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Transitioning A’s Complete Strong Homestand Against Contenders

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s are rebuilding for the future again because they’re not in contention. But still, the Athletics are an exciting ballclub because of their young talent with rookies like Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto. While he’s rumored to be on the trading block, Yonder Alonso for the …

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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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Reeling Giants Rebound to Sweep Rockies

BY RYAN LEONG Baseball is an unpredictable game, perhaps more than any other sport. How else can you explain how a team like the Giants, who already have a Major League worst 51 losses, can manage to sweep a quality team like the Colorado Rockies who arrived on Monday 20 …

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Anemic Giants bats continue to struggle as season slips away

BY RYAN LEONG While the Warriors were gearing up for their parade to celebrate a second NBA title in three years, the Giants were finishing up a disasterous 1-4 home stand by losing two of three to the Twins and being swept in a two-game series against the Royals. The …

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Blue Jays Donaldson haunts A’s again in home stand finale

BY RYAN LEONG The 2017 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. If you like home runs, they’ll provide plenty of offense. Unfortunately they don’t offer much in the way of pitching and are terrible defensively. Wednesday’s homestand finale provided a sample of what the team offers. They got a …

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Strickland’s Beanball Ignites a BaseBrawl in Holiday loss to Nats

BY RYAN LEONG Memorial Day is best known as a time to remember and pay respects to all those who have died while serving in the armed forces. But It seems to have a different meaning for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Strickland has not forgotten that Nationals phenom Bryce Harper …

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A’s blast Red Sox three times before dropping finale

BY RYAN LEONG As well as the A’s played against Boston in this four game series, Sunday’s game was forgettable unless you’re a Red Sox fan. After outscoring the Sox 19-8 in the first three games, the A’s were routed in the finale 12-3, eliminating any hope for the first …

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A’s make walking off against Tigers a habit

BY RYAN LEONG In the classic movie Bull Durham, catcher Crash Davis implores rookie phenom “Nuke” Laloosh to relax and have some fun out there because baseball is a fun game… Fun g-dammit! Well the young A’s have certainly gotten back to their magical fun ways of winning games in …

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