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Manfred hopes for new stadium in Oakland

by Jane Lee
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OAKLAND -- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, appearing at the Coliseum on Friday as part of a tour to visit all 30 clubs, reiterated to reporters that providing the A's a new stadium, specifically one in Oakland, remains a top priority. • Cast your Esurance All-Star ballot for #ASGWorthy players "I can tell you there is no topic that consumes more time in the A's organization or as significant a portion of my time, any local issue, as the A's stadium situation," Manfred said. "I think it's absolutely vital for the long-term health of this franchise that the A's get a [...]
Bryce Harper Having Year of His Life

Bryce Harper Having Year of His Life…Why?

by Coach Huber
What swing changes did Bryce Harper make to have the year of his life? Last year we predicted here at Moneyball that Bryce Harper would move to superstardom in the MLB. Prior to this season, Harper had put up very average numbers. Really he has been a career .260 hitter and averaging 15-20 homers a year. Slightly above average for a player who has been expecting to be one of the better hitters in the league since he came up to the majors. Harper is definitely one of the most talented hitters in the league, but from a production standpoint, [...]

Attention Cubs fans! NL Central is there for the taking!

by Coach Huber
Attention Cubs fans! NL Central is there for the taking! Learn why this really could be the Cubs year! In our MLB Team Reviews we had the Cubs making a push to be a better team, but not making the play-offs. A lot has changed that we would have never would have thought that is giving the Cubs a real chance at winning this division. There are many open roads opening up for the Cubs that is going to give them a legitimate shot this year. What are they? First the NL Central is weaker than we thought it was [...]
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Should Lorenzo Cain be Worried?

by Coach Huber
Can KC Royals Lorenzo Cain become a superstar hitter when he hits one of the worst batting practices? Lorenzo Cain is one of the most athletic players in the league, but last year was his best year as a minor and major league pro. He hit .300 with 5 homers last year and now he is being touted as one of the up and coming stars. Really though, we think his best year  may be behind him in years to come Why? His batting practice is pretty bad!   Here you see Lorenzo Cain hitting batting practice. In batting practice he [...]