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- Gallegos: Key dates, questions for A’s entering 2020…
- Lockard: From Michael Taylor to Jesús Luzardo – A look back at the A’s top prospects in the 2010s… ($$$)
- Sheldon: Reds, OF Shogo Akiyama agree to three-year deal worth a reported $15M…
- Sickels: Top 100 MLB prospects for the 2020 season… ($$$)
Baseball Interest Stories:
- The Athletic’s Hall of Fame voters reveal their 2020 ballots… ($$$)
- Carig: The 10 most memorable moments I covered in the 2010s… ($$$)
- Distelheim: My Favorite Memory of the Decade – In My Lifetime!
- Langs: 10 historic performances from 2019…
- Posnanski: The Baseball 100 – No. 88, Curt Schilling… ($$$)
- 1974 — Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter, who posted a 25-12 record with the Oakland Athletics, signs with the New York Yankees ending an unprecedented bidding war when he inks a five-year, $3.75 million dollar contract. This is triple the salary of any other major league player.
- 1990 — Oakland Athletics third baseman Carney Lansford is severely hurt in a snowmobile accident. He will undergo surgery on January 6th to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as well as repair other ligament damage. Lansford will play just five games in 1991, but return to the starting lineup in 1992.
Best of Twitter:
- Steroids or not, Bonds was something else…
Only Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt have hit more CAREER home runs as a left handed hitter at AT&T/Oracle Park than Bonds did in his 2001 season alone. https://t.co/Qpzj9CcJMT
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) December 31, 2019
- The A’s might be getting an intriguing outfield option back…
Few, makes it less likely Mark Payton sticks https://t.co/LS3jbZtXaO
— Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) December 30, 2019
- Don’t sleep on Oakland…