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Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A’s

Addition of Boyd could pay dividends for the writhing A's

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

June 5, 2012

As many of you may already know, Paly's own B.J. Boyd ('12) was drafted in the 4th round of the MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics. Boyd, a dual-sport athlete, could add something that the A's have been missing in recent years: talent. Boyd's sheer athletic ability has been put on display throughout...

Boyd selected by Oakland A’s in MLB Draft

Boyd selected by Oakland A's in MLB Draft

Alan Lamarque and Spencer Drazovich, Editor in Chief, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Varsity football and baseball player B.J. Boyd ('12) was selected 139th overall today, by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Boyd batted .507 this year for the Vikings, en route to a 27-7 record and Central Coast Section semifinal appearance. Coming out of the season Boyd...

Why Moneyball is flawed

Frank Thomas hits his first home-run as an A against the New York Yankees on Opening Night in 2006. Thomas might just be the best investment in old and battered goods the A's have ever done. Photo used under Creative Commons from Ken Nakano.

Peter Dennis, Columnist

October 14, 2011

As some of all you ‘avid’ readers out there may know, I am a Dodgers fan. No, I won’t pull a Brian Stow on anyone, that was completely and utterly horrific, but I can get into an argument about the Giants/Dodgers rivalry like the best of them. (See my rant about how Clayton Kershaw is better than...

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