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BILLY BURNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A's Reddick, Burns take cover as seagulls swarm O.co Coliseum outfield - watch

Anyone who's ever been to a baseball game in the Bay Area knows that sooner or later, the birds will show up. In a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic The Birds (set in the Bay Area, unsurprisingly), a flock of seagulls took over the O.co Coliseum outfield on Monday night during the Oakland Athletics' game with the Colorado Rockies.The timing of the birds' trip...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Braves, Billy Burns, 3B Coaches, more

Nick Markakis isn’t clearing fences. In his first season in Atlanta, the erstwhile Oriole is without a home run in 294 plate appearances. Despite the paucity of power, he’s been the Braves cleanup hitter in 31 games. Don’t scoff. Markakis has a .314./.404/.407 slash line batting out of the four-hole, Overall, he’s slashing .298/.393/.361. Even […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Daily Fantasy Robopick: Billy Burns

Over the course of the 2015 fantasy baseball season, I’ve been working with Matthew Boland, a PhD student in Finance, on a daily fantasy sports strategy. With a little bit of economic theory, and a degree of baseball intuition we’ve come up with a formula that helps us put together winning daily fantasy baseball lineups. We’re keeping the full lineups to ourselves, but, will...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Burns' heroics leave A's in awe - again

Billy Burns continues to turn heads for the Oakland Athletics.The lightning-fast outfielder, seemingly on his way toward building a solid Rookie of the Year resume, was a catalyst once again in the A's resilient 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday afternoon. In the first inning, Burns raced back to the center field wall at cavernous Petco Park to rob Padres slugger Justin...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Burns Dazzles as A’s Win Third in a Row

Tuesday marked one year since the passing of Padres hero Tony Gwynn. Across the world, baseball reflected on his life and legacy, but at 19 Tony Gwynn Drive, the afternoon ultimately belonged to the Oakland Athletics. Far from yesterday’s landslide win, Oakland’s 6-5 victory featured back-and-forth momentum across all nine frames, and it was rookie Billy Burns who was in the...
Via BaySportsNet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With Crisp out, A's intrigued by what speedy Burns can offer

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns isn’t “supposed” to hit home runs – which makes the fact that he’s hit two in the past five days so interesting. The 5’9” speedster led off Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a homer from the left side of the plate, surprising many around the A’s due to his supposed lack of power. Then, for an encore, Burns stepped...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Will Billy Burns’ Speed Play In the Majors?

The first-level explanation for Billy Burns‘ impressive numbers last month? Spring-training statistics are irrelevant at best, misleading at worst. You know this part. However much there might be a little signal in the stats, it tends to be overwhelmed by noise, so it’s best to just ignore the numbers entirely. But for weeks we’re given […]
Via Fangraphs
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

A's prospect Billy Burns scores on a sac fly ... from second base (VIDEO)

Billy Burns' name matches his play on the basepaths. The minor league outfielder stole 74 bases in 81 attempts while splitting time between Nationals' Class-A and Double-A affiliates last season. Burns was traded to the A's at the end of 2013 seems to be blazing a trail to the big leagues.The 24-year-old prospect — playing for the Midland Rockhounds —already has people comparing...
Via The Other Paper
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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