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As the winter parlor games begin, and as interest continues to fall, the Yankees are staring into a long, self-inflicted quagmire

Today, Joel Sherman offers his Yankee face-lift plans for 2016. (Empty the farm system for Sonny Gray!) So does Anthony McCarron, (though it's even more depressing.) Every Yankee web site in captivity is trotting out next year's makeover, and it's reminiscent of Mike Tyson's old line: Everybody's got a plan, until they get hit in the mouth.In this case, our sock to the jaw comes...

Sonny Gray: The anti-Chris Sale

Earlier this week, I took a look at the AL Cy Young race, utilizing batted-ball metrics to address the respective candidacies of David Price, Dallas Keuchel and Chris Sale. To make a long story short, I concluded that Sale’s strikeout-to-walk (K/BB) superiority, along with solid contact management skills that have been obscured by his horrendous team defense, placed him on top...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray's AL Cy Young push

With the worst record in the American League, it is clear there is only one reason to continue watching the A’s in September. Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will need to dominate the final month in order to pass Dallas Keuchel and finish ahead of David Price for the AL Cy Young award. Sonny Gray In a season that has been marred by a terrible defense and an unreliable...
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough outing aside, Gray still in Cy Young mix for A's

On Wednesday afternoon, one of those 'baseball things' that happen without rhyme or reason took place at Coliseum: Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray was roughed up by the Los Angeles Angels for six runs over the first two innings of the game.  Having entered the game with an AL-best 2.13 ERA, Gray finished the day with a 2.36 - nothing to scoff at, but behind Houston Astros...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #133: Gray turned blue – Angels 9, Athletics 4

Just when we’re all getting ready to write the Angels off, they have to go and beat the tar out of Sonny Gray, win a road series and provide a glimmer of hope that they could claw their way back into the Wild Card race. It was all because for the first time in forever they defeated an actual elite pitcher instead of just rolling over and nearly getting no-hit, like they do. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel sends Sonny Gray beard-grooming kit

The fraternity of bearded baseball aces is the world’s most exclusive club. And Astros southpaw Dallas Keuchel wants to extend an invitation to A’s righty Sonny Gray. Houston’s finest facial hair connoisseur gifted his clean-shaven fellow AL West flamethrower with a beard grooming kit, a bestowal that Gray proudly shared on his Twitter account Saturday. Thanks @kidkeuchy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's pitcher Sonny Gray pranks unwitting New Yorkers

MLB Fan Cave can be an awesome thing, as Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray proves here. The young starting pitcher took to the streets of New York City to prank some innocent bystanders.  And the Results were pretty epic. Your browser does not support iframes. Is it weird that the funniest part of this video to me is when Gray goes up to a New Yorker, says “tag your it” and...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Analyzing the Jeff Samardzija trade

The Oakland A’s are considered by many to be favorites to contend for the World Series title in the American League but their acquisition of starting pitcher, Jeff Samardzija from Chicago may make the difference between another early exit in the playoffs and a deep run into October. Oakland’s pitching staff was already one of the league’s best despite lacking a bonafide ace...
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s finalize a deal with the Coliseum Coliseum – Home of the Oakland A’s A deal has finally been made! The Oakland A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease deal at the Coliseum. Even though this deal still needs to be approved by the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, this is the first time that the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority and the Athletics have agreed on a lease terms. Even though many different...
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s most promising draft picks of 2014

This year the Oakland A’s went very college heavy during the draft with 30 out of the 40 draftees being collegiate players. By selecting college players, it is more likely that they will actually sign with the team and will work their way up to the minor leagues fairly quickly. This happened with current starter Sonny Gray who was drafted in 2011 from Vanderbilt University and...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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