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It allows them to maximize the bang for their buck. The A's have won back-to-back American League West titles, negating the free-spending ways of the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels with an Opening Day roster that has ranked 29th and 27th in baseball's payrolls.
The Oakland A's performance last season came as far less of a shock than it was the year before, when the Athletics stormed from the bottom of the AL West midseason to steal the crown.
Well, of course Danny Farquhar wants the ball when the Mariners are trying to close out a victory in the ninth inning.
Bovada has the Rangers at 7 to 4 odds of winning the A.L. West, the best odds of any team in the division Bovada has released their opening odds on teams winning their respective divisions, leagues, and the World Series, and the Texas Rangers are the early favorites in the A.L. West, at 7 to 4 odds.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Hoping to stabilize some of the uncertainty surrounding the back end of the Rangers' rotation this spring, the club added another veteran arm Wednesday to its pool of starting pitcher candidates as Texas announced the signing of free-agent left-hander to a similar deal, which guarantees a base salary plus bonuses if he makes the ... (more)
Most Major League Baseball players at 41 years old are sailing in their yacht off the coast of Florida in March, not getting ready for another season in the deserts of Arizona.
Feb 17, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish during team practice at Surprise Stadium.
The A's slugger was in left field for the first time this spring and the first ball of the game was a scorcher hit by the Brewers' Rickie Weeks right at Cespedes.
Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler, left, checks out Torii Hunter's glove as they walk back to the clubhouse at spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Monday, Feb.17, 2014.
The Athletics are officially back, having made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the "Moneyball" years of the early 2000s.
True, the addition of the Houston Astros to the A.L. West did bump them out of the cellar, but Seattle found themselves on the wrong side of .500 again at 71-91.
The Texas Rangers have to be getting a little tired of looking up in the standings at the end of the year.
On Deck: The low-budget A's surprised their big-spending rivals in the AL West for a second straight season on the way to another division title.
Baseball Prospectus has a new piece up , ranking all the MLB teams in terms of their under-25 talent .
Josh Donaldson will bat second for the A's, meaning he will likely trade in RBIs for more runs scored.