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theblackpearl

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I would rather trade Vogt. With the other offensive weapons, Vogts regresssion to the mean and the fragility
Commented on Game #92: Josh Donaldson and Scott Kazmir destroy the Giants, win the series, save America on Jul 11 2014, 12:34a - 1 reply
Yes and Vogt is currently hitting at a MVP pace. You really think he can keep that up?
Commented on Game #92: Josh Donaldson and Scott Kazmir destroy the Giants, win the series, save America on Jul 10 2014, 10:00p - 1 reply
He OPS'd less than 700 last year. Seems about average. You seem to discount everyone elses PCL
Commented on Game #92: Josh Donaldson and Scott Kazmir destroy the Giants, win the series, save America on Jul 10 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
Vogt only has 30 games and under 100 ab's. If he has a Donaldson type month his stats will look like Reddick. Let's not go
Commented on Game #92: Josh Donaldson and Scott Kazmir destroy the Giants, win the series, save America on Jul 10 2014, 9:53p - 2 replies
Exactly. Just like Dolla Mills was in his first start. He said he was too amped being with a new team. You want to prove you were worthy of the confidence
Commented on Game #91: A's Fall Flat to Giants 5-2 on Jul 10 2014, 12:31p
At least we have a pitcher who has handled the bat more than once this year. He is probably a pretty good bunter
Commented on Game #90: A's show off the Sonny side of the Bay on Jul 9 2014, 5:48p
Same thing can be said on how we acquired Moss. Sometimes things just click in a new place.
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/8/14 on Jul 9 2014, 1:24p - 1 reply
No Francoer? Is he still in baseball?
Commented on Game #90: A's show off the Sonny side of the Bay on Jul 9 2014, 3:51a - 2 replies
That's not how any of this works
Commented on Game #90: A's show off the Sonny side of the Bay on Jul 9 2014, 3:27a - 1 reply
Find the Houston hacker
Commented on What Future Fireworks Will Oakland's July 4th Trade Bring? on Jul 9 2014, 12:10a
Well Zook is probably more of a homerun hitter if that is the criteria, and Morneau may make the final slot.
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/8/14 on Jul 8 2014, 9:53p - 1 reply
Brian Dozier??? Really??? He is a really good player, but I don't see him as one of those guys you can't miss at BP. I guess
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/8/14 on Jul 8 2014, 7:20p - 1 reply
I think he means the A's did Mills a favor and gave him a chance, that BM, not Bob Melvin.
Commented on Athletics DFA Brad Mills, plus other roster moves on Jul 7 2014, 10:45p
Is it just me, or is Melvin prying the ball out of Mills's hand in that main pic?
Commented on Athletics DFA Brad Mills, plus other roster moves on Jul 7 2014, 7:13p - 2 replies
Has his turn been announced yet?
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/7/14 on Jul 7 2014, 6:51p - 1 reply
Great news for BWH. He is almost back
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/7/14 on Jul 7 2014, 6:50p
I can't remember. Did the A's and Wolff, actually buy the station, or just paying to broadcast the games? If they don't have a majority
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 6:47p - 1 reply
He is the long man. They rarely lose you a game, but they may keep you in one. I doubt him being on the roster would
Commented on Athletics DFA Brad Mills, plus other roster moves on Jul 7 2014, 6:29p
If I am the A's I am keeping JJ as long as possible. If you are going to have to pay him 10 million anyway, since no one in there right mind would claim him
Commented on Athletics DFA Brad Mills, plus other roster moves on Jul 7 2014, 5:32p - 3 replies
Addison who??
Commented on Down on the farm: A's top prospects on the move on Jul 7 2014, 5:27p
He's right. The Bay area is Giants town. Just because we are the passionate A's fans, doesn't mean the Bay Area isn't at the least 60-40 Giants fans
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 4:52p - 2 replies
What flexibility? Punto has played 2nd, ss and 3rd. Callaspo 2nd,3rd and 1st. Sogard has briefly played ss. Murphy is the same and just as
Commented on Down on the farm: A's top prospects on the move on Jul 7 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
How does one even begin to respond to this..... I guess there probably isn't one.
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 2:07p
He didn't choose the life.... The life chose him THUG LIFE!!!!!
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 2:04p - 1 reply
At least one person thinks Jeff should pitch for the AL
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 1:39a
Just call him Al
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 1:32a
But still who cares what they say, it won't make it true unless they go Jeff Gillooly someone, they can hope
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 7 2014, 12:48a
usually yes, that is why it is strange for that alignment
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 6 2014, 8:38p
Did they do this for a particular reason? Of the last vote players, All AL players are pitchers
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 6 2014, 8:37p - 1 reply
DOOOOOO
Commented on Athletics send league-leading 7 players to 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Jul 6 2014, 8:21p
Gotta love this team
Commented on A's Sweep Jays: Sometimes Sharkily, Sometimes Gentry on Jul 6 2014, 8:14p
If you have 3 SS prospects, you hope to have 1 ML SS. Remember when Castro was supposed to be the best SS in the NL
Commented on A fan's guide to Jeff Samardzija on Jul 6 2014, 4:05p
defense doesn't matter remember. Put him at 1b
Commented on Game #87: Scott Kazmir dominates; A's beat Blue Jays 5-1 on Jul 6 2014, 3:44p - 1 reply
They have assembled teams before, they will assemble teams in 2016. Billy will do his best to remain competitive. 2016 may be the struggle
Commented on Game #87: Scott Kazmir dominates; A's beat Blue Jays 5-1 on Jul 6 2014, 2:50p - 1 reply
Hope he got the ball first
Commented on Game #87: Scott Kazmir dominates; A's beat Blue Jays 5-1 on Jul 6 2014, 2:45p - 1 reply
He doesn't undervalue them. The A's need each draft pick, but they immediately need them to be at the major league level so he can only
Commented on AN Community Prospect List update: Post-Russell edition on Jul 6 2014, 12:05p
Why do you discount EVERYONE else, but at the beginning of the year, Russell was #1 prospect because of
Commented on AN Community Prospect List update: Post-Russell edition on Jul 5 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
MLB is the A's farm system. They have no drafted position players as it is
Commented on Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija traded to Athletics for Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney, and a player to be named later on Jul 5 2014, 5:52a
How does Nate know the runner is safe? If he felt he didn't tag the runner fine, if he thought he tagged the runner he should
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 1:02p - 1 reply
Couldn't be that the population of LA is highly hispanic, so it would reason that the fanbase is as well
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 3:35a - 1 reply
I grew up in Hayward, next door to the ROY runner up for the Baltimore Orioles Mike Young
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 3:27a - 1 reply
The umps call caused Vogt to not tag, but Freiman was going home no matter what. Which is what Bip has a problem
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 3:23a - 2 replies
When did Castro Valley become anything more than Hayward's armpit?
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 2:58a - 1 reply
Yes, Vogt should have seen the safe call, so he tags the plate. Nate knows he tagged the runner. You do what you should have done
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 2:49a - 1 reply
The ump was behind him, unless he yelled safe, and umps say they just point safe and yell foul or out.Freiman had no idea what he called, and if Nate knew he tagged him
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 2:44a
He is correct. If Freiman makes the tag and goes to first, double play easily, it seems. He should have known if he tagged him and
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 2:24a - 3 replies
Is that where they were coming from? I thought it was from Raley Field
Commented on Game #85: Sonny Gray dominates Blue Jays, A's win 4-1, baseball is weird on Jul 4 2014, 2:01a
I use to tell my 8 year old, he was immediately able to run away from home when he said he would, and like the A's he REALLY had no place to
Commented on Athletics Coliseum lease: Selig bluffs all-in, JPA caves on Jul 3 2014, 6:25p - 1 reply
He's black????
Commented on Eric O'Flaherty activated; Jeff Francis designated for assignment on Jul 3 2014, 5:49p
And the way some of you sound, they must not have ever won before tonight
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 1:15a - 1 reply
We can all admit it, the day I of all people, come in and sound like JJ Miller
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 1:03a - 1 reply
Of course we don't. We need Price, and Kershaw, and Tulo
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:58a
Sure and they won 1 out of 3, which if the A's win this year, will be one out of 3
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:57a
Yeah, they are welcome to post at anytime, but they only come out when it is monumentally bad.
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:56a - 1 reply
Wow, the A's come off a 4 game winning streak and blow a ninth inning lead, and now they are worse than the Astros and people posting
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:53a - 2 replies
He did make a difference, he won his game, but that is the thing, just like tonight if Price had pitched well and Doolittle
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:38a
But you can't guarantee that no matter what you do, even Kershaw doesn't guarantee youq
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jul 1 2014, 12:10a
are better defense, better routes to balls, and a better arm intangibles, these days
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jun 30 2014, 11:50p - 1 reply
Exactly. David Price wins his game, Gray battles and gives up a 8th inning homer to break a tie in game
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jun 30 2014, 11:42p - 1 reply
The A's need a few blow outs, with this damn hellacious scheduling the whole pitching staff is going to need more than the all star
Commented on A's lose 5-4 on walk-off grand slam on Jun 30 2014, 11:03p
Nope. Manager's choice at that point.
Commented on Midpoint Analysis: "What's The Deal With ___?" on Jun 30 2014, 5:35p - 1 reply
The one in Sac forgot a word in that phrase
Commented on Midpoint Analysis: "What's The Deal With ___?" on Jun 30 2014, 4:48p - 1 reply
SSS
Commented on Midpoint Analysis: "What's The Deal With ___?" on Jun 30 2014, 4:26p
His Hooked on Pitcher's tape has just arrived. Still learning how to read.
Commented on Down on the farm: Short-season teams get going on Jun 30 2014, 3:23p
But weren't Poms peripherals a lot better than Peacock and Brad didn't have the Coors effect for most of his career. I don't see any redemption
Commented on Midpoint Analysis: "What's The Deal With ___?" on Jun 30 2014, 3:19p
You were throwing Reddick off the roster WAYYYYYYY before the injury
Commented on Midpoint Analysis: "What's The Deal With ___?" on Jun 30 2014, 3:00p
I thought that one had been announced previously. Maybe Callis announced it, but the A's hadn't
Commented on Down on the farm: Short-season teams get going on Jun 30 2014, 1:47p - 1 reply
I believe this was the last top 10 draft pick remaining
Commented on Down on the farm: Short-season teams get going on Jun 30 2014, 12:37p - 1 reply
Who was that last sacrificial lamb for the A's. I believe it was in Toronto. They basically left the starter in to get shelled, because the
Commented on Josh Reddick placed on Disabled List with re-injured right knee; Nate Freiman recalled from Sacramento on Jun 29 2014, 1:05p
Ummm. Ok
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 29 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
There was discussion before how although Moss and Donaldson didn't make until theey were the same age as Freiman, there
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 29 2014, 12:31p - 1 reply
For those who said Freiman didn't change. Rickey says Rickey can help anyone
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 29 2014, 11:56a - 3 replies
That's why you don't officially say Norris is unavailable. They probably figured Derek would PH
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 29 2014, 11:44a
Isn't he a little old for that league? He should be doing well.
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 28 2014, 11:44p
777-9311 then do The Bird
Commented on Game #80: Can't predict baseball - Athletics beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 on Jun 28 2014, 10:39p
I like his priceline commercials. over acted like his Star Trek days
Commented on Game #79: A's Overcome Bad Inning to Beat Marlins on Jun 28 2014, 11:02a - 1 reply
Donaldson is a rightie and has been struggling
Commented on Game #79: A's Overcome Bad Inning to Beat Marlins on Jun 28 2014, 2:14a - 2 replies
There isn't much you can do at 1b, to be indescribable, even though he is really good defensively
Commented on Game #79: A's Overcome Bad Inning to Beat Marlins on Jun 27 2014, 11:57p - 1 reply
I know, I for some reason thinkof Braun as a 1b
Commented on Game #79: A's Overcome Bad Inning to Beat Marlins on Jun 27 2014, 11:49p - 2 replies
How on gods green earth do you plan on getting all 4 of them on the current 25 man?
Commented on Game #79: A's Overcome Bad Inning to Beat Marlins on Jun 27 2014, 11:43p - 2 replies
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