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3 hrs ago | Swingin' A's

Oakland's GM, Billy Beane is Better than Babe Ruth

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima address the media during a press conference announcing Nakajima A few months ago, I published a quick piece arguing that Billy Beane will be enshrined in Cooperstown when all is said and done.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Hiroyuki Nakajima

7 hrs ago | Athletics Nation

Trade Target: A whole new second base platoon.

The A's are scouring the trade market for a decent second base option. However, after already trading away their top two prospects in Addison Russell and Bllly Mckinney the A's probably do not have enough prospect ammunition to land one of the top second base trade candidates available.

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Related Topix: Sports, Raul Alcantara, Major League Baseball

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The State

Jeff Seidel: Tigers deal for Soria could pay big dividends in playoffs

The Tigers have improved their chances of getting into the playoffs and winning the World Series by trading for Joakim Soria.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes

Marin Independent Journal

Oakland A's rout Houston Astros 13-1

Jeff Samardzija allowed just four hits over eight innings and Brandon Moss hit his third grand slam of the year as the A's beat the Houston Astros 13-1 on Thursday at the Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Chris Carter, Carlos Corporan, Robbie Grossman

Marin Independent Journal

A's reliever Jim Johnson designated for assignment

The A's finally put struggling high-priced reliever Jim Johnson out of his Oakland misery Thursday, designating the right-hander for assignment after his latest disaster in a series of mound meltdowns.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jim Johnson, Major League Baseball

BleacherReport

Jim Johnson Designated for Assignment by Oakland Athletics

For the Oakland Athletics, who currently own the best record in Major League Baseball at 62-38, it's hard to find a lot of things wrong.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jim Johnson, Major League Baseball, Jemile Weeks

Swingin' A's

Oakland Athletics Exceptional After Losses

The Oakland Athletics have held the lead in the AL West for 100 consecutive days now, and have had baseball's best record for the past 31. Many will proclaim their run differential or their implementation of a platoon system for their success this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball

Examiner.com

Diamondbacks continue to lose value in Cahill, drops record to 1-7

Over the last two years, that is the question plaguing the Diamondbacks. In that time span, the D-backs have realized little or no value in exchange for Cahill's huge contract.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Collmenter, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Austin Jackson, Miguel Cabrera

BleacherReport

Oakland A's Innovative Catching Trio Is Changing the Game in 2014

Now, thanks to a dollop of unconventional thinking and a dash of Oakland A's magic, that trio has put up some of the best numbers in the American League from the catcher position As of Wednesday, the Norris/Jaso/Vogt triumvirate had produced a .295 batting average, 12 home runs and 54 RBI as catchers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kurt Suzuki, Buster Posey

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Jeff Samardzija has 'no hard feelings' for Cubs

Sitting in a clubhouse that has hosted more raw sewage than playoff celebrations during his career, Jeff Samardzija finally can breathe.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jeff Samardzija, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

Athletics Nation

The Oakland Athletics have the best plate discipline in MLB

We all know the Moneyball Fallacy. The belief that Moneyball means taking walks and eschewing defense because those are the things that the 2002 Oakland Athletics did.

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Related Topix: Sports, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Coco Crisp

Crawfish Boxes

Game 101 Preview: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics

Astros looking to extend three-game winning streak against the A's with former Athletic Brad Peacock on the mound.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jason Castro, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Eric Sogard, Houston Astros

Athletics Nation

Prospects, Draft Picks, and The Oakland Athletics

On July 4th, the A's made huge move and acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Baseball Players

Oakland Athletics

Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: Marlins' Casey McGehee drawing interest from Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have some interest in Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee, even as a potential corner outfielder.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Seattle Mariners, Josh Willingham, Los Angeles Angels

Call to the Pen

Trade rumors: Pitching headed back to old teams

With the deadline just nine days away the trade frenzy has not yet hit. The Oakland A's are the only team to make a big move so far this season when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Zach Britton, Baseball Players

Isportsweb.com

Oakland A's trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A's are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Baseball Players, Nick Franklin, Eric Sogard

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Hall of Famer Tony La Russa still obsessing over the details

Before he is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, before he is cast in bronze alongside the greatest of all-time, Tony La Russa wants Oakland to know just how rotten he feels for lousing things up.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baltimore Orioles

Marin Independent Journal

Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone not softening trade request

A's manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that he spoke to disgruntled pitcher Tommy Milone and said the left-hander hasn't softened his stance about wanting to be traded if Oakland can't find a spot for him on the major league roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tommy Milone, Major League Baseball

NewsOn6 Tulsa

A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Josh Donaldson, Major League Baseball, Zach Britton

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