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2013 MLB Trades: Oakland Athletics Send Green To Anaheim for Callaspo

The Oakland Athletics for the past few days rumors have swirled regarding starting pitcher Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox, yet the cost was too high for the franchise. Looking elsewhere General Manager Billy Beane made another brilliant move with division rival the Los Angeles Angels.  Heading to the Athletics is Alberto Callaspo who started his career as a second basemen with the Kansas City Royals before moving to third base. His best season came in 2009 when he hit .300, had a obp of .356, with 173 hits,
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MLB : Braves 1B Freddie Freeman Leads List Of Most Underrated Players

As baseball's All-Star break approaches, MLB fans will soon get a glimpse of the game's most recognizable stars, as voted on by the fans themselves. It's a popularity contest, so the players on display are the players that everyone knows, either by media exposure or word of mouth. But what about the “other guys?” The unsung heroes that fly under the radar? Below, I will assess each team's most underrated
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2013 MLB All-Star Game: A Look At Snubs From The AL and NL

The 2013 MLB All Star-Game rosters are finally set for the mid summer classic. Leaving some to wonder which players have been snubbed from the roster.  There were some key notables for each league if rosters were expanded and for most felt that based on stats alone should get it.  Both Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy have both left out great talent! A look at the AL snubs: 2nd Base
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Are The Oakland Athletics Overrated?

On Twitter today Yahoo: Sports Talk Live asked this question on Twitter about the 2013  Oakland Athletics. Are the A's actually overrated, feasting off the AL's bottom-feeders? Tweet us your thoughts and we'll debate at 5pm on @YSTL! #YSTL — Y! SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) June 17, 2013 With a 42-29 record the A's are on top of the American League West division. At home their record is 22-12 and on the road 20-17. Now
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The Problem With Bryce Harper’s Ejection

Major League Baseball umpires have too much control over games and there's no better example than that of Bryce Harper's ejection by third base umpire John Hirshbeck in the first inning. Harper attempted to check his swing on a curveball thrown by Pittsburgh Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez. The pitch was close with the count 2-2 and the call appealed, with Hirshbeck signalling that he did go around. There's no question that Harper did question the call and put his arms up in
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Josh Donaldson Clutch As Athletics Take Series From The Yankees

It wasn't that long ago regardless of venue facing the New York Yankees was a difficult task for the Oakland Athletics. Yet, since the 2012 season that has changed after sweeping a four game series at home and overall a 5-5 record, the best mark since 2007 a year in which the team went 4-2. Friday night kicked off the series and A.J. Griffin pitched outstanding shutting out the Yankees for seven innings
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A’s Robbed Of Walk-Off Home Run Even With Review, End up winning 10-8 in 19 Innings

Major League Baseball has done at least one thing right in regards to replay and that's instituting reviews of home run calls.  Tonight that system failed as Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young hit a walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels. The original call on the field a triple. A's manager Bob Melvin went out to ask for a replay and after a short discussion the umpiring crew obliged him. One thing that was clear the ball
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Painting the Black: Baseball's Week in Review

This early in the baseball season, there are usually a handful of storylines that fans tend to follow closely. During the past seven days, baseball provided as much drama and fodder for the media as any daytime soap opera ever could. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stories of the past week in Major League Baseball: One of the greatest streaks in sports history was finally laid
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Painting the Black: Baseball’s Week in Review

This early in the baseball season, there are usually a handful of storylines that fans tend to follow closely. During the past seven days, baseball provided as much drama and fodder for the media as any daytime soap opera ever could. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stories of the past week in Major League Baseball: One of the greatest streaks in sports history was finally laid
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Josh Donaldson Provides The Heroics As The A's Beat The Tigers

It was a match-up between the two best offenses in the American League, the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Bartolo Colon turned into a pitcher's duel. Colon made one mistake and that was in the third inning when he gave up a three-run home run to Prince Fielder. He ended up giving up eight hits, three runs all earned and struck out five while not giving up a walk. As for Scherzer he went six innings striking