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ERIC SOGARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Eric Sogard React To Coco Crisp Gnome Giveaway Day In Oakland (Video)

After winning the World Series with the Red Sox in 2007, Coco Crisp has become an integral part of the Oakland A’s. His fun personality, electric playing style and crazy hair make him a likable guy in the Bay Area. Because of his popularity, the Oakland A’s are celebrating their outfielder by giving away Coco Crisp garden gnomes to the first 20,000 fans at the stadium for Sunday’s...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 AL West Spring Training Preview

First off, I would like to say Eric Sogard should be the Face of the MLB; that vote was rigged in David Wright's favor.  Baseball needs more nerdy-looking, glasses-touting, Bernie-leanin', jive-walking players.  But without further ado, here is the AL West Spring Training Showdown. (You can check out the You can check out the AL Central Spring Training Preview here and NL...
Via Razzball
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Eric Sogard really become The Face of MLB? Let's hope so!

Throughout the offseason, MLB Network has been running their "face of MLB" competition, which relies on fans to vote on Twitter using hashtags. It's enough to drive a person insane if they don't preemptively block the #FaceOfMLB hashtag, because when a player from your favorite team is on the ballot for that day, your timeline is an unreadable mess. Semifinal voting...
Via Awful Announcing
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Revenge of the Nerd: Eric Sogard Is Essential Player for Oakland Athletics

  Throughout his career Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard has been overlooked because of his bifocals and slight frame. Coming into the season, Sogard looked like he would make the team as a 25th man, who would move back and forth between Sacramento and Oakland. However, Sogard was hitting like a man possessed during spring training which led him to become the starting...
Via Bay Sports Report
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Sogard Gets Taken Out By Heat-Seeking Broken Bat

Oakland Athletics shortstop Eric Sogard got taken down by an airborne broken bat during yesterday’s A’s-Astros game, creating a pretty funny sequence for the Internets to enjoy. It’s always pretty scary to see a sharp piece of lumber flying through the air in the direction of a human being but, fortunately for Sogard, he avoided any serious injury. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics Eric Sogard Sent Tumbling By Stray Bat

Oakland Athletics shortstop Eric Sogard snags a soft liner off the bat of Chris Carter and then is sent tumbling by the broken bat. The wayward Louisville Slugger skipped toward Sogard just as he was going to unleash a throw across the diamond. The post Athletics Eric Sogard Sent Tumbling By Stray Bat appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss
HEADS UP!

Eric Sogard gets attacked by broken bat

Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America Oakland A’s second baseman Eric Sogard had exceptional concentration in catching the line drive while being attacked by a broken bat that belonged to Houston Astros Chris Carter.  The barrel of the bat clipped Sogard, who came crashing down to the ground.  Take a look: courtesy of mlb.com Beware of flying objects… OUCH! http://t...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Sogard rips ball through legs of Reds ball boy

The Reds ball boy responsible for the first base line put his dodgeball skills on full display during Tuesday's game against the Athletics.In the first inning, A's hitter Eric Sogard ripped a pitch down the line, and forced the ball boy to make a split decision on how he was going to avoid it.He then did the only thing he could do: jump.As you can see, his attempt at avoiding...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss
GETTING NASTY

Garza in Twitter fight with A's player

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza got into a Twitter fight with an Oakland A's player after his start, and the words were unkind.

Via The Outside Corner
August 03, 2013  |  1 Comment
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