2014 World Series Rundown: Giants vs. Royals

Welcome to perhaps the most unlikely World Series in recent memory. The matchup between the Giants and Royals for the 2014 title certainly won’t be mistaken for a clash of titans along the lines of the Yankees-Dodgers matchups of the 1950’s. Both teams failed to win 90 games this year (the first time ever two such teams faced each other more »

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Travis Ishikawa: The Unlikeliest Hero

A few years ago, circa 2010, I used to tell anyone who would listen (there weren’t many) that I considered Travis Ishikawa to be the most one-dimensional player I had ever seen. He did one thing really well on a baseball field: play defense at first base. In all other aspects of the game, I argued, he was charitably mediocre. more »

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Giants Beat Dbacks in 9th, Gain Ground on Dodgers

If the Giants are content to cede the National League West to the Dodgers and settle for one of the National League Wild Card spots, they certainly aren’t showing it. Rookie Matt Duffy singled in the go-ahead runs in the ninth as the Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon, 4-2, to take the series from the Dbacks and pull more »

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A’s Trade Milone, Reacquire Fuld

Meet the new Fuld, same as the old Fuld. It wasn’t exactly a blockbuster trade on the scale of Lester-for-Cespedes, but the A’s added outfield depth this morning by reacquiring utility outfielder Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins for left-handed starter Tommy Milone. Fuld began the season in Oakland as a backup, but was designated for assignment by the team more »

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A’s Continue Winning Ways, Take Series From Rangers

Just one year ago, an A’s-Rangers series in July would have been a much-anticipated, and heated, matchup between division rivals. This season, however, it merits as a mere flyover series and, frankly, a rank embarrassment for the hard-charging A’s if they failed to come away with a series win. Oakland took care of business this weekend by winning two of three more »

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Giants Acquire Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The Giants have decided to act instead of react to the growing list of player injuries that has beset them in the past week. With Matt Cain out indefinitely with an elbow injury, the Giants made a move to patch up their starting rotation. This morning, the Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for more »

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