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  1. Addendum: The Slight Defensive Downgrade At First BaseRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Athletics Nation

    Alex Hall wrote a great article two days ago regarding our offensive upgrade at first base, and it sparked my curiosity on the defensive capabilities of the players we acquired for 2015. Below are two tables, quickly put together, for you to see--at face value--how Davis and Butler faired in comparison to Moss, Vogt, Freiman, El Barto, Callaspo, and Blanks.

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  2. How the Brett Lawrie-Josh Donaldson deal went down, from the Blue Jays perspectiveRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Athletics Nation

    SportsNet.ca's Shi Davidi gives us the tick-tock on the week that led to Josh Donaldson getting traded to the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Franklin Barreto.

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  3. Thank You, A's FansRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Swingin' A's

    Aug 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics fans hold stuffed animal possums above the dugout during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports As the year approaches its final days, I tend to become more reflective, so that is what I'm going to do here.

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  4. Review: 'Foxcatcher'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Read the full story here. http:/a Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama hailed in many quarters as a modern classic since it debuted six months ago at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  5. Yankees Memories: 2001 ALDSRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Yanks Go Yard

    The 2001 playoffs were an extremely emotional time for New York Yankees fans. Yes, the Yanks were cruising along in search of their fourth straight title, but there was more in the air and hearts of New Yorkers.

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  6. Remember Jack Cust?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Swingin' A's

    February 21, 2013; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Jack Cust poses for a picture during photo day at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Jack Cust spent four seasons with the Oakland Athletics.

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  7. Fatherhood has changed holidays for VogtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Oakland Athletics

    A's catcher Stephen Vogt has been plenty busy this offseason, rehabbing from foot surgery in preparation for the 2015 season while playing dad to daughter Payton and newborn son Clark with his wife, Alyssa. They're soaking up the holiday season as a family of four, and Vogt was kind enough to take some time to chat with MLB.com about the memories he's creating as a father, as well as ones he remembers best from his own childhood.

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  8. Top matches of 2014 - 8) Kansas City v OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... even knew was played. But the American League Wild Card encounter between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics was also the most exciting baseball game this observer has seen in a decade following the sport. It had a compelling ...

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  9. Brett Lawrie: 2015 All Star CandidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Swingin' A's

    Aug 5, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie jungles three baseballs during batting practice before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Brett Lawrie was added to the Oakland Athletics roster to replace Josh Donaldson , an offensive juggernaut, defensive showman and fan favorite.

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  10. 2014 Year in Review: Oakland AthleticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | CBS Local

    CBS13 Welcome to CBS13/CW31 on CBSSacramento.com! CBS13 has joined forces with KHTK Sports 1140 in Sacramento to give you the best Sacramento has to offer as CBS Local. CBS13 is part of CBS Television Stations, a [] KHTK Sports 1140 Contact KHTK Sports 1140: Studio Line: 339-1140 Toll Free: 920-1140 Text Line: 441140 Air Staff: Host: Keith Brooks Host: Carmichael Dave Host: Deuce Host: Jason Ross Host: Grant Napear Producer: Jodi Bacon For [] Going into the 2014 season, there was a ton of promise for a young team who won the American League West the past two consecutive years.

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  11. Allen Craig: Oakland Athletics' Trade Target?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Swingin' A's

    ... Sports The Boston Red Sox have a logjam in their outfield mix and need starting pitching. Fancy that, the Oakland Athletics could use an upgrade in left field and have all of the starting pitching. Amid the Derek Norris trade of last week, Susan ...

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  12. Brandon McCarthy joins Los Angeles Dodgers as a new pitcherRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Redlands Daily Facts

    Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi spent 10 years in the Oakland A's front office in various capacities. He saw Dallas Braden throw a perfect game, Dan Haren in his prime, Brett Anderson - whom the Dodgers are about to sign - and others in a pitching staff that was usually one of the American League's best.

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  13. Jury sides with Apple in iPod antitrust caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    OAKLAND >> A federal jury handed Apple a win in a hard-fought antitrust case on Tuesday, rejecting plaintiffs' claims that the company sidelined competitors and hiked up prices during the iPod's heyday. The eight-member jury decided the decade-old case after less than three hours of deliberations.

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  14. Jon Lester to make $15 million with Chicago Cubs in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Cubbies Crib

    Aug 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports After being introduced to the media at a press conference on Monday afternoon, Jon Lester 's contract details were reported Tuesday afternoon ending any speculation as to how his $155 million, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs would be structured moving forward.

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  15. Inbox: Who will comprise back end of A's rotation?Read the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Oakland Athletics

    What will the rotation look like in 2015? Out of Chris Bassitt , Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman , who has the best chance to be in the mix on Opening Day? -- Chris H., Orinda, Calif. It's hard to say, since Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir are seemingly the only two we can consider as certainties at this point.

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  16. Reassessing Oakland A's Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's NextRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | BleacherReport

    The Oakland A's went into the winter meetings looking like they might contend again in 2015. They came out of the meetings three All-Stars lighter.

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  17. Start Thinking of Coco Crisp as an Oakland Athletics LegendRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Swingin' A's

    October 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp waves to the crowd during introductions before game one of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at O.co Coliseum. The Tigers defeated Athletics 3-2.

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  18. Blue Jays add minor league depth with Daric Barton dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Jays Journal

    Apr 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton hits a RBI single in the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports A few years ago, 2010 to be exact, Daric Barton was nearly a 5-win first baseman for the Oakland Athletics.

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  19. Grading the Oakland Athletics' Decision To Trade Jeff SamardzijaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Rant Sports

    The Oakland Athletics have been busy so far this offseason, trading third baseman Josh Donaldson , starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss since just after Thanksgiving. On the surface it looks like general manager Billy Beane is putting the team into full rebuilding mode for 2015, but his track record means Oakland can't be written off as a contender next year.

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  20. Astros sign Jed Lowrie for 3 years, $23 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | TheBostonChannel.com

    Jed Lowrie, whose first stint with the Astros lasted one season, is heading back to Houston for a longer term. "This is what we prioritized, which is improving our infield offense," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle.

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