Author Archive | Matt Smith

MLB London Series Extra Tickets

It was announced on Thursday that an extra 5,000 tickets will be available for both of the MLB London Series games between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Those who had already registered an interest would have received an email providing the details, namely: Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, April 11 […]

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Great Britain Baseball Funding Boost

$300m is an eye-catching figure, there’s no doubt about that. Manny Machado’s impending payday with the San Diego Padres has received UK online media coverage today and you can understand why. However, from a British perspective news of a much smaller sum will have a much larger impact. It was announced at the end of […]

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Oakland A’s 2019 Spring Schedule

We’re now less than a week away from Spring Training games beginning. The Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners will be out on the field in Arizona next Thursday (21st), so it’s a good time to publish the A’s spring schedule, mentioned on my latest A’s UK video. One thing to bear in mind, whether an […]

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Kyler Murray Makes Up His Mind

In my blogpost yesterday I mentioned that I’d be publishing another video on our Oakland A’s UK YouTube channel later in the week. That still stands and I’ll be rounding up and commenting on the main news from the first few days of the A’s Spring Training camp, which as of today (11 February) is […]

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PECOTA Points The Finger at A’s Pitchers

Baseball Prospectus this week launched their 2019 PECTOA player projections and, in doing so, have started to update their projected standings.   I’ll be doing an Oakland A’s news update video on YouTube later in the week, but thought I’d quickly write up some thoughts on the AL West projection before then. Here it is: […]

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MLB.TV 2019 Subscription details

It’s been a curious launch for the 2019 MLBTV subscription details. Usually there is a bit of a fanfare for it all, with a big promiment article on MLB.com. This time, there was a short news item made available on mobile devices on Wednesday/Thursday and since that point there’s been some confusion as to quite […]

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So on 5 February the MLB Hot Stove news remains that there is no news. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, two of the best players in the Majors over the past 5-6 seasons, are still free agents among a whole group of other experienced Big Leaguers who will get a job at some point. Commenting […]

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MLBTV 2019 Preview

This coming week should see the announcement of the 2019 MLBTV subscription details, if the past couple of years are an accurate guide. My annual review article upon launch always seems to be appreciated, so I’ll endeavour to write that up as soon as possible when the details are published. Gone are the days when […]

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