Posts tagged Oakland A’s

CESPEDES SIGNS WITH A’S

CESPEDES SIGNS WITH A’S

26-year old Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a four-year/$36M deal with the Oakland A’s, to the surprise of many. Cespedes joins a long list of young talent that the A’s have acquired in recent months, only this one cost Billy Beane and Co. money, not established major league talent. There are several question […]

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

THE NELSON CRUZ EXPERIENCE

Rangers OF Nelson Cruz has developed into a hitting machine with a flair for the dramatic as he has shined over the past two post-seasons. When you see the big bomber post an OPS of 1.019 under the playoff/Word Series spotlight (including 6 HRs in the 2011 ALCS alone), it is hard to imagine that Cruz’ road […]

THROWBACK: A’S, BUCS SWAP PLAYER FOR MGR

THROWBACK: A’S, BUCS SWAP PLAYER FOR MGR

On November 5, 1976, Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley, apparently getting near the end of his arsenal of unconventional moves, reached deep down into his bag of tricks and made a trade for a veteran catcher. Finley got Manny Sanguillen from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Chuck Tanner. Yes, the Chuck Tanner who MANAGED the A’s […]

MONEYBALL OPENS A WEEK FROM TODAY

MONEYBALL OPENS A WEEK FROM TODAY

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