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- Shea: A’s minor-league changes - New gigs for Bobby Crosby, Adam Rosales... ($)
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- Press release: Oakland A’s Hire Tonya Antonucci as Vice President of Marketing...
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Today in Baseball History:
- 1938 — The brothers Joe, Vince and Dom DiMaggio play together for the first time, making up an outfield for an All-Star team in a West Coast charity game.
- 2002 — Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito wins the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.
Best of Twitter:
- It doesn’t look like the A’s will have room to protect Payton, nearly 28...
Team USA outfielder Mark Payton, who homered last night before a heavy @MLB scouting presence, is a name to remember for the Rule 5 draft if #Athletics don’t protect him on their 40-man later this month. He posted a 1.053 OPS at Las Vegas this year. LH-hitting corner OF.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 5, 2019
- Baseball is very different in October...
I find the difference in context between the regular season and postseason fascinating.— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 5, 2019
Season / postseason in 2019
4.49 / 3.72 ERA
1.33 / 1.26 WHIP
1.4 / 1.3 HR/9
8.9 / 10.0 SO/9
.252 / .230 AVG
.323 / .306 OBP
.435 / .395 SLG
.758 / .700 OPS
- Yu have to love Darvish...
My bad. https://t.co/swfYqpsxmG— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) November 5, 2019