Found October 18, 2013 on Hall of Very Good:

Perhaps wanting to follow in the footsteps of his fellow "Bash Brother" Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco is lobbying for another shot at employment within Major League Baseball. This time, like McGwire, as a hitting coach. There's no word on how a future gig as the Rox hitting coach would interfere with Canseco's career as a film star, podcaster, amateur boxer or whatever the beleaguered, ex-slugger comes up with next. Suffice it to say, Canseco has yet to follow up with any tweets hinting at whether or not his former Oakland A's teammate (and current Colorado Rockies manager) Walt Weiss has corresponded...but my guess is that he hasn't.  Call it a hunch.


Jose Canseco caught sandbagging at senior softball

Well what do you know? More than a decade after playing his last game in Major League Baseball, Jose Canseco appears to be up to the same tricks that got him “blackballed” from MLB. Canseco tweeted this week that his team won a 50-and-over senior’s softball tournament in Florida. Just won the 50 and over […]

Canseco Documentary Takes Home Award

Say what you want about the man (and we've all said plenty), no one can ever say that people don't want to hear Jose Canseco's story. The former American League MVP has hosted his own podcast, has been on countless TV shows, is a New York Times best selling author and now...the subject of an award-winning documentary. Saturday night, “Jose Canseco: The Truth...

An Apology To Jose Canseco

A reader contacted us to correct a story we ran on October 16th about Jose Canseco. The story cited another publication's reference to a TWITTER exchange suggesting that Canseco—because he was only age 49—was not qualified to play on a '50 and older' championship softball team. The reader sent us the rules of the league, which in fact allow players who will become...

Why can’t the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers?

These past two years have been a rollercoaster ride for the Oakland Athletics. In 2012, they clinched the American League West title on the last day of the season. In 2013, the Athletics used the month of September to regain the lead after a three game deficit. However, both years the Oakland Athletics have gone into the postseason, they have faced the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS...

Oakland Athletics: Some surgeries are planned for off-season

Now that the season is over for the Oakland Athletics, it is time to recuperate. A few of the Athletics acquired some injuries just before or during the postseason. Even though most of these injuries are not too serious, it is definitely troubling that they will have to have surgery to fix these problems. Sonny Gray During game five of the ALDS, rookie pitcher Sonny Gray injured...

A's right-hander Gray has surgery

Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Sonny Gray has undergone surgery on his left thumb. The procedure Thursday was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Gray had a screw inserted to repair a fracture, which Gray sustained on a comebacker from Detroit's Prince Fielder in Oakland's Game 5 division series loss Oct. 10. The A's say Gray now...

Corpas clears waivers, hopes to rejoin Rox

Rockies right-handed relief pitcher Manny Corpas has cleared waivers and will most likely opt for free agency but he said Wednesday he would like to return. The move was one of three the team made to clear space on its 40-man Major League roster. Corpas 30 said the Rockies explained they waived him to help clear space on the roster for younger players to prevent them from being...

Athletics’ Sonny Gray has thumb surgery, should be ready for Spring Training

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray had a very good rookie season after coming up in mid-July, going 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 games, 10 of them starts. He also had a solid postseason in which he allowed only three runs in 13 innings over two starts against the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS. He pitched eight shutout innings in Game 2. The Athletics won 1-0 in the ninth inning...

A's Gray undergoes successful thumb surgery

Sonny Gray underwent successful thumb surgery the Oakland A’s announced Friday and the right-hander is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Gray had a screw inserted into his left thumb to stabilize a fracture suffered during Game 5 of the American League Division Series. He also tore the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb.

Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Grant Balfour

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market. Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each...
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