Reader Survey, Week 3: Selling Braun

Last week’s Reader Survey asked our audience seven questions about the first week of the MLB season. Responses were cast and tallied, and I’m here to bring you the results! (And another survey.) Click here for Week 3′s survey! 1. With news of his lingering thumb injury, how much would you take in return for Ryan Braun? This question was posed before Braun went off for 3 HR...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Foul Paul! 6 Early Risers and Fallers

Want your voice to be heard? Take 30 seconds and weigh in on our weekly Reader Survey! Even though it’s early in the season, there are still some trends starting to appear (like me contemplating throwing the remote through the TV while Jim Johnson is pitching). I can already tell this is going to be a long season. Follow the carnage that is Foul Paul! on Twitter @alcohpaulism...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

**** I Do: Solarte Eclipse

He is a little miracle isn’t he?Photo Credit: Johnny Spasm Most fantasy writers have no problem recommending players you should go after, but do they really pick up all the players they hype up? I’ll answer for them: no. Here on ******* I Do,” I will discuss players yours truly has personally invested in throughout the five leagues I’m in. If a player is good enough to sit...
Via Sons of Roto
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 4/7

RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Chris Withrow 25 5.00 36.530 2 Tim Hudson 38 7.67 36.521 3 Mark Buehrle* 35 8.67 36.073 4 Chris Sale* 25 15.33 34.990 5 Sean Doolittle* 27 5.00 34.958 6 James Paxton* 25 7.00 34.334 7 Dan Haren 33 6.00 34.148 8 Bruce Chen* 37 6.33 34.067 9 Max Scherzer 29 8.00 33.878 10 Jason Hammel 31 6.67 33.628 11 Jose Fernandez...
Via 60ft6in
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction to the Rainless Rainout at the Coliseum

Friday was a rough day for the Oakland Athletics. First, the club was lampooned by the Onion. Then, there was the unprecedented postponement of the night’s game against the Seattle Mariners due to the the fact that the field was absolutely soaked. Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area provides the backstory on just how the situation was brought about. “We got here this morning and the...
Via BaySportsNet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle Pulled Off An Elaborate April Fool’s Prank Involving His Beard

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle has become pretty recognizable thanks his giant red beard, which he used yesterday to pull off a pretty great (and elaborate) April Fool’s Day prank. Doolittle tweeted out this surprising picture yesterday: After the game last night, I decided it was time for a change. New season, new look! Keepin it clean in 2K14!
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Pitcher Sean Doolittle Goes All-Out On April Fools’ Prank (Photos)

Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle might be just a reliever, but he went the distance with his April Fools’ joke on Tuesday. Amid a handful of minor pranks and shenanigans hatched by other professional athletes, Doolittle went all-out by revealing a well-crafted prank that was 15 months in the making. Doolittle, who has sported a bushy red beard for the majority of his two...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A's Pitcher took a beardless picture 1.5 years ago for elaborate Twitter April Fool's joke

Very bearded Oakland A's Pitcher Sean Doolottle tweeted the following yesterday.After the game last night, I decided it was time for a change. New season, new look! Keepin it clean in 2K14!— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 1, 2014Yeah, win. [Cut4]April Fools! I took the previous pic in Jan '13 specifically for this joke! Been...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle had April Fools’ prank for fans planned since 2013

Beards are pretty big in the sports world. They’re everywhere. It’s how we identify with some players (like James Harden) or even a team (last year’s Boston Red Sox). Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle is among the many who have become recognizable by their facial hair. With Tuesday being April 1, he used it as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bay Bridge Finale Rained Out; A’s Announce Opening Day Roster

It was an anti-climatic ending to spring training for the A’s Saturday afternoon as a torrential downpour and flooded field forced a rain out of the last game of the Bay Bridge series. The three week old sod in the outfield wasn’t able to drain the water quickly enough as the showers attempted to turn the turf into a swamp. “The field was bad, it just didn’t make sense potentially...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Improvement Isn't Secondary To Doolittle

The Oakland A's had one of the best bullpens in the American League last season, and Sean Doolittle was a big part of the success of that unit. Now entering his third big league season, Doolittle is hoping to be a more complete pitcher. So how are those secondary pitches coming along? Will he ever get back in the batter's box? And could the A's have two Doolittles in...
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Doolittle revived career with return to mound

APNewsNow. Will be Updated. By RICK EYMER Associated Press Sean Doolittle had a cast covering his right wrist three years ago, the latest in a series of injuries that cost him nearly three years of his professional career. With his dreams of reaching the major leagues as a first baseman slowly fading, Doolittle made sure he wasn't going to spend the rest of his life wondering...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Ryan Cook (shoulder), Sean Doolittle (calf) delayed by injury

The Athletics lost Grant Balfour to free agency this offseason, but they still beefed up their bullpen with the Luke Gregerson, Eric O'Flaherty and Jim Johnson acquisitions. That relief depth will be tested early in camp because two of the club's setup men are already dealing with injury problems. Compete in a 10-team Fantasy Baseball league for a chance to win up to $5...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A's, LHP Eric O'Flaherty agree on $7M, 2-year deal

Free-agent lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. The team announced the deal Wednesday. O'Flaherty, who turns 29 next month, sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow last season with Atlanta. He went 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 19 appearances before his season ended May 17 and he had elbow...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Oakland A’s Revamped Bullpen

Photo Credit: Keith Allison Tuesday was perhaps the most ridiculous day in the history of a baseball off-season.  And I mean that in a good way.  A total of 12 significant signings and trades went down, and that isn’t even taking into account the half dozen or so rumors that were spewed throughout the day.  The Oakland A’s were one of the many busy teams, adding Jim Johnson...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Facial Hair and 13 Potential Closers To Know

Yankees fans: Does the sight of this in the 9th inning worry you? I received an idea from a reader to create a list of the top facial hair styles in baseball. While it’s possible that one of these days I’ll actually try to put my own list together, the Wall Street Journal of all places did an amazing job already. I actually laughed when I read “We studied the facial-hair of...
Via Baseball Professor
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bullpen blows lead, A's lose to Tigers 8-6 in ALDS

Oakland's relievers put the Athletics within a win of the AL championship series by not allowing a run through the first three games against Detroit. With a chance to advance Tuesday, the bullpen couldn't come through. Sean Doolittle lost the lead and gave up two runs in the seventh inning, Ryan Cook and Brett Anderson yielded three more in the eighth, and the Tigers rallied...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Playoff beards back around baseball this October

(Eds: Adds fresh quotes from Red Sox. Should stand. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson's chin these days. Yet there's no arguing the beard's potential as the relief pitcher chases a third World Series ring in four years. ''Horrible, but it fits him,...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

SI Twitter 100 Snubs

On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated released its third annual Twitter 100, a list of the top sports accounts on Twitter that are not related to SI. The list included players, teams, analysts, a sports law professor and more. Of course, there are a lot more than 100 terrific Twitter accounts in the world of sports, and thus, a lot of great accounts did not make the cut. Here are the...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Establishing The Inside With Jake McGee

About half-way through May, something strange was going on in Jake McGee‘s world. The 27-year-old reliever was giving up hits and home runs to left-handed hitters. For a lefty with 96 mph gas and a wicked slider, that was out of the norm. But, as most pitchers do over the course of the season, he made an adjustment and figured the problem out. If there ever was one to begin with...
Via Fangraphs
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Homer Their Way Past Minnesota Twins 8-6

On the day Coco Crisp earned the Cat Fish Hunter Award, the team’s table-setter delivered the decisive table-clearing shot. “That was huge,” Sean Doolittle said of Crisp’s go-ahead two-run shot. “When it looked like they were maybe starting to take some of that momentum there in the eighth. For him to hit that home run took the wind out of their sails.” The left-handed...
Via BaySportsNet
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

@ACCSports A gift certificate to Brooks Brothers.— Mike Gib (@HoyaEagle) September 7, 2013Despite efforts by BC and the ACC, the Pac-12 Network will not release game to local channels beyond what is listed in the channel finder.— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) September 11, 2013Funny how quickly things change. Six years ago Boston College football would have taken umbrage...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - tightening of the noose

Every game down the stretch is crucial. In the NL Central, the Pirates and Cardinals both won, while the Reds lost, putting Pittsburgh a game behind St Louis and two up on Cincinnati. Washington also won again, moving the Nationals to six games behind the Reds for the second wild card spot. No one really made out well in the AL, as the A's, Rangers, Rays, Orioles, and Indians...
Via The Outside Corner
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Why Bob Melvin is Letting Grant Balfour “Fail”

On Saturday afternoon, just a day after saying he would “monitor” the closer situation, manager Bob Melvin called on Sean Doolittle not Grant Balfour to lock down the ninth inning. The manager was resting his usual closer simply because Balfour had thrown 35 pitches on Friday night. Although before that outing he hadn’t thrown in three days. On Sunday, before the Oakland A’s...
Via BaySportsNet
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A's beat Astros, pad AL West lead

The Houston Astros were trying to rally Saturday when Brandon Barnes was thrown out while trying to steal third base in the eighth inning. And manager Bo Porter said it was his fault. ''We have to be aggressive,'' Porter said after Houston's 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. ''Their pitcher did a tremendous job. They have a shutdown bullpen that has...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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