Young A’s hoping to exploit powerful potential in 2018

BY STEVEN LUKE Expectations are low for the Oakland Athletics entering the 2018 season after back-to-back last place finishes, but a few key additions in the offseason and a young core could surprise the league. The 2017 season was not one that will be remembered for many Athletics fans, but …

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A’s end first half home schedule with signs of promise

BY RYAN LEONG With the A’s record at the bottom of the American League standings as proof that the team isn’t going to the playoffs this year, the best course of action is to look towards the future. And the Athletics have done exactly that the past month by waiving …

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Banged-Up Giants fight to stay afloat with split against Dodgers

BY RYAN LEONG The Dodgers and Giants are arguably the best rivalry on the west coast but it pales in comparison to the heated feud between the Yankees and Red Sox. Although many might argue that New York and Boston isn’t exactly the Hatfields vs. the McCoys anymore either given …

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Moore’s eight strong innings lead Giants to win in home opener

BY RYAN LEONG The Giants have now played at the corner of 3rd and King Streets for 18 seasons. Candlestick Park, once considered the worst ballpark in America matched the brand of baseball played inside the decrepit concrete bowl. But since 2000, the Orange and Black have showcased perhaps the …

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Giants poised for another Championship run

BY RICK PORCARO & DANIEL GLUSKOTER As they prepare to return to the field for the first time since their heartbreaking collapse against the Cubs in the NLDS, the San Francisco Giants appear to have addressed their biggest weakness with the signing of free-agent closer Mark Melancon. The question is …

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Oakland A’s looking to the future in 2017

BY RICK PORCARO & DANIEL GLUSKOTER As the Oakland A’s prepare to return home from spring training in Arizona, many questions remain about what to expect from them in the 2017 season. While the prospects are strong for a noticeable improvement over last season’s 69-93 last place finish, the American …

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