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article August 5, 2014

Heart In San Francisco

At 33, Jake Peavy is trying to get by more with savvy than raw stuff. After being traded from the Red Sox to the Giants, he's also had to adjust to the rigors of a tight divisional race, one that could hinge on his ability to rise to the occasion. More»
cespedes article August 1, 2014

Creative Strategy

The A's have the best record in baseball right now, so a postseason bid was already within their reach. But that's wasn't enough -- they want a shot at the World Series, which explains why they traded the popular Yoenis Cespedes in order to shore up their pitching rotation. More»
OaklandAs article July 25, 2014

The Other Guys

The Oakland A's keep rolling in the West with a roster of some players who could barely even crack a major league roster just a few years ago. How did they build such a juggernaut? And how much credit should go to manager Bob Melvin? More»
montfort article July 20, 2014

Safe Distance

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Montfort has had a tough few weeks, thanks mostly to his own comments in emails and interviews, and it doesn't help that his last-place team has more losses than anyone in the National League. It may be time for him to take a step back. More»
Candlestick_earthquake article July 11, 2014

The End of An Era

Candlestick Park will be torn apart this fall but the games played on the field will echo through the Bay Area for a long time to come. But as one sports era ends and a new one begins, the Oakland A's may very well find themselves on top of the heap again. More»
Lincecum-Nohitter article June 26, 2014

Super Freak

For the second year in a row, Tim Lincecum no-hit the Padres, this time adding in some offense on top of his dominant pitching performance. It's just one reason why the Giants just can't seem to let go of their love affair with their favorite son. More»
matt_cain article June 19, 2014

A Giant Unknown

A funny thing happened on the way to a story about the San Francisco Giants owning the best record in baseball. After losing eight of their last nine, they no longer do. They need to get healthy and stabilize the rotation. If not, we'll be talking about an epic collapse. More»
crawford article May 29, 2014

The Professor Of San Francisco

Generally known as an outstanding defensive shortstop, Brandon Crawford has worked hard to improve his offense, to the point where he's above-average at the plate. On a Giants team trying to hang on to first place despite infield injuries, Crawford is a constant presence. More»
gray article May 10, 2014

Unexpected Ace

A year ago, Sonny Gray had never pitched in a major league game. Now, thanks to injuries to Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, he's leading an Oakland rotation that has helped the A's get to first place in the American League West -- and he's looked good doing it. More»
madbum1980x1100 article March 31, 2014

MadBum: A Deserving Ace

He stands tall on the mound, the ace of his team's pitching staff. His left arm is powerful, spinning fastballs, curves and change-ups past hapless opponents. Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner? Only one has two World Series rings. More»

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