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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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. What's next for the Oakland Athletics?

    Jim Bowden

    The Oakland Athletics' front office is in the process of determining their offseason game plan, but one thing they have made clear to me: They have no plans to trade Josh Donaldson or Jeff Samardzija, at least not at this time. That doesn't necessari...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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