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Winter in SD Grill 51

As the winter meetings commence, the A’s continue their quest to find the best LHH hitter/reliever ~5 million can buy…

Non-tender is the day 65

Treinen and Jurkstore are still likely to be non-tendered if they are not traded before the deadline today, with Phegley and Buchter also possibilities, per Slusser. Other candidates around the league include Addison Russell, who the A’s wisely gave up as part of a brilliant plan to acquire Marcus Semien, and has had issues on ...

Forst Among Equals 121

David and his 29 counterparts start meeting today in Scottsdale. John Shea says Forst is looking for lefthanded batters. I’m kind of expecting this to be a “go for it” offseason that could feature a big trade or two, but who knows. In the meantime, feel free to talk about football.

There are still baseball games to be played. 217

We may not care, but somebody does. I really don’t know who I’m rooting for, and may not until there’s a key moment and I realize that I was pulling one way or the other. On the one hand, I usually pick the American League team by default. On the other hand, Verlander, FK that ...

The Divisions between us 95

Today’s the first (and possibly only) day with all four Division Series playing. TB at Hou 1100, StL at Atl 1330, Minn at NYY 1600, DC at LA 1830. Yes, it is hard to move on. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no ...

Wild cardstock dreams 122

I’d say that they show up at my home every fourth week of September but that’s not true. First off, they’ve only showed up five of the last eight Septembers. And second, they actually don’t just show up. Rather, a FedEx-branded post-it on my door bears a barcode and a goose chase to follow to ...

Pre-Postseason/NL Wild Card Grill 61

A place to stress, vent, complain, rosterbate, and anticipate.

159-162 @ The Mariners Apartment Complex 285

I can’t get enough of this song lately. After a dramatic finale in Anaheim, the boys need to win this four-gamer in Seattle to make sure there’s more baseball to be played this season in Oakland. Pitching Probables: Manaea vs. Felix Fiers vs. Sheffield Anderson vs. Gonzales Roark vs. Dunn

157-158 @Angels 229

Putting a thread up early to give space for comments on the relevant games in St. Pete and on the South Side. Bailey vs. Peters (I don’t know either) TBD (Montas??) vs. Heaney

Games 154-156 vs. the Rangers 145

The home season started exactly 6 months ago today in Tokyo, and it wraps with three at the Coliseum against the Texas Rangers this weekend. Tonight at 7: Mike Fiers, as long as he lasts, vs. Mike Minor Saturday at 6: Sean Manaea vs. Brock Burke Sunday at 1: Tanner Roark vs. Lance Lynn In ...