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Pat Venditte Should Make The Opening Day Roster

Pat Venditte is the kind of player you adopt as a fan favorite and act like you want him on the team, until you start worrying about the standings and admit that "No, he's probably not one of the...

Pat Venditte Should Make The Opening Day Roster

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Pat Venditte is the kind of player you adopt as a fan favorite and act like you want him on the team, until you start worrying about the standings and admit that "No, he's probably not one of the...

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A's season review: Nate Freiman shows some power

Freiman posted an exactly league-average OPS in limited duty for the second straight season, but he more than doubled his home run rate.

A's season review: Nate Freiman shows some power

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Freiman posted an exactly league-average OPS in limited duty for the second straight season, but he more than doubled his home run rate.

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Fun With Comps, Part Deux: Nicodamus Predicts

Earlier this month, I wrote about each of the A's off-season acquisitions and who their likely "90th percentile," "50th percentile," and 10th percentile" comps were. You can read that here, whereas...

Fun With Comps, Part Deux: Nicodamus Predicts

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Earlier this month, I wrote about each of the A's off-season acquisitions and who their likely "90th percentile," "50th percentile," and 10th percentile" comps were. You can read that here, whereas...

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A's season review: Fernando Rodriguez returns from TJS

The right-handed reliever completed his comeback from Tommy John surgery and pitched nine innings for the 2014 Athletics, allowing one run.

A's season review: Fernando Rodriguez returns from TJS

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The right-handed reliever completed his comeback from Tommy John surgery and pitched nine innings for the 2014 Athletics, allowing one run.

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Sean Doolittle will miss opening night to injury

The Oakland Athletics announced that left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle has a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder, as well as inflammation and irritation.

Sean Doolittle will miss opening night to injury

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The Oakland Athletics announced that left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle has a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder, as well as inflammation and irritation.

Commissioner Rob Manfred "open" to eliminating defensive shifts

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It's day one of Rob Manfred's term as baseball's 10th Commissioner, and he's already open to new ideas. Will eliminating defensive shifts make games more entertaining?

Predicting the 2016 A's rotation

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Trying to guess the Athletics' personnel a month in advance is tough. A year in advance is utterly futile. Buuuut it's January, so here we go!

Astros double down on former A's players

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The Curse of the Former A's plagued Oakland all year long, from Opening Night to the Wild Card game. What's the outlook for 2015 after a winter of heavy player movement?

Sogard and Abad avoid arbitration

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Second baseman Eric Sogard and reliever Fernando Abad reached agreements to avoid arbitration with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Billy Beane's ever-evolving roster puzzle

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It seemed like Billy Beane had tied up the loose ends and gotten the final pieces the Athletics needed in his trade with the Rays. But he wasn't done assembling his puzzle yet.

Hello Kitten Face?

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On Sat., July 18, the Athletics will have a bobblehead day. The bobblehead will be ... Hello Kitty? No, that can't be right. It is? Well I'll be darned. It seems the parent company (Salutations Feline) struck a merchandising deal with MLB and has made stuff for all 30 teams; several clubs had Kitty bobblehead days last year. The Giants will have their own on June 28, just in time to make us look like copycats when we do ours. The only remaining question is whether our Kitty bobble will be wearing a Craig Gentry jersey.

Who's on First?

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Alex Hall makes his weekly appearance on the Phil Naessens Show and the guys discuss what the starting infield might look like.

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Soto and Gomes sign elsewhere, A's FA book closed

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Both Geovany Soto and Jonny Gomes signed elsewhere in baseball on Thursday, closing the book on Oakland's eight major league free agents.

Bring Cliff Pennington home!

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The Athletics could still use another quality option in the middle infield. Could Cliff Pennington fit the bill by returning to Oakland?

A's season review: The Jon Lester Conundrum

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When Jon Lester was acquired for Yoenis Cespedes, you probably either loved the talent upgrade or hated the loss of your favorite player. Maybe both! Realistically, the A's were going to lose...

Lifting the Curse of Tantalus

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Bowie Kuhn put the Milo on the Oakland Athletics in 1976 when he ruled that Charlie Finley couldn’t do what Billy Beane does every year. We need to lift the curse and get on with our lives.

Astros ink Colby Rasmus, Rangers trade for Germen

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The Athletics will have to look out as the Astros and Rangers made moves that could steal a win or two from Oakland's efforts to return to the postseason for the fourth consecutive year. Plus,...

Vegas World Series odds do not favor the A's

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Vegas odds, the astrology of baseball analysis.

I like pie, and I like Ike

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Ike Davis had walk-off hits for two different teams last year. He hit a pinch-hit grand slam to win a game for the Mets in April, and he ended this one for the Pirates with an RBI single.

Busy day for Texas & Houston as each add pitching

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The Texas Rangers completed a trade for Yovani Gallardo, and the Houston Astros shipped Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for an old friend. Plus, a roundup of more AL West rumors and notes on the...

Ben Zobrist Q&A with Daniel Russell of DRaysBay

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SB Nation's Rays blog tells us more about the Athletics' newest All-Star player, the versatile Ben Zobrist.

Fear The Goggles, revisited

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AN user "munch8" stepped up and Athletified the original image from spreadshirt.com!

A's season review: Jeff Samardzija, all-in gamble

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The Athletics paid a lot to get Shark for a few months, but they wouldn't have made the postseason without him.

Is Drafting Trade Chips A Strategy Or An Accident?

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Amongst A's first round draft picks of late, Sonny Gray is an aberration. You see he actually came up to contribute to the Oakland A's. A noticeable trend has emerged, in which Oakland has traded...

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