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The amazing career of Anthony Young

Anthony Young is the answer to a trivia question. Feel free to use it at your next party. The record for most consecutive losses in which a pitcher had a decision belongs to Young with 27. Between May 6, 1992 to July 24, 1993, Young did not win a game. He pitched for the Mets those two seasons and they were really bad teams. But the Mets' winning record for those two seasons...
Via The Flagrant Fan
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Learning Curve

#450436742 / gettyimages.com It’s been a rough couple of days for Baltimore Orioles third base man Manny Machado. He is facing a five game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat on Sunday in reaction to a pitch up and in from Oakland’s Fernando Abad. During Friday’s game he was the recipient of a hard tag from A’s third base man Josh Donaldson. Saturday he hit A...
Via TopSportsReport
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 6/8/14: Kazmir with 7 K’s, Abad & Machado Ejected, A’s Claim the Win

Ubaldo Jimenez is a critical addition to the Baltimore Orioles bullpen, a player that makes a decisive difference, and he is paid as such. Unfortunately, he has yet to produce anywhere near the results that the Orioles management expected. The Baltimore club sits on the bubble, 31-30, after tonight’s 11-1 drumming at the hands of the Oakland A’s. Jimenez began the game with gusto...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s solidify place at top of AL West with convincing sweep of Rangers

With a month of the 2014 regular season now in the books, those devoted to the endless debate concerning baseball’s best club can finally support their unofficial nominations with 25 games of evidence, and on Wednesday night, the Oakland A’s threw their hat into the ring with a 12-1 thrashing of the Texas Rangers to complete the three-game sweep on enemy soil. In a series that...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?This past week, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin told the press that six of the seven bullpen spots are pretty obvious. This probably means that closer Jim Johnson, setup men Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Dan Otero, and long reliever Jesse Chavez all have secured their spots in the bullpen for the upcoming...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Acquire Fernando Abad from Nationals for Bullpen Depth

The Oakland A’s picked up left-handed relief pitcher Fernando Abad from the Washington Nationals on Monday in a deal that sent single-A outfielder John Wooten to D.C. Abad, 27, pitched in 39 games for the Nationals in 2013, posting a 3.35 ERA in 37 2/3 innings. He averaged 7.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings pitched, and should provide Bob Melvin with an additional option...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: A's acquire lefty Abad from Nationals

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the swap had not been announced. Abad is likely to bolster a talented bullpen that likely has lost closer Grant Balfour in free agency, a ninth...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats trade Abad to A’s

The Washington Nationals have traded veteran reliever Fernando Abad to the Oakland A’s in exchange for minor league OF John Wooten. Last week Abad was designated for assignment along with pitcher Tyler Robertson  in order to clear roster space for Sammy Solis, Michael Taylor, and Aaron Barrett.  The Nats wanted to protect those three prospects from the Rule 5 Draft. Wooten...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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