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  1. Collapse of Oakland Athletics has been a team effort - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks for what's behind the Oakland Athletics' August and September collapse, and identifies many reasons.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  2. Tough standards for midseason trades

    Buster Olney

    Some midseason trades are remembered as the finishing adornment for success -- at least after the final pitch was thrown. The Blue Jays swapped a couple of prospects for David Cone in a stunning late-season trade in 1992, and because Toronto went on ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  3. Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal

    Keith Law

    The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. A's poised to win AL West again in '14

    Jim Bowden

    For all the hype the "Moneyball A's" of the turn of the century received, this year's club was general manager Billy Beane's best work. He built a team with depth all over the diamond, so the lineup was able to regularly wear out opposing pitchers an...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Oakland sets the stage, again

    Buster Olney

    A longtime evaluator went through some of the developments for each of the American League teams -- the strong outing by Jered Weaver on Wednesday, the Rays hanging in there despite the issues that have taken down David Price and Fernando Rodney, the...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  16. 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