Found April 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Oakland A's aren't feeling too badly about those deals they made in the offseason. Tommy Milone, picked up in the Gio Gonzalez trade with the Washington Nationals, is 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA. Ryan Cook, acquired in the Trevor Cahill deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is the A's top right-handed set-up man and he has not allowed a run this season. On Wednesday, the top player from the Cahill deal, right-handed starter Jarrod Parker, made his Oakland debut. Parker turned in a strong outing, allowing seven hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five. Parker is now pitching in the fourth spot in Oakland's rotation. He long has been seen as a potential front-line starter, and he was the top prospect in Arizona's stocked minor league system for the past several years. The key for Parker to remain in the rotation for the short term is to throw strikes; he was left off the Opening Day roster because he walked too many men during the spri...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Farm Report: Jarrod Parker Scouting Report, Fantasy Outlook

Jarrod Parker Control issues kept Jarrod Parker off Oakland’s opening day roster. Three short weeks later, bubbling talent has ensured his return to the big show. The 23-year old phenom will make his 2012 (and Athletics) debut on Wednesday afternoon versus the White Sox replacing Graham Godfrey in the rotation. The hype machine has already made its presence felt. Despite missing...

Jose Canseco's Twitter account returns after brief disappearance

Fans of the crazy people who have Twitter accounts were left in disbelief and a state of mourning Tuesday when it became apparent that the high comedy that is Jose Canseco‘s Twitter feed mysteriously no longer existed. But worry not, folks. After approximately three hours off the grid — a time during which the Internet felt so empty — Canseco’s account was back up and running...

Checking In On Tommy Milone, Derek Norris, Brad Peacock, and A.J. Cole

Gio Gonzalez earned his second win of the season last night, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just two hits and striking out six. By every measurable account, the decision to acquire the hard throwing left-hander via trade has been a smashing success thus far. While he's only four starts into the season, you could make a reasonable argument that he's been the team...

Here's Gio Gonzalez signing an autograph for a poodle.

In Monday's installment of "Nationals players signing autographs", we checked in with a video of Ryan Zimmerman signing from his Bentley on his way out of Nationals Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday: a photo of Gio Gonzalez signing an autograph for what appears to be a poodle (Photo via @NationalsPR). Gio starts tonight in San Diego for the Nats. Oh, and speaking...

Athletics 2, White Sox 0

Pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Tommy Milone outdueled Gavin Floyd and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night. Daric Barton drew a leadoff walk in the eighth and Luke Hughes struck out before Matt Thornton relieved Floyd (1-3). Suzuki doubled to left and Barton scored easily, then Eric Sogard added an RBI...

Nationals 3, Padres 1

Gio Gonzalez ran his scoreless innings streak to 20 over three starts and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night on just four hits at spacious Petco Park. Chad Tracy, pinch-hitting for Gonzalez, hit a two-run single with one out in the seventh to chase Clayton Richard. San Diego, last in the NL West, was trying for its first three...

Parker Shines In A's Debut

OAKLAND - Top pitching prospect Jarrod Parker made his first start with the Oakland A's on Wednesday and showed why his new club was willing to part with a former American League All-Star like Trevor Cahill to get him. Parker was stuck with the no-decision in the A's thrilling 5-4 win that took 14 innings, but impressed his new club with his poise and array of pitches.

Gameday: Phillies (8-10) vs. Diamondbacks (9-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-10) at Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9)Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-1, 2.84)Time: 3:40 PM, Chase Field TV: The Comcast Network Weather: Sunny, 94 (Dome) Media: Twitter and FacebookHave the bats finally broken out? We can hardly call 10 strong innings by the offense an eruption, but let’s hope it’s a sign. The Phillies will have to work hard...

Nationals Pitching Somehow Gets Even Better As They Win NL Best 13th Game

The Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night, and the team improved to 13-4 on the season. The common theme continued to be remarkable pitching. Gio Gonzalez spun another gem: six innings, no runs, two hits, six Ks, two walks. The only reason Gonzalez was pulled after six was because he came up in the batting order, and the team needed runs desperately...

Factor12 Rating Leaders: Week 3

The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers. Justin Verlander continued his dominating start to the 2012 season by throwing up a line of 6IP / 4H / 0ER / 3BB / 8K against the Texas Rangers this week.  The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner currently holds the number one position on the F12 list...

Daily Friar 4.25.12

The Padres couldn't extend their 2 game winning streak to 3 last night. After a pitchers duel between Clayton Richard and Gio Gonzalez ended in Richard throwing one too many pitches. The homplate umpire was of no help last night either. Calling a balk on Richard that the first base umpire didn't even call. Then calling a ball way off the plate a strike to get Cameron Maybin...
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