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2014/10/01 20:33
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The Uncertain Future Of The Oakland A's01-10-2014 "Moneyball" charmed baseball fans years ago but the disheartening truth remains: The Oakland A's have not won a playoff series since 2006. A's...
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2014/10/01 18:25
2014/10/01 18:25
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So the logical assumption would be that Oakland has kept cost down by building from within -- except that hasn't been the case at all. The A's have the least homegrown flavor of any of the 10 playoff...
2014/10/01 15:12
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My favorite thing from after last night’s game was watching old dinosaur newspaper columnists dropping “Moneyball” zingers. They were great because they showed that (a) those guys never, ever read the...
2014/10/01 07:40
2014/10/01 07:40
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It wound up a season of disappointments for Bob Melvin and the A's. (USATSI) The Oakland Athletics' 2014 season has given up the ghost. Let us now solemnly eulogize their efforts The A's made the...
2014/10/01 07:04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Of all the brutal moments the A’s suffered through after the All-Star break — and there were plenty of them as they stumbled through a 29-38 record in the second half — the final...
2014/10/01 04:10
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Red Sox brass need to turn on a TV and learn a lesson or two: old friend Jon Lester and James Shields — who has been suggested as a possible target of the Sox in free agency — are what the Red Sox...
2014/10/01 03:30
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KANSAS CITY -- The A's were down to one catcher after the third inning when Derek Norris had to replace the injured Geovany Soto. Soto hurt his left thumb tagging out Kansas City Royals base runner...
2014/10/01 03:22
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KANSAS CITY -- Coming into the American League wild-card game, the A's were acutely aware of the strength of the Royals' bullpen, a pen loaded with 98-mph and faster arms. The Royals closer, Greg...
2014/09/30 22:12
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Getty ImagesMinnesota and Tampa Bay helped the sportsbooks have a decent weekend. Approximately $187 million was bet on sports in August at Nevada sportsbooks, an all-time high for the month,...
2014/09/30 20:13
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Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and...
2014/09/30 18:08
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Matchup: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 2 Upset city! The Angels have AL MVP-in-waiting Mike Trout, baseball's best record (98-64) and home field for as long as...
2014/09/30 17:22
2014/09/30 17:22
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Ben Cherington dynamited his Red Sox roster midway through a 93-loss 2012 season, tearing his underachieving team down to its very foundation — that foundation being David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia —...
2014/09/30 17:12
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Both the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals paid dearly for the starting pitchers taking the mound in the American League Wild Card game, yet one of those teams will be eliminated from the...
2014/09/30 17:08
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The MLB playoffs have finally arrived after the annual 162-game gauntlet. Four of the 10 teams are in danger of only playing a 163rd game, with MLB's expanded playoffs allowing for a high-stakes,...
2014/09/30 04:24
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Article Extras The Cubs didn’t play a lot of (any?) meaningful games on the way to their second straight last-place finish and fifth consecutive losing season. But that didn’t stop them from piling...
2014/09/30 04:13
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MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015. "To be the National League Central champs,"...
2014/09/29 22:38
2014/09/29 22:38
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The immediate goal of these moves was propelling their teams into the postseason, but trades for big-time pitchers with massive reputations, resumes and pedigrees are meant for October. The goal here...
2014/09/29 17:41
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We learned a fair amount about the Chicago Cubs in 2014. We found out Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were worth the long contracts they signed a couple years ago. Not that I was too worried,...
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2014/09/29 16:12
2014/09/29 16:12
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The 10 teams in the postseason haven't been to a World Series for a combined 207 years. So many championship-starved teams ... what's a fan to do? Who should you root for? Never fear. My annual...
2014/09/29 16:08
2014/09/29 16:08
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The Oakland A's are limping into the playoffs, which makes Josh Donaldson the perfect man to carry them. After tearing through the first half like world-beaters and stockpiling at the trade deadline,...
2014/10/01 20:33
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