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  1. MLB - Blacks losing the numbers game

    Howard Bryant

    Coupled with declining on-the-field numbers, analytics have become a hindrance to more African-American opportunities in management positions.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  2. How the Oakland Athletics built a winner

    Ramona Shelburne

    The Oakland Athletics have won the AL West two years running despite having a paltry payroll in a division loaded with baseball's nouveau riche, a decrepit stadium and a dwindling fan base.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  3. The All–MLB Network Team

    Michael Baumann

    If you're a baseball fan and (1) have a spare $130, and (2) are either single or have a relationship that will bear your watching 40 hours of baseball a week, there's no better investment than MLB Network. But if you're going to channel-surf through ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. Bob Melvin's contract extended by Oakland Athletics

    Bob Melvin has repeatedly described the comfort of managing right at home in the Bay Area -- and Billy Beane has described the comfort in having a winning, "modern-day" manager leading the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  7. Manny Ramirez set to begin minor league games before return to Oa...

    The Sacramento River Cats' latest post on Facebook: "It's Manny Time."

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  8. Miguel Tejada lobbies Oakland Athletics to take a chance on him

    Miguel Tejada won an MVP award with the Oakland Athletics. Now a shell of his former self, Tejada is using the media to try to rekindle a reunion with his former team.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Oakland A's agree to extend Billy Beane through 2019 season

    Billy Beane is planning to stay in the Bay Area for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  11. Oakland A's waiting for word on possible San Jose move

    Athletics general manager Billy Beane expects to hear "very soon" from Commissioner Bud Selig about whether the club will be allowed to move south to San Jose and build a new ballpark.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  12. Oakland Athletics name Bob Melvin permanent manager

    Bob Melvin is Billy Beane's new man to lead the Athletics for the long haul, or so Oakland's general manager hopes.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  13. Oakland Athletics fire manager Bob Geren amid nine-game skid

    With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  14. Oakland Athletics' general manager Billy Beane tells catcher Kurt...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland general manager Billy Beane became the first MLB executive to issue a directive to a catcher on his team in the aftermath of the home-plate collision that ended Giants catcher Buster Posey's season.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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