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During the 2011 postseason, I wrote about Brandon Inge and the unusual circumstances of his season with the Detroit Tigers. In post entitled Brandon Inge’s Rare Feat, I explained that:
Based on my research, Inge appears to be the only player in the past 10 years with more than five years of major...
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The Oakland Athletics have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin and recalled infielder Adam Rosales from Triple-A Sacramento.
The move was retroactive to Sunday and landed Inge on the DL for the second time. He started the season on the DL with Detroit with a strained left groin. He signed with the A's as a free agent after...
Anyone who has seen Moneyball knows the Oakland A’s budget has been strapped over the years. But really??? Can they be this cheap? The A’s signed Brandon Inge over two weeks ago, and this man still has no luggage. At least, he has no luggage to match his teammates’. After destroying his former team this weekend, Brandon Inge and his Oakland A’s packed up for their visit to...
The Oakland A's are likely to have three of their regulars on the disabled list by the time Thursday's game starts at Texas. After Oakland's 4-1 loss at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday, Brandon Inge made it clear he believes he will land on the DL because the sore groin that has kept him out of the past four games has not improved. If anything, it felt a little worse...
Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is scheduled to begin a 10-game minor league stint with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday in Albuquerque.
Barring rainouts, the designated hitter and outfielder is eligible to be activated by the Oakland Athletics from his 50-game suspension on May 30 - his 40th birthday - for the finale of a weekend series at Minnesota.
While the A's could have...
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin says there is a ''50-50'' chance suspended slugger Manny Ramirez will join the team when his 50-game drug ban expires Wednesday.
Ramirez was scheduled to play Monday for Triple-A Sacramento, but the Tuesday plan was yet to be determined. The afternoon start in Minnesota on Wednesday would likely require Ramirez to travel Tuesday...
Billy Beane’s Draft History
After looking at what the Astros fans could expect in the 2012 Draft from new GM Jeff Luhnow, I decided to look at Billy Beane and his history of drafting college players.
Beane is known for drafting college players and for his tirade in Moneyball for his team taking Jeremy Bonderman in the 2001 draft. The belief is that college players are closer to...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The state of Rhode Island is having trouble collecting some of the millions it lent former pitcher Curt Schilling, another reminder why chasing celebrity is almost always a bad thing.
Schilling met with the state's governor on Wednesday to ask for even more help, after his 38 Studios company missed a $1.1 million payment...
It says something about the Detroit Tigers season that, when one of their expensive hitters finally got going this week, it was Brandon Inge.
The player that got run out of town on a rail turned into Babe Ruth as soon as his former teammates hit the West Coast. In his last six games, he's hitting .304 with four homers - two grand slams - and 16 RBIs. In his nine games with...
Please forgive me for not getting too caught up in the hoopla surrounding the home-run prowess of Brandon Inge, the feel good atmosphere of Lions rookie camp or whether its time to fire Jim Leyland.
My mind has an acute Inge hangover, rookie camp has never been much of a thrill ride for me and Leyland isnt going anywhere.
There is, however, an event going on halfway across the...
Our old pal Manny Ramirez is set to begin a 10 game minor league stint with the Sacramento River Cats, the Oakland A’s AAA minor league affiliate. As everybody knows, Manny was suspended 100 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned substance. He retired, but when he returned to baseball, Major League Baseball reduced his suspension to 50 games. His suspension...
The Oakland Athletics have claimed left handed pitcher Travis Blackley off waivers from the San Francisco Giants the team announced. The Giants designated Blackley for assignment two days ago.
Blackley went 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA, 0.0 HR/9, 3.6 BB/9 and 3.6 SO/9 in five innings this season with the Giants.
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Top 5 Free Agents To Add
1). Josh Reddick OAK 23 R 8 HR 21 RBI 4 SB .291 AVG
Reddick is flat out producing across the line in every category. The only question is will he be able to keep this up? He probably won’t keep up this pace, but he at his worst should be solid 4th outfielder.
2). Jeff Samardzija CHC 38.2 IP 39 K 4-0 3.03 ERA 1.19 WHIP
The man is strait beasting the...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– The Oakland Athletics have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day Disabled List with a groin injury according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. He'll be available to come off the DL on May, 28.
– The Minnesota Twins placed right handed pitcher Nick Blackburn on the 15-day Disabled...
Oakland Athletics (19-17) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (15-21) Pitching Probables: OAK – Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.96 ERA) LAA – Ervin Santana (1-6, 5.09 ERA) Game Info: 4:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Before yesterday's game I wrote that the Halos are facing nothing but cupcake opponents for the next two weeks.
After yesterday's game I came to...