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  1. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. A's must bottom out to get better

    Jim Bowden

    There's a fine line between trying to contend and trying to rebuild. Oakland Athletics president and general manager Billy Beane understands this dilemma all too well. Indeed, it is counterintuitive for anyone competing at the highest level of a s...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. How Moneyball affected the industry

    Jim Bowden

    I am really looking forward to tomorrow night at midnight when I get to see the movie "Moneyball" on the big screen. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane was a colleague as well as a friend during my baseball career and I am so happy for not...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. MLB Playoffs: The Philadelphia Phillies are a good bet. The Cinc...

    Peter Keating

    Want to know what predicts postseason success? Beat your peers, not the scrubs.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  12. 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
  13. Three-way calling

    Mychael Urban

    Throughout the long season, former A's teammates Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito still manage to stay connected.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  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. Mets, Tigers poised for improvement

    Jim Baker

    Does Billy Beane still have the juice to overcome the deep pockets of new Angels owner Arturo Moreno?

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2004