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Yoenis Cespedes' slow start to spring training is a distant memory. Now Oakland's slugging outfielder is hoping to carry his hot swing into the regular season.
Cespedes homered for the second time in three days, a three-run shot off San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, and the Athletics held on to beat the Giants 4-3 on Saturday in the final tuneup for both teams.
Unlike his home run two nights earlier off two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum - a towering blast at pitcher-friendly AT&T Park - Cespedes' three-run shot off Vogelsong just got over the left field wall and helped cap a big ending to his spring.
It also convinced A's manager Bob Melvin that his powerful cleanup hitter is ready to go.
''Anybody else, it's a medium fly ball to left (but) he's just that strong,'' Melvin said. ''He's had a heck of a spring.''
The Cuban slugger, who homered on a hanging changeup from Vogelsong that was on the outer edge ...
BEST OF MAXIM
If there's one thing I love about our fans is that they're loyal. Case and point, our undying love for Barry Bonds amid a sea of hatred by the rest of America.
We love our role players, our bullpen guys, and everyone in between (unless they're terrible of course).
Even me, The Dodgerhater, the mean guy that I am, feel pangs of sadness to see guys like Eli Whiteside...
In a new commercial promoting the upcoming season, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo is asked by a female fan what he would have been if he wasn't a professional pitcher.
While Romo could envision himself being an astronaut, a DJ, or maybe a chef, the female fan (identified as Katrina) could see him as a professional dancer...of the exotic variety.
Video via MLB...
A’s pitcher and the world’s biggest I Killed the Prom Queen fan Travis Blackley was in the Coliseum on Saturday for the A’s spring finale against the Giants. The only weird thing about that is he was designated for assignment by the A’s on Friday. But Blackley, whose status remains in limbo as he goes through waivers, instead took in the game like any other baseball fan—from...
In one of the more amusingly awkward promotional commercials by a major league ball club thus far this year, San Francisco Giants right-handed relief pitcher Sergio Romo is asked by a female fan what career he would choose to go into if he were not a professional pitcher.
Romo rattles off a few alternative careers: An astronaut, a DJ, a chef. But then the female fan — who for some...
POCKETS FULL FOR POSEY
Brian Sabean said he wanted Buster Posey to be a Giant for life, and that could very well be the case with the news that they have signed the reigning NL MVP to a massive deal.
Buster Posey will be counted on to lead the Giants for the next several years.
Tools of ignorance indeed.
Try telling that to Giants catcher Buster Posey. He just signed a nine-year, $167 million contract extension. It’s the largest guaranteed contract in history for a player with three or fewer years of major league experience.
Posey rebounded from an horrific injury in...
San Francisco Giants fans can rejoice, Buster Posey will likely never wear another uniform again. The icon of the Giants signed a 9-year deal that will keep him in a San Francisco jersey until 2022.
The contract extension includes a full no-trade clause and can include incentives if Posey achieves certain accolades. It is an 8-year deal but could include a 9th year on a team option...
Buster Posey is the San Francisco Giants' new franchise man.
The Giants rewarded NL MVP and batting champion with a $167 million, nine-year contract Friday, a deal that includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million over a decade.
The agreement is the longest for a catcher and the largest in Giants history, surpassing Matt Cain's $127.5 million...
The Oakland Athletics placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
The team says Taylor took a redeye flight to New York and is available for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Young was injured during Monday night's 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed...
Hiroyuki Nakajima will start the season on the 15-day disabled list. As the Oakland A's finalized their roster moves, Nakajima was shifted from the 25-man roster to the DL. He injured his hamstring last Tuesday. While he could probably play, the A's want to be cautious.
According to Rick Eymer of MLB.com, the A's had to trim their roster down to 25. Do do...
The San Francisco Giants got hot at exactly the right time last season and carried that momentum not only to a National League West division crown, but to a World Series championship by blowing through the Detroit Tigers in a dominating sweep. The Giants have won two World Series championships in the past two seasons and the question is, will anybody in the National League West be...