January ← 2010 ← FREE KRAUT!

A’s sign Gabe Gross 47

Ew. (See what I did there?) UPDATE: A’s flip Aaron Miles + PTBNL for Willy Taveras and Adam Rosales.

Don’t you have any PRIDE?!? The Grill 012910 211

dogs will hurt you, but cats kill Via Poppy, 2010 A’s Promo Sked I hotly anticipate watching this in all its glory Transcript 12/12 (though I did have to guess on a couple) I am starting to see what Twitter is good for (esp w/my new iPhone) Free shipping through Monday on some nice items ...

Some Team Projections 42

CAIRO (I don’t know what that is) has the A’s last. PECOTA has the A’s….. first. West W L RS RA AVG OBP SLG 10 Oakland Athletics 87 75 791 737 .263 .342 .418 3 Seattle Mariners 86 76 794 741 .275 .347 .412 2 Texas Rangers 85 77 883 842 .275 .346 .459 4 ...

Grill 1/27/10 Silence of the Monkeys 162

Okay, I’m working my ass of in a sign shop, supporting the capitalist system I don’t even believe in, but I gotta post the post for the monkey and the promise to the monkey and the silence of the monkey. Tell me, Clarice, when you lie your head down to go to sleep at night, ...

Sheets Signs 58

link Free agent right-hander Ben Sheets has signed with the A’s, CBSSports.com has learned. Sheets agreed to terms on a one-year deal for more than $8 million. He passed a physical today, and the deal is expected to be announced this afternoon. Excellent.

Your trajectory for the week: The Grill 012510 205

Great Good Bad Awful Terrible you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come

Ziss tschould give you a dim view of human potential 2

This is the single most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen (at least, in the category of “Things designed specifically to appeal to me”): Werner Herzog reads Curious George. you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come

Money talks: The Grill 012210 128

I know that he’s hinted at this before, yet never spelled it out quite so clearly … still: WTF? I’m not allowed to engage in public arguments with other writers How does a professional disparager honor a nondisparagement clause? Went well beyond the facts of the case to overrule two important precedents? Facile and unpersuasive? ...

Value Over Replacement … Priest? 54

Uh. {checks calendar} Hunh. Grant Desme, one of the Oakland A�s top prospects, has decided to retire from baseball in order to pursue the priesthood

A predicate that we all subscribe to: The Grill 012110 89

Whatever Yikes Also yikes Geez, isn’t this the way it always is? You and your pals get together to share some common interests and values, and then once things get big and successful, the Man comes in and starts making you follow “rules”: “bans on suicide bombings against civilians, burning down schools, or cutting off ...