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  1. 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
  2. Could the A's trade Jaso for a pitcher?

    Doug Mittler

    Derek Norris has been swinging a hot bat for the Oakland Athletics since the start of spring training. Given the recent injuries to their pitching staff, could that prompt GM Billy Beane to use a catcher as trade bait? Norris is hitting .379 in 5...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  3. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  4. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  5. 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
  6. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  7. Josh Donaldson put up one of unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever...

    Dan Szymborski

    Josh Donaldson put up one of the unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever, and his future is bright. Dan Szymborski explains why the A's third baseman isn't a fluke.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  8. A new low for A's ballpark

    Buster Olney

    "There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap ... and then there's us" -- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball" ATLANTA -- Many miles from here, an embarrassment for baseball played out Sunday. If it was an isolate...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. 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
  10. What's next for Cincinnati, Oakland?

    Jim Bowden

    No one ever plans on how they bow out of the playoffs, but the way it happened certainly wasn't expected from the Cincinnati Reds, with their powerful lineup and dominating pitching staff. On the other hand, the Oakland Athletics ridiculously exceede...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Yoenis Cespedes' tremendous potential

    Buster Olney

    Billy Beane is still dealing with the changes in time zones, working in a nap when he can. But any sleepiness he has felt hasn't dulled the first impression from Yoenis Cespedes' debut in the big leagues this week. "He's got no fear...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  14. Billy Beane likes what he sees from Yoenis Cespedes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Billy Beane has been impressed so far with young slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  15. Oakland A's don't need Yoenis Cespedes to produce immediately

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down Yoenis Cespedes' surprising deal with the Oakland A's, who don't need the Cuban outfielder to produce immediately.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  16. 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