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Call to the Pen

Texas Rangers: Free agents who could fill the need at 3rd base

The Texas Rangers need someone to play third base as their future first-ballot Hall of Fame third baseman Adrian Beltre retired just before Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, the Texas Rangers were involved in a mega-trade with the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. In it, the Rangers sent the player who was expected to […] Texas Rangers: Free agents who could fill the need at 3rd base - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 1/15: Kyler Murray officially declares for the NFL draft

And the Rays sign a right-handed bat Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft The biggest story in baseball for the last couple of weeks has been what will happen with last summer’s ninth overall pick. The Athletics knew they took a risk in drafting Kyler Murray with their top ten pick despite him wanting to play football in the fall. The A’s had no problem letting him play for Oklahoma for one last go with football before focusing entirely on baseball. Except, well, things snowballed. Murray was incredible for the Sooners, leading them to the playoff and eventually taking home the...


Joey Wendle ranked 7th best 2B in baseball by MLB Network

But he’s number one in our hearts MLB Network has been ranking the top ten players at each position and this past Saturday, they broke down second base. On the list, Joey Wendle was placed seventh among major league second baseman, ranking just ahead of Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees. Wendle came to the Rays last offseason in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. He had an excellent spring training and eventually became the Rays starting second baseman. He started the year at a torrid pace offensively and supplied superb defense all season long. His offense slumped a bit halfway...

Pinstripe Alley

The Yankees may regret passing on Jurickson Profar

Profar may have made a great Manny Machado alternative. On December 21st, the Oakland Athletics acquired infielder Jurickson Profar in a three-team trade with the Rangers and Rays. The Rangers picked up a few prospects, while the Rays basically rearranged deck chairs. The trade, however, was all about Profar. Depending on who you ask, the Yankees had varying levels of interest in Profar before he got shipped to Oakland. Gerry Fraley, a Rangers beat writer, noted that the Bombers liked him as a fill-in for Didi Gregorius, “but weren’t willing to give up much.” Jeff Passan, on the...

Golden Gate Sports

Oakland Athletics Rumors: SP Sean Manaea returning sooner than expected?

If the rumors are to be believed, the Oakland Athletics’ pitching rotation could get a big boost in the form of Sean Manaea earlier than expected. Back in September, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. The initial expectation was that he’d miss most if not all of […] Oakland Athletics Rumors: SP Sean Manaea returning sooner than expected? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site


Trade Analysis: The Emilio Pagan, Brock Burke trade is business as usual

These are the moves the Rays should be making. This morning, a completely reasonable headline was announced. The Oakland Athletics have acquired IF Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers. Then, for the second week in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays found themselves as a late announcement to a three-way deal. The Rays received RHP Emilio Pagan, RHP Rollie Lacy, and the 38th pick in the 2019 MLB draft from the Athletics while sending out LHP Brock Burke, LHP Kyle Bird, and RHP Yoel Espinal to the Rangers. What the Rangers and Athletics are doing in this trade is crystal clear. The Rangers...


Rays acquire RHP Emilio Pagan, draft pick in 3-team trade

The Rays will also receive prospect RHP Rollie Lacy in roster-clearing move. The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly made a three-team deal with the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics. The Rays will be acquiring right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan from the Oakland Athletics as well as the 38th overall selection in the 2019 draft. The Rays will also be receiving minor league right-handed pitcher, Rollie Lacy, from the Texas Rangers. The Rays will be sending their minor league pitcher of the year, left-handed pitcher Brock Burke, as well as prospects RHP Yoel Espinal and LHP Kyle Byrd to the Texas...

MLB.com FastCast: A's planning new ballpark - 11/28/18

The Oakland Athletics break down their plan to build a new ballpark, plus Kenley Jansen talks about recovering from heart surgery About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United State