- Lockard: A’s assistant hitting coach Eric Martins on his new position, Chapman’s evolution, Neuse’s athleticism and more... ($$$)
- Kleinschmidt: A’s AL MVP finalist Marcus Semien doesn’t win shortstop Silver Slugger...
- Zolecki: Lefty Cole Hamels open to 1-year deal with a postseason-level club...
- Heyman: Yankees, outfielder Brett Gardner discussing new contract...
- Rosenthal: Ben Cherington a candidate for Pirates’ baseball ops opening...
- Eddy: Minor League Free Agents 2019...
Baseball Interest Stories:
- Jenks: The outsider’s advantage - Freedom to ditch the old ways and embrace new solutions for a sport’s problems... ($$$)
- Kagan: It’s Physics - Juiced Balls Don’t Explain the Home Run Explosion...
- Sarris: Seven midlevel free agents who could make a difference next season... ($$$)
- Simon: For better or worse - Eighteen MLB free agents who can make an impact with their defense... ($$$)
- Edwards: Are the Cubs Really Going to Ignore Their Window for Contention?
- Boor, Rosenbaum and Mayo: 30 teams, 30 candidates for 2020 ROY...
- 2004 — Receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes, Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby wins the 2004 American League Rookie of the Year Award. Crosby, who is the son of former big league infielder Ed Crosby, hit .239 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI.
- 2010 — The Oakland Athletics win the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, whose name was placed on the posting system by his team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League. The A’s, who maintained the lowest ERA in the American League in 2010, now have 30 days to come to an agreement with Iwakuma, considered the second-best pitcher in Japan after Yu Darvish, but will fail to reach a deal.
Best of Twitter:
- He won’t walk away with any hardware, but don’t let that detract from Semien’s incredible year...
Just here with a note of appreciation for Marcus Semien. He had a better season this year than 6-time All Star and 2002 MVP Miguel Tejada ever had, but Semien wasn't an All-Star, didn't win a Gold Glove, didn't win a Silver Slugger, &won't win MVP. Still, he was friggin' great.— Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs) November 8, 2019
- Larry Walker belongs in the Hall of Fame!
Tony Gwynn - 2,440 games:— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) November 7, 2019
69.2 rWAR | 65.0 fWAR
5 Gold Gloves (5.7 DRS)
Larry Walker - 1,988 games:
72.7 rWAR | 68.7 fWAR
7 Gold Gloves (93.9 DRS)
- The Astros lose a legend...