You’re favorite team is just one key piece away from awkwardly hoisting that flagpole-laden World Series trophy, at least that’s what any self-respecting fan should think. But who should they add leading up to the July 31st trade deadline? Everyone with a blog thinks they know who’s on the move and where they will fit best, but successfully mixing up championship chemistry is tough, and that’s why General Managers make a ton of dough. What’s easier to figure out is who’s available that can’t help you. Here are our picks for (allegedly available) players that you don’t want your team to swap for leading up to the July 31st trade deadline.
Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Oakland was up 3-0 in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it up. Right away, the A’s took the lead back and never let go of it in Game Three.
Jarrod Parker will take the mound in Game Three against the Detroit Tigers.
A two-run homer and an unproductive triple by Yoenis Cespedes were hardly enough as the A’s struck out a postseason franchise-high 16 times.
Oakland definitely needs to take advantage of its home-field edge in 2013, for once. The series starts tonight.
For the past few weeks, we’ve heard far too much about what the Tigers don’t have and not enough about what they do.
The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first postseason appearance in eight years.
Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.
Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.