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Blog: Booing Is Part Of Being A Fan

[caption id="attachment_28372" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Thearon W. Henderson Getty Images North America[/caption] Today the topic of booing caught my attention after someone posted a blog referring to Oakland Athletics fans in a group that I run that has over 5,300 members. It was a given that Baltimore Orioles third basemen Manny Machado was going to get a rude welcome in Oakland. First for his reaction to a tag by Josh Donaldson, which Fernando Abad obliged Machado by brushing him back
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Grant Balfour fails Baltimore Orioles physical

[caption id="attachment_19803" align="alignnone" width="400"] Grant Balfour failed the Baltimore Orioles physical. (October 9, 2013 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)[/caption]     The Baltimore Orioles will be looking for another Closing Pitcher. Grant Balfour, who is 36 years old, failed the team's physical which effectively shut the door. This is truly odd considering that Balfour has not missed any games as of late. Clearly the Orioles saw something
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MLB Winter Meetings: Can Robinson Cano Resurrect The Seattle Mariners?

  [caption id="attachment_19393" align="alignnone" width="400"] Robinson Cano is the power hitter that the Seattle Mariners desperately needed. (August 30, 2013 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)[/caption]     The Seattle Mariners have been one of the most underperforming in baseball the last few years. They have not been the team fans are used to seeing. The glory days of Ken Griffey Jr.  and Randy Johnson are a distant memory.  The good memories
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Top Prospect Michael Choice To Make Major League Debut

On September 1 Major League Baseball rosters expanded to 40 and the Oakland Athletics called up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. While he didn't get a chance to make his debut yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the outfielder is in the lineup for manager Bob Melvin as the designated hitter. In 132 games for the Sacramento River Cats Choice tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 89 rbi, fourth in hits (154), fifth in walks (69) and 10th in OBP (.390). He will hit ninth
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Oakland Athletics Call Up Top Prospect Michael Choice

With the Sacramento River Cats being eliminated from playoff contention yesterday it didn't take much time for the Oakland Athletics to call up top outfield prospect Michael Choice. The now 23-year old got taken in the first round with the 10th pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and has progressively made his way up through the minor league system for the A's. For his 013 season in Sacramento he hit .302 with   154 hits, 90 runs scored, 29 doubles,
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Oakland Athletics: Josh Reddick Turned Season Around After Returning From Disabled List On May 31st

The 2013 season hasn't been kind to Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick offensively. What compounded his issues at the plate a wrist injury that he suffered on April 7th. He did sit out a few games before returning to the lineup and eventually wound up on the disabled list a month later. At the time he was hitting .152 with one home run, 14 rbi, six doubles, 10 runs scored and a .266 OBP. When
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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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A Clinic In The First Round, The Best For Last In Final Round For Cespedes To Win The Home Run Derby

Yoenis Cespedes has struggled in his second season with the Oakland Athletics, yet still got invited to participate in the 2013 Home Run Derby and the selection by New York Yankees second basemen Robinson Cano couldn't have gone better and more importantly he averaged the longest home runs of any of the participants at 407.9 feet. During the first round he blasted 17 home runs (third most in derby history
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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