Big news today out of Oakland was that the A’s signed Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $36 million deal. According to the ESPN report, the A’s outbid the Miami Marlins.
So that gives us a chance to look at the best sports blog for the Oakland Athletics. There aren’t many out there, but the blog on the Fansided network is worth checking out.
Here is an excerpt from the story on the Cespedes signing:
The deal itself is a risk, but for the A’s Cespedes could be the uncommon cure for their middle-of-the-order ailments. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSport.com, though, calls the deal very peculiar, especially for the penny-pinching A’s. It counters, Rosenthal argues, Oakland’sMoneyball approach and calls the whole deal a “gamble.”
Cespedes represents the type of hitter the A’s haven’t been able to land via free agency over the past few years. The team went into last year’s offseason very aggressive and came up empty handed. Well, almost empty handed.
I couldn’t find the stats for the site, but the blog is updated several times a day. It doesn’t come close to the population of Athletics Nation, but we don’t tend to like the bigger sites here.