Barry Zito was compared to Bill "Spaceman" Lee, it took a lot of money to sign Mark McGwire because his dad was a dentist, Eric Chavez was only a fair student in high school ... and other insights gleaned from old scouting reports.
James Shields continues to pitch like the No. 1 guy the Royals expected when they acquired him in that big off-season deal from Tampa Bay.
The 2003 Detroit Tigers , the team that quite possibly turned around the fortunes of the franchise , actually rode into the seventh week of the season on a high note.
In a move that really will surprise nobody, the Oakland Athletics have designated reliever Chris Resop for assignment, and replaced him with veteran lefty Hideki Okajima .
The A's had an amazing 2012 season culminating in an AL West Crown. Their recipe was simple yet executed to simplistic perfection; pitching, defense, and clutch hits from the entire lineup, 1-9. Fast forward to this season.
The Oakland A's received some bad news Friday about the ace of their pitching staff, Brett Anderson .
Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson could miss up to six weeks after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Sergio Perez, hoping to revive his career with the Oakland A's organization, rebounded from a disastrous outing with four solid innings in the Ports' 14-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze on Thursday at Stockton Ballpark.
James Shields has put together plenty of strong outings this season for the Kansas City Royals, but victories have still been hard to come by.
Back on April 17th , the Oakland Athletics were sitting pretty atop the American League West, sporting a gaudy 12-4 record.
Stop right there. I know. Brandon Moss is the uncontested first baseman of the Oakland Athletics.
The A's lose a frustrating one in extras to Texas, 6-5. Chris Resop allowed two solo home runs in the 10th inning, mistakes that ultimately made the difference in tonight's contest.
Lance Berkman hit a two-run single and Adrian Beltre added an RBI single a day after hitting a 10th-inning home run as the Rangers won their first series in Oakland since Sept.
The A's dropped the rubber match of their three-game series with the American League West-leading Texas Rangers, falling 6-2 Wednesday afternoon before 20,414 at the Oakland Coliseum.
Any CEO will tell you that running a company is a lot like running a sports team.