Matt Joyce

Oakland Athletics
Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum in Oakland was already a great day for the Oakland Athletics long before Matt Olson stepped up to the plate to face Baltimore Orioles’ closer Zach Britton in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Oakland Athletics were already up by the score of 8-3 and were on the verge of getting a much needed win in front of the home crowd.  After falling behind the Orioles and starter Jeremy Hellickson 2-0, the A’s came roaring back in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring five runs. The biggest three of those runs coming off […]

A’s rookie Matt Olson hits rare homer off Orioles’ closer ...

It’s pretty obvious that the Josh Hamilton we see today is a different player than the Josh Hamilton we saw win an MVP award and make five straight All-Star appearances with the Texas Rangers. It’s also pretty obvious that Los Angeles Angels overpaid for the 33-year-old former superstar. Prior to moving to the Angels from the Rangers for a 5-year $125 million contract, Hamilton hit .305. He averaged 28 home runs and 101 RBI a season over his five seasons with the Rangers. Hamilton led the league in RBI in 2008, his first season as a Ranger having spent his […]

Have the Angels given up on Josh Hamilton?