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Oakland A’s Crystal Ball: Should You Still Believe In Stephen Vogt?

Join us every Thursday for our “Crystal Ball” predictions here on White Cleat Beat. Today we look at Stephen Vogt and his struggles at the plate this season. Is it the beginning of the end for Vogt, or should we still believe in Vogt? The A’s witnessed the emergence of Stephen Vogt in the 2013 […] Oakland A’s Crystal Ball: Should You Still Believe In Stephen Vogt? - White...
Via Swingin' A's
4 days ago

Umpire Mike Muchlinski hit directly in groin by Santiago Casilla fastball

Mike Muchlinski didn’t exactly have the most pleasant Thursday afternoon.Muchlinski was umpiring home plate in the ninth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Minnesota Twins game when A’s catcher Stephen Vogt, who was setting up outside, got fooled by a Santiago Casilla pitch and it hit Muchlinski right in the groin before Vogt could get a glove up. That can’t have felt good.Brian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
Via Yardbarker
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt progressing from elbow surgery

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Stephen Vogt is shagging balls in the outfield, catching bullpens again and looking mobile running through agility drills on the side. Not many signs that he is limited as spring training began Sunday for the Athletics. Vogt is pushing the pace in his rehab from elbow surgery last month, and that comes as no surprise to anyone who knows the Oakland catcher and...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt undergoes minor elbow surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow that is expected to be fully healed by opening day. The team said the procedure was performed by Dr. Jon Dickinson at Presidio Surgical Center in San Francisco on Friday morning. Vogt had dead tissue removed from the elbow joint as well as a bone chip. Vogt said during FanFest...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Should We Believe in Stephen Vogt?

You’ll hear it every time he steps to the plate in Oakland, a slow, building chant. If Stephen Vogt lets the at-bat go long enough, or the moment is big enough, it can be deafening: “I believe in Stephen Vogt. I believe in Stephen Vogt.” Craig Edwards pointed out that only two catchers broke out […]
Via Fangraphs
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s average April brings magnificent May

With the first month of baseball behind us, each team has roughly 23 games played to evaluate their players efforts and overall team performance. The nervous kinks and butterflies of the rookies or new season should be long gone and players should be settled into a groove for themselves. As for the Oakland Athletics, the month of April was very sporadic and plain average, moving...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Predicting the 2015 infield starters

After a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the 2015 starting infield players are finally becoming more clear. And, with spring training just around the corner, the Oakland A’s will now start to solidify their roster for the upcoming season. When looking at the infield players for the 2015 season, it is almost completely different than the lineup in 2014. The Athletics...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt making presence known

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By DON KETCHUM Associated Press At first glance, Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt appears to be lobbying for a spot on the A's opening day roster. He walks into the team's spring-training clubhouse, gets into his uniform and goes to the opposite side of the room, sitting down beside a teammate to see how he's doing. As the catchers prepare to board vans...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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