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  1. A's may need to add another bat

    Richard Bergstrom

    Saturday's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals was billed as a tribute to two-time defending Home Run Derby Yoenis Cespedes, as the A's handed out 10,000 Cespedes T-shirts reading "La Potencia." While Cespedes was not physic...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  2. Oakland Athletics need to make a move at the trade deadline - MLB...

    Paul Swydan

    The time has come for the Moneyball A's to cash in and chase a title, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  3. Shane Victorino headed to Dodgers?

    Bowden

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino might not be attending or playing in the 2012 All-Star Game, but lots of buzz around Kauffman Stadium has centered on him. Most baseball executives believe that Victorino will be...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  4. Five GMs who helped teams for long haul

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden took a look at the five GMs that helped their teams in the short-term on Tuesday. Now, he takes a look at five that helped their teams for the long-term. That includes Oakland A's GM Billy Beane as the No. 1 choice. Here's what ...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  5. GMs who helped their teams long-term

    Jim Bowden

    In examining those teams that are built to win now, conversely there are those teams for whom it will take some time to become competitive again. In several instances, they are the very teams that just emptied their big league clubs to those "win now...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  6. Oakland Athletics fire manager Bob Geren amid nine-game skid

    With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  7. MLB: Imagine what would have happened had George Steinbrenner bee...

    Buster Olney

    No person, perhaps in the history of media-covered sports, deserved a Twitter account more than the surly, bombastic and often ruthless George Steinbrenner. Buster Olney lets him have one for a run and checks the results.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2011
  8. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays should both fear Minnesota Tw...

    Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith of FanGraphs looks at the best -- and worst -- possible matchup for every team with a 10 percent chance or higher of playing in the postseason. Turns out that AL East powerhouses Tampa Bay and New York should both fear little Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  10. Buster Olney: Seven candidates to be the next 'Bill Parcells type...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's blog for Aug. 27, 2009, looks at seven GM candidates for the New York Mets. Buster thinks they need a "Bill Parcells type" to come in and re-energize the franchise, even if that person shares responsibility with GM Omar Minaya.

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  11. Holliday rental insurance? - Chris Sprow

    Chris Sprow

    To really drive the Oakland offense, Matt Holliday will have to fly in the face of history. So few make the post-Denver hitting adjustment.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2009
  12. Athletics 7, Rockies 6

    Athletics 7, Rockies 6

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  13. Beane: A's should have a manager by week's end

    Athletics general manager Billy Beane plans to announce Oakland's new manager by week's end, saying Tuesday he had yet to choose between the three remaining candidates.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2006
  14. Tribe, Astros should win wild cards

    Rob Neyer

    The American League and National League wild-card races are finally sorting themselves out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  15. Rockies reunion in Giants' dugout

    Jerry Crasnick

    San Francisco's bench, a postseason liability last year, has been remade into Blake Street West.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2003
  16. Rockies reunion in Giants' dugout

    Jerry Crasnick

    San Francisco's bench, a postseason liability last year, has been remade into Blake Street West.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2003