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Archive of posts filed under the Oakland Athletics category.

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi cannot let Ivan Nova start and other to dos

With his New York Yankees now officially in the postseason, skipper Joe Girardi needs to do everything possible to win the next three games. The Yankees do not want to be one of the two AL Wild Cards, as that could entail possibly flying out to Oakland for a one, do or die game that […]

Yankees Universe: Predictions wanted

The sport of baseball is in a fantastic place right now. The fact is that two of the 10-playoff berths only got locked up yesterday is absurd, considering there are only 12 -14 games left in the regular season. And the two teams who clinched spots were the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds, both NL teams from the East and […]

Yankees are October bound: A conspiracy theory

Last night vs. the Baltimore Orioles was the most positive game I have seen the New York Yankeesplay in six weeks. Yes, I am aware that the Yankees lost the game 10-6; and that for the second time this week the Yankees share first-place with their current AL East hosts. Now, try to brush those […]

New York Yankees got Moneyballed

The team with the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees didn’t just get swept by the Oakland Athletics, they got beat. A very real and determined Athletics burned the Bombers over the weekend winning four one-run games. Billy Beane might have his best Moneyball team yet, as this group is made up of […]

2012 MLB Power Rankings – Week 15

The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Oriolesare both at a crossroad because finally both teams are winning almost enough to be contenders, which is unfamiliar territory for both clubs recently. So, do the O’s and A’s make big splashes before the July 31st trade deadline, and risk depleting their farm systems if they miss the playoffs? […]

New York Yankees: Champions cannot only feast on the weak

The New York Yankees are verifying exactly what fans didn’t want to admit, that the Bombers are a sham. Maybe the above is a bit harsh but reality is the 2012 Yankees are really good leaving runners on base and covering it up by feasting on weaker teams to stay in reaching distance in the […]