Hey AN, just wanted to ask you guys a quick question. If I'm able to see the A's in Houston this summer, is it cool if I post some pictures and a game thread? (I would just be going to one game between July 22-24, is the series I believe.)
I didn't realize how into AN wittwriter18 is. Amazing, bro!
After Monday's game, he was batting only .150 in spring training, but he had a .333 on-base percentage, a tribute to his A's lineage and the "Moneyball" ethic. Even in those early years, before his biker image yielded to the Yankees' clean-shaving regimen, Giambi might have been constructing a career in management through regular discussions with Billy Beane.
"There were times he'd come down and say 'Hey, J, we want to make a trade. Here's three guys, who do you think would fit on this team?' " Giambi said. "… By sabermetrics, their values would be same, and (he'd ask) who do you think will fit in this room? That was when we got guys like Jeff Tam and Johnny Damon."
What's up fellow ANers! This is athleticsperson01! I just want to thank everyone who read or commented on my offseason trade posts. Next year will be better. I'm a lot smarter than people think. P.S. I will continue to comment on other ANers blogs, and post any other info of A's acquisitions, if there are any up to Opening Night.
Pitcher from down under/Making opposing hitters wonder/Nasty pitches thrown/Shocking them as they head to the dugout, likely alone /This guy's got a plan/He's the tat man!
<!-- extended entry --> Hey everybody, so by now we've known the A's were in a 3 team trade, involving the Seattle Mariners, and the Washington Nationals. The A's sent two prospects, one of them noteably one of the best in our farm system in pitcher, AJ Cole. The green and gold end up receiving catcher, John Jaso, whom by the way will don the number 5. He had a great year, so far in his whole career.
Kind of random here, but I am watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations TV Show. In the 9th episode of the 7th season, he goes to Cuba and part of the episode shows groups that get together and debate baseball in the street.
Tony's translator was talking about how many of the current (back in July 2011) Cuban players would be stars, and he named Cespedes (among a few others whose names I couldn't catch) as one of the ones he thought would be a star.
Just a funny thing I heard
I just received a weird, e-mail from paris7. Is he joking around? I don't need to lose weight. LOL!