January 29, 20154

Hate the player?

“Daric Barton.” Just saying that name can send some A’s fans into a blind rage. Others may feel sympathy, pity, disdain, etc. But what exactly was his crime? He accepted

January 26, 20157

Bud Selig will not miss Oakland

Rob Manfred officially became the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on Saturday. Alan H. “Bud” Selig will now spend his retirement as a part-time history professor and a full-time advocate

January 22, 201536

The curious rivalry of the A’s and Giants

As a Bay Area native, I’ve found it curious how the perceived rivalry between the A’s and the Giants has now reached such a bellicose state. Growing up in the

Oakland Coliseum
January 19, 201545

There’s nothing wrong with the Coliseum for baseball

There’s nothing wrong with the Oakland Coliseum. (I will NEVER refer to a stadium as its stupid, temporary sponsor name, by the way.) For me, it has all I need.

January 15, 201520

What I will/won’t miss about A’s players sent packing after roster shake-up

Firstly, I would like to say that it is with great pleasure that I have accepted the role of Oakland A’s columnist for Bay Area Sports Guy for the 2015

January 10, 201510

A’s trade Jaso, Robertson and Powell to Tampa for Zobrist and Escobar

The A’s have put the finishing touches on their brand new infield, trading for the multi-positional Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Oakland is

Oakland A's All-Stars 2014
December 19, 201433

Bye now, you’re an All-Star: an updated look at Billy Beane’s trades

Updated (12/19): Derek Norris was dealt to the ridiculously active Padres last night, leaving the A’s with two 2014 All-Stars.  When Billy Beane dealt Yoenis Cespedes and their 2015 Competitive

jung-ho kang
December 15, 20148

Giants and A’s might bid on Jung-Ho Kang this week

Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, who in 117 games hit 40 home runs in the VERY hitter-friendly* Korean Baseball Organization in 2014, was posted today as expected. Jung-Ho Kang posted, MLB

December 02, 201417

Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were “at war” during 2014 season

Some of the replies posted by Josh Donaldson on Twitter less than two weeks before he was shipped to Toronto raised eyebrows. However, according to what Scott Miller of Bleacher Report

November 29, 201415

Donaldson tweets about A’s ownership, Beane trades Donaldson, Reddick isn’t pleased

The A’s traded one of the three best players in baseball (according to combined WAR over the past two seasons) to the Blue Jays for four players. This isn’t surprising

Pablo Sandoval Giants 2014 NLCS Game 4
November 20, 201419

Waking up from a dream

Four years ago, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Two days later, they held a parade. Three days after that, I got married. On Oct. 29 of this year,

Billy Butler crop
November 18, 20142

A’s agree to a 3-year deal with Billy Butler

The A’s have signed free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30M contract according to Robert Murray from MLB Daily Rumors, and confirmed by Buster Olney. Source: Billy

October 02, 201476

Why is criticizing Billy Beane off limits?

I’ve only talked to Billy Beane once — five years ago. I was a freelance writer for a website that focused on video games. I was never much of a

Marco Scutaro 2012 NLCS MVP San Francisco Giants
October 01, 201432

Top 10 SF Giants videos to get you fired up for the playoffs

Here we go again, Giants fans. It’s October. It’s an even year. We’re back. Yay. Its been an odd season, to say the least. Odd start. Odd middle. Odd finish.

Radio Wars
October 01, 201437

September ratings – did 95.7 just broadcast their last A’s game?

The Nielsen numbers were released two days ago, and KNBR finished No. 1 in San Francisco with a 5.7 rating. KCBS finished in second with a 5.3. Aaaaand that’s about it for this

a's wild card
October 01, 20145

Athletics’ Wild Card collapse loss mirrors their 2014 season

I had a recap ready to go by the eighth inning. I was going to applaud the A’s for their resiliency, for gutting it out and winning a do-or-die playoff

Hunter Pence Giants World Series Parade
September 30, 20140

BASGcast (Ep. 110): MLB Playoff Predictions!

Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy offer their MLB postseason predictions on BASGcast. The guys (brilliantly) predict everything from the Wild Card to the World Series. ***

anthony davis alex boone 49ers
September 01, 201411

Labor Day roundup: Boone’s back, ANOTHER 49ers arrest, more Huff stuff, Giants & A’s heading in opposite directions

We just got back from a mini-road trip that started in Mendocino and ended this afternoon at a pool at a swanky hotel in Sonoma County (reports that we snuck into the pool are

Yoenis Cespedes throw
August 19, 20141

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?

On August 17, 2014, a strange thing happened: the Oakland A’s — a team that has scored an average of 1.29 more runs per game than their opponents this season

Bruce and Kim Bochy
August 14, 20142

BASG notes: Hawk does Hawk things, hang with Bochy, Warriors schedule and more

Before we get into the notes, jokes and curmudgeony comments, it’s time to update your calendars with a cool event taking place in a couple weeks — Bruce and Kim Bochy are

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