The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
The other pitcher the Oakland Athletics acquired in the trade for Jeff Samardzija is starting to look like he can contribute during the stretch run after all. Jason Hammel’s second straight superb start ended with […]
There’s nothing like a couple of timely home runs to get a stagnant offense back on track. Derek Norris hit a three-run homer, Stephen Vogt added a two-run shot, and the Oakland Athletics won their […]
Coco Crisp’s presence at the top of the batting order and in center field has led the Oakland Athletics to so many key victories. Now that he is back from a neck injury, the Athletics […]
Jon Lester got a rousing ovation the first time he pitched in an Oakland uniform. His second start for the Athletics ended with his name being chanted by the crowd at O.Co Coliseum. Lester pitched […]
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA (AP Sports) 1933 – Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia A’s became the first pitcher since Aug. 2, 1931 – a span of 308 games – to shut out the New York […]
The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld. The A’s announced the deal Thursday morning before the trade deadline. Milone requested a trade given his recent success […]
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
By Sam Graham France’s forward Karim Benzema (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) 5. World Cup Quarterfinals – France vs. Germany – 9AM PT – ESPN2 2 of the favorites to win the greatest tournament in […]
Michael Morse doubled three times and drove in four runs, Madison Bumgarner stayed unbeaten in May and the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
By the time Dan Straily took the mound for the second inning, he knew he just didn’t have it. His velocity nowhere to be found, the 25-year-old right-hander took the next step in his maturation […]
Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish. Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the A’s bounced back from another blown save […]