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And Then That Happened.

July 31st, 2014

When I first saw the news on Twitter that the A’s had acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, I thought it was a joke. Certainly the A’s wouldn’t trade away Cespedes in the middle of a pennant race, even for an ace like Lester. But then it was […]

So That Happened.

July 5th, 2014

Something was bound to get me to write a blog post this season. It wasn’t going to be the fact that the A’s own baseball’s best record or the best run differential by a large margin halfway through the season. No, it had to be one of those Billy Beane “*%$#ing A” trades, and we […]

SONNY

October 6th, 2013

He wasn’t in the rotation until August, and he was making his 11th big league start in the ALDS. And he was going up against A’s killer and 2011 Cy Young and AL MVP Justin Verlander. It was very much the David vs. Goliath matchup as far as name recognition goes, but man, did Sonny […]

Unlike a lot of people, I’m not going to pile on Josh Reddick for striking out with Yoenis Cespedes at third and one out in the second inning. That was a big missed opportunity, yes, but Max Scherzer strikes guys out. Seriously, that’s what he does. He was second in all of baseball in strikeouts […]

October Again

September 30th, 2013

Well, here we are again. 162 games are in the books and the A’s are one of the remaining 11(!) teams with games still to play. This year’s A.L. West Division title came with less fanfare and drama than last year’s, but it’s still just as sweet to beat out a couple of teams most […]

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