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Game Thread #109: Athletics vs. Rangers

Happy Friday and a warm welcome to Oakland, CA, where national attention has moved to the AL West, as the A's and Rangers belly up to the figurative bar in an AL West showdown that will swing the...

Podcast & Links: Bienvenidos, Alberto Callaspo!

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Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the recently acquired Alberto Callaspo, the red-hot Eric Sogard and Derek Norris, and the status of the rest of the AL West....

Rangers Series Preview: Q&A with Lone Star Ball

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With the A's and Rangers set to square off for three games, I asked Adam J Morris of Lone Star Ball a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Coming To Grips With Dan Straily

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This Fangraphs article, about the evolution and specifics of the grips Dan Straily uses for his fastball, slider, and changeup, is a great read. There's just a ton of interesting info in here,...

The Seth Smith Problem: Part 1

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Seth Smith has had a five-year career as a solid complementary player. Might that run of solid play have reached its end?

Who Are Oakland's Hottest Hitters Right Now?

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July is over. Who were Oakland's hottest and coldest players last month?

The Rangers Aren't On Cruz Control

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First of all, on a more general note, this year's trading deadline was highly influenced by PEDs and the impending suspensions of around 20 players. The Tigers, having sent Jhonny Peralta to the...

The Reign of Finley

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For better and worse, Charlie Finley established the A's maverick persona. His ghost may still haunt the team.

Game #108: Sun not enough help, A's fall 5-2

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The Blue Jays had one of the worst fielding days you can have as an MLB team. Their errors and lost balls in the sun led to two A’s runs. Unfortunately, that’s all the A’s would manage today...

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