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  1. Donaldson out to repeat big 2013

    David Schoenfield

    PHOENIX -- Here's the thing about Josh Donaldson: He looks like an athlete. Indeed, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane called him the best athlete on the team; considering Yoenis Cespedes is patrolling the outfield, that's praise of a high order...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  2. With another division title, Beane is best GM

    David Schoenfield

    With apologies to Andrew Friedman in Tampa Bay or John Mozeliak in St. Louis or Neal Huntington in Pittsburgh or Ruben Amaro Jr. in Philadelphia (just kidding, Phillies fans!), if I win $750 million in the lottery and purchase a major league franchis...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  3. Offseason report card: A's

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 713 runs scored (8th in American League) 614 runs allowed (2nd in AL) Big Offseason Moves Traded Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to Arizona for Chris Young. Re-signed free agent Bartolo Colon...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  4. A's add needed shortstop depth with Lowrie

    David Schoenfield

    Jed Lowrie, being a one-time hyped prospect for the Red Sox, is probably overrated, at least as far as his value-to-name recognition ratio, but he should be able to help the Oakland A's. Billy Beane acquired the shortstop from the Houston Astros, ...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Over/under: Wins for A's

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland A's seem to be everyone's favorite whipping boys these days. What have you done for me lately, Billy Beane? After averaging 95 wins from 2000 through 2006 and making five playoff appearances, the A's have settled into a numbing consist...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  7. What's the ceiling for the Oakland A's?

    David Schoenfield

    Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane has retooled yet again as he waits to see if the A's ever get a new ballpark that will allow him to expand to a two-shoestring budget. What is the upside for Oakland's current collection of ballplayers? Well, w...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  8. Don't block the plate? Billy Beane is right

    David Schoenfield

    Many years ago, I posted a poll question on ESPN.com asking something like: Which is the worst baseball sin? (A) Betting on baseball; (B) Taking PEDs; (C) Not hustling. Not hustling won in a landslide. Look, it's easy to understand why fans wou...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  9. Pitching big reason for offensive decline

    David Schoenfield

    One of the big stories of April was the continued decline in offense across the majors. Scoring last season was at its lowest level since 1992 and the major league batting average in the opening month of this season was .251, the lowest April average...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  10. The A's are smart ... and lucky

    David Schoenfield

    Coming up with three good, young pitchers in Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder is a freak occurrence.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2002