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Daniel Nava Playing His Way Back Into Relevancy

Following an abysmal start to the 2014 campaign in which Daniel Nava slashed .130/.221/.234 through the first two months, the Red Sox outfielder has picked up the pace at his vintage 2013 level. Daniel Nava represents one of the great stories in baseball, signing a $1 contract with Boston in desperation for a shot at the big leagues.  Not even earning a spot on his college baseball team, Nava never lost
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2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Jon Lester-Yoenis Cespedes Trade, A Home-Run For Athletics

[caption id="attachment_28638" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (July 19, 2014 - Source: Jim Rogash/Getty Images North America)[/caption]   In perhaps the biggest move at the trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox traded right-handed pitcher, Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. According to media reports, Boston acquired the Cuban-born slugger for Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes, in a deal to help address an area of weakness in power-hitting from the right
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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
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Umpire Gerry Davis Makes Horrific Judgment Call

For some reason the 2013 MLB season hasn't been kind to the Oakland Athletics when it comes to umpiring. Chris Young hit a game winning home run in extra innings only to have it ruled a double, Adam Rosales hit a game tying home run in Cleveland that got upheld as a double, against the Boston Red Sox a fan interfered with a ball, yet was never called and last night umpire Gerry Davis poor judgment gave the San Francisco Giants a run. In the bottom of the
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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 Place Cespedes On 15-Day DL

Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
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A’s Place Cespedes On 15-Day DL

Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
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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
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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