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Branden Cogswell Joins Us

Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell, a 7th-round draft of the Oakland Athletics, joins Brady Farkas on 1045theteam.com to talk about his run with the Virginia Cavaliers at the College World Series, his selection by the A's, support from the Capital Region, and much more

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Cogswell Signs with Athletics

After hitting .391 at the College World Series, Virginia junior Branden Cogswell is foregoing his senior season.

The first-team all-ACC second baseman and Shen graduate signed with Oakland for a signing bonus of $200,000

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On the Farm: Shen Grad Rolling

Shenendehowa graduate Murphy Smith continues to impress for the Midland Rockhounds, the AA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

So far, Smith is third on the Rockhounds in innings pitched -- and that comes while working exclusively out of the bullpen

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Murphy Smith Works 3.1 Scoreless

Murphy Smith worked 3.1 more scoreless innings on Sunday for the Midland Rockhounds.

The Rockhounds are the AA affiliate for the Oakland Athletics. Smith, a Shenendehowa graduate (2006), is just two steps away from the major leagues

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Berserk Oakland A’s Fan Gets Tasered, Fails to Outfight Entire Security Force

The best action in the Oakland A's-Detroit Tigers playoff series may not take place on the field.

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Yankees-Angels Series Preview

The Yanks and Halos will play three in Los Angeles Friday-Sunday.  New York was swept in Oakland and the Angels come off a series loss in Baltimore, so both teams are really struggling.  Here is a series preview.

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New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics
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Oakland Coliseum Becoming Trouble Spot for Yankees

The Yankees' troubles at Tropicana Field are no secret, but add Oakland Coliseum to the list as the new baseball horror house for New York.  The recent series sweep by the A's was ugly.  

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Yankees Midweek Report
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Yankees-Athletics Series Preview

The Yankees continue their 11-day, 10-game West Coast trip with a three game set in Oakland.  New York comes off a successful series in Seattle having won three of four, including the last game in which Felix Hernandez pitched (no-decision for Hernandez).  Oakland, meanwhile, comes off a four-game series split with the White Sox.  Here is a Yanks-Athletics series preview.

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A’s Outfielder Josh Reddick Shaved His Beard, Lost Beard-Off to WWE’s Daniel Bryan

Don't challenge WWE superstar Daniel Bryan to a beard-off, because you will lose. Just ask Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick. The beard-off between Reddick and Bryan wasn't Reddick's idea, as the entire thing began with Bryan issuing the challenge over Twitter, but Reddick foolishly accepted. To be fair, Reddick's beard was somehow even gnarlier than Bryan's, which is saying a

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Yankees – Rays Series Preview

The Yankees won another series in Toronto and now head to Tampa Bay for three games. The Rays, fresh off a three-game sweep of the Athletics in which they outscored Oakland 17-4, are riding high.  Here is a preview of the upcoming series between the 2nd place Yanks and 4th place Rays in terms of the AL East division.

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Josh Reddick- Daniel Bryan Beard Off
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Oakland Outfielder Josh Reddick and WWE Star Daniel Bryan are Having a ‘Beard-Off’

Two worlds of excessive facial hair collided Tuesday, as Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick accepted a challenge from the WWE's Daniel Bryan for the two men to have a 'beard-off.' Bryan threw down the gauntlet on Twitter and Reddick, a longtime WWE fan with his own championship belt,

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Bartolo Colon Suspended from Oakland A’s After The Former Yankee Has Positive Drug Test

The MLB Commissioner's Office has announced this afternoon that Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test, which showed an elevated level of testosterone. The suspension is effective immediately, which means he will miss the remainder of the regular season.

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