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  1. Athletics-Blue Jays Preview

    Athletics-Blue Jays Preview

    Preview | May 24, 2014
  2. First-quarter MLB awards

    Jayson Stark

    Now that all 30 teams have played their first 40 games, it's time to recognize some early-season standouts and hand out some early-season hardware.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  3. Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon carry A's to win over Indians

    Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in three runs, Bartolo Colon won his third consecutive start at home and the Athletics beat the Indians 8-5 on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  4. Francisco Liriano shines, helps Twins sweep A's

    Francisco Liriano's return to the Minnesota rotation was a rousing success, with six shutout innings by the vexing left-hander Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics, their eighth straight loss.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  5. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  6. Yoenis Cespedes' tremendous potential

    Buster Olney

    Billy Beane is still dealing with the changes in time zones, working in a nap when he can. But any sleepiness he has felt hasn't dulled the first impression from Yoenis Cespedes' debut in the big leagues this week. "He's got no fear...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  7. Billy Beane likes what he sees from Yoenis Cespedes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Billy Beane has been impressed so far with young slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  8. Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics tour tsunami disaster zone in...

    Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got a firsthand look at the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday when they visited one of the towns hit hardest by last year's disaster in Japan.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  9. MLB: Oakland is battling with an injury to a star, but they may h...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland's starting staff has an ERA of 2.01, which means it has been far and away baseball's best. Will Dallas Braden's injury diminish that? Maybe. But maybe you haven't seen Tyson Ross.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  10. MLB: After years in Cincinnati, Aaron Harang will get to explore ...

    Buster Olney

    After years of work in Cincinnati, a park where even the most innocuous-looking fly ball managed to occasionally go floating down the Ohio River, Aaron Harang is in San Diego, where his fly ball tendencies should be rewarded.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  11. Brandon Morrow's angle of ascent

    Buster Olney

    The low point of Brandon Morrow's season came in Boston on May 10, when the strike zone was elusive for him, again, and he trudged off the mound in the second inning, beaten. Seven starts into his first season since the Seattle Mariners had trad...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  12. An adjustment in his arm angle has helped Brandon Morrow become d...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody has ever questioned the talent of Brandon Morrow. Seattle passed up hometown favorite Tim Lincecum to take him. But until he made a subtle yet significant mechanical change -- his arm angle -- he couldn't become dominant. Now he is.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  13. Sheets shows former command in A's win over Orioles

    Ben Sheets pounded the strike zone like his old aggressive self and finally commanded his fastball, winning for the first time since September 2008 in the Oakland Athletics' 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  14. Sky Kalkman -- Analyzing the Hall of Fame Zone helps shed light o...

    Sky Kalkman

    Who's in? Who's out? The debate boils down to a few simple graphs.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  15. Six key matchups for Game 6

    Buster Olney

    Six key matchups to watch in Game 6: Chase Utley versus the Yankees' adjustments: The Phillies' second baseman is not missing any fastballs; he is hammering everything thrown in the inner half of the strike zone. And with the benefit of a...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  16. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Detailing the key matchups that will ...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's how the Yankees will change their strategy against Chase Utley or how Pedro will deal with the cold or even how Ryan Howard and Mark Teixeira will handle the soft stuff, these are the keys to Game 6, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009