Taj Adib

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Jul 18, 2014
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Open Thread: Game 137 - A's Vs. Twins

I won't say this on behalf of the entire AN community, but I will say it for me: if the A's win today, they will have done a lot in the past few series to help me forget about their mostly horrible...


Cargon sent back to AAA; Swooney Activated

Struggling Carlos Gonzalez has been optioned to AAA Sacramento while Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the disabled list to take his spot on the 25-man roster.


Taj's Tuesday Trade Target: Dan Uggla

Recent whisperings out of South Florida indicate that the Marlins will be "open for business" this winter as they face the possibilty of having to add significant payroll next season if they wish...

Monday Midnight Minors Musings: Wrapping up the minor league season - edition


Well, it seems like my duties of monitoring the minors have officially been usurped by user asyouwish33 who has been publishing daily updates of the minor league teams using some fancy-pantsy box...

Wrap: Game 130 - Mariners 8, A's 4


This game actually began quite surprisingly and optimistically for the A's. Jack Hannahan of all people played the roll of the gallant knight battling the fire-breathing (or flame-throwing)...


Open Thread: Game 130 - A's vs. Mariners

After assuring themselves of not losing a series for the first time since Joe Blanton and Rich Harden were still with the squad, the A's will look to clinch the 4-game set this afternoon. On paper,...


Scouting the Young Hitters

At the risk of stepping on Nico's toes, I thought I'd borrow his idea and give my scouting reports on some of the A's young hitters, after he did the same with the pitchers last week. Here goes: R...

Monday Morning Minors Musings: Is there anyone left to callup? - edition


The News 1. As has been reported a billion other places, the A's finally signed 7th round pick RHP Brett Hunter of my alma-mater Pepperdine for a way above-slot, record-setting-for-a-7th-rounder...

Wrap: Game 123 - White Sox 13 , A's 1


It's safe to say that at this point Gio Gonzalez has quite a bit of work to do to become an above-average major league pitcher. Today, Gio's first 30-something-odd pitches were all 89-91mph...


Open Thread: Game 123 - A's vs. White Sox

The A's have to win another series sometime, right...right? Well, they'll go for their 11th try in the last 12 series and in a few hours we'll know the answer to that question one way or the other....


Taj's Tuesday Trade Target: Neil Walker

The A's need a 3rd baseman. Badly. Preferably a 3rd baseman with power. The Pirates just traded for rookie 3rd baseman and AN favorite Andy LaRoche and are in negotiations to sign another...

Monday Morning Minors Musings: When will the rebuilding end? - edition


There's no question that the big league team is in need of a major infusion of legitimate talent in virtually every area. It would seem that the powers at-be have recognized this and have responded...

Wrap: Game 117 - Tigers 6, A's 1


Greg Smith now has a cumulative 2008 record of 5-11. I would venture to say that, in general, he probably deserves at least 3 more wins and 3 fewer losses. However, he certainly deserves being hung...

Open Thread: Game 117 - A's vs. Tigers (cont.)


Smith and Street (who was brought into the game in the 5th inning) coughed up 9 walks and 4 runs so far in a pretty embarrassing showing.  The A's offense is predictably punchless, having already...


Open Thread: Game 117 - A's vs. Tigers

New goal for the year: respectability. As in, getting back to .500 or close to it  by September 28th. To ensure a break-even season, this rag-tag rabble of rookies and old-hands will have to...

Monday Slightly-Before Midninght Minors Musings: A sliver of hope edition.


As we all continue to endure the train wreck that is the 2008 Oakland Athletics, I thought it would be best to start of this minor league report with some very good news: - Texas League ERA leader...

Wrap - Game 109: Red Sox 12, A's 2


Way back on March 26th of this season Emil Brown squared-up a Jon Lester cut fastball and deposited it into the left-field bleachers in the Tokyo Dome for a 3-run homer that gave the A's an early...

Game 109: A's vs. Red Sox (cont.)


"Disaster Zone Dana" strikes again! He gave up walks, liners and homers en route to 8 runs in 2 IP. DiNardo is coming on to relieve him in the bottom of the 3rd. Emil Brown hit a 2-run homer in...


Open Thread: Game 108 - A's vs. RedSox

Good afternoon Green and Gold Faithful! Today the Excruciating East-Coast Excursion continues for the A's with a special matinee performance of the "Saturday Southpaw Serenade" brought to you by...


Jemile Weeks Injured in Wrigley Game

The A's Officials Site reports that 2008 top draft pick Jemile Weeks was injured running through 1st base in the 1st inning of tonight's Kane County game at Wrigley Field.  He ran through the base...


Completely Unsubstantiated Trade Idea: Kouzmanoff

Despite the chatter, I really don't think that Huston Street, Justin Duchscherer or Mark Ellis will get traded before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. I think that Beane understands the value...

Monday Morning Minors Musings: Scoutin' Stockton Edition


Last Thursday night I was able to catch the Stockton Ports take on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes down here in SoCal. Luckily for me, three of the prospects involved in the Blanton and Harden trades...

Wrap: Game 105 - Ziggalicious! A'sMazing! A's Win!


For one day the A's actually played like a team that had nothing left to lose. Hanging over the precipice and looking the .500 mark straight in the face, the offense came out swinging and even Dana...

Open Thread: Game 105 - A's vs. Rangers (cont.)


Everything was going well enough for the A's for the first 4 innings...Eveland was pitching well, attacking the zone and only gave up one run on a Bradley double, while the A's offense put up 6...


Open Thread: Game 105 - A's vs. Rangers

  As we all continue to endure the A's free-fall to mediocrity (or worse), we can at least enjoy a brief respite from our anguish in the form of a little nostalgia provided by the A's marketing...


Casey Blake to the Dodgers

As per the AP and the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers just acquired Casey Blake from the Indians for minor league RHP Jon Meloan and C Carlos Santana. Meloan was once a highly-regarded relief...

Monday Midnight Minors Musings: Who's Hot/Who's Not Edition


Both Zonis and PaulThomas have published very thorough and enlightening mid-season top prospects lists over the past week or so. I won't try to step on their toes, except to say that when I started...

Wrap - Game 98: Yankees 2, A's 1


The consensus on the 1st Game Thread was that the game was over as soon as the Yankees scored their 1st run in the bottom of the 3rd. While that wasn't technically the case, it was true enough to...

Open Thread: Game 98 - A's @ Yankees (cont.)


The Duke is gutting-it-out on the mound today against a good Yankees offense. Of course, the A's are once-again K-ing at a mind-blowing rate and trail the Yanks 1-0 going into the 6th innings. Come...


Open Game Thread - Game 98: A's @ Yankees

In the span of exactly one week, the A's have gone from one out away of being 4 games out of the AL West and still very much relevant to the post-season picture, to doubling that deficit to 8 games...

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