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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. What we're tracking...

    Doug Mittler

    The first day of the winter meetings belonged to the Chicago White Sox, who traded for Jeff Samardzija and signed David Robertson. Day Two was defined by the Chicago Cubs, who won the Jon Lester sweepstakes by agreeing to a six-year, $155 million de...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. Rumors Roundup for Tuesday

    Doug Mittler

    Day Two of the winter meetings saw the Chicago White Sox officially announce the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija, but the wait continues for another starting pitcher who finished last season with the Oakland Athletics. The White Sox acquired Samar...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Miss on Jon Lester? Here's Plan B

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- A week ago, some folks within the Giants organization thought they had little or no shot at signing Jon Lester. In the past 72 hours, that changed. Now the hope is building for the Giants, backed by their own significant offer. The Cubs ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. White Sox fill two major holes on roster

    Keith Law

    The White Sox do not have time for your so-called "rebuilding process." Their Monday night acquisition of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija via trade and signing of closer David Robertson continues Chicago's acceleration back into contender range, ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  10. Cubs bet on Hammel returning to NL form

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs used Jason Hammel exactly as a non-contending team should last year: They signed him to a low-base, one-year deal, got three great months from him and flipped him to a contender for a prospect; he was part of the Jeff Samardzija trad...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. White Sox in lead for Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics stoked the Hot Stove fire with the Thanksgiving weekend deal that sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays, and as the MLB winter meetings began, it was announced the A's will send Brandon Moss to Cleveland. Could Jeff Samar...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  12. What We're Tracking

    The baseball world has gathered in San Diego for what should be a few days of frenzied activity - assuming Jon Lester makes up his mind. "Here's the deal. We need Lester to pick a team sooner, not later," ESPN.com's Jayson Stark wrote in his Wint...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  13. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 2015 FAs who could be traded: Pitchers

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. With that, here are the top 10 pitchers set to be free agent...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  16. Red Sox looking at Hamels?

    AJ Mass

    While Jon Lester continues to field offers from several teams, the Boston Red Sox are not content to just sit around and wait in the hopes that they end up being successful in their bid to bring the free agent pitcher back to Fenway Park for 2015. ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014