A’s Win Rights To Hisashi Iwakuma

Japanese righty Hisashi Iwakuma was posted last week, and interested Major League suitors submitted blind bids in an effort to win the right to negotiate a contract with him. There were very strong rumors coming out of the AL West, where both the Mariners and Rangers were at one time considered the favorites, but in the end, a surprise contender won out, as it’s the Oakland A’s who now have a chance to sign Iwakuma to a deal.
A’s Win Rights To Hisashi Iwakuma

Japanese righty Hisashi Iwakuma was posted last week, and interested Major League suitors submitted blind bids in an effort to win the right to negotiate a contract with him. There were very strong rumors coming out of the AL West, where both the Mariners and Rangers were at one time considered the favorites, but in the end, a surprise contender won out, as it’s the Oakland A’s who now have a chance to sign Iwakuma to a deal.

oldtimefamilybaseball
oldtimefamilybaseball:

Dallas Braden almost did it again. Braden went threw 8 innings of shutout ball while walking two and only allowing Nelson Cruz’s first inning single in the Athletics 5-0 victory against Texas. Imagine how much more exciting this game would have been if Cruz hadn’t been such a jerk and held onto that single until later in the game? Way to suck all the history out of the game, Nelson.
After two impressive starts, Lee threw another clunker by allowing four runs in five innings to keep the Rangers magic number at 4.
(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

oldtimefamilybaseball:

Dallas Braden almost did it again. Braden went threw 8 innings of shutout ball while walking two and only allowing Nelson Cruz’s first inning single in the Athletics 5-0 victory against Texas. Imagine how much more exciting this game would have been if Cruz hadn’t been such a jerk and held onto that single until later in the game? Way to suck all the history out of the game, Nelson.

After two impressive starts, Lee threw another clunker by allowing four runs in five innings to keep the Rangers magic number at 4.

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)