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  1. Justin Verlander says Oakland Athletics' trade for Jeff Samardzij...

    Justin Verlander says Oakland Athletics completed Friday's blockbuster trade with Chicago Cubs with beating Detroit Tigers in playoffs in mind

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  2. Rookies I can't wait to scout this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at spring training there is a lot of focus on the star players who switched teams, with Robinson Cano being a prime example this year. However, what I am most excited about for this spring is the chance to scout some of the game's top rook...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Oakland Athletics exercise option for CF Coco Crisp

    Coco Crisp makes the Oakland Athletics go from the top of the order, and figures to be doing so again in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  5. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera showing encouraging signs a...

    Jim Caple

    His power sapped by injuries down the stretch, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera is showing signs that may be ready to resume his slugging ways.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  6. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. PEDs, baseball fans and hypocrisy

    Jim Caple

    We jeer the PED users on those other teams, but cheer the abusers who play for our hometown nine. Off Base says we can't have it both ways.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  8. Houston Astros betting on patience, while Oakland gets deep - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how the Houston Astros are in the midst of an almost historic teardown of the organization. They figure to be bad, but they also must hope fans will be patient enough to stick around.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  9. Mike Trout the clear choice over Miguel Cabrera for AL MVP while ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law explains why Mike Trout is the obvious AL MVP, but is less certain in the NL.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  10. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  11. Billy Beane's murky future in Oakland

    Buster Olney

    The Oakland Athletics are close to tying up general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley through 2019, as Susan Slusser writes. But these contracts are probably somewhat like those $100 million deals that NFL quarterbacks get: Nobod...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  12. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  13. Five trades for Gio Gonzalez

    Jim Bowden

    It's rare to see a team trade a potential ace before he is eligible for salary arbitration, but that's exactly what the San Diego Padres did Saturday when they sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Gra...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  14. Winter meetings: Inside the GM suite

    Jim Bowden

    During baseball's offseason, there's no better place to get face time with a potential trade partner than the winter meetings. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have evolved considerably since the days when teams used the meetings solely as ...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  15. 2011 ALCS -- Texas Rangers advance to World Series

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  16. Oakland Athletics name Bob Melvin permanent manager

    Bob Melvin is Billy Beane's new man to lead the Athletics for the long haul, or so Oakland's general manager hopes.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011