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  1. After busy offseason, Oakland Athletics right back in playoff hun...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at why the A's recent trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar was so effective and puts them right back in the playoff hunt.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  2. Oakland's Ben Zobrist Deal Erases Any Doubt About Billy Bean...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Oakland Athletics made a trade that forced us (and Josh Reddick) to reassess their offseason for at least the fourth time, acquiring utility legend Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays for catcher/DH John Jaso, 20-ye...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  3. Oakland's unique problems, advantages

    Buster Olney

    The occasional sewage overflow is the worst part of the Oakland Athletics' existence, probably. Every time there's an extended period of rain or the Oakland Raiders play a home game, or some combination of those factors, the pipes in the O.co Coliseu...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  4. Is Oakland done dealing?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics appeared to be in rebuilding mode earlier this offseason - or whatever it is that Billy Beane calls it - with the trades that sent Jeff Samardzija, Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss to new locations, but Saturday's acquisitions of...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  5. Oakland Athletics acquire reliever Eury De La Rosa from Arizona D...

    The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  6. In defense of Billy Beane and the A's

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: mike (williamsburg va) I am curious - if Beane had stepped down last May and Amaro took over the A's and then proceeded to make the exact same deals, how do you think the choices would have been viewed? I get asked tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. The White Sox Solved Their Pitching Problems With Jeff Samardzija...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Judging by the Cubs-heavy buzz entering the offseason, one wouldn't have known that both Chicago clubs posted 73 wins in 2014, or that both teams had talked about contending in 2015. The Cubs had the celebrity front office, the top-rated fa...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Scouting 'other guys' in Samardzija deal

    Keith Law

    Oakland's teardown of their 2014 wild-card team continues unabated with the Monday trade of Jeff Samardzija for a package that seems to emphasize quantity (especially in terms of total years of control remaining) over quality, the inverse of how they...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Oakland Athletics are still contenders despite offseason departur...

    Dan Szymborski

    The A's have lost some key players and have been criticized for their trade of Josh Donaldson last week, but Dan Szymborski explains why the team should still be considered contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  10. Why Oakland’s Seemingly Insane Josh Donaldson Trade Is Defe...

    Ben Lindbergh

    A's fans have a lot of opportunities to learn about loss. Not just the kind that inevitably greets their team in playoff elimination games, but the kind that often comes when one of their productive players nears 30 or approaches free agenc...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  11. Jays acquire Donaldson; A's fans unhappy

    David Schoenfield

    You have to say this about Billy Beane: The guy isn't afraid to make big trades. The Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays completed an intriguing challenge trade on Friday night, in which the A's sent All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to th...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  12. Josh Donaldson a surprising haul for Jays

    Keith Law

    The Toronto Blue Jays won the offseason two years ago with their huge deals with the Miami Marlins and New York Mets; those were mostly aimed at remaking their rotation. So far this winter, their moves have focused on overhauling the lineup, and whil...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  13. Oakland Athletics trade Josh Donaldson to Toronto Blue Jays

    The Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  14. Is Dodgers' front office too crowded?

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Saxon wrote about the Los Angeles Dodgers hiring Farhan Zaidi as their general manager. Zaidi, who was Billy Beane's top lieutenant in Oakland, brings one of the most unique backgrounds we've seen to a front office. Of course, considering he's a...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  15. Los Angeles Dodgers lure Farhan Zaidi of Oakland Athletics for GM...

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers will name Athletics executive Farhan Zaidi, a Berkeley-educated economist, as their next general manager, baseball sources confirmed to ESPNLosAngeles.com Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014
  16. Wade Davis, Andrew Miller and Zach Britton thriving as relievers ...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Starters-turned-relievers Wade Davis of the Royals and Andrew Miller and Zach Britton of the Orioles have been big keys for the two ALCS opponents.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014