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A's pass on Hanley Ramirez, and that's okay

Oakland needs a shortstop, but this just wasn't the guy.

A's pass on Hanley Ramirez, and that's okay

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Oakland needs a shortstop, but this just wasn't the guy.

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A's season review: Andy Parrino, 3rd-string SS

When Parrino was on the roster, it meant something else had gone wrong. But he proved an adequate fill-in when called upon.

A's season review: Andy Parrino, 3rd-string SS

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When Parrino was on the roster, it meant something else had gone wrong. But he proved an adequate fill-in when called upon.

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A's hire Dan Kantrovitz as Assistant GM

Dan Kantrovitz was the Scouting Director for the St. Louis Cardinals, and previously was in charge of international scouting for the Athletics.

A's hire Dan Kantrovitz as Assistant GM

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Dan Kantrovitz was the Scouting Director for the St. Louis Cardinals, and previously was in charge of international scouting for the Athletics.

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A's season review: Adam Dunn's last stand

The All-Star slugger wasn't enough to save the A's offense down the stretch.

A's season review: Adam Dunn's last stand

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The All-Star slugger wasn't enough to save the A's offense down the stretch.

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Kyle Seager signs extension: What about JD?

Josh Donaldson will be entering Super-2 arbitration this year. Let's say the A's wanted to extend their All-Star third baseman. What can we learn from Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager's...

Kyle Seager signs extension: What about JD?

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Josh Donaldson will be entering Super-2 arbitration this year. Let's say the A's wanted to extend their All-Star third baseman. What can we learn from Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager's...

A's season review: Daric Barton falls short again

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The first baseman has many critics, but he got another shot in Oakland this year. It went even worse than usual.

A's Acquire Ike Davis (For Depth)

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Susan Slusser has confirmed that Ike Davis is now an Oakland Athletic, acquired in exchange for International slot #27, valued at just over $500,000.

MiLB signings: LHPs Ryan Verdugo and Jim Fuller

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The Oakland Athletics signed LHP Ryan Verdugo and LHP Jim Fuller to minor league deals on November 20 to make the lefty reliever competition in Triple-A Nashville interesting.

The Perils Of "Playing At 80%"

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In 2014, for key players Derek Norris, Brandon Moss, Coco Crisp, Stephen Vogt, and Josh Donaldson they were far from 100%, but unlike comrades John Jaso, Jed Lowrie, and Craig Gentry when banged up...

Cubs, Athletics Will Play In Las Vegas Next Spring

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Two games have been added to the Cubs' spring schedule.

Free Pat Venditte!!

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Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show and talks about the Billy Butler signing as well as the Athletics signing ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte.

Asdrubal Cabrera: Buy low or don't buy at all?

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With the A's gaping crater in the middle infield, it might make sense to sign Cabrera.

40-man moves: A's add Nunez, Orioles claim Hassan

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The A's added infielder Renato Nunez to the 40-man roster and allowed outfielder Alex Hassan to be claimed by the Baltimore Orioles, ahead of today's deadline to protect players from December's...

Everything you need to know about the Rule 5 draft

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The who, what, and when of the the Rule 5 draft.

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Billy Butler deal official, reactions

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The Oakland Athletics officially confirmed that it had reached an agreement with free agent designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler through 2017. Baseball was all atwitter (and a-bloggin') on...

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A's sign Billy Butler to three-year deal

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The votes are in and the top moments of the 2014 A's season have been decided.

So what about Billy Butler?

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When the news coming out of 7000 Coliseum Way is all waiver claims this and minor leagues signings that, staff departure these and staff promotion those, the Hot Stove turns into a bit of a...

A's claim Alex Hassan off waivers

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