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theblackpearl

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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DLD 2/11/2013 PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

As Pitchers and catchers report, and Micheal Ynoa doesn't because of chicken Pox. Let's check out some of the more interesting tweets of the day. Barton going in on the beard Jane Lee...

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WAR, Hooah, what is it good for?

Jim Caple, wrote an article, I thought would be very discussable here. I'm talking about the proliferation of WAR: Wins Above Replacement. Wait! I'm not just some old curmudgeon...

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Who could the A's have given to get him, and would you want him,

or is he just an inferior version of Gio?   The Giants have traded Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera.   MLB MLB BREAKING: @Royals acquire LHPs Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo from @S...

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If you can't get the players, steal the man, who acquired the

players.   Athletics Oakland Athletics   Dan Feinstein, the Rays’ director of BB operations, has been hired by the #Athletics as their director of pro scouting/baseball development Does this...

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Can a team improve, while losing?

We are all A's fans, and want them to be the best they can be, but will it behoove the A's to lose more? Over the past 7 or 8 years, besides 2006, the A's have been bad, but not terrible. This has...

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Mark Ellis traded to Colorado

The A's have opened up a roster spot, maybe Chris Carter will stay. I would also like to take the time to say good bye and good luck to one of the greatest A's over the past 10 years.   Athletics O...

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DLD 6/3/11 Sabean please shut up.

Brian Sabean, Gm of the World Champion, and "loveable" SF Giants went on the Ralph and Tom show, and shows his intelligence. Giants general manager Brian Sabean on Thursday tore into Scott...

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I like stats, but I love baseball.

Some people may read the title, and think this is going to bash stats.  Hell most people won't read it at all. I actually want to bridge the gap for the stat people, and the non staters.  I have...

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The Ben Sheets era, has ended? WLD 7/24/10 as well

 Ben Sheets has been put on the DL, with an elbow injury, and it doesn't sound good.   Ben Sheets said his right elbow has been so swollen after his past two or three starts that he is going to...

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DLD 5/24/10 I just wanted to get this link in

It is a busy day for me, but I wanted to get a link posted, so I will create a makeshift DLD.   Who said the A's can't draft?   Who've been the best drafters of the decade? A's, D-backs, Red Sox,...

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DLD- 9/1/09 Stupid laws, and dumber criminals

I figured we needed to start the new month with a DLD, and if it stinks, at least I won't get fined

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You can laugh all you want

Well, we haven't had any good musical interludes in a while, and after this one, well, we still won't have had any good ones.

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DLD 5/14/09- A Voice in the Bay??

The A's radio Flag station is changing to all sports, starting with syndicated shows.  I wonder if in the future, they will have local shows, and an actual morning show, so we can hear A's centric...

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DLD 1/19/09 One Year Later

Last year at this time, I reflected on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, in this diary. http://www.athleticsnation.com/2008/1/21/12222/6703   It has been a year since I wrote that , and since...

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Are we the Yankees, lite?

This is a little tongue in cheek, but I haven't written in a while, and what the hell, it's not like we have anything A's related to talk about.  When the Yankees signed the BIG THR$$, everyone...

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Furcal looking for homes in the Bay Area, and Nick Johnson to relocate too?

Furcal visited A's officials at the Oakland Coliseum, toured communities where he might live and had a two-hour lunch with A's general manager Billy Beane. The A's have yet to make Furcal a...

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Royals are Really Cookoo.

The Royals gave up a  promising bullpen arm for the enigmatic, for some reason always wanted, Coco Crisp.  The Royals sent Ramon Ramirez to the Red Sox.   The Kansas City Royals picked up the...

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DLD 9/9/08 Good bye Mike Sweeney

According to Susan Slusser, the A's have released Mike Sweeney.  This must mean they needed the 40 man spot for someone.  I wonder if Jeff Baisley will be making his major league debut in Detroit. ...

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DLD 8/27/08 So you think AN has been weird?

Some have recently commented, that AN has been a little weird lately.  Well let's see if we are more or less weird than the rest of the world.  Let's see what the weirdest piece we can come up with...

Raider DB, on ESPN Chat

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John Bowie will be chatting on ESPN today at 1PM

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DLD 8/4/08 Chavez to have season ending surgery

I was just going to post the Chavy news, but since we don't have a DLD, HERE YA GO.   OAKLAND — The A's announced today that six-time Gold Glove-winning third baseman Eric Chavez will undergo...

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Shockey finally wore out his welcome

The NY Giants have agreed to trade Jeremy Shockey to the Saints for a 2nd and 5th rounder.     Sean Payton's persistence finally won out. The New Orleans Saints acquired Jeremy Shockey for a...

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Right off the bat

While all the bay area media is wondering what Beane is doing, and why would fans remain interested in the A's team, there is one man in the Bay Area media who gets it.  Although Marty Lurie, does...

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DLD 7/16/08 Just for the Hell of it.

Anderson and Cahill make the US Olympic team   addition to LaPorta, Strasburg, Rasmus, and Stevens, the Olympic Team also features five other USA Baseball alumni: Oakland Athletics left-handed...

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DLD 7/8/08 Tuesday

Jemile Weeks is close to signing, and Inoa has made more than Duke.   Weeks likely to sign today: The A's are close to coming to terms with their top pick (12th overall) in the June draft,...

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DLD 6/26/08 Is choking your GM, the new undervalued market commodity?

Shawn Chacon was suspended by the Astros for assaulting the GM.    Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon was suspended indefinitely by the team Wednesday for insubordination after reportedly grabbing...

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DLD 6/16/08 SWEEP, IRON, and KIDNAP

SWEEP   Once Again, A's Sweep Giants  The cross-bay rivalry between the A's and Giants is turning ever more mismatched. Oakland finished a three-game sweep at AT&T Park by collecting a 5-3...

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Rules Question, or interpretaion of ruling.

There is no DLD for  the day, so I will waste your time with a question.  The Cleveland Indians performed a triple steal.  Now I have an issue with this being ruled a stolen base, and even more...

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Raiders sign new QB, same as old QB

The Raiders brought back Marques Tuiasosopo. The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran free agent quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo. The Raiders originally selected Tuiasosopo in the second round...

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Stu Schweigert GONE??? Arthur Blank an idiot!!!!!

Jerry McDonald of ANG Newsgroup, is reporting that Schweigert has been notified of his release.   Stuart Schweigert, a four-year veteran who served as the poster boy for the Raiders’ tackling...

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