Category Archives: Oakland Athletics

Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … Continue reading

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White Sox Acquire Ace Jeff Samardzija and Closer David Robertson

What a difference a day makes. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Chicago White Sox were a team coming off a dismal 72-89 season and just watched Paul Konerko, the face of the franchise for more than a decade, ride … Continue reading

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Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 5 Days

It’s officially “Truck Day” for most Major League Baseball teams. For those who don’t know what Truck Day is all about, it’s simply the day when teams load up their bats, balls, jockstraps and other supplies on trucks and ship … Continue reading

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It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 7 Days

For today’s entry on the countdown, I’ve decided to veer away from my hometown team and—for the most part—away from my era. Today’s Major League Moment is Kirk Gibson’s iconic pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 … Continue reading

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Seven Suitors for Free Agent Second Baseman Felipe Lopez

It shouldn’t be like this. For Felipe Lopez, coming off a career year, it simply shouldn’t be like this. Lopez, 29, is coming off an incredible season in which he split time between Arizona and Milwaukee. On the whole Lopez … Continue reading

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