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3 hrs ago | 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

Marin Independent Journal

A's-Oakland sign off on 10-year lease extension

After months of wrangling and public spats, the Oakland A's and the city they have called home for nearly a half-century agreed to a lease extension that could keep the team at O.co Coliseum through 2024.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

CBS Local

Lightning Strike Brings Down Power Lines At Oakland Coliseum

The O.co Coliseum in Oakland briefly lost power when it was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning, Oakland A's and PG&E officials said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Athletics Nation

Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel

The Oakland Athletics spent big to get Jason Hammel. Sure, he was just tagging along behind the larger haul of Jeff Samardzija, but he did not come cheaply.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Tommy Milone, Yoenis Cespedes, Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy

Bradenton.com

Houston Astros

Scott Kazmir takes aim at win No. 12 on Tuesday when the Oakland Athletics open a three-game series with the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Sonny Gray

Athletics Nation

Samardzija and Hammels effect on the playoffs.

Let's be honest. The A's probably didn't need Jeff Samardzija or Jason Hammel to make the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber, Tommy Milone, Drew Pomeranz, Major League Baseball

The State

For Angels, there's no keeping up with Jones

Jones said it himself: He seldom deviates from his swing-from-the-heels power stroke.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Adam Jones, Zach Britton, Mike Trout

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Swingin' A's

Athletics' Family Loyalty

The Athletics flagship radio station spent much of today's broadcast discussing great A's teams of yesteryear, inspired by the recent tribute to the 1989 champions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

SoDo Mojo

Mariners Trade Rumors: The Athletics Are Very Interested In Nick Franklin

The Mariners trade rumors abound, but I did not expect to see the Oakland Athletics express genuine interest in infielder Nick Franklin at this juncture in the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Eric Sogard, Baseball Players, Nick Franklin, Brad Miller

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