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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
July 23, 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

Eric Sogard Gets Knocked Down by Broken Bat After Snaring Line Drive (GIF)

“Please be aware of flying objects at all times.” That phrase is plastered in ballparks around the country, but A’s shortstop Eric Sogard must have missed the memo. During the seventh inning of Thursday’s A’s-Astros game, Houston’s Chris Carter shattered his bat on a weak infield line drive. Sogard was able to make the catch without much effort, but he failed to account...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 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

Rays CF Desmond Jennings turns rare unassisted double play at first base (Video)

A bit of history happened during Saturday’s contest between the A’s and Rays. It occurred after Eric Sogard, inexplicably thinking the ball would drop (yes, he had his glasses on), ran without hesitation from first to third on a nonthreatening fly to center field with one out. Bad news for the A’s; good news for the Rays and center fielder Desmond Jennings, whom the baserunning...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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