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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Billy Beane of Oakland Athletics defends trades despite early exi...

    Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing clear: The Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester as a part of it.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  9. Oakland A's' Billy Beane talks wheeling and dealing and his team'...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes on Billy Beane going into his lab and -- poof! -- out stepping a set of aces. After a decidedly big-market summer for the famously small-market GM, only one question still lingers: Will it all work in October?

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  10. A's not losing because of Cespedes

    David Schoenfield

    When the Oakland Athletics traded Yoenis Cespedes to acquire Jon Lester, general manager Billy Beane had two beliefs: (1) Lester would upgrade the rotation and give the A's a No. 1 starter for the postseason. (2) They had enough offense to repl...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  11. MLB - Oakland A's Billy Beane a different Moneyball script

    Jim Caple

    Our Hollywood sleuths have discovered the secret script for "Moneyball 2," and guess what? A's general manager Billy Beane is singing a different tune this time around.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  12. A's may need to add another bat

    Richard Bergstrom

    Saturday's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals was billed as a tribute to two-time defending Home Run Derby Yoenis Cespedes, as the A's handed out 10,000 Cespedes T-shirts reading "La Potencia." While Cespedes was not physic...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  13. Royals-Athletics Preview

    Royals-Athletics Preview

    Preview | July 31, 2014
  14. Focus now is on Billy Beane and other GMs

    David Schoenfield

    Brad Pitt played Billy Beane in a movie before he played Derek Jeter or Joe Torre. General managers are this generation's luminaries, scrutinized and critiqued as deeply and emotionally as a team's best player or manager. Players are now viewed as...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. Bold general managers Billy Beane and Dave Dombrowski go for it o...

    Jayson Stark

    The A's and Tigers, teams with win-the-World Series dreams, were fearless on a wild deadline day, Jayson Stark writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  16. Don't doubt Sonny Gray as A's ace

    Katie Sharp

    When the Oakland A's pulled off the blockbuster trade for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on July 4, most people assumed Billy Beane was looking to upgrade his rotation and didn't have faith that Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir could carry the ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014