseball just a matter of months, it seems like more and more pitchers are trying to make their way back to the show.   Most are in their mid-late 30’s and have been out of the game for […]

Are retired pitchers starting a new trend in 2015?



Mark Mulder is a former All-Star pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals whose career was cut short by injuries. Mark Mulder was once one of the elite pitchers in the game. He was drafted number two overall by the Oakland Athletics in 1998 and thus began his stellar, yet short, career. As part of Oakland’s “Big Three” along with Barry Zito and Tim Hudson, he helped lead the Athletics to four straight playoff appearances from 2000 to 2004. In 2001 at the young age of 23 he finished second to Roger Clemens in the CY Young […]

Mark Mulder mulling idea of a second comeback attempt


I already wrote a post on the many, many reasons, in my opinion, that Barry Zito should absolutely not attempt to comeback to baseball but then I saw this picture: Ok, the guy used to have his head on relatively straight but it was always kind of in the clouds. As a member of the Oakland Athletics he was the type who’s into Buddhism, nature, surfing and yoga. I can’t say for sure that he was into any of those things except for surfing but that was the attitude he put forward to the public. After joining the San Francisco […]

Yet another sign Barry Zito should NOT comeback to baseball