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Coco Crisp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The team with the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees didn’t just get swept by the Oakland Athletics, they got beat.
A very real and determined Athletics burned the Bombers over the weekend winning four one-run games.
Billy Beane might have his best Moneyball team yet, as this group is made up of a bunch of other ball clubs leftovers. Not scrubs just players who didn’t fulfill expectations like Josh Reddick, Brandon Inge, Seth Smith, Coco Crisp and Bartolo Colon.
Beane saw potential when other teams had lost patience.
Granted it is a crapshoot because economic status is a major reason but with Beane’s foresight it can be lethal and it makes the best teams, like the Yankees or Rangers feel very degraded.
Looking at the A’s batting stats it is mind-boggling that this team is carrying a 13-2 record for the month of July, and are looking like contenders for a coveted AL Wild Card spot with 51 wins so far this season.
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I’m sure that my jaw wasn’t...
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New York Yankees 4 — Oakland Athletics 5 (12 innings)
Coco Crisp’s walk-off single completes...
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In a stunning move, the New York Yankees acquired longtime Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki for two players.
The trade became official at 6:30 PM just before the Yankees series against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
The Yankees sent pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners and the Yankees have agreed to pay just over $2 million of Ichiro's salary. Ichiro...
The high-priced New York Yankees spent the past four days becoming the latest supporting actor in what is starting to look like the real-life ''Moneyball'' sequel.
Look out, runs don't come cheap in Oakland anymore.
Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Athletics rallied from four...
Ichiro Suzuki has been one of the best players in all of baseball for over a decade. And now the Japanese superstar appears headed for the winning tradition of the New York Yankees. Suzuki has been dealt to the Yankees in exchange for a pair of relievers, according to Jack Curry who covers the Yankees for YES. The relievers in the deal, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, are both...
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-7, 3.46 ERA)
RHP Kevin Millwood (3-7, 4.15 ERA)
10:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37 ERA)
RHP Felix Hernandez (8-5, 2.82 ERA)
10:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.10 ERA)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 4.86 ERA)
3:40 p.m., YES Network
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The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) July 17, 2012 Tuesday To the Editor:I just returned home from the Syracuse Chiefs vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game. After a short rain delay, I was treated to some great baseball. My problem was that during the rain delay, we were "treated" to the New York Yankees broadcast on the big screen. Really? Stephen Strasburg was pitching...
Ichiro Suzuki is now a YankeePhoto courtesy of deadspin.com)
Ichiro Suzuki is now with the New York Yankees. Yup, the Bronx Bombers strike again and land another sure-shot Hall of Fame player in an attempt to bring another World Series trophy to the pinstriped nation. According to Jack Curry of the Yes Network, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny...
Apparently, the Yankees and Mariners both have ninjas for GMs, because the trade of Ichiro Suzuki to New York seemed to come out of nowhere. Ichiro still has a big name and a grand track record, but is he anything more than a defensive whiz at this point and can his move from spacious Safeco to the short porch in Yankee Stadium help his fantasy value?
Ichiro has done next to nothing...
Only in American baseball can a guy walk across the other side of the field and into the dugout that belonged to opponents moments earlier and call it home.
It was a strange scene that the baseball world didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for. I never pictured Ichiro Suzuki in anything other than a Mariners uniform. And if it was going to happen it would be okay; we would all...
The New York Yankees stunned the baseball world -- and, indeed, the world -- Monday by acquiring Japanese icon Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners.
Ichiro became an instant sensation when he arrived in the United States in 2001, winning the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards. But now the 38-year-old outfielder is likely to be a role player with the Yankees.